Dr. David Itskevich is board certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine, with a focus on regenerative interventional spine care with use of fluoroscopy-guided procedures, musculoskeletal diagnostic and interventional ultrasound, radiofrequency ablation, and osteopathic manipulation. Dr. Itskevich is committed to putting his patients first by focusing on their concerns and goals of care, obtaining a comprehensive history and physical examination to establish the right diagnosis, and then providing an appropriate multi-modal treatment plan in order to improve their overall function and quality of life.
Dr. Itskevich received his B.S. in Physiology and Neurobiology, as well as a B.A. in Russian Language & Literature from The University of Maryland, College Park. He then attended the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Rowan University (formerly The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) before completing his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree at the same institution, where he received a Certificate of Honors in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Following an internship at Christ Hospital in Jersey City, Dr. Itskevich went on to complete his Residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) where he graduated with a Resident Collaborator of the Year award and Excellence in Pain Medicine award. He then completed an ACGME-accredited Pain Medicine Fellowship with the Department of Anesthesiology at UPMC, during which time he focused on the most advanced techniques for treating complex neuromusculoskeletal injuries.
Dr. Itskevich has led a number of courses at UPMC on topics including musculoskeletal ultrasound, diagnosis and treatment of various pain syndromes, evidence for the use of functional restoration programs and interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation programs for chronic pain conditions, and the use of osteopathic manipulative medicine for common musculoskeletal complaints. Additionally, he has also published multiple journal articles and has presented his research at national and international conferences.
In his personal time, Dr. Itskevich enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children. He enjoys traveling, attending shows and concerts, and cheering on his favorite hometown sports teams.