Tina Doshi, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Pain Medicine and Pain Research

Dr. Tina Doshi joined the faculty of the Division of Pain Medicine in 2016. She currently sees patients in the Johns Hopkins Specialty Clinics at Howard County General Hospital and at the Johns Hopkins Blaustein Pain Treatment Center. She specializes in the treatment of chronic pain, including neuropathic pain and cancer pain. Chronic pain conditions can be incredibly overwhelming for patients and families, and Dr. Doshi works to support and educate her patients on the best possible treatment options. Using techniques such as fluoroscopic and ultrasound guidance, she performs a variety of spinal, nerve, muscle, and joint injections. In addition to conventional steroid and local anesthetic injections, she also performs radiofrequency ablation and pulsed radiofrequency procedures. She emphasizes a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to care, collaborating with surgery, psychiatry and psychology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and physical therapy. She also has a special interest in complementary and alternative therapies, including yoga, tai chi, and meditation, as well as the role of diet and nutrition in chronic pain.

Dr. Doshi has been involved in a number of clinical trials for the treatment of neuropathic pain. Most recently, she has been awarded a grant by the Neurosurgery Pain Research Institute (NPRI) to study the characteristics, radiologic findings, sensory testing, and the immune and inflammatory profiles of patients with trigeminal neuralgia, a condition involving severe neuropathic facial pain. By evaluating many aspects of patients with trigeminal neuralgia, she hopes that her work can help determine the best possible treatments for patients with trigeminal neuralgia and other neuropathic pain conditions, and potentially even develop new treatments for neuropathic pain.

In addition to her clinical and research activities, Dr. Doshi is enrolled in an NIH-funded training program designed to develop clinician-scientists into future leaders of anesthesia research. As part of this program, Dr. Doshi is pursuing a Master’s in Health Sciences in Clinical Investigation through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Education
Dr. Doshi graduated with highest distinction from the University of Virginia in 2007 with a BS in Biochemistry and a BA in Human Biology (Bioethics), after which she attended medical school at the Duke University School of Medicine. She then went on to complete her internship and residency in Anesthesiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis, where she served as Chief Resident from 2014-2015. She completed a clinical fellowship in Pain Medicine at Johns Hopkins in 2016.