Dr. Atif Malik, M.D. grew up in Houston, Texas. He graduated cum laude in Chemistry, Biology and Fine Arts from Houston Baptist University in 1993. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine. He was chosen to be Chief Resident and during his resident he was recipient of many awards, including the Oliver R. Smith Jr., M.D. award for excellency during residency training.
Dr. Malik then completed an Interventional Pain Fellowship from Harvard Medical School at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He is a member of the Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Society, International Association for the Study of Pain, and American Pain Society.
Further, he has authored peer reviewed research journal articles, scientific abstracts, reviews, and book chapters in Pain Medicine. He is one of the leaders in teaching minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgeries.
Dr. Malik has a special interest and expertise in the treatment of back and neck pain, Failed Back Syndrome and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. Patients are encouraged to utilize interventional and medical management to become more functional and productive.
He believes that a multidisciplinary, multi-modality, including interventional pain blocks, rational poly-pharmacy, physical therapy, relaxation techniques, biofeedback, and psychological treatment when used appropriately have the best outcome.