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Yaoming Gu, MD

  • Undergraduate
  • Medical College of Ohio United States Toledo, OH 1999
  • Residency
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School United States Norfolk, VA 2005
  • Eastern Virginia School of Medicine Norfolk, VA 2005
  • Medical School
  • China Medical University China Shenyang, Liaoning, China 1987
  • Internship
  • Creighton University School of Medicine Omaha, NE 2002
  • Graduate
  • China Medical University China Shenyang, Liaoning, China 1995


Primary Specialties: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine (Board Certified), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine

Dr. Yaoming Gu joined National Spine & Pain Centers in 2012 after serving for seven years as an Assistant Professor at Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University.

A seasoned clinician, Dr. Gu earned his medical degree from China Medical University. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Eastern Virginia Medical School after interning in Surgery at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

Dr. Gu is skilled in a host of sophisticated interventional techniques, such as epidural steroid injections, vertebroplasty, discography, percutaneous disc decompression, facet joint injection, and radiofrequency ablations. He is also well-experienced with spinal cord stimulation.

Preeminent in his field, Dr. Gu has lectured to peers on numerous pain management topics. His special interests are spinal disc degeneration, disc herniation, stenosis, sciatica, occupational and sport-related injury, cervicogenic headaches, and joint and ligament pain. He also participated as a principal investigator in an FDA-approved Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial of disc regeneration.

Board-certified in Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Sports Medicine, Dr. Gu maintains active memberships with the International Spine Interventional Society, North American Spine Society, and American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Gu was recently honored for the fourth consecutive year (2015-2018) as one of Richmond Magazine’s Top Doctors and honored for the fourth year (2013,2014,2017,2018) by Our Health Magazine with one of best bedside manner awards in northern Virginia.

A 17-year native of Virginia, Dr. Gu enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, paddleboarding.

Affiliations Henrico
  • Top Doctors, Richmond Magazine 2021
  • Top Doctors, Richmond Magazine 2017
  • Top Doctors, Richmond Magazine 2016
  • Top Doctors, Richmond Magazine 2015
  • Our Health Magazine Best Bedside Manner Award in Pain Management 2014
  • Our Health Magazine Best Bedside Manner Award in Pain Management 2013
  • Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University Spine Center


  • 04/12/2024
    Rating: 5

    Dr Gu seems to know what he is doing

  • 04/11/2024
    Rating: 4.6

    three injections has drastically reduced the pinching nerves. thank you Dr GU.

  • 04/11/2024
    Rating: 5

    Dr Gu is a wonderful doctor. Most staff not all treat you with respect and are professional Been a patient since 2008

  • 04/09/2024
    Rating: 5

    Everyone is very nice they go out of there way to make you feel wanted and help with your question. I feel like it’s a place that wants to help you with your pain and to make y your life better..