Conservative Spine & Joint Center - Conservative solutions for all musculoskeletal conditions
Ruben Diaz, M.D.
 
Dr. Diaz has 22 years of experience.  He is Board Certified in the PM&R Specialty, also Board Certified in the Pain Medicine Subspecialty. In the past he was Board Certified in the Spinal Cord Medicine Subspecialty. 
 
Dr. Diaz did his undergraduate studies at Rice University and the InterAmerican University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He completed Medical School at UCC in Puerto Rico where he had the opportunity to learn from Dr. William Micheo and Dr. Walter Frontera two of the best Conservative/Musculoskeletal/Sports Medicine Doctors.  Dr. Frontera was the Chairman of the PM&R Department at Harvard Medical School (also editor of Essentials of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), and Dr. Micheo is the past President of the American Academy of PM&R.
 
 
Dr. Diaz completed his Medical Internship and Specialty Residency Training at Albany Medical Center in Albany N.Y.  While most Doctors do a one year fellowship, Dr. Diaz worked with an ISIS (International Spine Society Intervention) instructor improving his Interventional skills for 5 years.
Dr. Diaz has taught for 3 different Medical schools including 7 years for the Emory University PM&R Department where he was Teacher of the Year in 2004 (amongst PM&R Doctors from Emory Inpatient Hospital, Emory Spine Center, Wesley Woods Hospital, Grady Hospital, Atlanta VAMC and Sheperd's Center).  He taught Medical Students, PM&R Residents and Attending Physicians on Musculoskeletal clinics, Fluoroscopy guided procedures and Electrodiagnostics among other things.
 
Dr. Diaz has been working in the area for over 13 years. He is considered an excellent diagnostician, and a patient advocate who believes in patient education, maximizing conservative management to help patients increase function, decrease pain and decrease the need for chronic opiate medications, decrease unnecessary surgeries and improve quality of life.
Dr. Diaz is a proud Member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS) and the American College of Sports Medicine.
 
 
Dr. Diaz is fully  fluent in both  English and Spanish.
 
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