Vijay B. Vad, MD

Dr. Vijay Vad is the physician for the professional men's tennis circuit and specializes in minimally invasive treatments of sports injuries, spine, and arthritis. He joined the Hospital for Special Surgery staff on September 1, 1997 and is also the author of the books, Back Rx, Arthritis Rx and Golf Rx, published by Penguin Books.

In 2005, Dr. Vad's book Back Rx, was named the Wall Street Journal's favorite health book of the year. He also authored a PBS National Television special entitled, "Stop Back Pain" which premiered in June, 2011.


Assistant Attending Physiatrist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College



Sports Medicine

Special Expertise

Developing minimally invasive, non-surgical treatments for the spine
Sports Injuries


MD, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma


Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, Sports Medicine


Sports Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

State Licensure

New York, California, Texas

Selected Publications


For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

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