Co-Medical Director, Spine and Orthopedic Center
Dr. Sood was raised in South Atlanta in Jonesboro, GA. He attended Woodward Academy in College Park, GA from Kindergarten to 12. He completed a computer science degree at the University of Georgia with a minor in Biology. He then completed medical school at the PCOM-Georgia Campus in Suwanee, GA., graduating in 2009. He completed his Traditional Rotating Internship at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute in St. Petersburg, FL.
He then completed his primary residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Emory School of Medicine, which he completed in 2013. Dr. Sood then went on to finish his post-graduate training by doing a fellowship in Interventional Pain and Sports Medicine at the prestigious Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan, NY in 2014.
He returns to Georgia and where he was raised in Jonesboro to help improve the quality of life of patients from where he originally grew up. He is very familiar with the area having been raised there. He has a vested interest in improving patients' lives on the south side and greater Atlanta.
During residency he was able to publish and an article in the renowned journal Pain Physicians with co-investigator Dr. Jeremy Beckworth in 2014 entitled, "The Anomalous location of the vertebral artery in relation to the neural foramen: Implications of cervical transforaminal epidural injections". They received the Award for Best Basic Science Research Paper by the distinguished society International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS) during a podium presentation in Las Vegas, 2013.
As a physician, Dr. Rajiv Sood has an interest in treating acute pain syndromes as well as general musculoskeletal pathologies including tendinopathies and osteoarthritis. He also has a keen interest in the advent of biologic treatments being utilized in various centers through the United States. He plans to utilize his breadth of fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided skills to maximize pain relief for his patients and hopefully so be able to incorporate these biologics within to his practice.
Dr. Sood is married with three children: Ajay, Mira and Dev. He enjoys playing tennis, skiing, travel and working out.
Received the Award for Best Basic Science Research Paper by the distinguished society I.S.I.S. during a podium presentation in Las Vegas, 2013.
Dr. Sood was published in the renowned journal Pain Physicians for his article with co-investigator Dr. Jeremy Beckworth: The Locations of the Anomalous location of the vertebral artery in relation to the neural foramen: Implications in cervical transforaminal epidural injections.
Pain Med. 2013 Aug;14(8):1119-25. doi: 10.1111/pme.12121. Epub 2013 May 9.
Anomalous location of the vertebral artery in relation to the neural foramen. Implications for cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injections.
Beckworth WJ1, Sood R, Katzer AF, Wu B.