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Raymond Kirchmier Jr., MD

Dr. Kirchmier is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty training and interest in spine surgery. Dr. Kirchmier completed his undergraduate B.A. degree at Duke University in 1984. He earned his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1988, being elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He then completed his general surgery internship and orthopedic residency programs at Vanderbilt University from 1988 to 1993.

Dr. Kirchmier furthered his training by completing an extra one year spine surgery fellowship at the Minnesota Spine Center in Minneapolis under the direction of Dr. Robert Winter. This fellowship is considered the premier fellowship in the country for developing expertise in spinal reconstructive surgery and surgery for spinal deformity. The training also consisted of learning and perfecting the non-surgical treatment of all cervical (neck) and thoracolumbar (back) disorders.

Dr. Kirchmier has performed research in the field of low back degenerative disorders, and has written articles in peer reviewed journals and textbooks. Dr. Kirchmier specializes in the surgical treatment of spinal disorders.

Dr. Kirchmier's interests outside of medicine include spending time with his children, boating, and fishing. He has been active in the Fredericksburg community and enjoys attending LifePoint Church.

  • College
  • Bachelor of Arts, Pre-Med Duke University
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine, Medicine Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Internship
  • Surgery, General Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Residency
  • Orthopedic Surgery Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Fellowship
  • Spine Surgery Minnesota Spine Center
Medical Interests Special Clinical Interests:
  • Back and spine surgery