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Rajeev K. Patel, M.D.

Medicine, Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests

Back, Spine Pain & Injury - Non-Surgical; Spinal Cord Injury

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 341-9237

Fax: (585) 340-3051

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

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

Education

1991
BS | Youngstown State University
Arts & Sciences

1995
MD | Northeastern Ohio University Medical School
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1999 - 06/30/2000
Fellowship in Interventional Spine at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

07/01/1996 - 06/30/1999
Residency in Phys. Med. & Rehab. at Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center

07/01/1999 - 06/30/2000
Fellowship in Interventional Spine at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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Awards

2006 - 2007
Obtained "PASSOR Recognized" Certification for the University of Rochester Interventional Spine Fellowship in its Inaugural year.

2006 - 2006
Course Coordinator, Non-Operative Spine Section Faculty Committee, 18th and 19th Annual Disorders of the Spine Whistler Spine Course. Whistler BC

1999
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.

1998
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.

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Publications

Journal Articles

1/2007
Buenaventura RM, Shah RV, Patel V, Benyamin R, Singh V. "Systematic review of discography as a diagnostic test for spinal pain: an update." Pain physician.. 2007 Jan 0; 10(1):147-64.

7/2005
Everett CR, Novoseletsky D, Cole S, Frank J, Remillard C, Patel RK. "Informed consent in interventional spine procedures: how much do patients understand?" Pain physician.. 2005 Jul 0; 8(3):251-5.

2005
Slipman CW, Plastaras C, Patel R, Isaac Z, Chow D, Garvan C, Pauza K, Furman M. "Provocative cervical discography symptom mapping." The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society.. 2005 5(4):381-8.

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