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Medical Director, The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy


  • Spine Disorders / Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications:

  • Orthopedic Surgery


  • English
  • Spanish

Areas of Interest:

  • Management of Adult Spinal Deformity, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Microscopic Techniques


  • McAuley Plaza at Mercy
  • SurgCenter of Towson

Charles Edwards, II, M.D.

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 Doctor" 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.

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

The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy

The spine experts at The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore are committed to advanced treatment options for common and complex spine disorders. Medical Director Dr. Charles Edwards, II, follows in the footsteps of his father, founder Dr. Charles Edwards, to lead a team of nationally recognized spine physicians. Learn more at or call 1-800-MD-Mercy to make an appointment.

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Insurances Accepted

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