Babak Arvanaghi, M.D.
Dr. Babak Arvanaghi is the founding member of the Pain Management Institute. A graduate of the
University of Maryland Medical School and having completed residency training at George Washington
University and his fellowship training in Pain Management at Harvard University’s Brigham and
Women’s Hospital. He launched the practice after having worked first as an attending physician at
Johns Hopkins University Hospital and later as the Chief of Pain at Suburban Hospital. He set up the
practice with the design to provide the highest quality pain management care with easy patient access
and a caring, patient focused environment. Within a very short period of time, under his leadership, The
Pain Management Institute became the most respected pain practice in the Greater Washington region.
Throughout the growth of the practice, Dr. Arvanaghi has led by example, very careful to achieve growth
of the practice while making sure that the highest quality of care was the singular focus of all of the
physicians at Pain management Institute.
This focus on quality care has not gone unnoticed. Year after year in both the Washingtonian Top
Doctors and Consumer Checkbook ratings of pain physicians, Dr. Arvanaghi has been the top vote getter.
Quite simply, Dr. Arvanaghi is considered to be the best pain management doctor in the greater
Washington community, as selected by his peers, other physicians. This respect is deserved. Dr.
Arvanaghi has a keen clinical mind, he also uses those skills along with a focus on listening and attention
to detail to give patients the right diagnosis and care for their chronic pain problems. His technical skills
are of the highest caliber as a result of his many years of practice (tens of thousands of procedures
done), high standards and constant honing of technique. He has become the doctor other doctors go to
treat themselves, their families and friends. Never one to rest on his accomplishments, Dr. Arvanaghi
continues to be active all aspects of medical care, he has lectured on pain management techniques
throughout the region, he constantly is researching the latest techniques in pain management care and
he is always striving to improve care over his already very high standards . He has a strong interest in
pain medicine research and he is involved in on-going research protocols with Johns Hopkins University
and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Dr. Arvanaghi is the standard bearer of the Pain Management Institute. His completeness as a physician
is something that has become the model of all of the physicians at our practice.