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NSPC Physicians Awarded “Top Docs 2016” in the Washingtonian

National Spine & Pain Centers is proud to announce that the following pain management doctors have been selected as Top Docs 2016 in the Washingtonian magazine. Learn more about our doctors below with each excerpt and continue on to read their full bio profiles.

Assaf Gordon, M.D.

Dr. Gordon joined National Spine & Pain Centers from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he completed advanced fellowship training in Pain Medicine. Using sophisticated non-surgical solutions, he diagnoses and treats acute and chronic pain with a comprehensive approach. He is highly skilled in a variety of interventional pain procedures, including cervical and lumbar epidural nerve blocks, joint injections, radiofrequency neurotomy, spinal cord stimulation… Continue Reading →

Sassan Hassassian, M.D.

Dr. Hassassian joined National Spine & Pain Centers in 2012 after a successful tenure as the Director of the Division of Pain Management at the Center for Advanced Orthopedics & Pain Management in Ashburn, Virginia. Preeminent in his field, Dr. Hassassian has authored various articles and presentations on a multitude of pain disorders and various treatment strategies. He has extensive experience in all aspects of multi-disciplinary pain management including treatment of… Continue Reading →

Daniel Kendall, D.O.

Dr. Kendall has long been interested in the field of pain management and finds his chosen career to be deeply rewarding. An expert clinician with advanced training in sophisticated, non-surgical techniques, Dr. Kendall administers pain-relieving therapies that significantly improve quality of life. He is one of the region’s most proficient physicians in performing fluoroscopic-guided procedures, including epidural nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, vertebroplasty, spinal cord stimulation… Continue Reading →

Marina Protopapas, D.O.

Dr. Protopapas joined National Spine & Pain Centers in 2006 with an exceptionally skilled medical background. Her advanced training includes specialized fellowships in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and Pain Management at Harvard Medical School-Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Protopapas also holds a degree in Clinical Acupuncture from Harvard Medical School. A published author on rehabilitation and pain management topics… Continue Reading →

Aneesh Singla, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Singla joined National Spine & Pain Centers in 2011. He was born in New Jersey and grew up in North Carolina. He is a highly regarded interventional pain management physician specializing in minimally invasive spine care. He has served on the physician faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Singla has published numerous articles in medical literature and continues to perform research and lecture on various topics in pain management…. Continue Reading →

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