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Dr. Joshua J. Wind


Dr. Joshua Wind is a board certified neurosurgeon who specializes in offering minimally invasive neurosurgical solutions to patients with brain and spine conditions.

Call 202.966.6300 for an appointment.

About Dr. Wind

Areas of Expertise

Minimally invasive spine surgery
Motion preserving spine surgery
Endoscopic pituitary surgery

​Dr. Joshua J. Wind, M.D., is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in offering minimally invasive neurosurgical solutions to patients with brain and spine conditions.  He sees patients in outpatient consultation at Washington Neurosurgical Associates, a neurosurgical practice that has provided neurosurgical care in the DC area for over 50 years.  Dr. Wind provides surgical and inpatient consultative care at Sibley Memorial Hospital and George Washington University Hospital. 


Dr. Wind obtained his undergraduate education at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, followed by his medical school education at Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago, where he graduated cum laude, Alpha Omega Alpha, and with honors in bioethics and professionalism.  He then completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in neurosurgery at George Washington University.  As part of his residency training, Dr. Wind completed a clinical and research fellowship in the Surgical Neurology Branch of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke within the National Institutes of Health, where he obtained additional training in neuro-oncology and pituitary surgery.


Dr. Wind continues to be involved in resident education, serving as a clinical associate professor of neurosurgery at George Washington University, as well as an adjunct assistant professor of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  He also travels regionally and nationally to teach minimally invasive spine surgery techniques to surgeons.

Dr. Wind has extensive experience in clinical and basic science research, has co-authored several book chapters, and has written over 20 peer-reviewed publications across a breadth of topics in neurosurgery in journals such as: The New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of Neurosurgery, The Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, The Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, The Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, The European Spine Journal, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, among others. To see Dr. Wind’s complete list of publications, click here. He has presented research findings and won research awards at local, regional and national meetings. Dr. Wind has ongoing research interests and serves as a principal investigator in several clinical trials.

Dr. Wind was appointed as a physician board member for the District of Columbia Board of Medicine by Mayor Muriel Bowser. He is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American Colleges of Surgeons, the Federation of State Medical Boards, the Washington Academy of Neurological Surgeons and The Osler Society.


Dr. Wind has been awarded the Crutchfield, Gage and Thomas Award for clinical research at the Neurosurgical Society of the Virginias Annual Meeting, as well as the Synthes Skull Base Award at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. He was elected as a fellow of the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society, and has been named a Top Doctor in Neurosurgery by Washingtonian magazine and Washington Consumer's Checkbook


Contact Dr. Wind

Dr. Wind sees patient in his outpatient office, which is conveniently located on the campus of Sibley Memorial Hospital.  His office is in the Medical Office Building next to the hospital, on the 5th floor in Suite 510.  There are frequent shuttles (running hourly) from the Tenleytown Metro station (click here for more details).

Washington Neurosurgical Associates

5215 Loughboro Road, NW

Suite 510

Washington, D.C. 20016

Tel: 202.966.6300

Fax: 202.364.4362

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