Headshot of Dr. Rishi Bakshi, a Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Rishi Rai Bakshi, DO

Ambulatory Care Clinical Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
*Spine Interventionalist*


Dr. Rishi Bakshi is a Clinical Associate Professor in the department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan. After completing his undergraduate degree at Monclair State University in New Jersey and receiving his Master’s degree at Rutgers, he pursued a medical degree at Des Moines University in Iowa. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as chief resident in 2008 and followed graduation with a Pain Management fellowship in the Department of Anesthesiology in 2009; both at Michigan Medicine. His clinical interests include interventional spine and musculoskeletal treatments.

Dr. Bakshi has served as the Medical Director of Clinical Documentation and Improvement since 2013, working on projects related to documentation quality, risk adjustment and health system revenue. He also serves as the Ambulatory Care Clinical Chief for the University of Michigan Medical Group.


Medical School or Training

Des Moines University, 2004


University of Michigan Health System, Physical Med & Rehab, 2008

Board Certifications

Pain Medicine

Physical Medicine & Rehab