Dr. Vipul Mangal joined the National Spine and Pain Centers Waldorf, MD and National Harbor offices in April 2019 bringing with him an expertise in neuromodulation including surgical implantation of spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pump therapy.
“Comprehensive pain management involves non-invasive and minimally invasive surgical treatments and I specialize in using both in helping patients achieve their goals,” he said. “I thoroughly believe physicians like myself can provide the tools for patients for optimal recovery of their conditions.”
Dr. Mangal earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering with a concentration in chemical engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He also served as a student researcher for two years in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Baltimore-based higher education facility. After graduation, he was named a Post-Bac IRTA Fellow at the National Institutes of Health where he developed 3D gene expression profiling of the mammalian cardiovascular system. He returned to the Bethesda-based facility the next year as a summer medical intern.
Graduating from Rush Medical College, Dr. Mangal completed his residency in anesthesiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Ill. and a pain management fellowship at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. For nearly six years, he worked as an attending physician at a Stafford, Va.-based pain and spine facility treating and managing acute and chronic pain through multimodal therapy including interventional therapy methods such as fluoroscopic guided injections and surgical implants.
When discussing medication management as part of developing a treatment plan, Dr. Mangal tries to guide patients into an interventional therapy to help them utilize as few medications as possible.
He believes interacting with patients and discussing plan options is the most important aspect of healthcare. “A patient that believes in the physician recommended treatment plan is vital to successful [outcomes],” he said.
Since 2016, he has served as president of the D.C., Maryland, Virginia Pain Society which advocates for the most innovative, comprehensive and multidisciplinary treatments to relieve acute and chronic pain. He is also active with the American Society of Anesthesiology and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management.
When not attending to patients, Dr. Mangal is either playing sports like golf and basketball, or serving as a coach for youth football and basketball teams.
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