4th Asia-Pacific Global Summit & Expo on Healthcare
M.D. American Spine, USA
Atif Malik, M.D., 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.