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Robert H Wagner, MD


A native of Northern Virginia, Dr. Wagner returned to the area after completing his medical training throughout the state of Virginia. He joined National Spine & Pain Centers in 1999, and soon became well known among his colleagues and patients as a talented and knowledgeable pain specialist. His skills in advanced, non-surgical techniques have helped countless patients resolve complex pain issues and return to healthy lives.

Dr. Wagner specializes in diagnosing and treating injuries of the spine, joints, tendons, nerves and ligaments by utilizing injection techniques. He also has years of experience treating acute and chronic injuries with Stem Cell Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Prolotherapy. He has lectured and mentored clinicians nationally on these innovative techniques and their application for healing chronic pain conditions.

Dr. Wagner feels that finding the definitive source of pain is critical to long term recovery. He combines years of clinical experience with the latest medical technology to ensure the best possible outcome for each individual. He performs diagnostic and therapeutic injections under ultrasound and fluoroscopic (X-ray) guidance to maximize the accuracy and therapeutic benefit of each injection performed.

Well respected within his field, Dr. Wagner is frequently asked to share his expertise through speaking and instructional venues including the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine. He has developed workshops on injection techniques for the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the American Academy of Family Practitioners. He also appeared as a featured WebMD lecturer for low back pain and has published articles relating to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In addition, Dr. Wagner received the Physician’s Recognition Award from the American Medical Association for his commitment to continuing medical education.

Dr. Wagner has been featured as a Top Doctor in Northern Virginia Magazine for two consecutive years. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management and maintains several active memberships including the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine.

Not only a gifted clinician, Dr. Wagner is equally skilled in the kitchen. A self-proclaimed chef, he enjoys preparing gourmet cuisine for family and friends. “Healthy food can be a powerful medicine.”

Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctor 2019 award

What Patients Are Saying

“Dr. Wagner was the first and only doctor who really took the time to dig in and understand precisely where my problems were and then attack them with a focused plan. He is honest, patient, empathetic, hope-instilling, and just pleasant to see—and that’s true for his staff as well.” – Thomas Ball (click here to read Thomas’s full success story)

“Dr. Wagner is the first doctor I’ve been able to find and work with that actually cares about my condition and pain. He acknowledges that I am in pain and doesn’t just push me aside or refer me to another doctor. He’s very knowledgeable about my condition and is eager to help. He is also always in a good mood and has a smile on his face. He definitely knows how to lighten the mood.” – Michelle

“Dr. Robert Wagner is an extremely kind, caring, competent physician. He listens and spends adequate time with his patients.” – Maureen

“Dr. Wagner’s communications are clear, complete and pertinent to my descriptions/complaints. he listens carefully to everything I have to say with patience, empathy and understanding. He explains his analysis of my condition and alternative treatments along with his recommendations so that I may make informed decisions regarding my treatment. I am always confident that I have received the most competent advice.” – Edward

Affiliations Tysons Corner StemCell Arts
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2019
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2018
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2017
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2016
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2015
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2012
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2011
  • Instructor and Lecturer: Regenerative Injections
  • Physician Recognition Award: AMA
  • Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management
  • Member, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • Member, American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine
  • Board Certification
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Internship
  • Medical College of Virginia Hosp. United States Richmond, VA 1999
  • Riverside Regional Medical Center United States Newport News, VA 1996
  • University of Virginia United States Charlottesville, VA 1988
  • Medical School
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School United States Norfolk, VA 1995
  • Undergraduate
  • University of Virginia United States Charlottesville, VA 1988


Learn more about patient ratings
  • 08/30/2020
    Rating: 4

    My patient care from Dr. Wagner and [...] has been excellent. [...]

  • 08/27/2020
    Rating: 5

    The staff is kind and walks you through every step! Dr. Wagner is great at what he does! I have had relief from pain that I wasn’t sure was possible!

  • 08/27/2020
    Rating: 5

    Did not feel like I was being rushed through. Dr Wagner took the time to explain things and made me feel comfortable with the plan for my recovery. Staff was super pleasant and helpful.

  • 08/26/2020
    Rating: 5

    I received timely, quality, caring, expert service.