Sibel Demir-Deviren, MD

Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist

Dr. Sibel Demir-Deviren is a physiatrist, or specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, who treats a wide range of conditions from sore shoulders to spinal cord injuries with the goal of restoring function. Her expertise is in musculoskeletal disorders, acute and chronic pain, spine interventional therapy, joint and soft tissue injections and peripheral nerve blocks. Her research interests include assessment of clinical outcomes of spine interventional therapy, intervertebral disc injury mechanisms and opioid-induced hyperalgesia.

Demir-Deviren, a professor in orthopedic surgery, completed post-doctoral research in orthpedic surgery at UCSF, addressing issues such as clinical outcomes in patients with spine disorders, therapeutic exercise, scoliosis, rheumatoid arthritis and Parkinson's disease.


Spine Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0332
Phone: (866) 81-SPINE or (866) 817-7463
Ortho-spine Fax: (415) 353-4047

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Hacettepe University 1993


Ankara State Hospital 1997

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Demir-Deviren, S.. Chapter 10: Spinal Injuries. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, McGraw-Hill, 2013.
  2. Ozcan-Eksi, E., Demir-Deviren, S.. Do Paraspinal Muscles Influence the Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Lumbar Spinal Canal Stenosis? North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, (forthcoming, November 12-15, 2014).
  3. Hanelin J., Singh, S., Demir-Deviren, S. . Superior Recess Access of the Lumbar Facet Joint. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques (Submitted).

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