Dr. Shounuck Patel

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International Speaker & Instructor

Instructor to physicians with International Orthobiologics Foundation , OrthoSono and Expert Education Institute

Award-Winning Published Author

Winner of the 2019 R.R. Hawkings Prose Awards for "Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Cross-Sectional Anatomy"

Expert 2nd Opinion Physician

2nd.MD Telemedicine Second Opinions Consultant

Dr. Patel is double board-certified in Sports Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, as well as fellowship trained in interventional pain management. He focuses his clinical practice on the use of exercise, nutrition, Osteopathic Manipulation, and natural therapies such as regenerative cell therapy for the treatment of orthopedic injuries and pain conditions. 

Dr. Patel earned his degrees across the nation at the George Washington University in Washington DC, Drexel University in Philadelphia, and Midwestern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Chicago. He 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 Orthobiologics Foundation (IOF) – a non-profit for which he became a master instructor for other physicians and Chair of the Curriculum Committee.

Dr. Patel is an invited speaker and instructor for medical conferences and courses across the world. In addition to teaching physicians, Dr. Patel is an associate clinical professor for medical students at the Western University and Touro University Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. 


Book Author

Winner of the 2019 R.R. Hawkings Prose Awards

Dr. Shounuck Patel is the illustrator of the internationally published medical atlas, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Cross-Sectional Anatomy, which won the Association of American Publishers PROSE Award for best book in Clinical Medicine. 

Available now on Springer Publishing and Amazon. Also Available now in Japanese through Nankodo.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Dr. Patel has published articles in various peer-reviewed medical journals including the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Pain Practice, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PMR Journal, and the Clinical Teacher Journal. 

In addition to illustrating his medical atlas, he has co-authored and illustrated chapters in several books including the world-renown Atlas of Image-Guided Spinal Procedures, Atlas of Interventional Orthopedics Procedures, Atlas of Ultrasound-guided Musculoskeletal Injections, Interventional Spine Procedures, Advanced Techniques in Musculoskeletal Medicine and Physiotherapy, and Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Disorders.


On the acclaimed Broken Brain Podcast with Dhru Purohit, Dr. Patel discussed treating chronic pain with regenerative medicine and interventional orthopedics.

On the Back Doctor Podcast, Dr. Patel was interviewed by Dr. Rob Watkins, top orthopedic spine surgeon to professional athletes. They discussed what’s fact and fiction regarding cell therapy for back and neck conditions

On the Stay Healthy Los Angeles Podcast, Dr. Patel was interviewed by physical therapist, Emma Green, on the topic of PRP (platelet rich plasma), prolotherapy, and cell therapy. 


Dr. Shounuck Patel, DO is a leader in the field of orthopedic regenerative medicine.

Get to Know Me

When he is not treating patients or teaching physicians, Dr. Patel loves to spend time with his amazing wife, adorable Maltese poodle mix, and two rambunctious toddlers. Although he has already started exposing them to art, music and sports, once his kids are just a little older, Dr. Patel is really looking forward to introducing them to his interests that include drawing, photography, snowboarding, and breakdancing. 


Dr. Patel and all of his staff will definitely ease your pain and worries. Having Spinal Stenosis, knee problems as well as ankle problems they have made my life so much better. My last treatment was 2 years and 3 months ago. I just did a second treatment this week. Before that I was getting spinal epidurals every 3 months and living on ibuprofen and pain prescriptions. I haven't had that anymore. It's been 2 years and 3 months. He offers so much care and spends all the time in the world with you.
Deby Pierce
My meniscus was disintegrating. After my stem cell/ platelet treatment, is now whole. It is a constant source of wonder to me that sidewalk curbs which used to seem like climbing Mount Everest are no longer a challenge. Seven months out, I’m still experiencing small improvements in mobility that I didn’t even realize I had lost. An altogether life-affirming experience.
Mary Allwright
I am extremely thankful for everything Dr. Patel and his staff have done for my husband. Dr. Patel was very thorough during the evaluation and answered all of our questions very carefully. During my husband’s Spine PRP procedure, everyone made him feel very comfortable and everything went very smooth. My husband is now doing great. Thank you so much for everything!
Eva Cardenas
I owe Dr. Patel my life. When I came to him I was in level 10 pain constantly, and had been bed ridden for several months. After 3 PRP treatments I am now a fully functioning human with zero pain throughout most of each day! I can even go back to activities like working out, dancing, and aerial arts! The diet and supplements he put me on even got rid of my migraines - something I've seen specialists for since I was 12!!! This man is brilliant, kind, funny, and extremely patient. He will sit with you and answer every little question you have and geek out with you on the science behind it. I literally trust him with my life.
Courtney Carini

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