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Shalin Patel

Shalin Patel

Shalin Patel , M.D.

Neck and Back

Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates (POA) is proud to introduce Shalin Patel MD, Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, as the newest addition to POA’s renown orthopaedic spine services, 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 our commitment to providing exceptional patient care and cutting-edge medical solutions to the Delmarva Peninsula.

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 in Southern California 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.

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 our ongoing mission to offer comprehensive orthopaedic and spine care to patients suffering from a variety of spinal disorders.

Education and Accomplishments

Curriculum Vitae

Board Certifications

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery


Spine Surgery Harvard University, Massachusetts CT Completed 2018


Orthopaedic Surgery Loma Linda University School of Medicine Loma Linda, California Completed 2017

Medical School

Drexel University College of Medicine Philadelphia, PA Completed 2012


Boston College Completed 2008


State of Maryland

State of Delaware 

District of Columbia 

Professional Organizations

Lumbar Spine Research Society

North American Spine Society


2023, February, Nayak R, Razzouk J, Ramos O, Ruckle D, Chiu A, Parel P, Stoll WT, Patel S, Thakkar S, Danisa OA, Reoperation and Perioperative Complications After Surgical Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy: A Comparison Between Three Procedures., Spine, 48, 261-269, 00007632-202302150-00006 [pii], 10.1097/BRS.0000000000004506 [doi]

2021, January, Ramamurti P, Weinreb J, Fassihi SC, Rao R, Patel S, Vertebral Artery Injury in the Cervical Spine: Anatomy, Diagnosis, and Management., JBJS reviews, 9, e20.00118, 01874474-202101000-00002 [pii], 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.20.00118 [doi]

2021, December, Penalosa BS, Ramos O, Patel SS, Cheng WK, Danisa OA, Pedicle subtraction osteotomy in adult spinal deformity correction: Clinical and radiographic risk factors for early instrumentation failure., Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, 94, 266-270, S0967-5868(21)00438-0 [pii], 10.1016/j.jocn.2021.08.019 [doi]

2021, December, Ifarraguerri AM, Malyavko A, Stoll WT, Patel S, Thakkar S, Impact of human immunodeficiency virus on 2-year revision rates following lumbar fusion for degenerative spinal conditions: a retrospective cohort study., Journal of spine surgery (Hong Kong), 7, 475-484, jss-07-04-475 [pii], 10.21037/jss-21-84 [doi]

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