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Interventional Pain Medicine | Male

Parkway Neuroscience/Spine Institute 17 Western Maryland Pkwy Ste 100 Hagerstown, MD 21740 Get Directions

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Dr. Larkins focus is tailoring therapy for each individual patient. That begins with a comprehensive evaluation, listening, thinking carefully about what will work for each individual patient, not just using a simple algorithm that may not work. This may take longer but the ultimate goal is to get the patient in the best possible care in the short and long term management of their pain. Dr. Larkin graduated from medical school with Honors from the State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. After that he had his internship, residency and fellowship training in anesthesiology and pain management at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He was selected as a Chief Resident of his class during his training. After finishing his residency and fellowship training he stayed on as staff at Walter Reed for another 7 years. During this period he served at various times as the chief of the pain management clinic as well as the chief of the anesthesia department. During this tenure at Walter Reed the pain service grew from an afterthought to a nationally known and respected institution in the field of pain management which has been featured in national magazines and profiled on television. He left the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel to pursue a career in private practice. Dr. Larkin has been practicing interventional pain management for over 20 years. He has taught countless residents and fellows on how and why to apply these treatments. Dr. Larkin is also active in research in the field of pain management, having authored and co-authored more than 30 research papers and book chapters. He has lectured and instructed others on techniques in pain management both nationally and internationally. Dr. Larkin has also received several honors from both is peers and patients. In Medical School he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society for his academic excellence. He was named a SuperDoctor in pain management, an honor given to only the Top 5% of all physicians in his specialty and chosen by his peers. Dr. Larkin has earned a Top 10 Doctor Award, a Compassionate Doctor Award and a Patients Choice award 5 years running. He proudly served in the Army for 14 years. He was promoted to several prestigious posts in his military career. As a captain in the Army he served as the Brigade Physician of the 10th Aviation Brigade at Fort Drum, NY, and as the Combat Brigade Physician, in charge of 10 other physicians in Mogadishu, Somalia during Operation Continue Hope. He was the Chief of the Pain Clinics at both Walter Reed Army Medical center and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Finally he served as the Chief of the Anesthesiology Service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center before leaving to private practice. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal three times. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Pain Medicine. Dr. Larkin is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management. He is an active member of the International Spinal Injection Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and a member of the Maryland Board of Physicians Review Panel. He holds a position as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Larkin is married and has two children. He likes to spend his free time with his family and friends. He is an avid, although mediocre golfer and a plodding runner.

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Dr. Larkins focus is tailoring therapy for each individual patient.  That begins with a comprehensive evaluation, listening, thinking carefully about what will work for each individual patient, not just using a simple algorithm that may not work.  This may take longer but the ultimate goal is to get the patient in the best possible care in the short and long term management of their pain.

Dr. Larkin graduated from medical school with Honors from the State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. After that he had his internship, residency and fellowship training in anesthesiology and pain management at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  He was selected as a Chief Resident of his class during his training.  After finishing his residency and fellowship training he stayed on as staff at Walter Reed for another 7 years. During this period he served at various times as the chief of the pain management clinic as well as the chief of the anesthesia department. During this tenure at Walter Reed the pain service grew from an afterthought to a nationally known and respected institution in the field of pain management which has been featured in national magazines and profiled on television. He left the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel to pursue a career in private practice.

Dr. Larkin has been practicing interventional pain management for over 20 years. He has taught countless residents and fellows on how and why to apply these treatments. Dr. Larkin is also active in research in the field of pain management, having authored and co-authored more than 30 research papers and book chapters. He has lectured and instructed others on techniques in pain management both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Larkin has also received several honors from both is peers and patients. In Medical School he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society for his academic excellence. He was named a SuperDoctor in pain management, an honor given to only the Top 5% of all physicians in his specialty and chosen by his peers.  Dr. Larkin has earned a Top 10 Doctor Award, a Compassionate Doctor Award and a Patients Choice award 5 years running.  He proudly served in the Army for 14 years.  He was promoted to several prestigious posts in his military career.  As a captain in the Army he served as the Brigade Physician of the 10th Aviation Brigade at Fort Drum, NY, and as the Combat Brigade Physician, in charge of 10 other physicians in Mogadishu, Somalia during Operation Continue Hope.  He was the Chief of the Pain Clinics at both Walter Reed Army Medical center and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.  Finally he served as the Chief of the Anesthesiology Service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center before leaving to private practice.  He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal three times.  He is a reviewer for the Journal of Pain Medicine.

Dr. Larkin is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management. He is an active member of the International Spinal Injection Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and a member of the Maryland Board of Physicians Review Panel. He holds a position as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Dr. Larkin is married and has two children.  He likes to spend his free time with his family and friends.  He is an avid, although mediocre golfer and a plodding runner.

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  •  Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Maryland not available
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

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Education

  • Medical School
    Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    Walter Reed AMC

    Completed in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    Walter Reed AMC

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Walter Reed Army Med Center

    Completed in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

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