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Dena Abdelshahed, MD


Physiatry
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Dena Abdelshahed, MD


Hospital for Special Surgery
Integrative Care Center
635 Madison Ave, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Tel: 212.224.7916
Fax: 212.224.7932

429 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
Hospital for Special Surgery
Integrative Care Center
635 Madison Ave, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Tel: 212.224.7916
Fax: 212.224.7932

429 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021

Dr. Abdelshahed is a board certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). She completed residency at Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, where she served as academic chief resident and was awarded the Resident Teacher of the Year Award and the Areti Award (awarded to the resident who demonstrates a consistent willingness to go above and beyond for the good of their co-residents). She completed subspecialty fellowship training in Spine and Sports Medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Abdelshahed's goal is to help her patients return to and optimally perform at their chosen activities while promoting a healthy, and active lifestyle. She treats patients with spine (neck, mid back, low back, and buttock) pain as well as musculoskeletal issues (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle/foot). She utilizes conservative measures as well ultrasound- and fluoroscopically guided interventions. Her overall goals for her patients are to maximize function while minimizing pain.

Back in the Game Patient Stories

Appointments

Assistant Attending Physiatrist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College

Specialty

Special Expertise

Musculoskeletal medicine
Nonsurgical sports medicine
Nonsurgical spine care
Rehabilitation
Ultrasound guided injections
Interventional spine procedures
Platelet Rich Plasma procedures

Procedures

Fluoroscopic Spinal Injections (Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Lumbosacral)
Ultrasound guided joint, bursa, tendon, and soft tissue injections
Viscosupplementation
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
Trigger Point Injections

Awards

Resident Teacher of the Year Award, 2017
Areti Award, 2017
Resident as Teacher Award, 2016
PM&R Outstanding Medical Student Award, 2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Association of Academic Physiatrists
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
New Jersey Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Languages

English

Insurance Information

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Connecticare
Emblem Selectcare
HIP
Medicare
Oxford
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.

Book an Appointment

Dr. Abdelshahed accepts the following insurance plans:

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Connecticare
Emblem Selectcare
HIP
Medicare
Oxford
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

Please note, if your insurance is not on this list, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of out-of-network benefits.

If you do not wish to go out-of-network, our Physician Referral Service will help you find an appropriate doctor.

Education

Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School (formerly UMDNJ), 2013

Internship

Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School (formerly UMDNJ), 2014

Residency

Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, 2017

Fellowship

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, 2018

Certification

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)

State Licensure

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

Selected Books/Chapters

Abdelshahed, D., Dutta, A., Im, C., Wyss, J. "Motor Neuron Disease," McLean Guide to Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 2nd Edition.

Selected Publications

Foye PM, Abdelshahed D, Kamrava E, Enriquez R, D'Onofrio GJ. Tailbone Pain from Coccyx Injuries on Water Slides: a Case Series. In-Press: Accepted March 2018 by The Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Abdelshahed D, Neuman S, Oh-Park M. Dynamic Change in Ultrasonographic Findings in Iliotibial Band Syndrome After Running. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 May 5.

Malanga G, Abdelshahed D, Jayaram P. Orthobiologic Interventions Using Ultrasound Guidance. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2016 Aug;27(3):717-31.

Oh-Park, M., Abdelshahed D. Female Athlete Triad, PM&R Knowledge Now 2016 Update.
Rehab in Review Contributor: January 2013, August 2014, March 2015

Foye, PM., Abdelshahed, D., Patel, SI. Musculoskeletal paredolia in medical education. Clin Teach. 2014 Jul;11(4):251-3. 

Selected Presentations

Abdelshahed, D., Wyss, J., Dutta, A., Cheng, J., Kirschner, J., Moley, P., Zoland, M.: Cadaveric Study Investigating Ultrasound-Guided Injections for Athletic Pubaglia (Sports Hernia). AMSSM Annual Meeting 2018. Orlando, FL. Poster presentation.

Abdelshahed, D., Oh-Park, M., Llull-Vera, M: Confidence and Competence in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound among PM&R Residents: a Longitudinal Analysis. AAP Annual Meeting 2018. Atlanta, GA. Poster presentation.

Abdelshahed, D., Oh-Park, M., Neuman, S: Dynamic Change in Thickness and Vascularity in Iliotibial Band Syndrome: A Case Report. AAP Annual Meeting 2017. Las Vegas, NV. Poster Presentation.

Abdelshahed, D., Jasey, N.: Brush your teeth! Herpes Encephalitis after a dental procedure: a case report. AAP Annual Meeting 2016. Sacramento, CA. Poster presentation.

Abdelshahed, D., Farag, A., Gibson-Gill, C., Claffey, K.: The old becomes new: leech therapy to save a flap reconstruction in a patient with incomplete tetraplegia and a sacral pressure ulcer: a case report. AAP Annual Meeting 2016. Sacramento, CA. Poster presentation.

Abdelshahed, D., Patibanda, V., Hwang, G., Stitik, T.: Effective use of musculoskeletal ultrasound and MRI to diagnose and treat a patient with a symptomatic proximal tibiofibular joint cyst: a case report. AAP Annual Meeting 2015. San Antonio, TX. Poster presentation.

Foye, P., Abdelshahed, D.: Sacral chordoma presenting as coccyx pain: the importance of MRI: a case report. AAPM&R Annual Assembly 2013. Washington DC. Poster presentation.