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Ketan B Patel, MD


Dr. Patel joined National Spine & Pain Centers in 2012 after completing a Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he was trained to perform the most advanced non-surgical techniques by one of the world’s leading experts in pain management.

Prior to his Fellowship, Dr. Patel completed his residency training in anesthesiology at the renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital, during which time he authored content for a preeminent pain management textbook.

Dr. Patel has received numerous awards and distinctions throughout his academic career and medical training. He is expertly trained in a variety of diagnostic specialties and treatments, including: fluoroscopic-guided spinal injections, radiofrequency ablation, discography, spinal cord stimulation, kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty and peripheral nerve injections.

As an individual with scoliosis, Dr. Patel intimately appreciates the impact chronic pain has on his patients’ lives. Empathy, collaboration and communication are the foundation of his patient care philosophy. He eagerly works with patients and their families to create customized plans to treat their pain and restore quality of life.

Dr. Patel is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management. He maintains active memberships in the North American Spine Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the International Spine Intervention Society.

In his free time, Dr. Patel enjoys playing basketball, traveling with his family, and taking part in community service.

What Patients Are Saying

“When I first came to National Spine and Pain Center, Dr. Ketan Patel listened to me and showed compassion regarding the intensity and impact of my back pain on my daily life. He tried several methods to relieve my pain and was successful at relieving my back pain. I have been able to resume my normal daily activities with the help of medication. Dr. Patel has provided excellent follow-up care. I am fortunate to have received Dr. Patel’s medical expertise.” – Ruth Ann

“Dr. Patel and his staff were all very professional and courteous. They were definitely dedicated to making sure that they did all they could do to help relieve my pain. Dr. Patel listened to my concerns and the answers to the questions he asked. He took the time to thoroughly explain what he thought the problem was, how we were going to treat it and set a course of action for proceeding.” – Gerrit

“Dr. Patel, has significantly reduced my level of pain and really improved my quality of life since I began seeing him for the severe osteoarthritis I suffer from in my back and knees. He is the first and only physician who has truly been able to help me with successful management and treatment of my chronic pain. He is always compassionate and takes the time to truly listen to me and fully address all of my questions and concerns about my condition.” – Mara

Affiliations Aldie, Haymarket
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2016
  • Virginia American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), Director at Large 2016
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2015
  • Virginia American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), Director at Large 2015
  • Board Certification
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Management
  • Fellowship
  • David Geffen School Medicine at UCLA United States Los Angeles, CA 2012
  • Internship
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine United States Baltimore, MD 2008
  • Medical School
  • Albany Medical College United States Albany, NY 2007
  • Residency
  • John Hopkins University School of Medicine United States Baltimore, MD 2011
  • Undergraduate
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Troy, NY 2004


Learn more about patient ratings
  • 10/31/2020
    Rating: 5

    Felt very confident in Dr Patel’s suggestions and proactive approach to my condition.

  • 10/31/2020
    Rating: 5

    Really like the staff and the doctor, very professional and caring.

  • 10/30/2020
    Rating: 4.5

    I really like this center. It makes me feel so much better. Dr. Patel and [...] are great. I would highly recommend the NSPC.

  • 10/30/2020
    Rating: 5

    Very friendly and professional staff. Happy to answer questions and find solutions. Dr Patel is wonderful