I treat the entire spine from the cervical, thoracic, to the lumbar spine. I also treat adults and kids. I see patients with arm and leg pain, foot drop, and changes to any arm and/or leg such as numbness, tingling, or weakness.
The conditions I treat include but are not limited to degenerative conditions of the spine from bulging discs, arthritis, disc degeneration, infections, fractures, scoliosis, deformity, radiculopathy, myelopathy, and pain.
Fellowship in Spine Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital
Residency in Orthopedics, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Medical Degree, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University
American Medical Association
North American Spine Society
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Scoliosis Research Society
Cervical Spine Research Society
I chose to go into medicine because I wanted to know I was making a direct impact on a person in a positive way. I switched away from other careers because I felt I wasn’t sure how that career was going to end up helping people, but with medicine, I knew I would be making a difference. I chose spine surgery for multiple reasons. First and foremost, it is very rewarding to see the dramatic improvements in a patient’s pain and weakness that they have been dealing with for a long time. In addition, spine surgery is continuously evolving and changing, which is exciting in terms of learning new ways to help patients. Lastly, because of the complexity of the field, I enjoy the challenge of tailoring the right surgery for the right patient at the right time.
Hobbies include running and hiking, travel, computers, and cars.
Married to Dr. Mehreen Chaudhary, a general dentist who practices in Syracuse, NY. We have one child.
Currently volunteer at my son’s daycare for various activities. In the past, I have volunteered at church rescue mission clinic centers providing free medical care.
I teach residents at SUNY upstate medical university.
“Dr. Rashid provided me with a thorough explanation of what my condition was and all of the different ways we could treat it. It made me feel confident in his understanding of my problem. But above all, he seemed genuinely concerned for my well-being and what was right, stressing that we are in this together as a team to find the best possible care for me.”