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Dr. Atif Malik

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Frederick, MD
23 years experience male

Locations

American Spine

Frederick, MD

Address

1050 Key Parkway, Suite 103, Frederick, MD
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00am
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Fax

2406293932

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About

Bio

<strong>Atif Malik, M.D.</strong>, grew up in Houston, Texas, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at the Houston Baptist University. Graduating with Cum Laude honors in Fine Arts, Biology and Chemistry, Dr. Malik went on to finish his Medical Degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. Dr. Malik completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine where he was then chosen to serve as Chief Resident. He then went on to sub-specialize by completing an Interventional Pain Fellowship from Harvard Medical School at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He further trained in percutaneous and endoscopic spine surgery under world renowned spine surgeon, Dr. Thomas Hoogland of the Alpha Klinic in Munich, Germany and fellowship trained in advanced spinal surgical technique developed by Wooridul Hospital in Soul, Korea. Dr. Malik has been one of the first physicians to educate and train endoscopic spine surgeons in the United States in a bloodless and minimally invasive technique to preserve normal disc tissue. As one of the of the original founders of Spine PulseTM treatments, Atif B. Malik, MD, has dedicated his practice to the advancement of minimally invasive spinal surgery and endoscopic spine surgery. Additionally, he has served as a spinal consultant to numerous companies related to minimally invasive spine products and has also been involved in the development of intradiscal transplantation of stem cells and platelet-rich plasma, laser thermodiscoplasty, percutaneous and endoscopic discectomy / foraminotomy, and the use of laser, radiofrequency and bipolar technology. He is an advocate of redefining the algorithm for the treatment of degenerative spinal disorders and the preservation of spinal segmental motion using minimally invasive techniques. Furthermore, he has authored peer-reviewed research journal articles, scientific abstracts, reviews, and book chapters in the field of pain and spine medicine. This vision has led Dr. Malik, to co-found American Spine, a multi-speciality practice that offers the least invasive alternatives to open-back operations. These alternatives take the form of percutaneous and endoscopic outpatient spine procedures which allow neck and back pain sufferers to find relief, recover quickly, and improve function while minimizing short and long term complications. Using Spine PulseTM technology, American Spine practitioners challenge the current open-spine surgery and offers comprehensive, least-invasive surgical options for common ailments that plague the back and neck. Additionally, Dr. Malik believes a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, when used appropriately, has the best outcome for patients when treating chronic pain. Such an approach includes spinal blocks, rational poly-pharmacy, physical therapy, relaxation techniques, biofeedback, spinal manipulation, and psychological treatment. Dr. Malik is Board Certified in Pain Management and is active with The International Society of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Pain Society, and North American Spine Society. Dr. Atif B. Malik finds true reward in providing his patients with pain relief and an increased quality of life. While his core focus is on providing excellent patient care, he has also been lauded with much recognition including the Oliver R. Smith Jr., M.D. award for Clinical Excellency, Letter of Recognition from President Bush for Humanitarian Relief work, and Top Docs, a distinction voted by his peers in New Jersey Monthly. Outside of medicine, Dr. Malik’s other interests include, fine arts, especially Racu pottery, print-making, photography, hunting, fishing, and most important, spending quality time with his family. Dr. Malik is fluent in Urdu and Punjabi.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Pain Management

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Mandarin, Punjabi

Doctor Q&A

69 Answers
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atif Malik
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 23 years experience
Yes: It may help.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atif Malik
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 23 years experience
Herniated discs: Herniated discs in the neck (cervical spine) can cause pain, numbness, or weakness in the neck, shoulders, chest, arms, and hands. In some cases a very large herniated disc in the neck may cause weakness or unusual tingling affecting other parts of the body, including the legs.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Malik
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 23 years experience
Muscle relaxants: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) tends to cause more sedation and is a stronger muscle relaxant.

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Sep 15, 2013
Thank you for bringing you experience, caring and time to answer some difficult questions. I truly appreciate your work here!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Malik is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Malik is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

Baylor College of Medicine

Awards

Top Docs 2012, NJ Monthly
Top Docs 2011, NJ Monthly
Newton Chamber of Commerce 2011 Community Service Award with special recognition for humanitarian efforts during Haiti Earthquake disaster during January of 2010 – Specialty Surgical Center, Sparta, NJ

Affiliations

American Spine
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