Omar H. El Abd, M.D.

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Instructor 
oelabd@partners.org (508) 872-2200 781-431-9152  
Director Interventional Spine Physiatry, Newton Wellesley Hospital/Spaulding Framingham 
Clinical Associate, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Massachusetts General Hospital 
Director Interventional Spine Physiatry, Newton Wellesley Hospital   
Director Interventional Spine Physiatry, Spaulding Sports and Spine Center at Spaulding Framingham  

Research and Clinical Interests: Non Surgical management of painful spine conditions

Education: MD, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt, 1997 
Montefiore Medical Center\Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1999-2002 
Penn Spine Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania, 2002-2003

Board Certification: 
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2003 
Pain Medicine, 2004 
American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, 2004 

Languages: Arabic, French, Spanish 

Publications:
Original Articles: 
El Abd, Omar: Low Back Sprain. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Ed Walter Frontera. Elsevier In print    Bhagia SM, Slipman CW, Nirschl M, Isaac Z, El-Abd O, Sharps LS, Garvin C. Side effects and complications after percutaneous disc decompression using coblation technology. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 Jan;85 (1):6-13.   
El Abd, Omar: Steorids in Spine Interventions. Interventional Spine. Ed Curtis w. Slipman. Elsevier In print   
El Abd, Omar: Spine Interventions. Physical Therapy Textbook. Ed. Zachazewski, James E. Elsevier In print    Chou LH, Slipman CW, Bhagia SM, Tsaur L, Bhat AL, Isaac Z, Gilchrist R, El Abd OH, Lenrow DA. Inciting events initiating injection-proven sacroiliac joint syndrome. Pain Med 2004;5:26-32.   
Slipman CW, El Abd OH, Bhargava A, DePalma MJ, Chin KR. Transforaminal cervical blood patch for the treatment of post-dural puncture headache.  Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2005;84:76-80.   
El Abd OH. Cervical spondylotic myelopathy review. The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Resident 2001;10:9-10.   

Nonprint Materials
Abd OH, Slipman CW.  Chiropractic care. Complementary and Alternative Medicine PIER Clinical Guidance from American College of Physicians 2004.  http://pier.acponline.org    

Abstracts:  El Abd OH, Kim D, Oh-Park M.  Acute bilateral facial palsy as an initial presentation of leptomeningeal metastasis: a case report [abstract].  Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2001;82:1310.

With the many different conditions I have, I feel they did everything humanly possible and I have come away from the pain program with some excellent tools.

A Painless Patient

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