Meet the Doctors

Chronic Pain Management in Southern California

The doctors of California Sports and Spine Center provide personalized chronic pain management services in Los Angeles, California using a multimodal treatment plan.

Dr Reekesh R Patel

Dr. Reekesh Patel

Dr. Reekesh Patel is Double Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Interventional Pain Management.

Dr. Patel predominately grew up in Southern California. He did his undergraduate studies at UCLA. After graduating from UCLA, he went to St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed a Medicine Internship at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Patel went on to complete his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA, where he was appointed Chief Resident. After completing residency, Dr. Patel continued his training with a fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at the University of Iowa Medical Center in Iowa City.

Dr. Patel specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of various disorders of the spine, musculoskeletal system and other pain conditions. His clinical focus combines a multimodal treatment plan using evidence-based treatments, rehabilitative approaches and interventional procedures for chronic pain management.

In his spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He enjoys traveling as well as being a big sports fan: basketball (the Lakers), baseball (the Dodgers), Football (the Raiders) and UCLA Sports.

Dr. Jason Kajbaf of California Sports and Spine Center

Dr. Jason Kajbaf

Dr. Jason Kajbaf is double board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and fellowship trained in Interventional Spine & Pain Medicine.

Dr. Kajbaf is born and raised in Los Angeles where he completed his medical school training at Western University of Health Sciences, and went on to complete a Medicine Internship at UC Riverside. Dr. Kajbaf then completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at UCLA, where he was then accepted to stay an additional year to complete his fellowship training in Interventional Spine & Pain Medicine.

Throughout his professional training, Dr. Kajbaf developed a passion for treating musculoskeletal, spine, and chronic pain conditions, and thus honed in on his skills to provide the best and most appropriate treatment options for each unique individual, whether it is with conservative and rehabilitative therapies, or with interventional and minimally invasive procedures.

When not working, Dr. Kajbaf enjoys traveling, trying new foods, spending time with friends and family, and watching all LA sports.

Dr. Jason Kajbaf of California Sports and Spine Center

Dr. Hardik Parikh

Dr. Parikh is a native Angeleno who is board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and fellowship-trained in interventional spine medicine. Dr. Parikh completed his undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley. Thereafter, he earned his medical degree at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and he subsequently completed his residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of California, Los Angeles.

While at UCLA for residency, Dr. Parikh was selected by his peers and faculty to serve as chief resident during the 2021-2022 academic year. Throughout residency, he received a host of prestigious accolades including the Outstanding Resident Award 2021-2022, Chief Resident Award 2021-2022, Team Player of the Year Award 2019-2020, and the Los Angeles Fire Department Certificate of Appreciation for providing outstanding patient care. Following residency, Dr. Parikh completed fellowship training in the field of interventional spine medicine at UCLA.

Dr. Parikh specializes in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal diseases affecting both the extremities and spine with both conservative rehabilitation strategies and minimally invasive interventional procedures. He aspires to empower his patients with the knowledge requisite to make educated decisions about their health that is in their best interest. He seeks to utilize his knowledge and skillset to help his patients maximize their function, improve their quality of life, and help them return to the activities they enjoy.

Outside of work, Dr. Parikh values spending his time with family and friends, exercising, traveling, and passionately supporting his favorite Los Angeles sports teams.

Dr James Kim of CASSC

Dr. James Kim

Dr. James Kim is double board-certified in Anesthesiology and Chronic Pain Management.

Dr. Kim was born and raised in Los Angeles and went to University of California at Berkeley for his undergraduate education. From there, he received his medical degree at the Ohio State University and ultimately completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Dr. Kim returned home to complete a fellowship in Chronic Pain Management at UCLA and practice his lifelong passion for treating people with various chronic pain syndromes. He is trained in leading-edge technology and practices evidence-based medicine to address a variety of musculoskeletal and neurologic disorders.

Dr. Kim enjoys being with his wife and children, traveling, supporting Los Angeles sports, hiking, cycling, and marathon running.