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Nadya M. Dhanani, MD

Dr. Nadya Dhanani

Pain Medicine Specialist
Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
McGovern Medical School, UTHealth

Dr. Dhanani Sees Patients at:
Spine Center
6400 Fannin St, Suite 2150
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 486-8100
Fax: (713) 486-8101

Map to UTHealth Neurosciences Texas Medical Center

UTHealth Neurosciences – Greater Heights
1631 N Loop W 245
Houston, TX 77008
Phone: (713) 486-8150
Fax: (713) 486-8155

Map to UTHealth Neurosciences Greater Heights

Dr. Nadya Dhanani is dual board certified in both anesthesiology and pain management, specializing in interventional pain management. Her clinical interests include all aspects of pain medicine, and her primary focus is treating spine-related pain conditions at UTHealth Neurosciences.

Dr. Dhanani earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. She completed her internship training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and her residency in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she served as chief resident.

In addition, she was an instructor at Harvard Medical School and served on clinical faculty in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Dhanani relocated to Houston to complete her fellowship in pain medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She joined McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in 2014 as assistant professor in the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Dhanani has co-authored several articles and chapters in peer-reviewed anesthesia and pain management publications. She is committed to providing state-of-the-art care, high quality outcomes, and exceptional patient experiences for those who suffer from painful spine and musculoskeletal conditions.

Dr. Dhanani is experienced in all aspects of interventional pain medicine, including:

  • Transforaminal, interlaminar, and caudal epidural steroid injections
  • Facet injections, medial branch nerve blocks, and radiofrequency ablations
  • Sacroiliac joint blocks
  • Greater and lesser occipital nerve blocks
  • Large joint and muscle injections
  • Botox injections for chronic migraine
  • Spinal cord stimulator trials

Collaboration with Referring Physicians

Physicians at UTHealth Houston Neurosciences engage referring physicians in the care of their patients, keeping them informed about patient progress throughout the evaluation and treatment process. After a patient’s treatment, referring physicians receive a summary and a plan for follow-up. Our physicians encourage continued communication about each patient.

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Medical School
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2008

Massachusetts General Hospital, 2012

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2009

Board Certification

American Board of Anesthesiology

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

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