Lata Kumaraswamy, D.O.

Dr. Lata Kumaraswamy

Dr. Lata Kumaraswamy joined the practice in 2011 after completing an interventional spine fellowship at Southwest Spine and Sports. She completed her residency program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Michigan State University where she was Co-Chief Resident. Prior to residency, she completed an internship for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with Ingham Regional Medical Center. She obtained her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and she also holds a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Arizona. Earlier in 2014, Dr. Kumaraswamy also completed her Pain Medicine board certification.

She has a passion for tennis, golf, traveling, hiking and enjoys spending her free time with her family in her native state of Arizona.


"Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation allows me to be part of my patient’s path to recovery. This time is an opportunity where my patients can heal and grow stronger. My focus is on patient care where we seek to restore and maximize function to improve their quality of life." - Dr. Lata Kumaraswamy

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Pain Medicine


Southwest Spine & Sports, Scottsdale, AZ Musculoskeletal & Spine Medicine


Michigan State University, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Medical School

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate Education

University of Arizona, Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology


"I came to SW Spine and Sports after going to another pain center in the Valley that operated like a factory... getting people in and out as quick as possible and pushing them into as many procedures as they can. What a night and day difference between that place and SW Spine and Sport. I have seen Dr. Wolff and Dr. Komar and Ashley the nurse. They are all so incredibly nice, patient, caring and knowledgable. They really take the time to listen to you and to work with you on a treatment plan. I have never felt pushed into any type of procedure that I was not comfortable with. I have had numerous spinal injections from them at the Gateway Surgery Center (also a great place!) and they have done a great job. I have had much relief under their care!"



"I am a PGA professional and personal trainer. I have had back pain for 40 plus years and have tried all modalities of pain relief from yoga, Chi Kung, and acupuncture to chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, massage, spinal injections, stem cells and bought every contraption invented to supposedly help alleviate back pain.  I was almost ready to resign myself to a life of unrelenting pain and disability until I found Southwest Spine and Sports and Dr. Wolff.  It has been such a relief to finally find a doctor and entire staff who understands chronic pain and has the cutting edge skills to treat it. They really do care about their patients. People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care."



"Dr. Wolff is one of the most capable Doctors I have every experienced.  I appreciate how much he listens and truly investigates your issues to get to the root cause of the problems.  He shows and explains the results of all tests, including radiological.  Furthermore he described issues and solutions in terms the lay person can understand.  Dr. Wolff personally coordinated a treatment plan with my Orthopedic Dr. which saved me from more invasive surgical treatment.  He is an above and beyond professional.  If you have pain; Dr. Wolff is your answer.  BTW, he is busy so sometimes he does runs a bit late-he is worth waiting for!  If you have pain-he is your guy.  Just the best!"



"I have been seeing predominantly Dr Wolff and Shelia Janisch for several years. Most recently with debilitating SI joint pain after two fusion revisions. I’m forever grateful to Southwest Spine team for helping me to heal. I thought the relentless shooting pain through my foot would never tone down to a level 5 pain. I’m grateful we persisted through several medications and nerve blocks to manage my pain."



"I have been a patient at Southwest Spine & Sports for over 10 years now.  And when it comes to my medical care, I have very high expectations, having spent my career as a vice president at one of the Harvard teaching hospitals in Boston. I found Dr. Michael Wolff after making many inquiries of highly rated physicians and nurses working in other medical specialities.  Dr. Wolff’s reputation precedes him...his background and training is impeccable and he is amongst the best and brightest in his field.Listen, he’s a medical superstar and with that usually comes an ego to match and oftentimes lack of a bedside manner.  NOT so in Dr. Wolff’s case!  This gentleman works hard, very hard and yet he is without a doubt my absolutely favorite doc!  He cares...he knows who you are...he knows all the specifics and eccentricities of your physical malaise...and he is innovative in his strategies and approach.Even though his credentials were what brought me in, it is his kindness, wit,  extreme competence, and outstanding results that keep me coming back.  He has kept me functioning when all the scans show that there is no way of that happening.Successful practices generally excel because of the team and such is the case with Southwest Spine and Sports.  MVP- Gretchen L. Post, PAC!  She is the most astute, compassionate medical professional you will ever hope to find.  She has enveloped me with kindness while poking and prodding and evaluating a spine which has seen better decades!  Gretchen is so responsive to your questions and never makes you feel that she doesn’t have enough time for you.  And she develops a plan that establishes goals and strategies and shows you a light at the end of the tunnel.  I am very grateful for the care provided by Southwest Spine and Sports."



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