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Assaf T. Gordon, MD

  • Undergraduate
  • Brown University Providence, RI 1995
  • Residency
  • New York University School of Medicine United States New York, NY 2007
  • Medical School
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA 2003
  • Internship
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine-GME Pittsburgh, PA 2004
  • Graduate
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA 2003
  • Fellowship
  • University of California at Los Angeles United States Los Angeles, CA 2008


Primary Specialties: Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine (Board Certified), Pain Management

Dr. Gordon uses sophisticated non-surgical solutions to diagnose and treat acute and chronic pain. He provides a comprehensive approach to patient care and is highly skilled in a variety of interventional pain procedures, including cervical and lumbar epidural nerve blocks, joint injections, radiofrequency neurotomy, sympathetic blockade, spinal cord stimulation, and discography. He has been selected to Northern Virginia Magazine and Washingtonian Magazine Top-Doctors in Pain Management.

Dr. Gordon earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he was voted as class president, and completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York University. He completed advanced fellowship training in Pain Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Gordon is a published researcher and has lectured to his peers on various pain management topics. He has been selected as NSPC’s Director of Clinical Outcomes, working diligently to reduce pain and improve patient function across the organization.

Dr. Gordon is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and in Pain Medicine. He maintains active membership in the International Spine Interventional Society and American Society for Interventional Pain Physicians.

An avid athlete, Dr. Gordon has competed in numerous marathons and triathlons. He was a member of Brown University’s cross-county and track teams, and won the bronze medal for triathlon in the 1993 World Maccabiah Games in Israel. Today he continues to enjoy running and spending time with his wife, son, and daughters.

Northern Virginia Magazine 2019 Top Doctor Award

Affiliations North Arlington, National Harbor
  • Top Doctors, Arlington Magazine 2021
  • Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine 2020
  • Top Doctors, Consumers' Checkbook in Washington Area 2018
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2018
  • Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine 2017
  • Top Doctors, Consumers' Checkbook in Washington Area 2017
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2017
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2016
  • Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine 2016
  • Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine 2015
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2015
  • Class President – Univ. Pittsburgh Medical School
  • Chairman – Residents and Fellows Council, (AAP)
  • Appointed Member – AAP Advisory Board for the Physiatric Academic Leadership


  • 11/28/2023
    Rating: 5

    All the staff (from the ladies at the front desk to the nurse practitioner to the medical assistants to the doctors (or atleast the doctor who I have been seeing/working with-- but I am confident the other doctors would be just as kind, caring, knowledgeable, and solution-oriented for deciding which treatments/procedures might be the most effective for each individual patient based on their individual case, problems, pain levels, medical history, etc.). Everyone is just very pleasant and cheerful and more than happy to help you from the moment you walk in the door to the moment you finish your appointment and walk out the door. Also, it is very helpful that after every treatment/procedure, you have a follow-up appointment to discuss whether the treatment gave you any relief and was effective or not and your symptoms, concerns, any follow-up questions, etc. They are all more than willing to fully answer any questions that you may have about your treatment to the best of their ability and are very willing to collaborate with the patient (at least in my experience) on figuring out a plan of action for how to solve/treat/ reduce their pain so that all the patients can get back to their "normal" lives and "regular" schedules and routines without having to suffer as much, or hopefully, at all-- but even to be reducing the pain somewhat helps to make it more tolerable in everyday life and in conjunction with physical therapy and other activities.

  • 11/22/2023
    Rating: 5

    Dr. Gordon and his team are amazing! They listen to what my issues/problems are and treat accordingly. I always feel so much better after my visits.

  • 11/17/2023
    Rating: 5

    Dr. Gordon is accurate in dc my issues and treats them with success. Occasionally, it is difficult to get appointment or to talk with someone. Overall I am very satisfied.

  • 11/16/2023
    Rating: 5

    Everyone is ready to listen and help