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David P. Speach, M.D.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 341-9238

Office: (585) 341-9238

Fax: (585) 340-3051

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Dr. Speach is a physiatrist, or physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor, who specializes in the non-surgical management of musculoskeletal conditions. His primary focus is evaluation and treatment of neck disorders, back disorders, and neck and lower back sources of radiating pain. Treatment options include therapy, medications, and spinal injections. Dr. Speach has additional certification in Neuromuscular Medicine and the use of electrodiagnostic studies to evaluate disorders of muscle and nerves.

He earned his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical Center and completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at URMC. Dr. Speach has written or reviewed several medical papers and books on rehabilitation topics. He is a board-certified physician and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Orthopaedics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at URMC.



  • Neuromuscular Medicine - American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


MD | State University of New York at Syracuse

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1993 - 06/30/1996
Residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at University of Rochester School of Medicine GME

07/01/1988 - 06/30/1989
Internship at St. Josephs Hospital and Health Center


Faculty Teaching Award
Location: Department of PMR University of Rochester

Faculty Teaching Award
Sponsor: Department of PMR University of Rochester SMD

Alpha Omega Alpha

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Journal Articles

David P. Speach; Daniel J. Lee; John Elfar; Patrick Abt. "Is medial elbow pain correlated with cubital tunnel syndrome? An electrodiagnostic study ,". Muscle & Nerve Volume 53, Issue 2, February 2016, Pages: 252–254. 2016; 53(2): 252-254.

Everett CR, Baskin MN, Speech D, Novoseletsky D, Patel R. "Flushing as a side effect following lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection." Pain physician.. 2004 Oct; 7(4):427-9.

Speach DP, Wong TM, Cattarin JA, Livecchi MA. "Hypoxic brain injury with motor apraxia following an anaphylactic reaction to hymenoptera venom." Brain injury. 1998 Mar; 12(3):239-44.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Aquatic Therapy
Book Title: The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine: Minimally Invasive and Advanced
Author List: Cesarz T. Speach DP.
Edited By: Yue JJ. Guyer R. Johnson JP. Khoo LT et al.
Published By: Saunders 2010

Chapter Title: Recovery from Stroke: Rehabilitation
Book Title: Balliere's Clinical Neurology
Author List: Speach DP, Dombovy, ML
Published By: Bailliere Tindall 1995




David P. Speach, MD