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Scott I. Horn, DO
Scott I. Horn, DO

Scott I. Horn, DO 


Dr. Scott Horn is an interventional spine and musculoskeletal physiatrist. Dr. Horn earned his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill. Following his time in Chapel Hill, he completed a fellowship in Spine and Sports Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. He specializes in non-surgical orthopedic and spine treatments, including image guided spine, joint, and tendon injections in addition to performing regenerative medicine treatments such as platelet rich plasma and stem cell rich bone marrow concentrate injections.

He volunteers as faculty for spinal injection and coding courses on a national level, and holds an appointment as The Spine Intervention Society’s (SIS) Advisor to the American Medical Association’s for medical coding. He currently serves on the SIS Board of Directors as Chair of the Health Policy Division. Furthermore, he holds positions for national specialty societies including American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as North American Spine Society. Due to Dr. Horn’s health policy expertise, he served on the FDA Advisory Panel for epidural steroid injections in addition to participating in the MACRA Episode-Base Resource Use Measures Project.


  • Undergraduate: Emory University; Atlanta, GA
  • Medical Degree: Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine; Des Moines, IA
  • Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
  • Fellowship, Interventional Spine and Pain Management: Orthopedic Specialists of the Carolinas; Winston Salem, NC

Areas of Specialization

  • Non-Surgical orthopedic and spine treatments
  • Image guided (fluoroscopy/ultrasound) spine, joint, and tendon injections
  • Regenerative medicine (Platelet rich plasma/Bone Marrow Concentrate Stem Cells) treatments
  • Epidural and nerve root blocks
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Clinical research
  • Health Policy


  • Board Certified - American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Fellowship Sub-specialty: Interventional Spine and Sports


  • Advisor for the Spine Intervention Society and American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to the American Medical Association
  • Board of Directors, Spine Intervention Society
  • Advisor to the FDA on Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Committee member, MACRA Episode-Based Resource Use Measures Project, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
  • Coding Committee Chair, North American Spine Society

Hospital Privileges

  • Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center

Professional Associations

  • Member, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Member, North American Spine Society
  • Board of Directors, Spine Intervention Society

Awards & Honors

  • Top Doc as voted on by peers, Coastal Virginia/Hampton Roads Magazine 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022

Family & Interests

Dr. Horn lives in Virginia Beach with his family. He enjoys strength and conditioning, sports, and spending time with family. 


  • Horn, S., Gregory, P., Guskiewicz, K. “Self-reported Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids Use and Musculoskeletal Injuries: Findings from the Center for the Study of Retired Athletes Health Survey of Retired NFL Players”. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: March 2009 (Volume 3, pages 192-200)
  • Levi DS, Horn S, Walko E. “Intradiskal methylene blue treatment for diskogenic low back pain.” PMR 2014 Nov: 6(11): 1030-7.
  • Rathmell JP, Benzon HT, Dreyfuss P, Huntoon M, Wallace M., Baker R, Riew KD, Rosenquist RW, April C, Rost NS, Buvanendran A, Kreiner DS, Bogduk N, Fourney DR, Fraifeld E, Horn S, Stone J, Vorenkamp K, Lawler G, Summers J, Kloth D, O’Brien D Jr, Tutton S. “Safeguards to prevent neurologic complications after epidural steroid injections: consensus opinions from a multidisciplinary working group and national organizations.” Anesthesiology. 2015 May: 122(5): 974-84
  • Levi D, Horn S,, Corcoran S. “The Incidence of Intradiscal, Intrathecal, and Intravascular Flow During the Performance of Retrodiscal (Infraneural) Approach for Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections.” Pain Med. 2015 Dec 24
  • Levi DS, Horn S, Collado A. “Reliability and Accuracy of MRI Laminar Angle Measurements to Determine Intra-Procedural Contralateral Oblique View Angle for Cervical or Thoracic Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injections.” Pain Med. 2016 Jan 6
  • Levi DS, Horn S. “Response to Drs. Gill and Simopoulos.” Pain Med. 2017 April 28.
  • Levi D, Horn S, Tyszko S, Levin J, Hecht-Leavitt C, Walko E. “Intradiscal Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection for Chronic Discogenic Low Back Pain: Preliminary Results from a Prospective Trial.” Pain Med. 2016 Jun: 17 (6): 1010-22
  • David Levi, MD, Scott Horn, DO, Jestine Murphy, Matt Smuck, MD, Josh Levin, MD, Modification of the Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection Technique Based Upon the Anatomic Angle of the Superior Articular Process on MRI, Pain Medicine, pnaa162.

Teaching & Presentations

  • North American Spine Society Coding Course
  • North American Spine Society Lumbar Injection Faculty
  • Spine Intervention Society Coding Course
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Coding Course
  • Spine Intervention Society Injection Faculty

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