Rakesh Dhar, M.D.

Education, Training & Certification

Rakesh Dhar, M.D. completed medical school and internship training at the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Dr. Dhar completed and additional internship in Internal Medicine at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Flushing, NY. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA. He is board-eligible in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Dhar specializes in evaluation and management of patients with chronic pain conditions including spondyloarthropathies, spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, appendicular joint arthritis, fibromyalgia and other soft tissue disorders, as well as pain related to dystonia, neuromuscular disorders, and headaches. His clinical focus includes diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of diseases of bone, joint, muscle, tendon and nervous system.

He has expertise in electrodiagnostic procedures (also known as nerve conduction study and electromyography or EMG). He also has expertise in spasticity management and other procedures including: botulinum toxin injection, joint injection, nerve block, pulsed radiofrequency and ultrasound guided interventional procedures.Dr. Dhar’s goal is to relieve pain, help patients recover from neurological and musculoskeletal disease or sports injury, and to improve patients’ quality of life.

Medical Condition Specialty


Conditions that Dr. Dhar specializes in:

  • Localized pain such as: back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, hand pain, hip pain and knee pain
  • Sports injury
  • Joint arthritis, strain, sprain, tendonitis, bursitis
  • Radiculopathy/pinched nerve
  • Peripheral nerve injury and pain
  • Occipital neuralgia and trigeminal neuralgia
  • Fibromyalgia, muscle pain, spasticity
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
  • Meralgia Paresthetica (lateral femoral cutaneous neuropathy/thigh pain)
  • Headache
  • Concussion
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Neuromuscular rehabilitation

Medical Procedure Specialty


Diagnostic and treatment procedures that Dr. Dhar specializes in:

  • Electrodiagnostic testing (EMG and nerve conduction study)
  • Botulinum toxin injection (BOTOX)
  • Joint injection procedures
  • Trigger point injection
  • Nerve block procedures
  • Knee joint viscosupplementation