Physicians' Back Institute in San Francisco

MEET THE DOCTORS

Back Doctor Irène Minkowsky M.D.

Irène Minkowsky, M.D.

After graduating from the University of Brussels Medical School, Dr. Irène Minkowsky trained in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Stanford University. She is board certified in this specialty and has been in practice in San Francisco for over 30 years.

To complement her traditional medical training, Dr. Minkowsky has done extensive postgraduate work in osteopathy primarily through the Michigan State University School of Osteopathy and the Barral Institute.

Her treatment approach is conservative, relying principally on manipulation, exercise and injections.

She and her husband, Robert, co-authored a chapter, The Spine, An Integral Part of the Lower Extremity in the book of Dr. Ronald Valmassy, Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Extremities. Dr. Irène Minkowsky has also contributed a chapter in the upcoming book of Dr. Jerome Weiss on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.

Back Doctor Robert Minkowsky M.D.

Robert Minkowsky, M.D.

Dr. Robert Minkowsky also graduated from the University of Brussels Medical School. His postgraduate training was in Internal Medicine at Genesee Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. He is board certified in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Robert Minkowsky has been in practice in San Francisco since 1980. Over that time his interest in musculoskeletal problems progressively developed and currently comprises his entire practice. He too has studied osteopathic medicine intensively through Michigan State University and the Barral Institute and is very experienced in osteopathic manipulation. He uses his analytical background in internal medicine to solve complicated problems.