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Sassan Hassassian, MD

About

Primary Specialties: Anesthesiology, Pain Management

Dr. Hassassian is an interventional pain specialist who firmly believes in multi-modality treatment protocols for treatment of pain. Prior to joining National Spine & Pain Centers, he was the Director of the Division of Pain Management at the Center for Advanced Orthopedics & Pain Management.

Board certified in Pain Medicine as well as in Anesthesiology, Dr. Hassassian earned his medical degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School, after which he completed an internship in General Surgery at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at New York University (NYU) Medical Center.

After completing fellowship training in Pain Medicine at the University of Maryland (UMD) Medical Center, he stayed on as a faculty member of the School of Medicine’s Department of Anesthesiology and served as an attending physician at the UMD Pain Center. Prior to his departure from UMD, he was an assistant professor of Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. He was also the principal investigator of multiple research projects focusing on the treatment of different pain disorders.

Preeminent in his field, Dr. Hassassian has authored various articles and presentations on a multitude of pain disorders and various treatment strategies. He has extensive experience in all aspects of multi-disciplinary pain management including treatments of acute, chronic, benign, and malignant pain through the use of neuroablative, implantable, radiofrequency, endoscopy, and minimally invasive surgery techniques in outpatient and inpatient settings.

An advocate for timely, compassionate patient care, Dr. Hassassian has been recognized for his excellence by his colleagues and has repeatedly been selected as a “Top Doctor” by Washingtonian Magazine and Northern Virginia Magazine. He is a contributor to HealthTap’s online medical resource and is lauded as an expert “thought leader” in Pain Management.

Dr. Hassassian is an active member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP). He also holds the post of Vice President for the Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and is an education faculty for Medtronic.

Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctor 2019 award

What Patients Are Saying

“Dr. Hassassian is by far one of the most kind, compassionate and patient physicians I have had the pleasure of working with. He understood my pain and did not dismiss me. Highly recommended.” – Caroline

“In addition to being brilliant, he takes the time to listen to you. He did a great job of explaining the more complicated aspects of each treatment to me; together, we were able to make the right decisions for my health.” – Betty (Click here to read Betty’s full story)

Affiliations Manassas
Awards
  • Castle Connolly's Top Doctors 2020
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2018
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2017
  • Castle Connolly's Top Doctors 2017
  • Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine 2016
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2016
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2015
  • Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine 2015
  • Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine 2014
  • Castle Connolly's Top Doctors 2013
  • Patients' Choice Award 2013
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2013
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2012
  • Patients' Choice Award 2012
Education
  • Board Certification
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine
  • Fellowship
  • University of Maryland Medical System United States Baltimore, MD 1997
  • Internship
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School United States Norfolk, VA 1993
  • Medical School
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School United States Norfolk, VA 1992
  • Residency
  • New York University Medical Center United States New York, NY 1996
  • Undergraduate
  • George Mason University United States Fairfax, VA 1988

Reviews

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  • 07/17/2020
    Rating: 5

    Greatly enjoy personal attetention to my knee issues and recommendations by doctor to reduce discomfort.

  • 07/15/2020
    Rating: 5

    I always feel comfortable and cared well for at the [...] practice because of the friendly, helpful and professional actions of the entire staff. Dr. Hassassian has a wonderful bedside manner with patients, always friendly and explaining exactly what I will feel during the injections. I've recommended him to several people.

  • 07/15/2020
    Rating: 5

    Great staff from front desk to treatment room. Great treatment by Dr. Hassasian and assistant during procedure with explanations throughout of what was being done and what to expect when. And great post procedure care by surgical staff including an ice pack for pain. I have recommended them to others with confidence.

  • 07/15/2020
    Rating: 5

    The team, led by Dr. Hassassian is a welcoming team where we add humor to the process that helps get me through the procedure and it has a high success rate with me.