Deborah M. Pacik, MD, MPH, is a Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, with a focus on the diagnosis and treatment of non-operative sports injuries. Her areas of expertise include acupuncture, athletic performance (such as concussion testing, pre-participation evaluation, and physician sideline coverage), fluoroscopy, ultrasound, cupping, nutrition counseling, interventional spine treatment, joint and tendon injections, traditional Chinese medicine, and holistic health practices.
Dr. Pacik is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the Spine Interventional Society, and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Pacik earned her Master of Public Health and Doctor of Medicine from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 2018. She completed her residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, serving as Chief Resident from July 2021 to June 2022. Throughout her career, Dr. Pacik has received several awards, including the Innovation and Community Service Award, the Leo M. Davidoff Award for Medical Education, and the Resident of the Year award. Post-residency, she trained as a Sports Medicine and Interventional Spine Fellow at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinal. Her sports medicine coverage experience is vast, ranging from serving as the Finish Line Tent Captain at the NYC Marathon to being an Athletic Medical Care Provider at the FISU Winter World University Games in Lake Placid.
Dr. Pacik served as a licensed acupuncture specialist, running her own private practice for twenty years. Additionally, she founded a community acupuncture clinic at Windham Hospital. She has authored and co-authored an array of published medical articles throughout her career.
Pacik’s passion for physical activities and her expertise in rehabilitation inspires her to continue her amazing work each day.
Hailing from the scenic area of Goffstown, New Hampshire, Dr. Pacik is thrilled to return to her home state and embark on an exciting new journey at Access Sports Medicine. Her passion extends beyond her professional life and into the great outdoors. When she’s not dedicating her time to patients, you’ll find her embracing various outdoor activities. From the exhilaration of trail running to the serene beauty of cross-country skiing, and the adrenaline rush of downhill skiing, Dr. Pacik appreciates every moment spent in nature’s playground.
- Doctor of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT
- Master of Public Health, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT
- Chief Resident, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Bronx, NY
- Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Interventional Spine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Sports Medicine and Interventional Spine, NY, NY
- Interventional spine treatment
- Joint and tendon injections
- Ultrasound in diagnosis
- Regenerative medicine
- Running analysis
- Hand and wrist pain
- Concussion testing
- Pre-participation evaluation
- Nutrition counseling
- Traditional Chinese medicine
- Holistic health practices
- American College of Sports Medicine
- New York Society for PM&R
- American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
- American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
- Association of Academic Physiatrists
- American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- American Medical Association
- National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Diplomate
- Leo M. Davidoff Award for Medical Education, 2022
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Inducted 2022
- Best Resident Poster, 2022
- Resident of the Year, 2019-2020
- Innovation and Community Service Award, 2019-2020
Pacik D, Vinodia V, DiSalvo S, Rand S. PM&R Journal. Finger Amputation by Ankle-Foot Orthosis. 2022
Iuso A, Pacik D, Martin J, Oakes D, Malanga G. Regenerative Medicine. Adipose Cellular Injection in the Treatment of an Intrasubstance Achilles Tendon Defect: A Case Report. 2022
Pacik D, Quirolgico, K. AMSSM Online Case Studies. Going the Distance: Foot Pain in a Long-Distance Runner. 2022
Pacik D, Chang R. Endocrine Abnormalities Affecting the Musculoskeletal System. 2022 PM&R Knowledge Now.
Pacik D, Tolchin D, Fortinsky R, Robison J. J Am Med Dir Assoc. Moving Back Into the Community: Obstacles for People with an Acquired Brain Injury or Physical Disability Published online February 25, 2022. doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2022.01.0
Vazquez-Galliano J, Pacik, D, Madureira B. Hemophilia and hemorrhagic arthropathy. 2020 PM&R KnowledgeNow.
Pacik D, Walker J Medical Acupuncture. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Controlled Rhythmic Yogic Breathing as Complementary Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Military Veterans: A Case Series. publishers; 2017;29: 232–238.
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. 2016 Hartford, CT: Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity. Community Health Needs Assessment Report 2016