Ashot Kotcharian, MD, is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physician and interventional pain management specialist at 360 Orthopedics in Sarasota, Venice, and Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
Dr. Kotcharian earned his Bachelor of Science in bio-chemistry and molecular biology at Nebraska Wesleyan University. He then earned his medical degree at the University of Toledo College of Medicine in Ohio. He completed both his internship and residency in PM&R at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania before completing an interventional spine and sports medicine fellowship at the same institution.
Dr. Kotcharian previously served a most distinguished career in medicine as Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and as Assistant Fellowship Director of the Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Fellowship, both at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is an expert at both diagnostic and interventional fluoroscopic-guided spinal procedures including steroid injections, nerve blocks, and radiofrequency denervation.
Dr. Kotcharian enjoys outdoor activities with his family and is a “foodie”. He is active in the sport of martial arts since his youth and continues to practice Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Karate. He proudly achieved and holds the rank of 2nd-degree black belt in Taekwondo. Dr. Kotcharian is fluent in multiple languages including Russian and Spanish. When time allows, he is fond of playing chess, reading, meditation, exercise, and painting.