Gunjan Silky Patel MD

Gunjan Silky Patel MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Interventional Spine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine


Personal Statement

Dr. Silky Patel is fellowship trained and board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, specializing in interventional spine, musculoskeletal and electrodiagnostic medicine. Her primary focus is on nonsurgical musculoskeletal and spine care, such as physical therapy, epidural injections and electrodiagnosis of nerve and muscle conditions that cause pain, numbness, tingling or weakness.

Dr. Patel earned her medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB). She completed her internship training at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. After finishing her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, she completed a fellowship in pain management at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California.

Prior to becoming affiliated with the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, Dr. Patel was on staff at the Rehabilitation Specialist of Chicago Group where she focused on inpatient rehabilitation. She has presented research at several national conferences, and her work has been published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as in Free Radical Biology and Medicine. Dr. Patel's most current research is focused on subcutaneous and peripheral nerve stimulation for the treatment of Horton's neuralgia and chronic paroxysmal hemicranias, and kyphophlasty for treating vertebral compression fracture.




  • English

Insurance Plans

  • Accountable/Interplan - PPO
  • Aetna - HMO
  • Aetna - PPO
  • Amerigroup - HMO
  • Amerigroup - Star/Star Plus
  • BC/BS of Texas - Blue Choice PPO
  • BC/BS of Texas - Fed Select PPO
  • BC/BS of Texas - TRS Active Care PPO
  • BC/BS of Texas - UT Select PPO
  • Cigna - HMO
  • Cigna - HMO Open Access
  • Cigna - HMO Open Access Plus
  • Employers Health Network - PPO
  • HealthSmart - EPO
  • HealthSmart - PPO
  • Humana - PPO
  • Independent Medical Systems (IMS) - PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Choice - MH Choice
  • Memorial Hermann Elect - MH Elect
  • Memorial Hermann Employees - MH Employees
  • Memorial Hermann Select - MH Select
  • MHealth - Insurance Plans
  • Provider Select - PPO
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Texas True Choice - PPO
  • Traditional Medicaid
  • Tricare - Prime
  • Tricare - Standard
  • UMR - PPO
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Medicare Replacement PPO
  • United Healthcare - POS
  • United Healthcare - PPO
  • WellCare - Insurance Plans
  • WorkLink

Medical School

University Of Texas Medical Branch (2006)
please call (713) 242-4410