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Ashish Patel, MD

Philosophy of Care

My training at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, a leading orthopaedic hospital, created a strong desire to educate my patients regarding their neck and back condition, as I believe a well-informed patient can better participate during a joint decision-making process. I am focused on maximizing the overall patient experience and streamlining high-quality spine care for my patients.

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Spine Surgery
    • The Spine Center


    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    • Orthopaedic Surgery


    PATIENTS SEEN
    Accepts both children and adults


    LANGUAGES

    • English
    • Gujurati
    • German


    MEDICAL INTERESTS
    Cervical radiculopathy, cervical myelopathy, cervical deformity, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, early onset scoliosis, congenital scoliosis, flat back syndrome, adult degenerative scoliosis, adult idiopathic scoliosis, pediatric scoliosis, pediatric spine surgery, Scheuermann’s kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, radiculopathy, sagittal imbalance, ankylosing spondylitis, spine tumors and spine trauma


    PERSONAL INTERESTS
    I enjoy travelling, exploring new cultures and cuisines. I also have a passion for cooking and therefore eating! I enjoy challenging myself physically, whether its training for a marathon, prepping for a mountain climb or hitting the slopes. I love my job, family and hobbies immensely and constantly seek a healthy work life balance.


  • Education

    EDUCATION
    School Ross University School of Medicine
    Graduation Date 11/2007
    Degree MD

    RESIDENCY
    School State University of New York - Downstate
    Title Orthopaedic Residency

    FELLOWSHIPS
    School Hospital for Special Surgery
    Specialty Spine Surgery

  • Memberships

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • North American Spine Society
    • Scoliosis Research Society
    • AO Spine
  • Awards and Accolades

    Name Hospital for Special Surgery Chief Fellow
    Date 12/2016

    Name SUNY Downstate Orthopaedic Resident of the Year
    Date 12/2015

  • Media/Published Articles

  • Research & Clinical Trials

    RESEARCH

    • Anatomical Modifications during the Lateral Transpsoas Approach to the Lumbar Spine: The Impact of Vertebral Rotation, 2018.
    • Moving Beyond Radiographs: Changes in Gait Patterns after AIS Realignment, 2016.
    • Gait Stability Improvement after Fusion Surgery for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis is Influenced by Corrective Measures in Coronal and Sagittal Planes, 2014.
    • Adult Spinal Deformity-Postoperative Standing Imbalance: How Much Can You Tolerate? An Overview of Key Parameters in Assessing Alignment and Planning Corrective Surgery, 2010.
    • Pelvic Tilt and Truncal Inclination: Two Key Radiographic Parameters in the Setting of Adults with Spinal Deformity, 2009.
    • 'Anterior Structural Support in Adult Spinal Deformity', in Klineberg ed. Adult Spinal Deformity.
    • 'Animal Models for Spinal Deformity and Their Role in the Development of Surgical Non-Fusion AIS Techniques', in Sharan A., Vaccaro A., Tang S. ed. Basic Science of Spinal Diseases.
    • 'De Novo Scoliosis', in Keith Bridwell, ed. The Textbook of Operative Spine Surgery.
    • 'The Importance of the Sagittal Plane: Spino-Pelvic Considerations', in Newton P., O’Brien M., Betz R., Shufflebarger H., ed. Idiopathic Scoliosis: The Harms Study Group Guide to Evaluation and Treatment.
    • 'Classification of Adult Spinal Deformity', in I. Horvorka, J.P. Farcy, ed. Spine Concepts.


Health Topics Posts
By Ashish Patel, MD
Scoliosis is a fairly common spinal condition that affects approximately three percent of the U.S. population. For most it’s not cause for concern, but for a small number of people the curve does get worse and requires medical intervention. This article outlines the top five things you should know about scoliosis.

Topics and Subtopics: Spine & Back Problems
By DuPage Medical Group Spine Center

Topics and Subtopics: Spine & Back Problems
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