Ritu Zacharias MD

Ritu N Zacharias, MD

medical group
4.9 / 5

Specialties: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Phys Medicine and Rehab - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

  • Wayne State University, MI, 2008
  • The University of Chicago, IL, 1999

Residencies & Internships

  • Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, MI, 2012

Fellowships

  • Henry Ford Hospital, Spinal Injuries, MI, 2013

About Me

Titles

  • Director, Medical Spine Services & Physiatry
  • Co-Director, Senior Spine Pathway

 

Biographical Statement

Ritu N. Zacharias, M.D., received her bachelors degree with honors from the University of Chicago. After graduating from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, she completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. She served as Chief Resident during her final year of training. She completed a Fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital prior to joining the Department of Neurosurgery as Senior Staff.

Dr. Zacharias is currently the Director of the Senior Spine initiative at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. She is clinical faculty for the Pain Service in the hospital, and actively participates in providing lectures and teaching Pain Fellows. She works collaboratively with the departments of Pain Management, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Interventional Radiology, Orthopedics and Integrative Medicine to provide a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. She is a member of the Spine Board and Spine Council at Henry Ford Hospital, and she is currently spearheading a telemedicine initiative to increase patient connectivity to the Neurosurgery Department.

Dr. Zacharias is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her special interests include, but are not limited to: conservative spine care, multidisciplinary pain management, senior spine care, sports and rehabilitation medicine, and musculoskeletal disease in women.

 

Philosophy
I practice with an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life for those living with pain and dysfunction. This approach involves working with physiotherapists, sports medicine experts, pain management specialists, surgeons, rehabilitation physicians, and pain psychologists. My personal goal as a rehabilitation physician is to maximize function and improve quality of life. 

 

Awards, Honors and Publications
Dr. Zacharias is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Medical Association, the Michigan Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Michigan State Medical Society and the Oakland County Medical Society, and the Pain and Neuromuscular Council.

She has been featured in Live Well Magazine and Healthy Living, and has provided talks to the community on patient-centered spine and musculoskeletal medicine.

Languages

English, Konkani

Gender

Female
Videos

Ritu Zacharias, MD - Neurosurgery, Henry Ford Health System

All About Back Pain

Blog Posts
  • Video: All About Back Pain

    A physical medicine and spine specialist explains the causes of back pain and offers advice on how to prevent and improve back pain.

  • When A Fall Isn’t Just A Fall: 5 Simple Tips For Seniors

    Falls contribute to significant declines in health and life expectancy for seniors, as well as a loss of independence. Here are some tips to avoid falls.

  • 6 Tips For Low Back Pain Relief

    Low back pain is very common. Most adults will experience it at some point in their lives. Here are tips for managing and preventing low back pain.

  • When Does Back Pain Mean Surgery?

    A Henry Ford physician answers frequently asked questions about back pain and when it’s time to consider back surgery.

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Locations

Henry Ford Hospital
2799 W Grand Blvd
K11
Detroit, MI 48202
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
6777 W Maple Rd
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Hospital Privileges

  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

Patient Ratings

Overall Patient Ratings:

4.9 out of 5
62 Ratings
40 Comments

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09/23/2021

Excellent

08/31/2021

Always very helpful.

08/26/2021

This provider is amazing. She really cares about her patients health and getting them better.

08/26/2021

Dr. Zacharias is a very compassionate and caring physician. Dr. Zacharias is a good listener and she speaks clearly and with respect. Dr. Zacharias addresses the health issues and gives good advice on how to take care and follows up with medications and treatment she prescribes for my pain at the HF Pain Clinic. Dr. Zacharias is very kind and also very good at addressing behavioral and mental health issues. Dr. Zacharias is extremely efficient and very caring. Dr. Zacharias is very respectful. Dr. Zacharias is an valuable asset to HFHS Dept of Neurosurgery.

08/20/2021

It was a first time visit and it was a very positive experience. She was very professional, friendly and an excellent listener.

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