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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
  • 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


  • 06/05/2021
    Rating: 5

    Everyone was so nice and caring yet maintained their professionalism. Doctor took into consideration that I was scared during my procedured and talked me through it. That was important to me!

  • 06/05/2021
    Rating: 4.5

    Front staff were friendly and helpful. The PA was very informative and explained what my diagnosis was and how the Doctor was going to treat me. The Doctor explained how my procedure was going to take place in a way that was easy to understand.

  • 06/04/2021
    Rating: 5

    They are fast and very helpful and friendly

  • 06/04/2021
    Rating: 5

    Everyone at the Center are very professional. They are friendly and caring. Dr. Nicholson is competent and dedicated to providing pain relief.