Our Providers

Interventional Spine Specialist

Michael J. DePalma, MD


Dr. DePalma is President and Medical Director of Virginia iSpine Physicians where he practices Interventional Spine Care. Dr. DePalma earned his bachelors of science degree in neuroscience with magna cum laude and certificate in foundations of medicine from the Honors College of the University of Pittsburgh in 1995. After earning his medical degree cum laude from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1999, Dr. DePalma completed his residency in the highly regarded department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Ohio State University Medical Center. He was appointed as Academic Chief Resident during his senior year of residency training during which he played a vital role in recruiting internationally recognized spine experts as guest speakers. Dr. DePalma completed his specialized Interventional Spine Care training during a fellowship year at the internationally renowned Penn Spine Center of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2004.
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Donald Hamby, DO

Dr. Donald Hamby received his medical degree at Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine and also earned his MS in Cell and Molecular Biology from Tulane University. Following medical school, Dr. Hamby completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Loma Linda School of Medicine. He then worked as an attending physician at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Northridge, CA. He enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his family.

Nurse Practitioner

Kara Cunningham

Kara Cunningham earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University and later attended George Mason University School of Nursing where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Kara worked as a Registered Nurse for five years prior to pursuing her Master’s degree from Marymount University. Kara is Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and has completed specialty training in the area of Interventional Spine Care with Dr. DePalma. Outside of work she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

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