James F. Wyss, MD, PT

Dr. James Wyss completed his graduate degree in physical therapy at the University of Scranton. After completion, he returned to New York and practiced physical therapy in a sports and orthopedic setting for three years before pursuing a degree in medicine. He then attended New York Medical College and graduated with honors. He completed his residency in physical medicine & rehabilitation (PM&R) at Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation and a fellowship in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is board certified in both PM&R and Sports Medicine, and is currently a team physician at St. John's University.

Dr. Wyss treats common sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions and specializes in lumbar spine and hip care in active individuals. He has a special interest in spinal rehabilitation, interventional spine procedures, the use of ultrasound in musculoskeletal medicine, and injury prevention programs. Dr. Wyss does not specialize in pain management. Services provided include: a detailed history and physical that helps to establish a specific diagnosis, counseling and patient education, physical therapy and/or exercise prescriptions, ultrasound guided joint, muscle and tendon injections, fluoroscopic guided lumbar spine epidural and facet injections, hyaluronic acid or joint lubricant injections, and PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections. Dr. Wyss also does his best to connect you with other specialists or primary care physicians when you are in need.

Appointments

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

Specialty

Subspecialty

Sports Medicine, Spinal Rehabilitation, Spinal Injection, Spine

Awards

James P. McLean “Resident Teaching Resident” Award, 2010
Most Outstanding Preliminary Intern, Winthrop University Hospital, 2007
Alpha Omega Alpha, NYMC, 2005

Affiliations

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)
Past Chair Residents/Fellows Council
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Liason to the Group on Faculty Affairs

Procedures

Ultrasound guided joint, muscle and tendon injections
Fluoroscopic guided lumbar spine epidural and facet injections
Hyaluronic acid or joint lubricant injections
PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections

Education

New York Medical College, 2006

Internship

Winthrop University Hospital, 2006-2007

Residency

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2007-2010
Chief Administrative Resident: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, 2009

Fellowship

Hospital for Special Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sports and Spine Fellowship, 2010-2011

Certification

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Sports Medicine

State Licensure

New York

Selected Publications

Wyss, J; Patel, A. Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Disorders. demosMEDICALm 12/2912

Back, J; Wyss, J; Lutz G. Bertolotti's Syndrome as a Potential Cause of Low Back Pain in Golfers. PM&R. Accepted for Publication.
 
Wyss J, Foye P, Stitik T. An Infected, Extruded Lateral Meniscal Cyst as the cause of Knee Symptoms. 2010 March; 89 (3): 175-176.

AAPMR Online Case Study Program: EMG Case #104 A Normal Reflex (Wyss J, Altschuler E - August 2010) and EMG Case # 105 Anatomy Teaches Physiology (Marrinan R, Wyss J, Altschuler E - September 2010)

Wyss J, Yoon S, Tran J.  PM&R Medical Student Interest Group Guidebook. Online publication @ AAP website (2009) 

Wyss J, Motor Neuron Disease. In Chimes GP, Visco CJ (Ed) McLean Course in Electrodiagnostics, (1st edition)

Stitik T, Foye P, Stiskal D, Nadler R, Wyss J, et al. Osteoarthritis. In Delisa JA (Ed) Rehabilitation Medicine: Principles and Practice, (5th edition)

Rehab in Review. Contributing editor. (2/09 – 6/09).

Torgovnick J, Sethi N, Wyss J. Spinal epidural abscess: Clinical presentation, management and outcome (letter to the editor).  Surgical Neurology. 2005 April; 63(4): 364-371; Discussion 371.

Wyss J, Wettig J, Cardello M. Education for Patient’s with Chronic Low  Back Pain - One Clinic’s Perspective. Advance for Physical Therapists.  2001 June 4; 12(11): 6-11.

Selected Presentations

Common Sports Medicine Injuries of the Knee, Shoulder and Lumbar Spine.  Update Your Medicine. NYC- Weill Cornell Medical College.  6/13/11.

Spine injuries in Sports and Pre-Participation Examination. Resident’s & Fellows Workshop at Association for Academic Physiatrists annual meeting. Phoenix, AZ.  4/13/11

“Intra-articular applications of Platelet Rich Plasma,” HSS Sports Core (3/2011)

“Physical Examination of the Lumbar Spine – workshop,” Cornell Medical School (3/2011)

“Platelet Rich Plasma Update,” HSS Physiatry Grand Rounds (2/2011)

“Adolescent Disc Herniations: Update,” HSS Physiatry Grand Rounds (11/16/10)

“Lumbar Spondylolysis in the athlete,” Stony Brook Neurosurgery Grand Rounds (9/17/10)

“Shoulder Anatomy and Physical Examination,” NS-LIJ Physiatry Dept. (12/29/10)

Resident/fellows program, Fellowship Panel, and Medical Student Roundtable Session at AAP annual meeting (4/2010)

“Physical Therapy Prescription Writing,” Kessler Conference Center (2/2010)

“Teaching Gross Anatomy to Medical Students via the use of Injured Athletes” New Jersey Medical School (9/3/09)

“Home Exercise Program: Clinical Applications for Physiatrists,” Kessler Conference Center (4/15/09)
   
“Clinically Relevant Shoulder Anatomy and Biomechanics,” Kessler Conference Center (3/18/09) and North Shore–LIJ (12/29/10)

Resident Electrodiagnostics Course: Co-coordinator/Instructor, UMDNJ PM&R Residency Program. (8/2008 – 12/2008)

“Posture Training for Medical Students,” New York Medical College (10/2002)

Research Interests

LBP in athletes, tendinopathy, sports injury prevention programs

Welcome Letter for Dr. James Wyss' Patients

Thank you for choosing Dr. James Wyss as your physician! Below you will find important information that should be read prior to your appointment.

What is a Physiatrist?

Physiatrists are Medical Doctors who specialize in non-surgical physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). They diagnose, treat injuries and conditions, and direct your expanded treatment team using non-surgical methods. The most common methods are physical therapy, minimally invasive injections and certain medications.

Academic Medicine Practice

Dr. Wyss’ practice is not a private practice - it is an academic practice. This means that he trains and teaches Residents (post-med school graduates), Fellows and Physical Therapists. Your care will be provided by his team and in his opinion this improves the quality of your care. Integrating teaching and research into a practice takes extra time. This may increase the time need at each visit, and for new patients will increase the time you should expect to be here for your initial visit (approximately 2 hours). Please let us know if you have any questions about Resident/Fellow/Physical Therapist’s role in your exam. If you would prefer a different type of practice or physician please let us know and we will do our best to direct you to another provider.

Services Provided

Dr. Wyss treats common sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions and specializes in lumbar spine and hip care in active individuals. He does not specialize in pain management. Services provided include: a detailed history and physical that helps to establish a specific diagnosis, counseling and patient education, physical therapy and/or exercise prescriptions, ultrasound guided joint, muscle and tendon injections, fluoroscopic guided lumbar spine epidural and facet injections, hyaluronic acid or joint lubricant injections, and PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections. Dr. Wyss also does his best to connect you with other specialists or primary care physicians when you are in need.

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Dr. James F. Wyss, Assistant Attending Physiatrist

Contact Information

Office Locations

Hospital for Special Surgery 75th Street Campus
429 E. 75th Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1731
Fax: 212.774.7040

Uniondale
333 Earle Ovington Blvd
Suite 106 
Uniondale, NY 11553

Tel: 212.606.1731

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

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