POA Welcomes New Spine Surgeon, Shalin Patel, MD

Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates (POA) is proud to introduce Shalin Patel MD, as the newest addition to POA’s renown orthopaedic spine program, alongside Scott McGovern, MD and Trevor Abbott, PA-C. Dr. Patel brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of spinal surgery, further enhancing POA’s commitment to providing exceptional patient care and cutting-edge medical solutions to the Delmarva Peninsula.

With a focus on advanced minimally invasive techniques and a dedication to personalized patient-centered care, Dr. Patel is recognized for his ability to address a wide range of spinal conditions with precision and compassion. His arrival signifies a significant milestone in POA’s ongoing mission to offer comprehensive orthopaedic and spine care to patients suffering from a variety of spinal disorders.

"We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Patel to our team," said Pasquale Petrera, MD, POA’s President. "Dr. Patel’s expertise and dedication to excellence align perfectly with our commitment to delivering the highest standard of care to our patients. With Dr. Patel’s addition, we are confident that we can continue to provide innovative solutions and transformative outcomes for individuals facing spinal health challenges."

Dr. Patel completed his undergraduate degree at Boston College and earned his medical degree at Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center and then went on to pursue fellowship training in spine surgery at Harvard University. Dr. Patel has since built a distinguished career working at George Washington University Hospital for the last 5 years, earning recognition for his contributions to the advancement of spinal surgical techniques and commitment to ongoing medical education.

"I am honored to join the esteemed team at Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates and to have the opportunity to serve the Delmarva community," said Dr. Patel. "My goal is to provide each patient with individualized care tailored to their unique needs, utilizing the latest advancements in operative and non-operative spine care to restore function and improve quality of life."Patients seeking expert care for spinal conditions can now schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel at POA’s office locations in Ocean Pines & Salisbury, Maryland, as well as Lewes, Delaware by calling 410-749-4154 or visiting www.peninsualortho.com.

About Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates

Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates (POA) is a multi-specialty orthopaedic practice that has been offering communities across the Delmarva Peninsula an expansive continuum of orthopaedic services since 1952. With offices in Ocean Pines and Salisbury, Maryland and Millsboro and Seaford, Delaware – and soon-to-be expanding into Milford and Lewes, Delaware; POA provides a broad spectrum of advanced orthopaedic treatments and diagnostic services including, foot and ankle, hand and elbow, hip and knee, shoulder, spine, sports medicine, joint replacement, joint preservation, and orthopaedic trauma care. POA is continuing to raise the bar of orthopaedic excellence with innovative clinical research trials and adding orthopaedic surgeons to elevate the level of care we provide. POA is also affiliated with the AAAHC accredited POA Surgery Center offering MAKO SmartRobotics for Total Joint Replacement and POA Physical Therapy located in Salisbury and Ocean Pines, Maryland. Learn more at peninsulaortho.com.

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