Dr. Reza Ghorbani, MD, ABIPP, FIPP, is a Harvard-trained, board certified Interventional Pain Management Specialist, and the President and Medical Director for the Advanced Pain Medicine Institute in the Greater Washington, DC area. As a leading practitioner in his field, Dr. Ghorbani has devoted his entire career to helping patients overcome pain to enable a better quality of life.
Dr. Ghorbani comes from a long healing tradition, and his journey began abroad , growing up in a family of physicians and pharmacists. His father, a doctor of pharmacology and head of a hospital burn unit pharmacy, worked daily to provide people suffering with every type of pain with the right medications. But as much good as his father did, Reza often remembered him as frustrated. It was through his father, that Dr. Ghorbani discovered that while some drugs worked well to alleviate pain for certain patients, the same drug could cause harmful side effects—and often prolonged or intensified pain—for others.
Reza knew then that he wanted to become a doctor at a very young age. At 17 years old, his parents bought him a one-way ticket from Tehran to America so that he could obtain the education he needed, safely away from the turmoil in his homeland. Although he did not see his parents for another 9 years, he thrived in America, working two jobs to put himself through college and then through medical school.