David A. Ben-Aviv, MD

David A. Ben-Aviv, MD


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation & Certified Acupuncturist

Board Certified

Medical School

Thomas Jefferson University


Stanford University


David A. Ben-Aviv, MD, a board certified specialist in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation and serves The CORE Institute as Division Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation. He is the Chief Medical Office of Santé and Program Director of Santé of ChandlerSanté of Mesa and Santé of North Scottsdale and Santé of Surprise. Dr. Ben-Aviv has an interest in developing programs and post-acute care strategies to deliver high quality care in a cost efficient manner. 

Dr. Ben-Aviv practiced in Northern California performing disability exams and in Amarillo, Texas in occupational health and rehab before arriving in Arizona. Focusing on inpatient and sub-acute rehabilitation, Dr. Ben-Aviv also is a certified acupuncturist providing The CORE Institute patients an additional treatment option.

Dr. Ben-Aviv completed his residency training at Stanford University, where he served as a resident, as well as appointed Chief Resident, in physical medicine and rehabilitation. While at Stanford University, Dr. Ben-Aviv was awarded the Peter Singleton Award for Excellence and Loyalty. A native New Yorker, Dr. Ben-Aviv completed his medical degree with Thomas Jefferson University in Pennsylvania and received his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology at Cornell University.

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Research & Experience

Rotator Cuff Injuries.
Ben-Aviv D, Fredericson M.
Handbook for Musculokeletal Disorders Chapter (publishing pending)

The Efficacy of Suprascapular Nerve block in Treating Shoulder Pain.
Ben-Aviv D, Boparal N, Wong D, Luu B, Kim E, and Mitra R.
Poster presentation AAPMR
September 2007

The Efficacy of Fluoroscopically Guided Anesthetic Injection for Treatment of Piriformis Strain.
Kim E, Han E, Ben-Aviv D, Boparai N, Wong D, Perrty P, and Mitra R.
Poster presentation AAPM
September 2007

The clinical correlation between physical findings of weakness or positive dural tensions signs on examination and the response to transforaminal epidural injections.
Luu B, Kim E, Han E, Ben-Aviv D, Boparai N, and Mitra R.
Poster presentation AAPMR
September 2007

The Significance of Radiographs in Hip Pain.
Wong D, Don D, Kim E, Boporai N, Ben-Aviv D, and Mitra R.
Poster presentation AAPMR
September 2007