Rajeev K. Patel, M.D.

Rajeev K. Patel, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 665
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-2225

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Patient Care Bio

Dr. Patel specializes in the non-surgical and interventional treatment of pinched nerves (sciatica or radiculopathy), herniated discs, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease. He is a physiatrist, or physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, with additional training in performing interventional spine procedures. He utilizes conservative and physical/functional rehabilitative measures in combination with injections and minimally invasive spinal procedures to provide long-term success in the management of spinal disorders.



Dr. Patel earned his medical degree from the Northeastern Ohio Universities Medical School. He completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Baylor College of Medicine and a fellowship in Interventional Spine at the University of Pennsylvania Spine Center. Dr. Patel has authored research papers, review articles, and book chapters on numerous spinal conditions and the safety and effectiveness of interventional spine procedures. He is specialty and subspecialty board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at URMC.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Course Coordinator, Non-Operative Spine Section Faculty Committee, 18th and 19th Annual Disorders of the Spine Whistler Spine Course. Whistler BC 2006 - 2006
Obtained "PASSOR Recognized" Certification for the University of Rochester Interventional Spine Fellowship in its Inaugural year. 2006 - 2007
Selection as co-moderator, Rosenthal Award Presentation, 61st Annual American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Washington D.C 1999
13th Annual William A. Spencer M.D. Award and 2nd Annual Allergan Paper Competition Award for Outstanding Research Paper, "Therapeutic Efficacy of Botulinum Toxin Type A for patients with Myofascial Pain." Baylor College of Medicine. 1999
Selection for Grand Rounds Poster Presentation, "Therapeutic Efficacy of Botulinum Toxin Type A for patients with Myofascial Pain." 60th Annual American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Assembly, Seattle WA. 1998
21st Annual Lewis A. Leavitt, M.D. Memorial Award for Outstanding Research Presentation, "Therapeutic Efficacy of Botulinum Toxin Type A for patients with Myofascial Pain." Baylor College of Medicine. 1998

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (SMD)

Specialties

Pain Medicine - American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab

Education

MD | Medicine | Northeastern Ohio Univserity Medical School1995
BS | Arts & Sciences | Youngstown State University1991

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Interventional Spine at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania07/01/1999 - 06/30/2000
Residency in Phys. Med. & Rehab. at Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center07/01/1996 - 06/30/1999
Internship in Internal Medicine at St Mary's Hospital and Medical Center06/18/1995 - 06/17/1996