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Yaoming Gu, MD


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
  • Fellowship
  • Sarah Network of Hospitals for the Locomotor System Brazil 1996
  • Graduate
  • China Medical University China Shenyang 1995
  • Medical College of Ohio Hospital United States Toledo, OH 1999
  • Internship
  • Creighton University United States Omaha, NE 2002
  • Medical School
  • China Medical University China Shenyang 1987
  • Residency
  • Dahua Hospital China 1991
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School United States Norfolk, VA 2005


  • 09/10/2022
    Rating: 5

    Just great PR relationship

  • 09/10/2022
    Rating: 5

    Dr. Gu is very professional, knowledgeable, caring and foremost proactive. Inorder to find out if meds need to be treated, Dr. Gu will make sure all the necessary blood tests are up to date, and if need be, further testing will be ordered. Before I moved to VA, I was with the same medical group and had the same welcomed service.

  • 08/20/2022
    Rating: 5

    Dr. Gu and his have always treated me not as mere patient but as a valued friend. Dr. Gu is a good listener and draws his conclusions only after carefully discussing the symptoms and his recommended diagnosis with me. He is mannerly. courteous, and kind!

  • 08/16/2022
    Rating: 5

    Dr Gu and staff are kind and caring and do what they can to make me as comfortable as possible during procedures.