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NSPC Physicians Named to Rising Stars list of Super Doctors in Washington Post

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National Spine & Pain Centers is proud to announce that the following physicians have been selected as Rising Stars of Super Doctors in the Washington Post…

Assaf Gordon, M.D.

Dr. Gordon joined National Spine & Pain Centers from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he completed advanced fellowship training in Pain Medicine. Using sophisticated non-surgical solutions, he diagnoses and treats acute and chronic pain with a comprehensive approach. He is highly skilled in a variety of interventional pain procedures, including cervical and lumbar epidural nerve blocks, joint injections, radiofrequency neurotomy, sympathetic blockade, spinal cord stimulation, and discography. Dr. Gordon’s leadership skills and dedication to the medical community have been apparent throughout his career. Continue Reading →

Marina Protopapas, D.O.

Dr. Protopapas joined National Spine & Pain Centers in 2006 with an exceptionally skilled medical background. Her advanced training includes specialized fellowships in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and Pain Management at Harvard Medical School-Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Protopapas also holds a degree in Clinical Acupuncture from Harvard Medical School. A published author on various rehabilitation and pain management topics, Dr. Protopapas has also served as a guest lecturer in Harvard’s continuing medical education program. Continue Reading →

Edward Kim, D.O.

Dr. Kim began his medical career as a General Medical Officer in the US Army, treating numerous musculoskeletal, sports and spine-related conditions. His service also included a yearlong deployment to Iraq as the Battalion Surgeon of an infantry unit during which time he rendered medical care to military personnel in a remote aid station. For his efforts, Dr. Kim was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. Upon fulfillment of his active duty commitment in 2006 and having attained a wealth of medical experience in treating injuries involving the neck, back and joints of both office-based and urgent care patients, Dr. Kim subsequently completed his residency at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) followed by a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Beverly Whittenberg, M.D.

Joining National Spine & Pain Centers in 2006, Dr. Whittenberg was recruited for her distinguished pain management skills. A leader among her colleagues, she was selected as Chief Resident during her residency and served as Chief Fellow while completing advanced fellowship training in interventional pain management at Beth Israel Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is respected and well-liked among patients, as well as her peers. Dr. Whittenberg draws on her experience with electrodiagnostics, physical and occupational therapies, pharmacotherapy, and interventional procedures to provide comprehensive pain management. Continue Reading →