EMIL CHENG, M.D.

Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Spine Physiatrist

Dr. Cheng completed his residency at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, where he served as a Chief Resident in his final year.  He then completed a fellowship in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine at the Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch (CINN), and then practiced at the CINN Institute of Spine Care.  Dr. Cheng continued practicing non-surgical spine medicine as a partner of New Mexico Orthopaedic Associates in Albuquerque, NM for over 11 years prior to returning to Salt Lake City.


Dr. Cheng is an alumnus of The University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with honors from the School of Engineering, and earned his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, NY.

Dr. Cheng believes in preventative care to avoid surgery, when possible. Dr. Cheng's primary goal is to help patients recover from injury as quickly as possible, through physical rehabilitation, medication management and spinal injection procedures. An expert in occupational and sports-related injuries, Dr. Cheng has extensive experience helping people return to their active lives.

UTAH SPINE MEDICINE STAFF

AMELIA KLUSS

Billing

Amelia has been a medical billing expert for nearly 20 years, in multiple spine medical practices.  She understands the nuances of ever changing healthcare insurance requirements.  If you are an existing patient and have billing concerns or insurance claim questions, she may be reached at (385) 220-2621.

RAUL RASCON

Medical Assistant and Fluoroscopy Technician

Raul ensures appointments and procedures run smoothly and efficiently.  He is an Idaho native and graduated college from the University of Oregon.  Raul is currently preparing his application for medical school.

MADELEINE ODETTE

Medical Assistant

Utah Spine Medicine welcomes Madeleine Odette to the team!  Madeleine joins us as a medical assistant.  She will help facilitate patient care during your visit.  Madeleine is a graduate of the University of Utah and is currently applying for the Masters of Public Health program.  She is ultimately interested in attending medical school to become a physician.  She has significant experience in clinical and laboratory research.  We are excited to have Madeleine working with us!

KATHY TOWERY

Office Manager

Kathy is an integral part of the team at Utah Spine Medicine.  She has over 15 years experience in clinical medicine.  She is dedicated to ensuring your visit runs smoothly, insurance requirements are met and your questions are answered.

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