About Yaoming Gu, M.D.

Dr. Yaoming Gu joined National Spine & Pain Centers in 2012 after serving for seven years as an Assistant Professor at Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University.

A seasoned clinician, Dr. Gu earned his medical degree from China Medical University. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Eastern Virginia Medical School after interning in Surgery at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

Dr. Gu is skilled in a host of sophisticated interventional techniques, such as epidural steroid injections, vertebroplasty, discography, percutaneous disc decompression, facet joint injection, and radiofrequency ablations. He is also well-experienced with spinal cord stimulation.

Preeminent in his field, Dr. Gu has lectured to peers on numerous pain management topics. His special interests are spinal disc degeneration, disc herniation, stenosis, sciatica, occupational and sport related injury, cervicogenic headaches, and joint and ligament pain. He also participated as a principal investigator in an FDA-approved Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial of disc regeneration.

Board certified in Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Sports Medicine, Dr. Gu maintains active memberships with the International Spine Interventional Society, North American Spine Society, and American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Gu was recently honored for the fourth consecutive year (2015-2018) as one of Richmond Magazine’s Top Doctors and honored for the fourth year (2013,2014,2017,2018) by Our Health Magazine with one of best bedside manner awards in northern Virginia.

A 17-year native of Virginia, Dr. Gu enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, paddle boarding.


  • Henrico, VA Office

    1630 Wilkes Ridge Pkwy, Ste 203 Henrico, VA 23233

    Phone: 804.270.7262

“Dr. Gu is the best at what he does, and I appreciate all the help he has given me. From the moment I walked into Dr. Gu office I was greeted very warmly, and his whole staff made me feel they cared. I have been in pain for so many years, and was seeing another specialists who I thought was helping me, until I meet Dr. GU. The injections and nerve block I received in the right side of my neck gave me 100% relief for over eight months! No other doctor has been able to do this for me! Because Dr. Gu helped me so much, when my husband was injured in an accident at work, I referred him to Dr. Gu. After evaluating my husband’s injuries, and several tests, Dr. Gu has helped my husband by finding the cause of his pain; a pinched nerve in his lower back. I feel Dr. Gu listens tentatively, and really cares about his patients. Dr. Gu takes the time to explain any questions or concerns I have, and never makes me feel like I am just another patient. I have so much respect for Dr. Gu, and I would recommend him to family and friends.” – Deborah