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Dr. Omar El Abd is a physiatrist in Wellesley, MA. He helps patients to recuperate from injury or disease to enjoy a higher quality of life.

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Newton Wellesley Interventional Spine LLC  

Accepting New Patients?

Yes, Dr. Omar H. El Abd is accepting new patients at this office.


378 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481

Office Hours

  Open Lunch Close

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation & Pain Management
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Hospital Affiliations
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Languages Spoken English

Insurance Accepted  

  • Aetna
  • United Healthcare

About Dr. El Abd
Dr. El Abd


Dr. El Abd is a nationally renowned Interventional Spine Physiatrist. He is specialized in the diagnosis and conservative treatment of painful spine conditions.

Dr. El Abd completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He subsequently completed fellowship training in interventional Spine at The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

In 2003 he joined the Harvard Medical School as an Instructor and in 2011 he became an assistant professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He was the director of interventional spine at Newton Wellesley Hospital 2004-2014 and he developed the interventional spine program at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Framingham in 2011.

In January 2014 Dr. El Abd moved to private practice and opened Newton Wellesley Interventional Spine, LLC in Wellesley to be able to serve the community more efficiently.

Dr. El Abd is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Pain Management.

Dr. El Abd conducted research and has numerous publications in the peer reviewed medical journals.

Dr. El Abd’s philosophy consists of prompt evaluation and management of spine conditions using evidence based methods of management. He is also conscious about the cost of health care. Evaluating the patients and performing procedures in the office saves the patients and the healthcare system the high expenses of hospitals facility fees. This is especially relevant to the patients with high deductible insurances. This also relevant to the primary care doctors if their patients have HMO coverage. The reduction in costs does not affect quality as Dr. El Abd sticks to the highest level of management and he has lectured and published research on the prevention of complications of spinal procedures.


Special Interests  

  • Diagnosis and Conservative Care of Painful Spine Conditions
  • Headache treatment
  • Herniated Disc Treatment
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Radiculopathy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation Denervation
  • Spinal Stenosis Treatment

Education & Training  

Medical School


  • Montefiore Medical Center / Albert EinsteinHoltsville, NY
    Residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation • 1999 - 2002


  • Hospital of The University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
    Fellowship in Interventional Spine • 2002 - 2003

Languages Spoken  

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • French (France)

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