Tasso Papagiannopoulos, MD

Tasso Papagiannopoulos, MD

I deeply believe that living an active and balanced life is essential for a happy and healthy existence. Unfortunately, at times, the body can face injury which can keep us from participating in the activities that we love. As a physician specializing in musculoskeletal medicine, it is my goal to work with each patient and create a comprehensive and personalized plan to return them to the life they want to live.


Doctorate of Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL


Interventional Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine, Desert Spine & Sports Physicians, Phoenix, AZ

Board Certification:

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (anticipated in 2020)


American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Association of Academic Physiatrists

Spine Intervention Society

North American Spine Society

Research and Publications:

Trujillo K, Papagiannopoulos T, Olsen KW. Effects of mutations on the molecular dynamics of oxygen escape from the dimeric hemoglobin of Scapharca inaequivalvis . F1000Research. 2015;4:65. doi:10.12688/f1000research.6127.1.

Patient Testimonials

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We are here for you. We continue to offer Telehealth visits (select insurances cover this) in addition to in-office appointments for evaluation and management of your pain complaints. Also while Arizona has lifted its mask mandate, we are still maintaining mask protocols in addition to social distancing and sanitization protocols in order to protect our patients and employees.