Dr. TelhanBio

Dr. Telhan is an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He is committed to delivering the highest caliber of evidence-based clinical care to his patients. He has a passion for interventional spine medicine and musculoskeletal spine rehabilitation. He treats spine and peripheral joint related dysfunction using multimodal treatment regimens that include therapeutic exercise and minimally invasive image-guided injections.

His educational background includes medical school at the University of Virginia, PM&R residency at Columbia University and fellowship with Interventional Spine training also at UVA. He served as Chief Resident at Columbia University. His experience spans from the management of complex spinal pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering to the treatment of sports related spine disorders at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Telhan’s practice philosophy is built around delivering compassionate and intelligent care to patients to help optimize functionality. He has a passion for resident and medical student education and is enthusiastic about collaboration with academic colleagues on publication and research projects. Dr. Telhan has a special interest in the medical humanities as a tool for strengthening medical education and practice.


Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Medical School: University of Virginia, 2009
Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia/Cornell, New York, 2013
Fellowship: Interventional Spine, University of Virginia, 2014


American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Pain Medicine


  • interventional spine care
  • lumbar and cervical radiculopathy
  • lumbar facet arthropathy
  • degenerative disc disease
  • back pain
  • neck pain
  • hip pain

Recent Honors

  • Resident Recognition Award, 2010-2011

Selected Publications

Telhan G, Kelly B, Moley P. Hip and pelvis overuse syndromes. DeLee & Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Consult-Online. Ed. Mark D. Miller and Stephen R. Thompson. 4th ed. London: Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014.

Visco C, Telhan G, Calem R. Rehabilitation of rotator cuff tendinopathy. Comprehensive Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Disorders. New York: Demos, 2012.

Telhan G, Franz JR, Dicharry J, Wilder RP, Riley PO, Kerrigan, DC. Lower limb joint kinetics during moderately sloped running: A crossover study. J Athl Train. 2010;45(1):16–21.


Professional Associations

International Spine Intervention Society
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation