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Talal Ghazal, MD

Board Certified Pain Management Physician located in Northern Virginia, Arlington, VA

About Dr. Ghazal

Dr. Talal Ghazal is a certified physician by the American Board of Anesthesiology in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He utilizes spine, joint, nerve, bone and muscle interventions to achieve pain relief for patients with chronic pain. He has a special interest in utilizing novel innovative technologies, such as surgically implantable spinal cord neurostimulation and targeted drug delivery therapies, percutaneous intervertebral disc procedures, radiofrequency neurotomy, vertebral compression augmentation, and regenerative medicine techniques to help patients who have been living with intractable pain.

Dr. Ghazal believes in a patient-centered approach that combines compassionate care with the latest advancements in medicine and technologies. He gains a patient's trust by taking the time to listen, providing empathy and tailoring a carefully considered, personalized treatment plan for each patient.

He completed postgraduate medical training in General Surgery and Anesthesiology at Boston University Medical Center. He returned to New York University Medical Center, an American Society Pain Society Center of Excellence, and completed fellowship training in Pain Medicine. He is a member of several Anesthesiology and Pain societies and remains fully apprised of the latest innovations in this rapidly advancing field.

Throughout his career, Dr. Ghazal has served in multiple leadership roles including Director of the Pain Medicine Clinics at INOVA Fair Oaks and Mt Vernon hospitals in Northern Virginia, and as the Director of Pain Services at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Dr. Ghazal enjoys spending time with his family playing sports, cooking and traveling. He volunteers regularly on youth sports teams and volunteers with his family for charitable causes.

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Dr. Talal Ghazal is a certified physician by the American Board of Anesthesiology in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He utilizes spine, joint, nerve, bone and muscle interventions to achieve pain relief for patients with chronic pain. He has a special interest in utilizing novel innovative technologies, such as surgically implantable spinal cord neurostimulation and targeted drug delivery therapies, percutaneous intervertebral disc procedures, radiofrequency neurotomy, vertebral compression augmentation, and regenerative medicine techniques to help patients who have been living with intractable pain.

Dr. Ghazal believes in a patient-centered approach that combines compassionate care with the latest advancements in medicine and technologies. He gains a patient's trust by taking the time to listen, providing empathy and tailoring a carefully considered, personalized treatment plan for each patient.

He completed postgraduate medical training in General Surgery and Anesthesiology at Boston University Medical Center. He returned to New York University Medical Center, an American Society Pain Society Center of Excellence, and completed fellowship training in Pain Medicine. He is a member of several Anesthesiology and Pain societies and remains fully apprised of the latest innovations in this rapidly advancing field.

Throughout his career, Dr. Ghazal has served in multiple leadership roles including Director of the Pain Medicine Clinics at INOVA Fair Oaks and Mt Vernon hospitals in Northern Virginia, and as the Director of Pain Services at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Dr. Ghazal enjoys spending time with his family playing sports, cooking and traveling. He volunteers regularly on youth sports teams and volunteers with his family for charitable causes.


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PROFESSIONAL SUMARRY

Board certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology with over 15 years of experience in medical and interventional management of acute and chronic complex pain conditions.  Extensive experience in surgical implantation and management of Spinal Cord Stimulator and Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems as well as Conventional and Cooled Radiofrequency Denervation, Vertebral Fracture Augmentation and a myriad of Fluoroscopic and Ultrasound Guided pain management and regenerative medicine interventions.

CLINICAL SKILLS

Fluoroscopic and Ultrasound Guided Neuroaxial, Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous system as well as joint and soft tissue pain management procedures.

Surgically Implantable Pain and Neuromuscular Spasticity Therapies

WORK HISTORY

  • 2020 - Current    Interventional Pain Medicine Physician, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital

  • 2009 - 2021        Holy Cross Hospital, Holy Cross Anesthesiology Associates

  • 2020                   Director of Pain Medicine, Holy Cross Hospital Pain Center

  • 2007 - 2009        Director of Pain Medicine - Interventional Pain Physician and Anesthesiologist, INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital / INOVA Mt. Vernon Hospital

  • 2008-2009          Clinical Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, School of Allied Health Professions

EDUCATION

POST-DOCTORAL TRAINING

Fellowship

  • 2006 - 2007 : Pain Medicine - New York University Langone Hospitals

Residency

  • 2003 - 2006 : Anesthesiology, Residency - Boston University Medical Center

Internship

  • 2002 - 2003 : General Surgery, Internship - Boston University Medical Center

DOCTORAL

  • 2001 : Doctor of Medicine, Ross University School of Medicine

GRADUATE

  • 2016 : Master of Business Administration, George Washington University School of Business
  • 1996 : Master of Science, New York University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

UNDERGRADUATE

  • 1995 : Bachelor of Science, George Washington University School of Arts & Sciences

AFFILIATIONS

  • 2020 - Present Fort Belvoir Hospital, Medical Staff
  • 2020 - Present Virginia Hospital Center, Medical Staff
  • 2009 - Present Holy Cross Hospital, Medical Staff
  • 2009 - Present Maryland Society of Anesthesiology
  • 2007 - Present American Board of Anesthesiology
  • 2003 - Present American Society of Anesthesiology

 

MEDICAL LICENSURE/BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • 2007 - Present Virginia Board of Medicine
  • 2009 - Present Maryland Board of Physicians  
  • 2007 - Present Diplomat, American Board of Anesthesiology-Anesthesiology
  • 2007 - Present Diplomat, American Board of Anesthesiology-Pain Medicine

 

CERTIFICATIONS/TRAINING

  • 2020   Advanced Safety Use of Fluoroscopy
  • 2020   Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Neuromodulation System
  • 2018   Advanced Kyphoplasty, Sacroplasty and Osteocool
  • 2014   Cooled Radiofrequency Denervation
  • 2011   Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
  • 2010   Intrathecal Baclofen Targeted Drug Delivery
  • 2008   Percutaneous Discectomy
  • 2008   Coding Compliance and Practice Management
  • 2008   Controlled Substance Management
  • 2006   Spinal Cord Stimulation Trialing and Implantation
  • 2006   Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Trialing and Implantation
  • 2002   Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) - Current
  • 2002   Basic Life Support (BLS) - Current
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  • Dalal  Atef
    Dalal Atef
    Office Manager
  • Sherry  Dadrast
    Sherry Dadrast
    Front Desk
  • Kathy  Tran
    Kathy Tran
    Medical Assistant
  • Mona  Vahedi
    Mona Vahedi
    Medical Office Assistant
  • Aisulu  Zhyltyrova
    Aisulu Zhyltyrova
    Medical Office Assistant

Insurance

We are a participating provider in Medicare and Tricare insurances. For all other insurance inquiries, please refer to our Insurance & Billing page under the Patient Center tab.

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