About Us

Meet Dr. Patel

Ankur B. Patel, D.O., RPH, founder and CEO of Southern Pain and Spine Associates is board certified in anesthesiology and subspecialty trained in pain medicine.

He brings advanced clinical skills and extensive knowledge to the practice, serving patients in Gainesville, Georgia and the greater Northeast Georgia metropolitan area.

Ankur B. Patel


Dr. Patel completed his medical degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee, Georgia, followed by a residency in anesthesiology at St. Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. During his final year of residency, Dr. Patel was selected by faculty and peers to serve as chief resident. Dr. Patel finished his post-graduate training at one of the premier pain management training programs in the country located on the campus of Texas Tech University at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. He had the pleasure of being trained by world-renowned interventional pain specialists, Gabor Racz, MD and Miles Day, MD.

Originally from Guntersville, Alabama, Dr. Patel graduated from Auburn University with a degree in pharmacy. Upon graduation, Dr. Patel founded multiple pharmacies and served as a chief pharmacist while also mentoring/teaching as off-site faculty for Samford University School of Pharmacy. With a rewarding career in his pharmacy practice, Dr. Patel chose to further his education in the field of medicine. Today and everyday, Dr. Patel has chosen to continue the path less traveled. He continues to seek knowledge and improve himself, the practice, and those around him with a strong work ethic and unsurpassed professionalism and service to the community.

American Board of Anesthesiology

Education and Training

Fellowship Pain Management

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX

Residency Anesthesiology

Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Undergraduate Pharmacy

Auburn University, Auburn, AL