Our Professional Team

Michael S. Slobasky

DO, DABPMR

Michael Slobasky, D.O., is the Founder of Global Neuro & Spine Institute. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is triple board certified in pain medicine, and in physical medicine and rehabilitation. After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1997, he earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Midwestern University in Glendale, Ariz., in 2002.

Dr. Slobasky did his internship in New York, NY at St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital (formerly St. Clare’s). This was followed by a residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiatry) at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA where he served as Chief Resident. Following his residency, Dr. Slobasky completed an ACGME accredited Fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine at Temple University Hospital and the clinics of Mid Atlantic Spine. Dr. Slobasky prides himself on performing spinal injections, electrodiagnostics, and minimally invasive spine surgeries with as little patient discomfort as possible.

Shatabdi Patel

MD, DABPN

Dr. Shatabdi Patel is double boarded in the Specialty of Neurology and sub-specialty of Headache Medicine. She is also fellowship trained in Interventional Pain Medicine.

Dr. Patel is originally from New Jersey where she completed her undergraduate studies at Rutgers University. She subsequently attended Medical School at Ross University. She then joined Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia where she completed her internship in Internal Medicine followed by a residency in Neurology. She then went on to complete a Headache Medicine Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital as well and an ACGME- accredited Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, NY. Dr. Patel is proficient in neuropathic pain, headaches, spinal injections, joint injections, Spinal Cord Stimulators, and electrodiagnostics.

Ali S Malik

D.O., D.A.O.B.P.M.R., M.S.B.E.

Ali S. Malik, D.O., is a Board-Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physician who specializes in treating painful conditions of the spine; including low back pain, mid-back pain, neck pain, radiculopathy, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spondylosis, degenerative disc disease, facet joint arthropathy, and disorders of the sacrum.

Dr. Malik completed both undergraduate and graduate school in Florida at the University of Miami, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering.  He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  He then went on to complete PM&R residency training with Nova Southeastern University, where he served as academic and administrative Chief Resident during his final year of training.  Following residency, he completed an Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai in New York City.  After fellowship, Dr. Malik joined the Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai as an Assistant Clinical Professor with the Department of Rehabilitation, and also worked as an interventional pain physician with the Comprehensive Spine and Pain Center of New York.

Dr. Malik is a member of the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the American Osteopathic Association. He has presented and lectured on various topics at medical conferences, both locally and nationally, and has published several articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. He also serves as an Ad Hoc journal article reviewer for both the PM&R Journal, and the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Pedro Salcedo 

PA-C

Pedro Salcedo has been working in the field of pain management for greater than 10 years and he is Board-Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant studies from the Medical College of Georgia.  After completing his studies, he began working in the field of Emergency Medicine in Augusta, Georgia.  He then spent a few years working in the field of neurosurgery in West Palm Beach, as a first assist in both spine and brain surgery.  His exposure to surgical management of neck pain and back pain prompted Pedro to transition into pain management.  Prior to his career as a physician assistant he was an active duty soldier for the United States Army, where he proudly served for six years as a combat medical specialist and Licensed Practical Nurse.  Pedro promotes a comprehensive approach to pain management which includes diet, weight loss, medications, and interventional procedures.
Pedro was born in Methuen, Massachusetts and raised in South Florida.

Chantel Rusz

PMHNP-BC

Chantel is a board-certified family psychiatric nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC). Her interest in science and zeal for helping others started at a young age. Chantel received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University. After seven years of working as a Registered Nurse at VCU Health System, she obtained her master’s degree in nursing, specializing in psychiatry from Virginia Commonwealth University. Chantel has worked with adults and pediatrics throughout her nursing career. Chantel is a member of the Neuroscience Education Institute.

Chantel enjoys all areas of psychiatry but holds a special place in her heart for adults living with trauma histories. She believes it’s important to use trauma-informed care with these individuals. Chantel is certified in ART (accelerated resolution therapy), which is a modality that can provide benefit for PTSD symptoms, in little as one session. In addition, she believes that early intervention is the key to living a fulfilling and productive life. Chantel’s other interests include; medication management and stress management. She believes in emphasizing the integrative principles of mind-body-spirit care to achieve a holistic approach to treating patients. Also, it is her utmost goal to see the stigma attached to mental health dissipate.

Michael Coyle

PA

Michael Coyle, being a native Floridian, inspired him to pursue his undergraduate studies at Ave Maria University where he earned a degree in Biology and Chemistry. He continued his training in South Florida by attending Nova Southeastern University in order to obtain his Master of Physician Assistant Studies. After finishing his education, Michael began working in Neurosurgery in North Florida where he became very familiar with neck and back pain, as well as evaluating and treating post-operative pain. He then continued to advance his knowledge in this field at a Level One Trauma Center in Denver, Colorado. With numerous years of experience in the clinic, hospital, and the operating room he realized that he had a passion for educating, evaluating, and treating patients with both acute and chronic pain conditions. It was this passion that pushed Michael to pursue a career in pain management. Michael takes a multi-disciplinary approach to pain that includes nutrition, physical therapy, interventional procedures, medication, bone health, and mental health. In Michael’s free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and family, teaching the next generation of Medical and Physician Assistant students, and enjoying the occasional basketball game or beach day.

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