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Nadya M. Dhanani, MD

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

Dr. Nadya Dhanani is 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 spinal and cancer-related pain.

Dr. Dhanani earned her bachelor’s in biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her medical degree at 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. Dr. Dhanani has expertise in all aspects of interventional pain management, including:

  • Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty for vertebral compression fractures
  • Stellate, celiac plexus, lumbar sympathetic, superior hypogastric and ganglion impar blocks and neurolysis
  • Facet injections, medial branch nerve blocks and radiofrequency ablations
  • Sacroiliac joint blocks and strip lesioning, using radiofrequency ablation
  • Transforaminal, interlaminar and causal epidural steroid injections
  • Greater and lesser occipital, supraorbital and suprascapular nerve blocks
  • Joint and muscle injections
  • Spinal cord stimulator trials and implant


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
Dr Nadya Dhanani, MD

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

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

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