Rakesh Patel, MD, MBA, FAOA

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Rakesh Patel, MD, MBA, FAOA
Clinical Associate Professor
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    Dr. Rakesh Patel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Spine Surgery, with a cross appointment in the Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Patel completed his undergraduate training at the University of California in Los Angeles where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He received his medical degree upon graduation from the New York University School of Medicine in 2000. Dr. Patel did his residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases, where he was awarded an Aventis Orthopedic Scholarship NYU-HJD Senior Research Award. After completion of his training in New York, Dr. Patel went on to finish a one-year Spine Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin and recently completed the Executive MBA program here at the University of Michigan.

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    • MBA
      University of Michigan Ross School of Business, Ann Arbor, 2022
    • MD
      NYU School of Medicine, 550 First Ave, 2000
    • BS, Biochemistry
      University of California - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 1996
    Research Overview

    Minimally invasive spine surgery
    Spine trauma
    Biomechanics of internal fixation of the spine

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    • Presentation
      Grand Rounds Presentation,
      Patel R. 2023 Nov 2;
    • Journal Article
      Operative Technique for Sacral Insufficiency Fractures Causing Spinopelvic Dissociation: A Case Report.
      Muralidharan A, Wilson J-L, Piche JD, Arhewoh RE, Hake M, Perdue A, Patel R, Aleem I, Ahn J. JBJS Case Connect, 2023 Oct 1; 13 (4): DOI:10.2106/JBJS.CC.23.00350
      PMID: 37917873
    • Presentation
      Grand Rounds Lecture: Use of Ortho biologics in Lumbar Spine Fusions
      Patel R. 2023 Oct 11;
    • Presentation
      Complications from Lateral Interbody Fusions
      Patel R. 2023 Oct 5;
    • Presentation
      Current Concepts of Surgical Allografts
      Patel R. 2023 Aug;
    • Presentation
      MIS Trauma
      Patel R. 2023 Jul;
    • Journal Article
      Clinical outcomes after bracing for vertebral compression fractures: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials.
      Squires M, Green JH, Patel R, Aleem I. J Spine Surg, 2023 Jun 30; 9 (2): 139 - 148. DOI:10.21037/jss-22-78
      PMID: 37435330
    • Journal Article
      Patient satisfaction with follow-up after spinal fusion.
      Akoto AO, Butt BB, Muralidharan A, Olsen E, Waheed MA-A, Patel R, Aleem I. J Spine Surg, 2023 Jun 30; 9 (2): 123 - 132. DOI:10.21037/jss-23-4
      PMID: 37435322