Patricia Delzell, M.D.

Healing through Integrative Pain Management

Patricia Delzell, M.D., is a board-certified musculoskeletal radiologist specializing in integrative treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Delzell is a specialist in musculoskeletal ultrasound and is fellowship trained in cross-sectional imaging and integrative medicine. She is president of Advanced Musculoskeletal Medicine Consultants, Inc.

Dr. Delzell combines traditional medicine with an integrative pain management approach, so her patients can lead a life without chronic pain. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal scar, including treatment of nerve entrapments. Dr. Delzell has practiced in both private practice and academic medicine. In addition to her extensive training and professional experience after receiving her medical degree in 1993, she served as the director of musculoskeletal ultrasound at the Cleveland Clinic from 2009-2019. As a sought-after expert in the field of musculoskeletal ultrasound diagnostic and ultrasound therapeutic solutions, Dr. Delzell travels extensively, lecturing nationally and internationally.

11/17/2020- Dr. Delzell was named an AIUM Fellow. These are individuals who join a small and select group recognized by the AIUM as medical ultrasound experts, luminaries, and leaders.

” I envision a collaborative care model for the patients who are referred to me in order to guide and maintain a state of inner balance moving away from pain, illness, and disease and focusing on the wellness of the mind, body and soul.”

—Dr. Delzell


Patricia Delzell, M.D.

President, Advanced Musculoskeletal Medicine Consultants, Inc.

Education & Fellowships
  • Fellowship – Integrative Medicine
    University of Arizona
  • Residency – Diagnostic Radiology
    Cleveland Clinic
  • Fellowship – Cross-Sectional Imaging, Chief Fellow
    Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital
  • Medical Education – Case Western Reserve University
    Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Arizona – Integrative Pain Management Course – 2019

  • Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University – Emotional Intelligence Certification Program – 2019

Professional Licenses & Board Certification
  • American Board of Radiology certification, 1997

  • Licensed in Ohio and Indiana

  • Distinguished Reviewer for Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 2014

  • Certificate of Merit award Shute, K, Rajyaguru, R, French, C, Rosas, H, Delzell, P, Pain in the calf!: Musculoskeletal ultrasound in the diagnosis of calf pain. Chicago, IL, RSNA, 2022.

Virtual Telehealth Visits Now Available*

See Dr. Delzell from the comfort of your own home via your smartphone, tablet, or computer. The initial pain consultation is divided into two visits. The first visit is conducted through telehealth, during which Dr. Delzell will perform the initial consultation for chronic pain assessment and conduct a partial physical exam virtually. The second visit will take place in the office and will involve a review of the findings from the first visit, a more thorough physical examination, the appropriate diagnostic ultrasound, and a discussion of the proposed treatment plan.

*Telehealth visits are only available to patients residing within the states of Ohio (OH) and Indiana (IN).

Academic Appointments
  • July 1998-June 1999: Teaching Fellow, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • July 1999-May 2001: Clinical Instructor, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Aug 2005-June 2008: Clinical Instructor, University of Illinois, Peoria, IL
  • Sept 2009-June 2019: Director of Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound Teaching for the MSK Fellowship, MSK Division of the Imaging Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Dec 2014-June 2017: Panel member and question writer, American College of Radiology In-service Examination, MSK section
  • Aug 2015-June 2019: Assistant Professor of Radiology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, CWRU, Cleveland, OH
Professional Appointments
  • July 1998-June 1999: Junior Attending, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI

  • July 1999-May 2001: Assistant Radiologist, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI

  • July 1999-May 2001: Assistant Radiologist, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI

  • July 1999-May 2001: Assistant Radiologist, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI

  • Sept 2001-Dec 2004: Staff Radiologist, Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, IL

  • April 2005-Dec 2006: Staff Radiologist, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln, IL

  • April 2005-Dec 2006: Staff Radiologist, Springfield Clinic, Springfield, IL

  • Sept 2009-June 2013: Consultant Staff, MSK Division of the Imaging Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

  • Feb 2012-Present: Peer reviewer, Skeletal Radiology

  • July 2013-June, 2019: Staff Physician, Director of MSK Ultrasound, MSK Division of the Imaging Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

  • July 2013-Present: Peer reviewer, Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine

  • June 2015-Present: Peer reviewer, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • April 2018-June 2019: Secondary appointment in the Orthopedics and Rheumatology Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Service to National Organizations
  • March 2020-March 2022: Member of the Board of Governors, AIUM

Hospital Committees
  • 1998-2001: Department of Diagnostic Imaging Pediatric Sedation Committee, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI

Other Committees
  • 2000: American College of Radiology Subcommittee for the Revision of the Standards for Intravenous Conscious Sedation in Adults
  • 2002: American Association of Women Radiologists Committee for Part-time Employment
  • 2017-present: Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRISM) Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Research Interest Group (Member/Founder)
  • Nov 2017-June 2019: Joint Preservation Center Planning Committee, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Jan 2018-June 2019: Program for Advanced Musculoskeletal Imaging (PAMI) (Member/Founder)
  • Sept 2018-June 2019: Cleveland Clinic Musculoskeletal Research Center (MSRC) (Member)
  • Jan 2019-Present: AIUM/AMSSM MSK Ultrasound Nomenclature Task Force
  • July 2019: PRiSM meeting abstract reviewer.
Community Leadership
  • Dec 2012-June 2016: Holy Angels Couples’ Ministry, Lead Team member

  • Oct 2015-Sept 2016: Pilgrim Village Women’s Club Board, Secretary

  • Oct 2016-Oct 2017: Pilgrim Village Women’s Club Board, President

  • Nov 2019- Nov 2021: Lake Colony Board, Vice-President

  • Sept 2023- Present: Charitable Giving Board, Board Member, Church of the Resurrection

Active Research Studies

Dr. Delzell actively participates in research to continue advancing the discipline of musculoskeletal ultrasound and to continue advancing her skills as a clinician. Access her latest papers here through