Our Team specializes in interventional pain management - a subspecialty of pain management that includes joint injections, nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulations and epidural procedures.
About Justin Lo, MD
Dr. Justin Lo, is a board-certified pain management doctor dedicated to helping people manage their chronic pain and treat their acute pain. For the past decade, he's been helping people in the Bay Area live better lives through his practice, Pain Care of Silicon Valley.
There, Dr. Lo specializes in interventional pain management - a subspecialty of pain management that includes joint injections, nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulations and epidural procedures among treatments.
His goal with every patient is to help them reduce their dependence on his services. Every day, Dr. Lo goes above and beyond to treat his patients in the most effective way possible. Whether it’s physical therapy, acupuncture, joint injections or a surgical consult, Dr. Lo makes sure his patients get what they need when they need it.
Dr. Lo believes it’s incredibly important for patients to always see a doctor when they make an appointment - not just any mid-level health care provider. He takes pride in the fact that every patient who walks into Pain Care of Silicon Valley spends time with a doctor and is treated as an individual.
Pain Care of Silicon Valley is not your average pain care practice. Dr. Lo and his colleagues spend a lot of time with each patient to make sure everyone has an appropriate, personalized pain treatment plan. They value treating patients holistically and taking a comprehensive and integrated approach to treating pain instead of prescribing cookie-cutter solutions.
Education & Experience
UCLA, Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry - 1995
University of Rochester School of Medicine, MD
SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY
University of California Irvine, Anesthesiology - completed 2004
University of California San Francisco, Interventional Pain Management - 2005
- Pain Management
About J. Gabriel Tsang MD
Dr. Tsang is a board-certified physician in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Dr. Tsang completed his degree in Medicine at the University of Sydney in Australia. He completed an internship in General Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, before entering his residency in Anesthesiology at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD). After his residency, Dr. Tsang pursued his passion for pain medicine by completing a fellowship in Pain Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX).
Before moving to California in 2018, Dr. Tsang was the lead physician in a Interventional Pain Management clinic in Prescott, AZ for four years. Dr. Tsang’s approach to the treatment of pain is through evidence-based multimodality therapies. Dr. Tsang is an expert in interventional techniques including epidurals, nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation and spinal cord stimulation.
In his free time, Dr. Tsang enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife and their dogs (and occasionally, the cat).
Education & Experience
University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore
MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas
- Pain Management
About Tanzina Khan M.D.
Tanzina Khan M.D., M.P.H. is a specialist in interventional pain management, specializing in back and neck pain, including spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease & sciatica, neuropathic as well as musculoskeletal and joint pain employing both fluoroscopy as well as ultrasound-guided techniques. In 2019, Dr. Khan has been named “Super Doctors: Rising Stars” as listed in the New York Times.
For undergraduate education, Dr. Khan earned the distinction of Presidential Scholar and graduated summa cum laude from the Honors Program at Temple University in Philadelphia, with a Bachelor’s in Spanish and minor in Biology. She then earned her medical degree at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, where she also earned her master’s in public health with a focus on Urban and Immigrant Populations. Throughout her education, Dr. Khan completed field studies and clinical rotations in Costa Rica and Kenya and presented her findings at national health conferences.
After medical school, Dr, Khan completed a four-year residency in Anesthesiology at Columbia University Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She then stayed at Columbia completing her first fellowship in Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesiology. Afterwards, Dr. Khan pursued a second fellowship in Pain Management at the University of California San Francisco campus. She is thrilled to have returned to the Bay Area after working in private practice in the New York City Area for several years.
In addition to being board-certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology, Dr. Khan is a Certified Interventional Pain Sonologist, as designated by the World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography. Furthermore, Dr. Khan has been published in peer-reviewed journal for medical education in peripheral neuropathy as well as presented case studies at national conferences.
Dr. Khan’s philosophy focuses on providing her patients with relief from their chronic pain, and most importantly, improvement of their overall quality of life. Her goal is to improve her patients’ ability to function, so they can return to the activities they enjoy most. She emphasizes having a thoughtful multi- disciplinary approach to improving function and pain control comprising of interventional procedures, medications and physical therapy.
In her spare time, Dr. Khan enjoys hiking, swimming and nature with her family. Dr. Khan speaks Spanish and Bengali.
About Harjasleen Walia, MD
Dr. Harjasleen Walia is a board certified Neurologist with a sub-speciality in Headache Medicine and Brain Injury. She completed her residency training in 2017 in General Neurology followed by a fellowship in Headache Medicine at New York University School of Medicine in 2018 where she trained with the leading experts in the field of Headache Medicine. She has achieved awards from various Headache societies including the Scholarship for Emerging Leaders in Headache 2016 from the American Headache Society as well as a Scholarship for Emerging Headache Fellow 2017 from the Headache Cooperative of New England. She has multiple publications including Post Concussive Syndrome: A focus on post-traumatic headache and related cognitive, psychiatric and sleep issues. Review of Literature in the journal Current Neurology 2016. During her training Dr. Walia also developed a Concussion Impact Sensor which has a patent pending.
Dr. Walia believes in compassionate care with a comprehensive approach to treat the whole of the patient and not just the symptoms of illness. Patients are treated based on pathophysiologic causes of their illness utilizing both Eastern and Western medicine for a complimentary approach to treatment. A solid foundational knowledge of anatomy and pathophysiology allows Dr. Walia to use a multimodal approach to treatment including medications, peripheral nerve blocks, myofascial release, botox for migraine, trigger point injections and acupuncture.
Dr. Walia has recently ventured into starting her own Headache Center and has teamed up with experts in establishing a premier multidisciplinary concussion center called The TBI Medical Group of California.
About Adebukola Onibokun, MD, FAANS
San Jose Neurospine includes the expertise of Adebukola Onibokun, MD, a Board Certified Neurosurgeon.
Dr. Onibokun (pronounced “Oh-knee-bow-kun”) is the Founder and Director of San Jose Neurospine. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is a fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Before medical school, he was a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Iowa State University. He received his medical degree from the prestigious, Northwestern University Medical School, graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha honors at the age of 22. He then completed 7 years of Neurosurgery Residency training at UCLA Medical Center, a program that consistently ranks as one of the top five Neurosurgery programs in the country.
During his training at UCLA, Dr. Onibokun worked hand in hand with some of the world’s leading visionaries and pioneers in the field of minimally invasive spinal surgery. He collaborated with some of these surgeons in developing and refining several of the endoscopic spine surgery techniques employed worldwide today. As a direct result of this work, Dr. Onibokun co-authored one of the sentinel articles on the technique of minimally invasive pedicle screw fixation. His research also led to the publication of the first ever article defining anatomic considerations for cervical pedicle screw insertion using multiplanar CT measurements. He has authored several other research papers and publications related to spine surgery.
Dr. Onibokun has previously served as Chief of Neurosurgery at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in the Chicago area, where he established their Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery program. Prior to relocating to California, he was a Health System Clinician at the Northwestern Medicine Regional practice.
Dr. Onibokun specializes in minimally invasive spinal decompressive techniques, motion preserving spinal technologies, endoscopic spinal fusion techniques, robotic computer assisted image guided surgery, complex spinal reconstruction, chiari decompression, transphenoidal surgery and microvascular decompression surgery. He is an active member of several professional societies including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons and North American Spine Society.
Over the course of his career he has performed more than 2,000 successful operations. Philosophically, Dr. Onibokun emphasizes conservative treatment options prior to considering spine surgery.
Education & Experience
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Northwestern University Medical School
Neurosurgery at UCLA Medical Center
American Board of Neurological Surgery
About Amer Khalil, MD FAANS, FACS
Dr. Amer Khalil is a fellowship trained board certified neurosurgeon with specialty in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery. His clinical interests include cervical and lumbar spine surgery (e.g., sciatica), complex deformity surgery and scoliosis, lateral access and minimally invasive surgical procedures, spine fractures and spinal cord injury, spinal tumors, spondylosis and spondylolisthesis. Dr. Khalil has a special interest in innovative therapies and technologies to improve the health of patients.
Dr. Khalil served as Director of Spine Neurosurgery and Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at University of California, Irvine's Department of Neurological Surgery. He then pursued his own private practice and joined DISC Sports and Spine Center. Though most of his time is spent operating, he continues to serve as a volunteer neurosurgeon at UCI Medical Center.
Dr. Khalil completed an internship in general surgery and residency in neurological surgery at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH. Thereafter, Dr. Khalil underwent combined neurosurgery-orthopedic spine surgery fellowship at New England Baptist hospital in Boston, MA. Additionally, he completed a research fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston conducting preclinical trials of neuroscaffolds implantation in injured spinal cord of rats that lead to first-in-human clinical trials.
Dr. Khalil also held fellowship positions in neurosurgery at Harvard affiliated hospitals, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at University of Jordan Medical School in Amman, Jordan.
Throughout his academic career, Dr. Khalil has received many honors, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Top Gun Award.
He continues to serve as an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, North American Spine Society (NASS), AO Spine foundation, Spinal Cord Injury Foundation, and several other societies.
Education & Experience
- 4/2018-Present Attending Neurosurgeon at DISC Sports and Spine Center, Newport Beach,CA
- 4/2016-4/2018 Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of California Irvine, Department of Neurological Surgery, Irvine, CA
- 8/2014-7/2015 Combined Neurosurgery-Orthopedic Spine Surgery Fellowship, Department of Neurosurgery, New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
- 7/2008-6/2014 Neurological SurgeryResidency, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
- 7/2012-6/2013 Research Fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, MA.
- 7/2007-8/2008 General Surgery Internship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
- 7/2005-6/2007 Neurological Surgery Pre-residency Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School Boston, MA
- 7/2003-6/2005 General Surgery Residency, Specialty Hospital, Amman,Jordan
- 7/2002-6/2003 General Surgery Internship, Al Salt/Jordan University Hospital, Amman, Jordan
- 7/1996-6/2002 Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan