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Nima Adimi, MD

Board Certified in Pain Medicine
Board Certified in Anesthesiology
Fellowship Trained in Pain Medicine

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"I believe in treating the patient, not the disease. I believe that in order to live a healthy life, one must also have a healthy mind and body."


Dr. Nima Adimi, originally from the Washington, D.C., area, pursued his undergraduate education at the University of Virginia, where he majored in biopsychology and minored in chemistry and physics. He then returned to Washington, D.C., where he entered Georgetown University for a master's degree in physiology-complementary and alternative medicine. His training there strengthened his interest in utilizing all available modalities - even alternative ones - to treat the whole patient. Dr. Adimi completed his medical education and anesthesiology residency at George Washington University and his pain medicine fellowship at Harvard's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

For Dr. Adimi, pain is one of the biggest healthcare problems facing our society. In terms of interventional treatments, medications and alternative approaches, he sees significant room for growth. As part of the interdisciplinary team at MAPS, Dr. Adimi aims to help change the way pain is approached. With his patients, he believes in forming constructive relationships, listening to their concerns and helping in any way he can. His clinical interests include spinal cord stimulation and minimally invasive decompression techniques.

Hobbies/Special Interests:

Dr. Adimi spends most of his time in the company of his wife and twin boys. He enjoys playing and watching almost all sports.

Professional Achievements:

In 2015, Dr. Adimi was awarded the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Gold Humanism and Excellence in Medicine Award, which is given to a resident/staff physician who exemplifies the qualities of patient-centered medicine: compassion, caring, personal ethics, empathy and service.

Professional Memberships:

American Academy for Pain Medicine
American Society of Regional Anesthesia
Society for Education in Anesthesia
American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Medical Association


The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, D.C.


Internal medicine - The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington, D.C.


Anesthesiology - The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Washington, D.C.


Pain medicine - Harvard's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

Board Certification(s):

Board Certified in Anesthesiology
Board Certified in Pain Medicine


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