Ali Shakir, M.D.Ali Shakir, M.D.

Dr. Shakir grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he majored in Biological Sciences with a minor in English.  He attended medical school at New York Medical College and completed his internship in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  He then completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Washington, where he served as chief resident.  After his residency, he completed a fellowship in Spine and Sports Medicine at the Buffalo Spine and Sports Institute.

Dr. Shakir is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with subspecialty certifications in Sports Medicine and Pain Medicine.  He is also certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine in the performance of nerve conduction studies and electromyography.  He has taken part in multiple scientific presentations at national medical meetings and his research has been published in medical journals.

Dr. Shakir has extensive experience in providing comprehensive non-surgical spine care, which includes spine pain procedures under fluoroscopic guidance.  He is also experienced in the use of ultrasound guidance for tendon sheath, nerve and joint injections and he performs regenerative injection therapies such as prolotherapy and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections.

In addition to seeing patients at Ohio Pain and Rehab Specialists, Dr. Shakir has a non-surgical sports medicine clinic in Barberton Ohio.  For more information about his sports medicine clinic, you can check his website at:  www.verticalspineandsportsmedicine.com or call 330-753-3232.