Andrew Nava, M.D., is an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. His clinical focus is on treating patients with a variety of pain conditions, including spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, spinal athropathy, failed back surgery syndrome, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, joint arthritis, neuropathic pain, trigeminal neuralgia, peripheral neuropathy and myofascial pain syndrome.
Dr. Nava specializes in interventional spine and pain procedures, including nerve blocks, epidural steroid injections, joint injections, radiofrequency ablations, spinal cord stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation.
Dr. Nava received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation and fellowship training in interventional spine and musculoskeletal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Prior to that, Dr. Nava was the director of research at a prominent New York-based biotechnology investment firm where he was involved in the development and FDA approval of several novel therapeutics for various oncology and ophthalmology indications.
Dr. Nava has published and presented original research in pain management and interventional pain procedures, including publications on failed back surgery syndrome, peripheral nerve stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, myofascial pain and general rehabilitation. His research interests focus on novel devices and therapeutics as well as patient outcomes after interventional pain procedures.