The Physiatrists at Hospital for Special Surgery perform
non-operative treatment procedures on patients who have spinal and sports-related injuries as well as other musculoskeletal problems. These procedures are combined with medically supervised exercise therapies to restore mobility and function in patients who might otherwise require surgery.
Several members of the Physiatry department also perform electrodiagnostic studies such as nerve conduction and electromyography. These diagnostic studies help to determine whether patients may have nerve or muscular disorders such as lumbar or cervical radiculopathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other debilitating conditions.
The Physiatry department is not only involved with the development of new non-invasive procedures -- it also employs innovative research techniques to better understand and validate many non-operative or minimally invasive interventional procedures to treat spinal and sports-related injuries.
Joseph H. Feinberg, MD
Associate Attending Physiatrists
Gregory E. Lutz, MD
Assistant Attending Physiatrists
Vincenzo Castellano, MD
Alice Chen, MD
Paul M Cooke, MD
Stephen G. Geiger, MD
Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD, RMSK
Emerald Lin, MD
Christopher Lutz, MD
Elizabeth M. Manejías, MD
Peter J. Moley, MD
Alexander C. Simotas, MD
Jennifer L. Solomon, MD
James Wyss, MD, PT
Vijay B. Vad, MD
Non-surgical Foot and Ankle Service
Rock Positano, DPM, MSc, MPH
Willibald Nagler, MD