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Adrian Popescu, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ombudsman, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Contact information
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Penn Medicine at Rittenhouse
1800 Lombard Street, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Office: 215-893-2600
Education:
BA (Mathematics and Physics )
"I.L. Caragiale" National College, Ploiesti, Romania, 1994.
MD (Medicine)
"Carol Davila" University of Medicine, Bucharest, Romania, 2000.
Post-Graduate Training
Internship in Medicine, University Hospital of Bucharest, “Carol Davila” School of Medicine, Romania , 2001-2002.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine , 2002-2006.
Intern, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania , 2006-2007.
Resident in PM&R, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania , 2007-2010.
Chief Resident in PM&R, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania , 2009-2010.
Pain Fellow, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care , 2010-2011.
Certifications
Board Certified in Pain Medicine by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2011.
Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2011.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Advanced spine interventions including nerve blocks using fluoroscopy guidance and ultrasound guidance:

Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar advanced radiofrequency ablation procedures
Cervical C1-2 zygapophyseal joint therapeutic injections
Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar diagnostic nerve blocks
Cooled radiofrequency nerve ablations
Cervical Tranforaminal Epidural Steroid injections
Thoracic Transforaminal Epidural Steroid injections
Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid injections
Caudal epidural steroid injections
Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar zygapophyseal joint therapeutic injections
Cervical, Thoracic or Lumbar discography studies
Spinal Cord neuromodulation including spinal cord stimulator trials and implants
Kyphoplasty and vertebral augmentation procedures
Lumbar sympathetic blocks
Ganglion impar blocks
Celiac plexus blocks
Stellate ganglion blocks
Ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks and therapeutic joint injections
Electrodiagnostic- electromyography and nerve conduction studies

Description of Other Expertise

Instructor for International Spine Injection Society
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Last updated: 10/04/2017
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