Stephanie Pham Van, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Arthritis, Back Pain, Botox Injections, Chronic Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Epidural Injections, Headache, Joint Injections, Joint Pain, Nerve Blocks, Nerve Injury, Sports Injuries, Trigger Point Injections more

Research Interests

Opioid safety; quality improvement in pain medicine; improving accessibility throughout health care more

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Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5476
6420 Rockledge Drive
Suite 3700
Bethesda, MD 20817 map
Phone: 410-614-4030 | Fax: 410-614-4033


Stephanie Van, M.D., is a rehabilitation physician specializing in interventional pain and musculoskeletal medicine, with clinic locations in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Her expertise includes evaluating and treating people with back pain and other ligament, joint and muscle conditions, as well as complex chronic pain due to neurological disorders like stroke, brain and spinal cord injuries, and complex regional pain syndrome. Dr. Van is experienced in outpatient procedures such as trigger point injections, joint injections and spinal injections for arthritis and nerve pain. 

Dr. Van is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine, and she completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins, where she was a chief resident. She then trained as a pain medicine fellow at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.

Dr. Van’s research interests include opioid safety, quality improvement in pain medicine and improving accessibility throughout health care. more


  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Georgetown University School of Medicine (2015)


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2019)


  • Pain Management; LAC + USC Medical Center (2020)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab (Pain Management) (2020)
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation) (2020)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Stephanie P. Van M.D., Ada Lyn Yao M.D., Teresa Tang M.D., Margaret Kott M.D., Amira Noles M.D., Nicholas Dabai D.O., Alexis Coslick D.O., Solomon Rojhani M.D., Lee Ann Sprankle M.S.N., R.N., C.P.H.Q., Erik H. Hoyer M.D. Implementing an Opioid Risk Reduction Program in the Acute Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Aug 100(8):1391-1399. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2019.04.011. Epub 2019 May 21. PMID: 31121153

Activities & Honors


  • Frank L. Coulson, Jr. Award for Clinical Excellence, Johns Hopkins Department of PM&R, 2019
  • 1st Place Poster Presentation in Quality Improvement, American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, 2018
  • Residents’ Appreciation Award, 2018
  • Selected as one of 125 faculty, staff, and students who personify Johns Hopkins Medicine’s mission in celebration of the School of Medicine’s 125th Anniversary, 2018
  • Johns Hopkins Healer Award, 2017
  • Gold Humanism Honors Society in Medicine Nominee, 2015


  • American Academy of Physiatrists (AAP)
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)

Patient Ratings & Comments

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