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Carey-Walter F Closson, MD


Primary Specialties: Anesthesiology, Pain Management

Dr. Closson joined National Spine & Pain Centers in 2007. He attended The Johns Hopkins University where he received a B.S. in Biology. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and then completed a General Surgery Internship at St. Agnes Hospital.

Dr. Closson’s Anesthesiology residency and fellowship in Interventional Pain Management was at the University of Maryland Department of Anesthesiology. He has given numerous lectures on low back pain, complex regional back pain syndrome, spinal cord and peripheral stimulation.

Among his achievements, Dr. Closson is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Maryland Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Pain Society
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia
  • American Academy of Pain Management

Dr. Closson believes in a multidisciplinary comprehensive and conservative approach catered to each individual patient’s needs. He believes that the goal in pain management should be to improve function, and to allow for improved quality of life through the appropriate treatment of pain.

Affiliations Bowie
  • Clinical Instructor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, University of Maryland, Dept. of Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology Chief Resident - University of Maryland Medical System
  • Fellowship
  • University of Maryland Medical System United States Baltimore, MD 2003
  • Internship
  • St Agnes Healthcare United States Baltimore, MD 1999
  • Medical School
  • The Medical College of Pennsylvania United States Philadelphia, PA 1998
  • Residency
  • University of Maryland Medical System United States Baltimore, MD 2002
  • Undergraduate
  • Johns Hopkins University [ None or N/A ] Baltimore, MD 1994


  • 12/29/2022
    Rating: 5

    Dr. Closson and staff are wonderful!! This was my second visit to the office and I can say that both were pleasurable experiences. Dr. Closson has superb bedside manner and explained my back issues from start to finish. He further explained in detail every step of the way during my procedure. I was very nervous upon arrival but once in the OR, his calm, friendly demeanor comforted and calmed me, along with his assistant. I will recommend all to National Spine & Pain Center!

  • 12/16/2022
    Rating: 5

    Great care.

  • 11/29/2022
    Rating: 5

    They have always been very good at providing the care and info I need

  • 11/22/2022
    Rating: 5

    Outstanding service!!