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Adrian Popescu, MD

Adrian Popescu, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Languages spoken:

  • Romanian

Dr. Popescu is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Adrian Popescu

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2015 - 2018

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Pain Medicine, 2011
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Back Pain
  • Fluoroscopy Guided Injection
  • Hand Pain
  • Herniated Disc Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Injections
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Spine Discography
  • Spine Pain
  • Thoracic Pain

Description of Clinical Expertise

Advanced spine interventions including nerve blocks using fluoroscopy guidance and ultrasound guidance:

Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar advanced radiofrequency ablation procedures
Cervical C1-2 zygapophyseal joint therapeutic injections
Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar diagnostic nerve blocks
Cooled radiofrequency nerve ablations
Cervical Tranforaminal Epidural Steroid injections
Thoracic Transforaminal Epidural Steroid injections
Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid injections
Caudal epidural steroid injections
Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar zygapophyseal joint therapeutic injections
Cervical, Thoracic or Lumbar discography studies
Spinal Cord neuromodulation including spinal cord stimulator trials and implants
Kyphoplasty and vertebral augmentation procedures
Lumbar sympathetic blocks
Ganglion impar blocks
Celiac plexus blocks
Stellate ganglion blocks
Ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks and therapeutic joint injections
Electrodiagnostic- electromyography and nerve conduction studies

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Residency: University Hospital of Bucharest
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Federal Trade Commission advisor, National International Spine Intervention Society, International North American Spine Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Popescu is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Penn Medicine at Rittenhouse
1800 Lombard Street, 1st Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: (215) 893-2600
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)