Dr. Rajeev K. Patel Joins Strong Health's New Spine Center as Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

April 05, 2001

Rochester resident Rajeev K. Patel, M.D., a fellowship-trained, non-operative spine specialist, has joined the Strong Health Spine Center as an assistant professor of orthopaedics at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Patel comes to the University of Rochester from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan. Previous to this faculty position, he was at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine's Spine Center, where he completed an interventional spine fellowship.

As a member of Strong Health's Spine Center, Patel will focus on treating patients with spinal problems through non-operative methods. For the vast majority of patients who suffer from spine problems, surgery can be avoided.

The new Spine Center is a collaborative program that brings together specialists from orthopaedics, neurosurgery, neurology, pain management, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and radiology to provide patients with comprehensive spinal care. Patel joins other members of the Strong Health Spine Center: Clifford Everett, M.D., Stephen James, D.O., Paul Rubery, M.D., the center's director, and Seth Zeidman, M.D.

Board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Patel is currently accepting new patients. He will see patients at Strong Memorial Hospital, at University Specialties, 1050 Pittsford-Victor Road, and Genesee Valley Medical Center, 919 Westfall Road.

Patel received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and completed his residency at Baylor College of Medicine.

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