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David A. Vincent, MD, FACS, FAANS
David A. Vincent, MD, FACS, FAANS

David A. Vincent, MD, FACS, FAANS Neurosurgeon

Dr. Vincent is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, and spinal deformity. He graduated medical school from Louisiana State University, followed by a general surgery internship and neurosurgery residency at the University of Virginia. Subsequently he went on to complete a fellowship in complex spine surgery at the University of Alabama.

He is certified by the American Board of Neurologic Surgery, a fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons (FACS), a member of The Society of Lateral Access Surgeons (SOLAS) and a member of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS). He is actively involved in clinical research and minimally invasive product development. He has a passion for surgeon education and routinely lectures and teaches courses around the country. He has consistently been recognized as a “Top Doctor” in Virginia for many years.

He enjoys playing guitar and spending time on the water with his wife and three children.


  • Undergraduate Education: The University of the South, Sewanee Tennesee
  • Medical Degree: Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA
  • Internship, General Surgery: University of Virginia; Charlottesville, VA
  • Residency, Neurosurgery: University of Virginia; Charlottesville, VA
  • Fellowship, Complex Spine Surgery: University of Alabama; Birmingham, AL

Areas of Specialization

  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Degenerative Spine Disease 
  • Deformity Correction
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Disc Replacement
  • Clinical Research
  • Minimally Invasive Product Development


  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

Hospital Privileges

  • Sentara Princess Anne Hospital

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, American Association of Neurologic Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, Society of Lateral Access Surgeons
  • Member, Scoliosis Research Society 

Awards & Honors

  • Top Doc in Neurologic Surgery, as voted on by peers, Coastal Virginia/Hampton Roads Magazine, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • Louisiana State University, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Pioneer in Gamma Knife Surgery Award
  • Lars Leksell Gamma Knife Society
  • U.S. News & World Report, Top Doctors

Family & Interests

Dr. Vincent lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and family. He enjoys spending time on the water with his family, playing guitar, and snowboarding. 

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