Rohit Navlani, DO
PGY-1

Why did you choose UPMC residency program?
I was drawn to the field of PM&R after having seen first hand how much it can help people, specifically my own mother. She was treated by a physiatrist who was board certified in Pain Management and ever since I have wanted to pursue the field to help others like that doctor helped my mother.

I chose UPMC because it offers the best training in the country. There is nothing in the field of PM&R that you will not be able to learn here during your training. The amount of hands-on experience you will receive here is rivaled by few, if any, programs in the country. The program will prepare you for any fellowship you may be interested in. If you choose to enter practice after Residency, you will have no trouble with the superior training received here. The faculty are all leaders in the field, with a passion for teaching. The research going on at UPMC is also years ahead of many of the other programs in the country.

Career Interests
Clinical: Interventional Pain Management, Regenerative Medicine (Stem cells, PRP)

Research: Efficacy of PRP vs. current conventional methods

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York, New York

Undergraduate: Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York

Hometown: Huntington, Long Island, New York

Personal Interests
Cooking- It’s like chemistry, but with delicious end products
Exercise- In a field where we encourage people to stay active, it’s important to practice what you preach
Music- I am currently learning how to play the guitar in my free time