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Carey-Walter Franklin 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.

What Patients Are Saying

“Dr. Closson is the best doctor I have ever been to. He seems to care about his patients and listens very well to them.” – Daryl

Affiliations Bowie
  • Clinical Instructor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, University of Maryland, Dept. of Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology Chief Resident - University of Maryland Medical System
  • Board Certification
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine
  • 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


Learn more about patient ratings
  • 09/22/2020
    Rating: 5

    Your team takes my pain seriously. I know I am getting best care in skilled hands. Dr. Closson is incredibly busy, but always makes time to listen, and then asks incisive questions to make sure a patient's words click with his medical knowledge

  • 09/19/2020
    Rating: 5

    The staff was courteous, professional and courteous. My interview with Dr. Closson provided me with a better understanding of my pain source and options for better relief.

  • 09/19/2020
    Rating: 5

    The staff is very professional and dr Closson is awesome

  • 09/18/2020
    Rating: 5

    Everyone was kind and professional. It was obvious that the doctor and staff was concerned for my well being.