Dr. Gaurav Bhatia spine and pain doctor


Dr. Gaurav Bhatia

My main areas of expertise are non-surgical treatment and management of spine related disorders such as acute and chronic neck and low back pain. I also specialize in acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions such as hip pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, complex regional pain syndrome, etc.

My goals are to utilize both interventional and non-invasive options to design a treatment plan based on an evidence-based multi-modal therapy approach.

I am proficient in performing several advanced, minimally invasive, non-surgical interventional techniques, including epidural steroid injections, image-guided peripheral joint injections, radiofrequency ablation treatments, sympathetic nerve blocks, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy injections.

Board Certifications

I am dual board-certified in the field of Pain Medicine (Harvard/MGH) and Anesthesiology (UPenn) by the distinguished American Board of Anesthesiology.


I obtained my Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from The Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond after earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry at Virginia Tech. I completed my internship and residency in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. I completed my subspecialty training in Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, affiliated with Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Work Experience

I was practicing Interventional Pain Medicine for the past 6.5 years at a distinguished Orthopedic practice in Reston and Centreville, Virginia. I have served as chair of the Pain Committee at UVA Culpeper Medical Center from 2014-2016. 

Awards & Research

Awards: Northern Virginia Top Doctor 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Research and Publications

My clinical research has been published in leading medical journals such as JAMA, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Hindawi. 

I have also authored chapters in Pain Medicine textbooks.


My beautiful wife and I have two adorable human beings at home who keep us busy and surprise us with their wittiness every day.

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While we ARE accepting NEW patients for Interventional Pain Treatment options, we are UNABLE to accept NEW patients for OPIOID medication management at this time.

We are always committed to providing the most honest compassionate care possible to all our patients