Joseph H. Feinberg, MD


Dr. Joseph H. Feinberg specializes in brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries and disorders as well as in the non-surgical management of musculoskeletal disorders.

He is currently the team physician for St. Peters College and has served as team physician for Seton Hall University, Jersey City State College as well as for the professional soccer team, the Jersey Dragons.

Dr. Feinberg treats injuries sustained in athletes of all ages from the professional level to amateur. These can be the result of acute trauma or overuse and include Burner/Stinger Syndrome and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

Dr. Feinberg is the editor of a book titled Peripheral Nerve Injuries in the Athlete, published by Human Kinetics. He has written many book chapters and co-authored many peer reviewed articles.

Dr. Feinberg serves on the Editorial Board for the Hospital for Special Surgery Journal. He has been the reviewer for many peer review journals and has participated in educational programs throughout the U.S. and internationally. His lectures are primarily in the area of brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries and disorders, and the role of electrodiagnostics (EMG).

Dr. Feinberg is part of a medical team called F.O.C.O.S. (Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine) that travels to Ghana to treat patients with orthopaedic and neurological disorders. He has also volunteered his medical services internationally through medical missions to Havana, Cuba; Dominican Republic; Haiti; and Manila.

Dr. Feinberg has competed as a triathlete and marathon runner.

Appointments

Physiatrist-in-Chief, Hospital for Special Surgery
Co-Medical Director, Center for Brachial Plexus and Traumatic Nerve Injury
Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Specialty

Electromyography

Subspecialty

Sports Medicine

Special Expertise

Brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries and disorders
Sports/Orthopedic related injuries
Spine injuries and disorders

Awards

"Best Doctors in New York," New York magazine, 2001-2011

Affiliations

NYS Office of Professional Medical Conduct, Dept. of Health
NYS Office of Inspector General, NYS Workers Compensation Board, Consultant
NYS Dept. of Health Medical, Reserve Corps Volunteer

Procedures

EMG Testing

Specialized Centers

Education

MD, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York

Internship

Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York

Residency

Mt. Sinai Hospital, PGY2 General Surgery, New York
Rusk Institute of Rehab. Medicine, New York

Fellowship

Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopedic Pathology, New York, 1985
University of Iowa, Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Iowa City, Iowa, 1986

Certification

AANEM-Certified in the specialty of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 2010 - present

State Licensure

New Jersey, New York

Joseph H. Feinberg, MD has contributed to the following articles on HSS.edu:

Selected Publications

O’Shea K, Feinberg J, Wolfe S: Imaging and Electrodiagnostic Work-up of Acute Adult Brachial Plexus Injuries. J Hand Surgery. European Vol. 2011 in press.

Feinberg J, Radecki J: Parsonage Turner Syndrome. HSS Journal 6 (2): 199-2005, 2010

Besleaga D, Castellano V, Lutz C, Feinberg J: Musculocutaneous Neuropathy: Case report and discussion. HSS Journal 6 (1): 112-116, 2010

Pearce C, Feinberg J, Wolfe S: Ulnar Neuropathy at the Wrist. HSS Journal 5 (2): 178-185, 2009

Radecki J, Feinberg JH, Zimmer ZR: T1 Radiculopathy: HSS Journal 5 (1): 73-77, 2009

Castellano V, Feinberg J, Michaels J: Fascioscapulohumeral Dystrophy: HSS Journal 4 (2): 175-179, 2008

Swanson AN, Wolfe SW, Khazzam M, Feinberg J, Ehteshami J, Doty S: Comparison of Neurotization Versus Nerve Repair in an Animal Model of Chronically Denervated Muscle. J Hand Surgery 33 (7): 1093-1099, 2008

Feinberg JH, Radecki J, Wolfe SW, Strauss HL, Mintz DN. Brachial Plexopathy/Nerve Root Avulsion in a Football Player: HSS Journal 4 (1): 87-95, 2008

Grossman MK, Feinberg J, DiCarlo EF, Birchansky SB, Wolfe SW: Hereditary Neuropathy with Liability to Pressure Palsies: HSS Journal 3 (2): 208-212, 2007

Feinberg J, Doward DA, Gonsalves A: Cervical radiculopathy vs Parsonage Turner Syndrome. HSS Journal 3 (1): 106-111, 2007

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Books/Chapters

Feinberg, JH, Spielholz,NI (ed): Peripheral Nerve Injuries in the Athlete. Human Kinetics, Champaign: 2002

Research Description

Dr. Feinberg's clinical expertise and research experience has been in the application of electrodiagnostic testing (EMG) in the identification and management of brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries and disorders including Parsonage Turner Syndrome and Suprascapular Neuropathy.

Clinical Trials

Dr. Feinberg's Patient Portal

Dr. Feinberg utilizes an online patient portal. Using secure technology, you can update your patient forms, access your records, review test results, request or change appointments, and request prescription refills. To use this option, please enter the patient portal.

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