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Cyrus E. Bakhit, MD

  • Internship
  • MUSC Medical Center of Medical University of SC United States Charleston, SC 1992
  • Medical School
  • Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University United States Winston Salem, NC 1989
  • Residency
  • MUSC Medical Center of Medical University of SC United States Charleston, SC 1994


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

Dr. Cyrus Bakhit joined National Spine & Pain Centers through a partnership in 2014 after having founded the Pain Management Center of Roanoke (Virginia) in 2000. As an interventional pain management physician, Dr. Bakhit specializes in chronic pain issues including back and joint pain, as well as complex regional pain syndrome.

As a pioneer in the field of pain management, Dr. Bakhit was a founding member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians in 1998. At that time, he worked tirelessly to successfully obtain recognition of pain management as a medical specialty. He continues his leadership today as a lifetime board member and as a board certification examiner for the society, which has grown to more than 3,000 members. The society is credited for promoting the practice of safe, high quality yet cost effective interventional pain management techniques and for ensuring patient access to these interventions.

Prior to founding Pain Management Center of Roanoke, Dr. Bakhit practiced at the Pain Management Center of Paducah (Kentucky) for five years.

While completing his residency in anesthesiology in the early 1990s, he also served as clinical instructor at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C.

Dr. Bakhit feels that his diagnostic skills are aided by his educational background in internal medicine, which focuses on the prevention and treatment of a broad spectrum of illnesses. His patients appreciate the time he takes to fully understand their pain and the individualized treatments they receive. He is known for his patient, compassionate care.

Dr. Bakhit says he finds pain management challenging and rewarding. “Often, by the time patients come to us, others in the medical field have given up on them. It’s our job to provide these patients with interventions that will restore their quality of life,” said Dr. Bakhit.

In 2011, Becker’s ASC Review recognized Dr. Bakhit as one of the top Pain Management Physicians in the country.

Articles by Dr. Bakhit have been published in Pain Physician, a journal of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and in Pain Digest.

Affiliations Roanoke
  • Lifetime Board Member, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • Examiner, American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Medical Association
  • World Institute of Pain
  • Virginia Medical Society


  • 05/27/2024
    Rating: 5

    The office staff are so very nice. Dr. Bakhit is friendly & explains what he's going to do. The treatments I have received have helped.

  • 05/22/2024
    Rating: 5

    Always receive great service and the Doctor always takes time to answer any questions you may have. The place is very clean.

  • 05/22/2024
    Rating: 5

    Because I've been in national spine and pain center since 2014 and my experiences have been great all the way through I'm still there and I do not plan to leave there I get treated very well there and my doctor takes care of me very well and listen to me

  • 05/22/2024
    Rating: 5

    I am always treated with the utmost respect. Very friendly and Pleasant staff. Dr. Bakhit is always very willing to listen and very pleasant. Never feel rushed, which is a big deal to me