Deepak Patel, MD, FACSM, FAAFP

Director of Sports Medicine, Rush-Copley Family Medicine Residency; Assistant Professor, Rush Medical College

Assembly Sessions – Musculoskeletal: Degenerative Joint Disease: The Pain of Aging: Osteoarthritis, CME093, CME094; Musculoskeletal: Musculoskeletal & Head Injury PBL: Discussion Session, CME281; Musculoskeletal: Musculoskeletal Imaging Modalities: What to Order, When, CME105, CME106; Neurologic: Concussions and Neurocognitive Assessment: The Headaches and Confusions, CME137, CME138

A past AAFP Scientific Assembly presenter, Dr. Patel practices family medicine and sports medicine in Aurora and Yorkville, IL and is medical director for Rush-Copley Sports Medicine. His specialty topics include imaging, concussions, stress fractures, osteoarthritis, joint examinations, pediatric overuse injuries, knee pain, and exercise recommendations, as well as evidence-based medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. He says that staying current with medical advances and with evidence-based medicine is the most challenging aspect of family medicine.