Dr. Atif Malik

Dr. Atif Malik

Pain Medicine and Management Physician at American Spine

Meet Dr. Atif Malik

Dr. Atif Malik is a board certified, fellowship-trained physical rehabilitation and pain management physician in Frederick, MD who specializes in minimally invasive spinal surgery and endoscopic spine surgery.

Dr. Malik is committed to a multi-disciplinary approach which, when used appropriately, has the optimal outcome for patients when treating chronic pain. Treatment approaches include spinal blocks, rational poly-pharmacy, physical therapy, relaxation techniques, biofeedback, spinal manipulation, and psychological treatment. This vision has led Dr. Malik to co-found American Spine, a multi-speciality practice that offers the least invasive alternatives to open-back operations. Using Spine PulseTM technology, American Spine practitioners challenge the current open-spine surgery and offers comprehensive, least-invasive surgical options for common ailments that plague the back and neck, allowing pain sufferers to find relief, recover quickly, and improve function while minimizing short and long term complications.

Dr. Malik is one of the first physicians to educate and train endoscopic spine surgeons in the United States in the use of bloodless and minimally invasive techniques to preserve normal disc tissue. He has authored book chapters in the field of pain and spine medicine and has peer-reviewed research journal articles, scientific abstracts and reviews. He has served as a spinal consultant to multiply companies related to minimally invasive spine products. He also was involved in the development of intradiscal transplantation of stem cells and platelet-rich plasma, laser thermodiscoplasty, percutaneous and endoscopic discectomy / foraminotomy, and the use of laser, radiofrequency and bipolar technology. He is an advocate of redefining the algorithm for the treatment of degenerative spinal disorders and the preservation of spinal segmental motion using minimally invasive techniques.

Dr. Malik is also fluent in Punjabi and Urdu.

Congratulations to Dr. Atif Malik who has recently been honored as one of 2015's Washingtonian Top Doctors!

Dr. Malik is part of the group that makes up American Spine.

Directions to our primary location in

Frederick, MD

How Dr. Atif Malik Can Help You


  • Pain Medicine and Management Physician
  • Physiatrist


  • Back Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Deformities
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Herniated / Bulging Disc
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Conditions
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Pain
  • Spine Cord Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures


  • Biofeedback
  • Endoscopic Discectomy
  • Endoscopic Foraminotomy
  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Laser Thermodiskoplasty
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Pain Management
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Percutaneous Foraminotomy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
  • Psychological Treatment
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Spinal Blocks
  • Spinal manipulation

Accolades for Dr. Atif Malik

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellowship, Interventional Pain - Harvard Medical School at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Fellowship, Advanced Spinal Surgical technique - Wooridul Hospital in Soul, Korea
  • Washingtonian Top Doctors Award 2015
  • "Top Doctor 2014" - New Jersey
  • Oliver R. Smith Jr., M.D. Award for Clinical Excellency
  • Letter of Recognition from President Bush for Humanitarian Relief Work

Professional Affiliations

  • The International Society of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • American Pain Society
  • North American Spine Society

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Pain Management

Office Information for Dr. Atif Malik

1050 Key Parkway
Suite 102 & 103
Frederick, MD 21702
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Additional Locations

Germantown Office
20680 Seneca Meadows Parkway
Suite 200
Germantown, MD 20876
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Profile last updated: August 31, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.