Dr. Mali, Durham Pain Management

Dr. Mali

Dr. Mali is a fellowship trained board certified interventional pain management physician specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of common and complex painful musculoskeletal conditions. He specializes in interventional spine care and regenerative medicine. His areas of expertise include conventional and stem cell treatments for low back, neck, musculoskeletal, and chronic pain. He performs fluoroscopic guided interventional pain injections including: epidurals, sacroiliac joint injections, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation, lumbar sympathetic, hypogastric ganglia, stellate ganglia, and ganglion impar blocks. As well as ultrasound guided interventional pain injections including: shoulder, hip, knee, greater trochanter, piriformis, plantar fascia, peripheral nerve, and carpal tunnel injections. 

Dr. Mali was born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia. He attended West Virginia University for his undergraduate education, where he was granted the Eberly Scholarship and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology. He continued his education at West Virginia University where he completed his medical school training.

He underwent his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation training at East Carolina University where he served as Chief Resident. During his time at East Carolina University, Dr. Mali earned the Resident Teacher of the Year Award for his passion and dedication to the education of medical students. 

Following residency, Dr. Mali completed an interventional pain fellowship at the University of Alabama Birmingham through the Department of Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. 

After fellowship, Dr. Mali was recruited by the Department of Defense secondary to his background in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as interventional pain management. He went on to become Chief of the Interdisciplinary Pain Clinic at Womack Army Medical Center. As Chief of the pain clinic Dr. Mali implemented a multidisciplinary team approach to pain conditions including: acupuncture, pain psychology, physical therapy, chiropractic, and interventional pain care to treat spine and pain disorders. During this time he was involved in clinical research with spinal cord stimulation and radiofrequency ablation. He also served as adjunct faculty at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. 

Following his time at Womack Army Medical Center, Dr. Mali moved on to private practice in San Antonio, TX. There he worked at South Texas Spinal Clinic one of the largest spine practices in South Texas. Dr. Mali gained experience with Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cell therapies as an effective treatment for patients with painful musculoskeletal conditions and arthritis. 

Dr. Mali is dedicated to responsible, compassionate, and patient centered pain care. He has been published in textbook chapters, medical journals, and continues to contribute to the field of interventional pain medicine. He is focused on improving the quality of life and function for his patients through medical, interventional, alternative, and regenerative therapies. We are pleased to offer his services and expertise to the Triangle and surrounding region. 

West Virginia University School of Medicine

Board Certifications:
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ABMS subspecialty Pain Medicine

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation East Carolina University

ACGME Accredited Interventional Pain Management
Fellowship University of Alabama Birmingham

The Pain Society of the Carolinas
North American Neuromodulation Society
Spine Intervention Society
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Patient Reviews:

Very Thorough!
"I am very satisfied with Dr. Jimmy Mali. He has listened to my pain problems, and prescribed drugs to help with my neck pain, and neck MRI and sleep issues due to pain. Finally feel like I am getting somewhere with the pain, and getting the results I need. Will be doing the neck injections in the C4 and C5 discs next week and hope that will alleviate the pain more. He called me 3 times with the results fromMRI, which I never had from any other doctor. He's very thorough."

"Dr. Mali and his staff are awesome. Love the doc. Probably the best doctor I've seen. Just wanted to say thank you so much. Absolutely no pain right now."

"Very pleasant doctor who listened to what my issue was, and tried to get what needed to be done, done. Dr. Mali makes you feel very comfortable."

Great doctor!
"The problem was explained and options explained very well. He is a great doctor! Thank you!"

"Very helpful and explained everything that could or needed to be done."


See Dr. Mali for your Durham pain management needs.