Bhavin Suthar

Bhavin S. Suthar, MD, FAAPMR

Medical Director

Dr. Suthar settled in Fredericksburg in 2006 after he evacuated to Virginia during Hurricane Katrina and stayed for almost a month. While here he so greatly enjoyed his stay, he decided to make Fredericksburg his home. He was impressed and humbled by the kindness of Virginians and knew it was somewhere he could settle his family. Dr. Suthar’s commitment to the community was even more solidified by him having friends and family in the surrounding areas. Dr. Suthar’s first venture in science was at age 17 when he designed a research experiment that was considered for launch on the space shuttle. He then did his undergraduate studies at Tulane and spent his junior year at Imperial College of Science and Technology in London where he majored in Biochemistry. He attended Medical School at Louisiana State University, internship at University of Alabama at Birmingham, and residency for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Louisiana State University. Dr. Suthar then completed a subspecialty fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at Dartmouth. Dr. Suthar is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and holds subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Suthar also has subspecialty certification by the American Board of Pain Medicine, making him triple board certified in his specialty. Before settling in Virginia, Dr. Suthar was the Medical Director of the Pain Management Department at River Region Health System as well as President of the Virginia Pain Society. Dr. Suthar received the distinguished title as one of northern Virginia’s “Top Doctors” in 2013, 2104, 2015 and 2016 and is currently the Medical Director of Virginia Interventional Spine Associates, the pain division of Fredericksburg Orthopaedic Associates and is a member of the following:

  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • International Spine Intervention Society
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Virginia Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Medical Group Management Association
  • Co-Chair NeuroScience Center of Excellence
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • VSPM&R Board of Directors

Dr. Suthar understands what it’s like to experience pain. In 2004, he herniated a disc in his neck and received an epidural steroid injection which helped to resolve his pain. Following his injection therapy, he was able to resume the activities he enjoys: golf, spending time with family and travel.

  • 2013 Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctor, Dr. Suthar
  • Northern Virginia Magazine - 2014 Top Doctor Dr. Suthar
  • 2015 Top Doc Plaque
  • 2015 Top Doc Plaque