Dr. Renée S. Melfi is quadruple certified:
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPM&R)
- Pain Medicine (ABPM&R)
- Holistic Medicine (ABIHM)
- Medical Acupuncture (New York State)
Dr. Melfi, graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine and went on to complete her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine. While at Baylor College of Medicine, she served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Oliver R. Smith, M.D. Resident Achievement Award. She received further specialized training with Musculoskeletal Medicine and Interventional Spine fellowships at Louisiana State University. Dr. Melfi was trained by one of the most renowned spinal interventionalists in the world, Dr. Charles Aprill. With more than 17 years of training and experience, she is so respected in her field that she is one of few physicians invited as an instructor for North American Spine Society and Spine Interventional Society Spinal Injection Courses, where she teaches other physicians how to do injections.
Dr. Melfi is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, and Integrative Holistic Medicine. To broaden her Integrative Medicine practice, Dr. Melfi completed the Pain Management Pathway of the Helms Medical Acupuncture Course and is also certified in medical acupuncture.
Dr. Melfi returned to her hometown of Syracuse in 2004 and is the founding partner of Regenerative Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine. She is also the founder of Renaissance Medicine, Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine. She was the first fellowship trained Interventional Physiatrist in the Syracuse area, and was the first spine and musculoskeletal specialist to become board certified in Integrative Medicine in Syracuse.
Dr. Melfi enjoys spending time with her family and pets, gardening, hiking, wildlife safaris and adventure travel.