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Dr. Ankit Patel

Board Certified in Anesthesiology, Fellowship Trained in Interventional Pain Management

Dr. Ankit Patel is a highly regarded Interventional pain physician practicing at Elite Pain and Spine Institute in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Patel is board certified in Anesthesiology and fellowship trained in Pain Medicine.

Dr. Patel moved to Arizona from England in 2005 and spent the following 8 years graduating from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and subsequently obtaining his medical degree from Midwestern University. He then moved to Oklahoma for his residency training at the Oklahoma University Health Science Center in Anesthesiology. During residency, Dr. Patel developed a strong interest in the field of pain management through active research and clinical rotations. He consequently completed a fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at the University of Toledo Medical Center where he was trained by current world leaders and researchers in the field of pain medicine.

Dr. Patel uses a multi-disciplinary approach to combat pain, including interventional pain procedures, medical management, and physical and behavioral therapy. He has robust training in various treatment modalities, including advanced procedures like spinal cord/DRG stimulation, interspinous spacers, kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty and intrathecal drug delivery systems. He is also very skilled in interventional injections including radiofrequency rhizotomy techniques, epidural steroid injections, selective nerve blocks, and joint injections. His mission is to provide functional restoration for those suffering from chronic pain. He strives to treat all of his patients on an individual basis with compassionate care and help them improve their quality of life.

In his spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He enjoys watching and playing tennis and soccer. Having undergone schooling in 3 different countries, Dr. Patel developed a passion to learn and experience different cultures at an early age. Dr. Patel loves traveling and he really believes that “To travel is to live.”

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East Mesa

Dr. Zeeshan Malik

Board Certified in Anesthesiology, Fellowship Trained in Interventional Pain Management

Dr. Zeeshan Malik is an Interventional pain physician practicing at Elite Pain and Spine Institute in Mesa, AZ. Dr. Malik is board certified in anesthesiology and fellowship trained in interventional pain medicine.

Born and raised in Queens, New York, Dr. Malik began his journey in medicine after moving to Arizona to obtain his medical degree from Midwestern University. It was during his time as a medical student that Dr. Malik was initially exposed to and became interested pain medicine. He decided to further pursue this field by completing his residency training in anesthesiology at Louisiana State University- Shreveport. Dr. Malik continued on to fellowship in interventional pain at LSU-SHV as well. Throughout his fellowship, Dr. Malik was trained by experts in the field of pain medicine while simultaneously teaching as anesthesia staff. During this time, Dr. Malik was awarded the ASRA World Pain Fellow Scholarship. Dr. Malik’s clinical experience and training included nerve stimulator therapy, kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty, intrathecal drug delivery, regenerative medicine, extensive rhizotomy procedures, and much more.

Dr. Malik also participated in a multitude of research that has enabled him to better understand the complexity of pain management.

Dr. Malik is experienced in all aspects of pain management and is passionate about alleviating pain ailments for his patients. With an empathetic and compassionate approach to care, Dr. Malik hopes to not only treat his patients' pain but to help educate them on their disease state and improve their quality of life.

Dr. Malik has a passion for traveling and experiencing cultures across the globe; his travels include Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. In his free time, Dr. Malik enjoys spending time with his friends and family, competitively racing cars, martial arts, strength training, and playing percussion.

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Dr. Maaz Iqbal

Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management

Dr. Iqbal is practically an Arizona native having lived here since he was 5 years old. After growing up in the east valley, Dr. Iqbal decided to move to Tucson to pursue his passion for medicine. Loving the University of Arizona, he would stay there to complete his undergraduate, medical school, residency, and fellowship training. Having spent more than a decade in Tucson completing his studies, Dr. Iqbal decided it was time to move back to the valley and provide quality medical care in his hometown. He has been practicing in the East Valley for over 3 years now and plans to stay for many years to come. Dr. Iqbal was trained by top experts and researchers in the field of pain medicine and is well versed in all aspects of pain management care. He offers advanced treatment modalities such as spinal cord/DRG stimulation, kyphoplasty for compression fractures, and regenerative treatments as well as traditional and alternative pain management treatment modalities. Dr. Iqbal strives to evaluate and treat every patient on an individual basis to provide the best multimodal approach to address his/her chronic pain symptoms.

By doing so, he aims to not only reduce discomfort in his patient’s lives but allow them to enjoy the little things in life that have become so elusive due to chronic pain. In the current fast-paced world of medicine, Dr. Iqbal makes a great effort to give his patients time, empathy, and the best possible experience while dealing with and addressing their chronic pain needs.

In his spare time, Dr. Iqbal loves spending time with his beautiful wife and children. He enjoys playing and watching sports like basketball, football, and tennis and is a firm believer that physical activity plays a big role in reducing chronic pain. He also loves working on cars and doing DIY projects around the house.

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