Interventional pain management specialist Maged Hamza, M.D., brings decades of experience, innovation and dedication to Coastal Spine and Pain Center, practicing in the treatment of all types of chronic neck and spine pain. Board certified in anesthesiology and pain management, he is a recognized pioneer in the use of spinal cord stimulation and pain pump technology, uniquely matching the right treatment to each patient. Treatments may include nerve blocks, radio frequency ablation, injections and other minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Hamza is recognized internationally as a lecturer, author and medical device innovator.
Dr. Hamza began his medical training in anatomy and physiology from Cairo University in Egypt, where he was recognized as the Outstanding Honor Student for two years in a row. He completed an internship at University Hospital’s College of Medicine, at Cairo University, followed by residencies in anesthesiology and general surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. His fellowship was in pain management at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville.
As a physician, Dr. Hamza has worked in several U.S. hospitals and pain management centers, most recently in Iowa. Prior, he was in private practice and was also the director of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond’s interventional pain medicine fellowship, Spine Center, where he was involved with interventional pain and neuromodulation programs for more than a decade.
Dr. Hamza is a Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology with a subspecialty in Pain Medicine and a Diplomat of the American Board of Medical Examiners. He is a member of 15 medical associations including the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the International Spine Intervention Society. His patient-centric approach earned Dr. Hamza Richmond’s Top Doctor in Interventional Spine and Pain Management title for five continuous years.
In addition to his career as a physician, Dr. Hamza has worked as an instructor and a researcher. He taught at the University of Virginia, the International University of Health Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University and Eastern Virginia Medical School in roles as an associate professor. He has acted as a mentor to premed students, researchers and residents including Coastal Spine and Pain Center physicians Kenneth Powell, D.O. and Scott Schimpff, M.D.
Dr. Hamza conducted research involving innovative methods of diagnosing and treating pain at Eastern Virginia Medical School, National Spine and Pain Centers, a US Naval Medical Research Unit and the University of Arizona. His research delved into chronic pain, neuro- modulation of chronic pain, pain pumps and non-invasive treatments. During the course of his research, he published sixteen research papers and was later selected as an editorial board reviewer for eight different professional journals.
Dr. Hamza is a sought-after presenter, speaking at seminars internationally on topics from fire in the operating room to workshops on pain pump placement, to usage of drugs in treating pain. His work can be found as an author of several medical textbook chapters.