Dr. Disha Patel, DO
Surgeon2650 N Wyatt Dr Tucson AZ, 85712
A board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, Disha Patel, DO, welcomes patients at the Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson at Encompass Health in Tucson, AZ. The practice is committed to helping their patients regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Dr. Patel aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities. Licensed to practice in the state of Arizona, she has a remarkable professional journey that spans three decades. Earlier in her career, she was a Research Associate at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, OH (2009 – 2012) and Research Technician at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA (2007 – 2009). On a more personal note, she attributes her success to the compassion she has for her patients.
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Education and Training
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree 2016
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Sinai Health System2017General Surgery
Professional Society Memberships
- American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dr. Disha Patel, DO's Practice location
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Get to know Physiatrist Dr. Disha Patel, who serves patients in Tucson, Arizona.
A devoted physiatrist, Dr. Patel is affiliated with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson.
At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson, the providers are committed to helping their patients regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. They serve the greater Tucson area as a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, amputation, and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions.
Graduating from Amherst College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience in 2007, Dr. Patel earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2016. She then went on to perform her residency at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital.
Prior to joining the Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson, she held research positions at Massachusetts General Hospital and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Physical medicine and rehabilitation, also known as physiatry and physiatrics, is a branch of medicine that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities. Physiatrists treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.
In addition to her medical degree, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience acquired at Amherst College in Amherst, MA, in 2007.
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