Mahmood Gharib

Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Spine Health Program


Awards & Recognition

  • University of Michigan Medical School GME - Faculty Innovation Award (2020) - developing a resident curriculum built around musculoskeletal point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS)
  • University of Michigan Medical School Medical School PM&R Clerkship Director (2018-2020)
  • Chief resident (2015-2016)
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine - Selected to Top Doctors Rising Stars (2023)
  • University of Minnesota Clinical Excellence Honoree (2023)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine – Selected to 2023 Top Doctors  

Professional Associations

  • Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)

Research Summary

Research Summary/Interests

  • Ultrasound-guided interventions
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Medical education


  • Cleland TL, Gharib M, Williams R, Jain NB. What's New in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2021 Nov 17;103(22):2063-2069. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.21.00868. PMID: 34546999.
  • Orr, J. Gharib M. Ultrasound-Guided Doxycycline Injection for Aseptic Olecranon Bursitis: Case Report. Pain Medicine Case Reports. August 2021. 5 (6): 301-304.
  • Money SR., Gharib M., Aiyer, R. Post Herpetic Neuralgia: Recent Advancements. Curr Emerg Hosp Med Rep (2020). 
  • Kohns, DK. Gharib M., Interventional spine considerations for radiosensitivity in a patient with Ligase IV Syndrome – Case Report. Pain Medicine Case Reports. July 2020. 4 (4): 135-139.
  • Pizarro, GO., Zhou, XC, Koch, A., Gharib, M., Bible, K., Jones, MB. Prosurvival function of the granulin-epithelin precursor is important in tumor progression and chemoresponse. Intl J Cancer. 2007 Jun 1: 120(11): 2339-2343. PMID:17266030
  • Kasitinon D, Williams R, Gharib M, Flowers R, Raiser S, Jain NB. What's New in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2022 Sep 20. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.22.00732. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36126120.
  • Kasitinon D, Williams R, Gharib M, Kim L, Raiser S, Jain NB. What's New in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2023 Sep 14. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.23.00750. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37708292.

Teaching Summary

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Clinical Summary


  • Clinics and Surgery Center

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (ABPMR) - Pain Medicine


  • Fluoroscopic guided neuraxial injections
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Neurologic and Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Ultrasound guided injections
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Botulinum toxin for pain and spasticity 

Clinical Interests

  • Comprehensive Spine
  • Musculoskeletal Care