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Michel L. Gevaert, MD | Alaska Spine Institute

Michel GevartDr. Michel Gevaert was born in Belgium and earned his medical doctorate at the University of Leuven in Belgium. He completed an internship at the University Of Pennsylvania Medical School. Upon completion of his residency at the University of Pennsylvania of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, he continued his advanced training with a fellowship in Electromyography and later in spine rehabilitation. He was assistant professor at the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Gevaert is specialized in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of back pain and neck pain. He published several articles and abstracts in peer reviewed journals. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic medicine, the International Spinal Injection society and many others.

In addition to English, he speaks French, Dutch and Spanish.

Professional Experience

  • Acting Medical Director, Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1992.
  • Associate Director, Residency Training Program, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1992-93.
  • Committee of Department Review, Pennsylvania Muscle Institute, University of Pennsylvania, 1993-94.
  • Director, William Erdman Outpatient Clinic, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, 1994.
  • Director, Electrophysiological Division, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, 1994.
  • Colorado Rehabilitation and Occupational Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, 1994-96.
  • Medical Director, Rehabilitation Unit, Alaska Regional Hospital, Anchorage, Alaska, 2000-01

Areas of Expertise

  • Spinal and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Work related and auto accident related injuries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Electrodiagnosis, EMG (electromyography), NCV (Nerve conduction studies), SSEP
  • Interventional Pain Management of neck and back
  • Epidural Injections
  • Selective Nerve Root Blocks
  • Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
  • Facet Injections and Median Branch Blocks
  • Radiofrequency Procedures (Neuro-ablation)
  • IDETT, Nucleoplasty
  • IME, PPI (Independent Medical evaluation, permanent partial impairment)

Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Diplomate
  • American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Diplomate
  • Subspecialty Pain Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Pain Medicine, Diplomate
  • Belgian Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Diplomate

Education

  • Medical Degree: University of Leuven, Belgium, cum laude
  • Internship and Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Middleheim Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Fellowship: Electromyography and Rehabilitation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Research Enrichment Program for Physiatrists, University of Missouri

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1988-91.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1992-94.
  • Director of the Annual Prosthetics Course, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, 1991-94.

Medical and Scientific Affiliations

  • Fellow, American academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Fellow, American academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • International Spinal Injection society
  • Fellow, American Board of Pain Medicine