Dr. Kitei is a board certified and fellowship trained specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine.  He completed his residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and went on to complete a Pain Medicine fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY, where he concentrated on an interventional approach to painful disorders of the spine.  He was selected as Chief Resident and Chief Fellow at these institutions.  He currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and is responsible for the Jefferson Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program’s non-operative spine rotation at Rothman.

Dr. Kitei is a published physician and holds a number of medical memberships.  His practice focuses on fluoroscopically-guided spinal procedures, including epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency ablation, and spinal cord stimulation.

 

Professional Profile

Education
Titles & Certifications
Professional Associations

Education

  • B.S., Schreyer Honors College of the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • M.D., Sidney Kimmel Medical College (currently Sidney Kimmel Medical College), Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship, ACGME-Accredited Pain Medicine Fellowship, Montefiore Medical Center , Bronx, NY

Titles & Certifications

  • Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Board Certified, Pain Medicine
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Spine Intervention Society
  • North American Spine Society

Education

  • B.S., Schreyer Honors College of the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • M.D., Sidney Kimmel Medical College (currently Sidney Kimmel Medical College), Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship, ACGME-Accredited Pain Medicine Fellowship, Montefiore Medical Center , Bronx, NY

Titles & Certifications

  • Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Board Certified, Pain Medicine
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Spine Intervention Society
  • North American Spine Society
Publications

 

 

Publications, peer-reviewed
•    Kitei PM, Say EA, Shields CL, Regillo CD, Shields JA. Management of retinal vasoproliferative tumor associated with ROP by plaque brachytherapy. Journal of Pediatrics and Strabismus. 2012;48,e10-2.
•    Simon J, Conliffe T, Kitei P. (Lumbar disc herniation) Non-operative management: An evidence-based approach. Seminars in Spine Surgery. 2016;28(1),8-13.
•    Zhou L, Kitei P, & Zhou C. (2016, April 19). PM&R Knowledge NOW: Osteoporosis in Rehabilitation. http://me.aapmr.org/kn/article.html?id=90.
•    Awuor SO, Kitei PM, Nawaz Y, Ahnert AM. Intrathecal baclofen withdrawal: A rare cause of reversible cardiomyopathy. Acute Cardiac Care. 2016;18(1),13-17.
•    Simon JI, Surrey DB, Kitei P, Sonagere M, Gehret J, Young G, Smoger D. Successful repeat sacroplasty in a patient with recurrent sacral insufficiency fracture: A case presentation. PM R. 2017;9(11):1171-1174. doi:10.1016/j.pmrj.2017.04.002.
•    Wahezi SE, Kohan LR, Spektor B, Brancolini S, Emerick T, Fronterhouse JM, Luedi MM, Colon MA, Kitei PM, Anitescu M, Goeders NE, Patil S, Siddaiah H, Cornett EM, Urman RD, Kaye AD. Telemedicine and current clinical practice trends in the COVID-19 pandemic. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2021 Oct;35(3):307-319. doi: 10.1016/j.bpa.2020.11.005. Epub 2020 Nov 16. PMID: 34511221.
•    Simon JI, Gehret J, Larsen ES, Hummerston KS, Koehler PJ, Kitei PM. Caudal epidural steroid injections in the setting of remaining on antithrombotics: A retrospective study. Pain Physician. 2021 Sep;24(6):E821-E828. PMID: 34554702.
•    Kitei PM, Bresnahan JJ, Surrey DE, Simon JI. When clinical diagnosis differs from advanced imaging: A case series of disc herniations causing radiculopathy and review of aberrant nerve root innervation. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Nov 1;100(11):e168-e171. PMID: 34673710.

Publications, non peer-reviewed
•    Kitei P, Ballenger JF. Medical imaging and the doctor-patient relationship. Thesis, Schreyer Honors College of The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. 2009.
•    Kitei PM, Wahezi SE, Thomas MA. (2020, July 9). Chapter 17: Electrodiagnosis in spinal disorders In Spine Secrets Plus. Devlin VJ (3rd Edition). (pp. 169-176). St. Louis City, MO: Elsevier.
•    Caparo MA, Kitei PM, Wahezi SE. (Accepted; Publication date pending). Chapter 5: Cervical medial branches (anatomy, diagnosis, blocks and RFA) In Radiofrequency Ablation Techniques. Alaa Abd-Elsayed (1st Edition).

 

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Publications

 

 

Publications, peer-reviewed
•    Kitei PM, Say EA, Shields CL, Regillo CD, Shields JA. Management of retinal vasoproliferative tumor associated with ROP by plaque brachytherapy. Journal of Pediatrics and Strabismus. 2012;48,e10-2.
•    Simon J, Conliffe T, Kitei P. (Lumbar disc herniation) Non-operative management: An evidence-based approach. Seminars in Spine Surgery. 2016;28(1),8-13.
•    Zhou L, Kitei P, & Zhou C. (2016, April 19). PM&R Knowledge NOW: Osteoporosis in Rehabilitation. http://me.aapmr.org/kn/article.html?id=90.
•    Awuor SO, Kitei PM, Nawaz Y, Ahnert AM. Intrathecal baclofen withdrawal: A rare cause of reversible cardiomyopathy. Acute Cardiac Care. 2016;18(1),13-17.
•    Simon JI, Surrey DB, Kitei P, Sonagere M, Gehret J, Young G, Smoger D. Successful repeat sacroplasty in a patient with recurrent sacral insufficiency fracture: A case presentation. PM R. 2017;9(11):1171-1174. doi:10.1016/j.pmrj.2017.04.002.
•    Wahezi SE, Kohan LR, Spektor B, Brancolini S, Emerick T, Fronterhouse JM, Luedi MM, Colon MA, Kitei PM, Anitescu M, Goeders NE, Patil S, Siddaiah H, Cornett EM, Urman RD, Kaye AD. Telemedicine and current clinical practice trends in the COVID-19 pandemic. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2021 Oct;35(3):307-319. doi: 10.1016/j.bpa.2020.11.005. Epub 2020 Nov 16. PMID: 34511221.
•    Simon JI, Gehret J, Larsen ES, Hummerston KS, Koehler PJ, Kitei PM. Caudal epidural steroid injections in the setting of remaining on antithrombotics: A retrospective study. Pain Physician. 2021 Sep;24(6):E821-E828. PMID: 34554702.
•    Kitei PM, Bresnahan JJ, Surrey DE, Simon JI. When clinical diagnosis differs from advanced imaging: A case series of disc herniations causing radiculopathy and review of aberrant nerve root innervation. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Nov 1;100(11):e168-e171. PMID: 34673710.

Publications, non peer-reviewed
•    Kitei P, Ballenger JF. Medical imaging and the doctor-patient relationship. Thesis, Schreyer Honors College of The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. 2009.
•    Kitei PM, Wahezi SE, Thomas MA. (2020, July 9). Chapter 17: Electrodiagnosis in spinal disorders In Spine Secrets Plus. Devlin VJ (3rd Edition). (pp. 169-176). St. Louis City, MO: Elsevier.
•    Caparo MA, Kitei PM, Wahezi SE. (Accepted; Publication date pending). Chapter 5: Cervical medial branches (anatomy, diagnosis, blocks and RFA) In Radiofrequency Ablation Techniques. Alaa Abd-Elsayed (1st Edition).

 

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