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.