Robert P. Farhat, D.O.

Rehabilitation & Pain Management

Dr. Farhat specializes in non-surgical evaluation and management in a variety of musculoskeletal disorders, including, but not limited to low back pain, neck pain, arthritis, auto accident injuries. As a Physical Medical and Rehabilitation expert, his treatment focuses on maximizing the patient’s ability to function and using conservative management. Interventional treatments for pain is one method of care provided by Dr. Farhat.

Dr. Farhat graduated from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency and Pain Management Fellowship at the University of Michigan. He works in Clinton Township, MI and on staff at Beaumont Hospital, Mclaren Macomb Medical and Mclaren Oakland.

Dr Farhat is Board Certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Having 15 years of medical experience, Dr. Farhat integrates a variety of treatment strategies including Physical Therapy, Medication recommendations, and a variety of spinal procedures including radiofrequency, epidurals, facet blocks, and spinal cord stimulators. Dr Farhat has also introduced new technology and updated treatments including the Disc Fx procedure, a minimally invasive microdiscectomy, and regenerative medicine options (stem cell and PRP).

Education & Training

  • Medical School

    Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine East Lansing, Michigan

  • Fellowship

    Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Undergraduate Fellowship, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, Michigan

  • Bachelor of Science

    Major: Lyman Briggs School-Physiology Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

  • Fellowship

    Pain Management – ACGME accredited Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Residency

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Internship

    Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital/Henry Ford Hospital, Warren, Michigan/Detroit, Michigan

Work Experience

Michigan Head & Spine Institute

2008 – Present

Michigan Head & Spine InstituteMulti-specialty practice including Neurosurgery, Physiatry, Neurology. Multiple locations throughout the greater Detroit area. Office location in Clinton Township, MI. Responsibilities: interventional pain management, regenerative medicine, mild traumatic brain injury, auto accidents

Life Skills Village

2015 – Present

Medical Director. Brain injury outpatient rehabilitation program



SmartPracticeAmerican Dental Association annual meeting health screening: performed nerve conduction studies for carpal tunnel syndrome screening

West Michigan Pain

2007 – 2008

West Michigan PainThis is an outpatient pain practice with offices in Grand Rapids and Big Rapids Michigan. Responsibilities include: interventional spinal procedures, chronic pain management, EMG, botox, musculoskeletal medicine and inpatient rehabilitation


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