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Interventional Pain Medicine

Dr. Artemus Flagg is a proud combat army veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. He served in the United States Army as a Battalion Flight Surgeon and Brigade Flight Surgeon for the 1st Cavalry division during his combat tour in Iraq. Following his combat tour, he was promoted to the rank of Major and appointed as the Chief Flight Surgeon and Chief of the Physical Exam Section at the DiLorenzo TRICARE Health Clinic at the Pentagon.

His experiences in the United States Army motivated him to further pursue a career in pain medicine. Dr. Flagg was selected and completed a residency in Anesthesiology and a Fellowship in Pain Medicine, both at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. With determination and hard work, Dr. Flagg received the Clinical Anesthesia (One) resident of the year award for outstanding achievement in patient care and citizenship during his training, and was also selected as the Chief Resident for the 2011-2012 Academic Year.

Dr. Flagg is an attentive and energetic physician with years of experience, stemming from his medical training and military medical experience.  He specializes in pain medicine. He is committed to providing the highest quality of care, helping his patients reduce their pain, and increasing their functional activity level. Dr. Flagg also enjoys aviation, traveling, Caribbean cuisine, and being active in the community.


Morehouse College



Boston University School of Medicine

Boston University School of Public Health



General Surgery - Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center



Anesthesiology - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine



Pain Medicine Fellowship - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Awards and Certifications:

Clinical Anesthesia (One) resident of the year award
Chief Resident at Johns Hopkins, 2011-2012

St. Thomas