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About Nilesh Kumar Patel, MD, MBA

Nilesh Kumar Patel, MD, MBA, is board-certified in pain management and anesthesiology. He currently serves as vice president of medical affairs, neuromodulation, at Boston Scientific. Dr. Patel completed his medical training in the United Kingdom, followed by residency in anesthesiology at Case Western Reserve University where he served as chief resident. Thereupon he completed his fellowship in pain medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he served as attending staff. He also has an executive MBA from the Kellogg program at Northwestern University in Chicago. 

As a national and international lecturer, Dr. Patel has served extensively as a teacher and mentor. He has lectured at multiple prestigious academic programs including University of London, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Mayo Clinic, and University Michigan, MD Anderson, and others as well, at pain society meetings, including American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, World Institute of Pain, aSpine Intervention Society, and American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. His resume includes cadaveric and academic instruction in multiple countries as well as service to panels, and peer review for several pain journals. 

Dr. Patel is extensively published with 39 original research publications. His current research interests are spinal stimulation for novel applications to meet the unmet patient needs, long acting steroids for radiculopathy, radiofrequency denervation for orthopedic applications, cost effectiveness of pain management, and most passionately on decreasing overdose and death from prescription opiates while maintaining legitimate access to care. He is actively involved in legislative, medical boards, and community initiatives that strongly promote the field of multidisciplinary and interventional pain medicine, because he believes that this is the best venue to deliver pain care and decrease opiate burden and associated overdose and deaths. 

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