Charles C. Edwards II, M.D.

Medical Director, The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy
The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

A 2020 Top Doc - Baltimore magazine

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Charles C. Edwards, II, M.D., is Medical Director of The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy Medical Center. Patients from the Baltimore region and from across the nation seek Dr. Edwards’ expertise in diagnosing and treating spine conditions, including scoliosis, osteoarthritis, spinal deformity and complex degenerative spine conditions. Board Certified, Dr. Edwards offers advanced skills in minimally invasive surgery and microscopic techniques for spinal deformity correction.

Dr. Edwards, II, is proud to have followed in the footsteps of his father, Dr. Charles Edwards, as a leader in the research and treatment of spinal deformities and expert on innovative surgical techniques. As the Medical Director, Dr. Edwards, II, emphasizes a dedication to patients suffering from spinal conditions and a commitment to clinical excellence. These have become the hallmarks of Dr. Edwards’ vision for the advanced care offered at The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy.

Compassionate Patient Care

Patients with the most complex spine disorders trust their care to Dr. Charles Edwards. His expertise in spinal disorders coupled with a great concern for each of his patients makes Dr. Edwards a highly sought after spine surgeon. His personal words of comfort and reassurance prior to spine surgery and throughout treatment have been a source of encouragement and support for his patients.    

Leadership in Spine Research

Under Dr. Charles Edwards’ leadership, The Maryland Spine Center was selected as one of five national centers to participate in the National Institutes of Health’s first clinical trial on adult scoliosis. Additional research interests of Dr. Edwards include nerve compression disorders in the cervical spine and major spinal deformities. 

Dr. Edwards appeared on the "90 Spinal Surgeon Device Inventors & Innovators to Know" list by Becker's Spine Review. He has been invited to numerous national medical association conferences to present his scientific research studies. His research awards include the Best Clinical Paper at the European Cervical Spine Research Society Meeting.

Dr. Charles Edwards, II, has been named a "Top Doc" by Baltimore magazine multiple times and was featured on the cover of the November 2014 issue.

Dedicated Author 

Dr. Charles Edwards was editor of the scoliosis and spondylolisthesis sections of the Textbook of Spinal Surgery, 3rd edition. He also is author of more than 60 research papers and textbook chapters dedicated to spine disorders.

View Dr. Edwards' CV

Education & Fellowships
  • Fellowship – The Maryland Spine Center, Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship – Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • Residency – Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Internship – Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Medical Degree – University of Maryland Medical School, Baltimore, MD
Patient Stories
Patient receives treatment at The Spine Center at Mercy


A woman with scoliosis seeks out Mercy's doctors for a successful, life-changing surgical treatment.

Patient receives treatment at The Spine Center at Mercy


A patient gains a new pain-free life after being treated by a team of doctors at Mercy Medical Center.

The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dan B.

A man of faith endures a long, painful journey to finally discover a Mercy spine surgeon who would give him a new life.



Cervical disc replacement helps to treat Martha's disc degeneration and ease her pain.

Associations & Memberships
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Spinal Deformity Study Group Member 
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