Additional Languages Spoken: English , Gujarati
I am dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and management of acute and chronic pain conditions. I practice pain management with a pain-centered multidisciplinary approach that focuses around individually tailored medication management, interventional procedures, physical therapy and integrative medicine. I am focused on increasing functionality, improving quality of life and providing patient education as much as reducing pain. I am a member of numerous national pain societies, keeping up to date on newly released therapies and advances in evidence-based medicine.
I treat conditions such as: spinal disc herniation, spinal stenosis, radiculitis and sciatica, spinal facet joint disease, vertebral compression fracture, failed back surgery syndrome, pain after spine surgery, sacroiliitis, piriformis syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, pain after joint replacement, intercostal neuralgia, peripheral neuralgia, cancer pain, myofascial pain syndrome and migraine headaches.
Procedures I perform include: epidural steroid injections, facet joint injection and medial branch block, radiofrequency ablation, kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty, spinal cord stimulation, targeted drug delivery (intrathecal pump), sacroiliac joint injection, intra-articular steroid injections, viscosupplement injections, peripheral nerve blocks, bursa injections, sympathetic nerve blocks/chemolysis, trigger point injection and Botox migraine protocol.
I earned my medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, N.J. I completed my residency at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. Board certified in anesthesiology, I also completed a fellowship in pain management at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.
In my free time, I enjoy watching movies and TV shows, reading, fitness, traveling and visiting microbreweries.
CMDNJ - Rutgers Medical School (Degree earned: MD)
Hahnemann University Hospital - Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology - American Board of Anesthesiology
Pain Medicine - University of Maryland Hospital (ACGME accredited)