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Dontese Nicholson, MD

  • Undergraduate
  • Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 1996
  • Residency
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University United States New York, NY 2011
  • Medical School
  • SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University - College of Medicine United States Brooklyn, NY 2007
  • Internship
  • Lenox Hill Hospital United States New York, NY 2008
  • Graduate
  • SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University - College of Medicine United States Brooklyn, NY 2007
  • Fellowship
  • Stanford University Medical Center United States Stanford, CA 2012


Primary Specialties: Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine (Board Certified), 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, National Harbor
  • Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Member, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians


  • 08/15/2023
    Rating: 5

    I felt very comfortable and respected and cared about.

  • 08/11/2023
    Rating: 5

    Things always go smoothly

  • 08/08/2023
    Rating: 5

    the dr takes times and explains everything

  • 07/29/2023
    Rating: 5

    Everyone was nice, and the staff was helpful. And the doctor was great, he talk to me. And then ask if i had any questions or concerns.