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Rajeev K. Valvani, D.O.

Specialties

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 

Spine

Sports Medicine

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Dr. Raj Valvani is a Board Certified Physiatrist specializing in non-operative treatment of the spine and sports related musculoskeletal injuries. Procedures performed by Dr. Valvani include epidurals, facet joints, medial branch blocks, radiofrequency ablations, and joint injections.

Dr. Valvani received his Doctor of Osteopathy from Michigan State University. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from Emory University. He then completed a sport and spine fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Prior to receiving his Medical Degree, Dr. Valvani began his career as a Physical Therapist graduating from Duke University with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy.

Dr. Valvani has received numerous awards including Top Doctor by Atlanta Magazine in 2022 and 2023, Resident of the Year and Research Project of the Year while at Emory University. He was a medical volunteer for the New York Sevens Rugby Tournament and Harlem Wizards Basketball while completing his sport and spine Fellowship in New York City.

Dr. Valvani is active in his community and has served with the Special Olympics as both a basketball and soccer coach, as well as a medical volunteer.

Dr. Valvani lives in East Cobb with his wife and three children. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his kids' soccer and basketball teams, playing sports, traveling, photography, and scuba diving.

Education & Training

Undergraduate Education
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor Michigan (1996)
Bachelor of Science

Graduate Education
​Duke University
Durham, North Carolina (1999)
Master of Science Physical Therapy

Medical School
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan (2008)
Doctor of Osteopathy

Postgraduate Training 
Residency Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Emory University (2012)
Atlanta, Georgia

Transitional Intern Year
Botsford Hospital
Farmington Hills, Michigan

Fellowships 
Sport and Spine Fellowship
Beth Israel Medical Center (2013)
New York City, New York

Certifications
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 

Association of Academic Physiatrists

American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Cobb Medical Society

International Spine Intervention Society