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CEO & Founder Advanced Pain Medicine Institute & APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine

Reza Ghorbani, MD, ABIPP, FIPP, is the CEO and co-founder of APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine, with locations in Chevy Chase and Greenbelt, Maryland. He is a board-certified interventional pain management specialist who has devoted his entire career to helping patients overcome pain to enable a better quality of life.

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Reza Ghorbani MD, ABIPP, FIPP

About Me

Dr. Ghorbani graduated with honors from Tufts University and then attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed a Surgical Internship at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and a residency in Anesthesiology at Harvard University’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He then completed a Fellowship in Pain Management, also at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Prior to his move to Washington, DC in 2007, Dr. Ghorbani was in private practice, providing pain management services in Boston for 10 years. He was affiliated with several prestigious teaching hospitals such as New England Baptist Hospital, known for its treatment there of professional athletic teams and US Olympic teams, and Faulkner Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate. In addition, Dr. Ghorbani was Director of the Interventional Pain Management Program at Boston University Medical Center where he was actively involved in training resident physicians and medical students.

Dr. Ghorbani employs cutting-edge technology with minimally invasive therapies for the treatment of spine pain originating from the neck and back. For precise localization and added safety measures, there procedures are performed under X-Ray guidance. Patients also receive sedation, if necessary. 

He is a staff member at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as well as Laurel Regional Hospital and Prince George’s Hospital, both affiliates of Dimensions Health Care Systems.

A frequent lecturer on Pain Management and often quoted by the media, Dr. Ghorbani is a diplomat of the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians (ABIPP), the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the American Board of Anesthesiology (with subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine). He is also a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP), which certifies practitioners.

Dr. Ghorbani is a member and has held major committee assignments and offices at the North American Spine Society, the Neuromodulation Academy Faculty, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the International Spine Intervention Society, the International Spinal Injection Society, the World Institute of Pain, the National Pain Foundation, among others. Dr. Ghorbani was nominated for inclusion in the American Academy of Medical Experts in pain management. He is a Physician Advisor Specialty Case Reviewer for Star MD’s and a Peer Review Specialist for HMS-Permedion’s Independent Maryland Board of Physicians and Medical Review Panel in Pain Management/Suboxone Treatment. Dr. Ghorbani is also a selected board member of the Addiction Medicine Committee at MedChi.

Dr. Ghorbani was the host of “Dr. Ghorbani Show” an International Weekly Health and Well-Being program broadcast from Los Angeles from 2012 to 2013.


With two decades of Interventional Pain Management and an extensive record of post-graduate education, training, and certifications, Dr. Ghorbani’s knowledge and expertise has made him a leader in the advanced treatment of acute and chronic pain.

Dr. Ghorbani’s extensive research began during his medical education at Tufts. There, he co-authored numerous important scientific papers about inflammation that were published in peer-reviewed medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine and the European Journal of Immunology.

His quest to find a natural pain alternative sparked a discovery that challenged traditional pain management leading to the proprietary formulation of 7 of the world’s most potent natural pain relievers: turmeric, willow bark, ginger, holy basil, rosemary extract, alpha-lipoic acids, and Boswellia extract.

Dr. Ghorbani chose each of these centuries-old ingredients not only because of their proven singular effectiveness for different types of pain, but with the understanding that each component serves as a catalyst to boost the effectiveness of the formulation as a whole. This resulted in three patents issued for herbal/organic composition for the management of pain.

Dr. Ghorbani is the author of the book “Secrets to a Pain Free Life” published in 2013 and widely received by Barnes and Noble and with great reviews by readers worldwide.

Dr. Ghorbani is an active member of the Board of Directors of the Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC) in College Park, MD. This facility was established on an area of 15 acres of Maryland parkland adjacent to the main campus of the University of Maryland. JTCC was selected by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) as the first Regional Training Center for its high-performance program. Dr. Ghorbani’s love and passion for tennis and sports medicine inspired him to pioneer and open APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine. APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine is a place of healing, health, and wellness that offers a state-of-the-art facility with a full menu of health and fitness services to create a unique and personalized experience not offered anywhere else.

When he is not working, Dr. Ghorbani, a former junior tennis champion, plays competitive tennis in the arena of local, national, and as well as international world. He also enjoys photography and traveling.

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