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Assaf T Gordon, MD


Primary Specialties: Anesthesiology, 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

What Patients Are Saying

"Dr. Gordon is currently treating me for a combat related lower back injury. In all of my time spent in and around emergency medicine, I have never bonded and trusted a doctor as much as I trust Dr. Gordon. He has always treated me with the utmost respect and honesty that one person can.

I have had a dozen plus radiofrequency spinal injections and with my diagnosis, we suspect that this will continue for the next ten years.

In my current position within the U.S. Government, it is critical that I am able to perform duties and tasks assigned to me by The President of the United States. Dr. Gordon understands the urgency of my condition and always does his very best to keep me up and running.” – Austin Carsey

“Dr Assaf Gordon is an excellent pain doctor. He listens to my concerns and is very skill with the procedures. I feel confidence in his knowledge.” – Xena

“Doctor Gordon is an outstanding physician: courteous, professional, knowledgeable and compassionate. As a result of his expertise, my condition has improved significantly.” – Shawn

Affiliations North Arlington
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2018
  • Top Doctors, Consumers' Checkbook in Washington Area 2018
  • Top Doctors, Consumers' Checkbook in Washington Area 2017
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2017
  • Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine 2017
  • Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine 2016
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia 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
  • Board Certification
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Fellowship
  • UCLA [ None or N/A ] Los Angeles, CA 2008
  • Internship
  • University of Pittsburgh United States Pittsburgh, PA 2004
  • Medical School
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine United States Pittsburgh, PA 2003
  • Residency
  • New York University United States New York, NY 2007


Learn more about patient ratings
  • 07/22/2020
    Rating: 5

    Dr Gordon, Nurse [...], medical technicians, and front office staff are outstanding! Their personal focus on my recovery has been commendable, and greatly appreciated.

  • 07/21/2020
    Rating: 5

    Dr. Gordon has provided me with consistently prompt, courteous, and highly effective care for many years. His office has consistently been pleasant and helpful.

  • 07/19/2020
    Rating: 4.5

    Especially considering the Covid concerns, this location , the doctors and staff have been very accommodating and easier to work with. [...]

  • 07/18/2020
    Rating: 5

    Excellent Service