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shounuck patel, do

Los Angeles, California

Dr. Shounuck I. Patel is an interventional orthopedics specialist with Regenexx in Los Angeles and Orange County, California. Dr. Patel has a clinical interest in the biomechanical etiology of musculoskeletal injuries and pain conditions, and the holistic treatment of the whole-body continuum with innovative orthobiologic treatments, osteopathic manipulation and therapeutic exercise.

Dr. Patel is board-certified in Sports Medicine, board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and fellowship trained in interventional pain management. After earning his degrees across the nation at the George Washington University, Drexel University, and the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Patel completed his residency at the prestigious Kessler Institute in New Jersey, fellowship with the Orthopedic and Spine Specialists hospital of Pennsylvania, and advanced regenerative medicine training with Regenexx and the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation.

When he’s not busy with work, teaching, or catching up with paperwork, Dr. Patel enjoys photography, snowboarding, and spending time with his growing family.With a passion for advancing the neuromusculoskeletal field, Dr. Patel lectures at medical conferences across the nation and is an expert instructor for the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Western University and Touro University colleges of osteopathic medicine, and mentor to residents through the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. In addition to numerous publications including journal articles and book chapters, Dr. Patel is the illustrator/co-author of the recently published atlas, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Cross-Sectional Anatomy.



  • October 2017: Interventional Orthopedics Foundation Advanced Orthobiologics Procedures Training

  • January 2015: RegenexxCenteno-SchultzClinic Advanced Regenerative Medicine Training

  • January 2012- July 2014: OSSHealth / Sinai Hospital of Baltimore Sports Medicine & Interventional Spine Fellowship

    • 2015: ABPMR sports-medicine CAQ

  • July 2010 – June 2013: UMDNJ-NJMS (now RutgersUniversity) Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency

    • 2014: ABPMRboard-certified,

  • July 2009-June 2010: Osteopathic Internship, NorthShore-LIJ / Plainview Hospital

  • July 2005-June 2009: Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine | Doctor of Osteopathy


  • May 2005: Drexel University College of Medicine | Master in Medical Science

  • May 2003: George Washington University | Bachelor of Business Administration - Concentration: Finance / Secondary Study: Psychology

Patel Education

  • Scholten PM, Patel SI, Christos PJ, Singh JR. Short-Term Efficacy of Sacroiliac Joint Corticosteroid Injection Based on Arthrographic Contrast Patterns. PMR. 2015; 7(4) :385-391. [contributing author & illustrator]


  • Foye P, Abdelshahed D, Patel S. Musculoskeletal PareidoliainMedicalEducation.ClinTeach.2014;11:251-253 [illustrator]



  • Patel SI, Joshi M. Neurostimulation with Ultrasound Guidance for Intercostal Nerve Block. PMR. 2013; 5(10): 903-905. [1st author & illustrator; poster presented at the 2013 AAP Annual Meeting]

  • Patel SI, Jayaram P, Portugal S, Stitik TP. Iliocostal Friction Syndrome Causing Flank Pain in a Stroke Patient with Scoliosis
    and Compensated Trendelenburg Gait. AJPMR. 2013. [1st author & illustrator]

  • Patel SI, Foye PM, Stitik TP. Dynamic Ultrasound with Varus Stressused to Diagnose a Previously Concealed Medial Meniscus Extrusion. PMR. 2012; 4(6): 459-461. [1st author & illustrator]

  • Foye PM, Patel SI. Paracoccygeal Corkscrew Approach to Ganglion Impar Injections for Tailbone Pain. Pain Practice. 2009;
    4(9): 317-21. [contributing author & illustrator]

  • VanHeest A, Ma H, Glisson C, Patel SI. Musculocutaneous Nerve Entrapment: An Unusual Complication After Biceps Tenodesis. Am J Sports Med. 2009; 37(12): 2467-9. [illustrator]

  • Cianca JC, Patel SI. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Cross-Sectional Anatomy. NewYork, NY: Demos; 2017. [illustrator]

  • Patel S, et al. Iliac Crest Bone Marrow Aspiration: Ultrasound Guidance. Intercostal injection: Ultrasound Guidance.​ Intraarticular Hip Injection - Anterior Approach: Ultrasound Guidance. In Furman MB (Editor), Atlas of Image-Guided Spinal Procedures 2nd Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2018. [contributing author]


  • Foye PM, Kirschner JS. Ganglion Impar Injection. In Furman MB (Editor), Atlas of Image-Guided Spinal Procedures 2nd Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2018. [illustrator for Figure 8A.10 paracoccygeal approach]


  • Stitik TP, Chang A, Georgy J, Patel SI. Percutaneous Needle Tenotomy (PNT). In Valera-Garrido F and Minaya-Munoz F (Editors), Minimally Invasive Procedures in Physical Therapy. London, England: Elsevier; 2016. [illustrator]

  • Abbasi A, Patel SI, Malhotra G. Thoracic Disc Herniation. In Simon J, Freedman M, Mehnert M and Vaccaro A (Editors),
    Interventional Spine Procedures–A Case-Based Approach. Philadelphia, PA: Jaypee; 2014. [co-author & illustrator]

  • Stitik TS, Patel S, et al. Fifth Dorsal Compartment of the Wrist Injection and Sixth Dorsal Compartment of the Wrist Injection. In Malanga Gand Mautner K (Editors), Atlas of Ultrasound-Guided Musculoskeletal Injections. NewYork, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2014. [contributing author]

  • Malhotra G, Ryan LA, Patel S. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In Wyss JF and Patel AD (Editors) Comprehensive Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Disorders. NewYork, NY: Demos; 2013. [contributing author & photographer]







  • ExEd Ultrasound Proficiency

    • Feb 2020 - Current | Course Speaker/Instructor

  • Epidural Platelet Lysate / Spine Workshop. TOBI The OrthoBiologics Institute Conference

    • June 2018 - Current | Speaker/Instructor

  • ​Orthosono Ultrasound Courses

    • January 2018 - Current | Instructor


  • Interventional Orthopedics Foundation Level I - II Cadaver Courses

    • June 2017 - Current | Instructor

  • Ultrasound and Orthobiologics for Hip & Knee Conditions. Konica-Minolta

    • July 13, 2019 | Speaker/Instructor

  • ​Orthobiologic Treatments of the Spine. Marina Spine Center Annual CTA/PT Conference

    • June 1, 2019 | Speaker

  • ​Surgical vs Interventional Orthobiologics. IOF Annual Conference

    • February 7, 2019 | Speaker

  • Interventional Regenerative Orthopedics. AOCPMR Mid-Year Meeting

    • April 14, 2018 | Speaker

  • ​AOCPMR Hip Proficiency Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course

    • January 18-21, 2018 | Participant

  • AOCPMR Hip Proficiency Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course

    • October 12-14, 2017 | Participant

  • Basics of Manual Manipulation for the Physiatrist. AAPM&R Annual Assembly workshop

    • October 12-4, 2017 | Instructor

  • ​PRP & Stem Cells for Sports Injuries. AOAPRM Prolotherapy & Cadaver Conference

    • March 31, 2017 | Speaker

  • ​AOCPMR Knee Proficiency Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course

    • January 19-22, 2017 | Participant

  • ​Updates in Interventional Management of Low Back Pain. OMED Annual Conference

    • September 18, 2016 | Speaker

  • ​AOCPMR Specialty Track. OMED Annual Conference

    • September 17-18, 2016 | Program Chair

  • ​Ultrasound-guided Prolotherapy. AOAPRM Prolotherapy & Cadaver Conference

    • May 14, 2016 | Instructor

  • Structural Examination for Lower Back Pain. AAPM&R Annual Assembly workshop

    • October 2, 2015 | Instructor

  • Manipulation for Post-Concussive and Whiplash Syndrome: Headache and Neck Pain, Anxiety, and TMJ Dysfunction. AAPM&R Annual Assembly workshop

    • October 2, 2015 | Instructor

  • Manual Manipulation and Home Exercises to Compliment Common Injection Procedures. AAPM&R Annual Assembly workshop

    • October 1, 2015 | Course Director

  • The Regenerative Spine Lecture; Regenerative Medicine Panel. AOCPMR Mid-Year Meeting

    • April 10, 2015 | Speaker

  • Regenerative Medicine & Applications in Pain Management. UC Irvine / Long Beach VA PM&R Residency Program lecture

    • April 8, 2015 | Speaker

  • Manual Manipulation for Exercise Injuries & the Muscle Energy Exercise Prescription. AAPM&R Annual Assembly workshop

    • November 15, 2014 | Course Director

  • Intercostal Nerve Blocks and Ultrasound Guidance. OSS Health Conference in Puerto Rico

    • January 26, 2014 | Speaker

  • ​Robertwood Johnson Medical School Ultrasound Anatomy workshop

    • October 21, 2013 | Instructor

  • Sports & Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Intensive. AAPM&R Annual Assembly workshop

    • October 5, 2013 | Volunteer

  • ​Platelet-Rich Plasma in Injection Therapy. AAPM&R Annual Assembly workshop

    • October 4, 2013 | Volunteer

  • Osteopathic Principles in Physiatry. Rutgers University lecture & workshop

    • August 28, 2013 | Speaker/Instructor

Patel Publications
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