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Ashot Sergeevich Kotcharian, M.D.
Assistant Fellowship Director, Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Expertise: Back Pain, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Cervical Disc Herniation, Cervical Radiculopathy, Cervical Spondylosis, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Myofascial Pain, Neck Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Peripheral Nerve Injury, Peripheral Neuropathies, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sacroiliac Joint Conditions, Scoliosis, Spinal Disorders, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Thoracic Disc Herniation, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome ...read more
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Appointment Phone: 410-614-4030
600 N. Wolfe Street
Meyer Building 1-163
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Johns Hopkins Medicine - White Marsh
4924 Campbell Boulevard
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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
4940 Eastern Avenue
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Dr. Ashot Kotcharian is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Kotcharian sees and treats adults with a wide range of spinal and musculoskeletal diseases and disorders, including neck and low back pain, lumbar and cervical degenerative disease, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, facet joint disease, whiplash syndrome, cervicogenic headaches, arthritis pain, myofascial pain, sacroiliac and appendicular skeletal joint disease, and peripheral neuropathy.
He employs a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of spinal and musculoskeletal disorders by integrating physical therapy and interventional pain-reducing medicinal procedures. Through the use of minimally invasive, fluoroscopic-guided spinal procedures, including steroid injections, nerve blocks, and radiofrequency denervation, Dr. Kotcharian individualizes his treatment plan with a focus on functional restoration.
Dr. Kotcharian received his medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Pennsylvania. He performed his fellowship in interventional spine and sports medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Assistant Fellowship Director, Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine
- Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Departments / Divisions
- MD, University of Toledo College of Medicine (2010)
- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania / Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2014)
- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2015)
- American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (2015, 2025)
Research & Publications
Plastaras, CT, Chhatre, A, Kotcharian, AS. Perioperative lower extremity peripheral nerve traction injuries. Orthop Clin North Am. 2014 Jan;45(1):55-63
Plastaras, CT, Chhatre, A, Kotcharian, AS. Perioperative upper extremity peripheral nerve traction injuries. Orthop Clin North Am. 2014 Jan;45(1):47-53
Plastaras CT, Kotcharian AS, Chhatre A. Lumbar Epidural Injections: Review of Efficacy and Discussion of Practice Options. J Orthopedics Rheumatol. 2015;2(1): 12.
McCormick, Z. L., Slipman, C., Kotcharian, A., Chhatre, A., Bender, F. J., Salam, A., ... & Plastaras, C. (2016). Percutaneous Lumbar Disc Decompression Using the Dekompressor: A Prospective Long-Term Outcome Study. Pain Medicine, 17(6), 1023-1030.
Activities & Honors
- The Ramesh Gupta, M.D. Award for Clinical Excellence, Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, 2013
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A Comprehensive Approach to Lower Back Pain | Restore (Summer 2016)