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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.

Affiliations White Marsh, Bel Air
  • Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Member, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • 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


  • 05/18/2022
    Rating: 5

    Dr Nicholson is very helpful to work with-his interest,concern & overall patience is so important with chronic pain issues.Also he has responded to emergency issues with continued interest & support.Having also experienced a variety of therapies in the [...] with DrNicholson & have always felt safe.

  • 04/15/2022
    Rating: 5

    They provide ways of helping you elevate your pain. And are sympathetic to your suffering.

  • 04/14/2022
    Rating: 5

    I felt that the doctor was listening to me and was able to express the pain I was experiencing. He gave me hope!

  • 04/01/2022
    Rating: 5

    I absolutely love Dr.Nicholson and my pain management team. They are really on the ball. Their level of care and the knowledge are always at 100%!!! The treatment and medical care I've received since coming to National Spine & Pain has been the reason for the vast improvement in the quality of my life.