Meet our Team Our experienced team of doctors, nurses and staff has a wide-range of training and experience.
Dr. Renée S. Melfi
Renée S. Melfi, M.D. graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine and went on to complete her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine. She received even more specialized training with Musculoskeletal Medicine and Interventional Spine and Advanced Interventional Spine fellowships at Louisiana State University.
Dr. Melfi was trained by one of the most renowned spinal interventionalists in the world, Dr. Charles Aprill. With more than 15 years of training and experience, she’s so respected in her field that she was the first female instructor for the North American Spine Society Spinal Injection Courses, where she teaches other physicians how to do injections. Dr. Melfi is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, and Integrative Holistic Medicine.
Dr. Melfi specializes in musculoskeletal medicine and non-operative spine procedures, but what really sets her apart is her emphasis on mind-body wellness. She offers patients the tools they need to take charge of their health; focusing on long-term solutions by incorporating complementary treatments such as acupuncture, exercise, diet, and more into her practice. This encourages life-long wellness rather than simply treats illness. Dr. Melfi’s personalized treatment programs, top-notch training, and strong integrity make her one of the most sought-after spine diagnostics physicians in Central New York.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Renée Melfi please call 315-701-4000 to speak with her administrative assistant, Jessica.
Dr. Farah N. Siddiqui
Farah N. Siddiqui, M.D. is a graduate from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She went on to complete her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York. Following residency she successfully completed a fellowship in Interventional Spine at Champlain Spine and Pain Management in Plattsburgh, New York. Dr. Siddiqui is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a member of several medical societies including the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the International Spine Intervention Society, and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Siddiqui is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of musculoskeletal pain including neck and back pain, peripheral neuropathy, headaches, myofascial pain, pelvic pain and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). She is also trained in electrodiagnostic testing (EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies) used in diagnosing conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and peripheral neuropathy. Dr. Siddiqui offers an array of non-operative procedures for pain caused by disc herniations, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, peripheral neuropathies, as well as back and joint arthritis.
Amy Gemelli, RPA-C
Amy Gemelli joined RSM Medical Associates in 2004 and has over 12 years of experience in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) and Orthopaedics. She assists Dr. Melfi with daily clinical care in PMR.
Amy is graduate of SUNY Cortland with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a graduate of Touro College, Long Island, NY with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science of Physician Assistants. She was awarded Academic Achievement and Clinical Achievement from Touro College. Amy is nationally certified through the American Academy of Physician Assistants.