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Dontese J Nicholson, MD


Primary Specialties: Anesthesiology, Pain Management

As a pharmaceutical scientist he dedicated his efforts to developing breakthrough medications for a variety of medical conditions. As a physician he optimizes the use of medications and procedures for the best outcomes for his patients. His personal interests include music, art and travel.

Among his achievements, Dr. Nicholson 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. Nicholson joined National Spine & Pain Centers in 2012. He was born and raised in New York City. He is an interventional pain specialist expertly trained in many of the most advanced treatment options currently available.

Dr. Nicholson’s multidisciplinary approach to patient care has been shown to allow patients to decrease pain and regain function. He is known for his engaging and empathic patient care.

What Patients Are Saying

“Dr Nicholson continues to be one of the nicest and most competent doctor that I have met. He is a very gentle and knowledgeable practitioner. I am a practicing nurse and have been exposed to all and he is the best.” – Unknown

“It is extremely important to me to have a doctor who listens to what I have to say about my health and the medication I am taking. I like the fact that he listens and explains why he can or cannot do with the medications I am taking. He is very friendly but at the same time remains professional.”
– John

“I am very impressed with Dr. Nicholson’s professional and knowledgeable demeanor. He is very caring and thorough and goes above and beyond the basic level of care to ensure he does the right thing for the patient. I am very, very impressed by Dr. Nicholson and really appreciate his superior level of care.” – Karen

Affiliations White Marsh, Bel Air
  • Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Member, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • Board Certification
  • Anesthesiology
  • Fellowship
  • Stanford University Medical Center United States Palo Alto, CA 2012
  • Internship
  • Lenox Hill Hospital United States New York, NY 2008
  • Medical School
  • State University of New York United States Buffalo, NY 2007
  • Residency
  • Presbyterian Hospital United States New York, NY 2011
  • Undergraduate
  • Syracuse University United States Syracuse, NY 1996


Learn more about patient ratings
  • 10/08/2020
    Rating: 5

    The treatments work. I didn't think that I would be this comfortable again. The staff is friendly from the reception desk to the nurses that prepare you for the procedure to Dr. Nicholson.

  • 10/08/2020
    Rating: 5

    Very nice & professional workers & the place was clean very important !

  • 09/29/2020
    Rating: 5

    Good service and timely

  • 09/27/2020
    Rating: 4.5

    I like everything about the visit