Dr. Burton Engel, MD has been a physician at the Center for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for the past 9 years. A large portion of his role is focused on performing image-guided interventional pain procedures in addition to seeing new and returning patients for comprehensive rehabilitation care and medical management. Dr. Engel was previously a faculty member of the Wayne State University Physician Group where he was heavily involved in resident education. He served as Assistant Residency program director and a lecturer in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. His practice and research focused on musculoskeletal, pain, sports, and spine care.
He taught resident physicians multiple fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided pain procedures as well as medication and rehabilitation management of debilitating and painful conditions. During his training, he was appointed Chief Resident at the University of Michigan Hospital in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation where he performed his residency. He received his training in interventional spine procedures at the University of Michigan Spine Center. His internship was at William Beaumont Hospital Department of Family Medicine.
He received his Medical Doctorate from Wayne State University where he also performed his master’s studies in biomedical sciences with a focus on exercise and pain physiology. He holds an additional Master of Education in curriculum design from the University of Detroit-Mercy. His bachelor’s degree was also earned at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is currently board certified with the American Board of Medical Specialties. He has continued educating as an adjunct professor teaching resident physicians interventional procedures.
His special interest includes comprehensive spine rehabilitation, interventional pain procedures, low back, and leg pain, chronic joint pain, sports injuries, headaches, arthritis, and tendonitis. Dr. Engel is a former award-winning high school teacher and coach. He has been highly involved in many various roles with high school and college lacrosse for both men and women. He is a father of 3 children and enjoys family water activities with them in Michigan. Dr. Engel is currently accepting patients from physician referrals as well as patient self-referral for primary treatment and second opinions. He offers both in-person and telemedicine appointments where appropriate