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Stephen J. Massimi, MD

Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine

About Dr. Massimi


Dr. Stephen Massimi is a board certified physiatrist who is fellowship trained in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine. He specializes in the nonsurgical treatment of spine, hip, and general musculoskeletal conditions.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from Boston College where he graduated with honors, Dr. Massimi earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He then completed his residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, affiliated with Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medical College, where he served as chief resident. He then went on to complete a fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine. Dr. Massimi is board certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and in Sports Medicine.

Dr. Massimi is an active member of several professional organizations including the Spine Intervention Society, and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has authored multiple book chapters and scientific articles in his specialty.

Dr. Massimi has subspecialty training in the use of minimally invasive procedures performed under fluoroscopic and ultrasound guidance, including special procedures for the spine as well as the hip, knee, and shoulder areas. These include epidural and facet joint injections, radiofrequency ablation, and intradiscal procedures for the spine, as well as corticosteroid, platelet-rich-plasma (PRP), and viscosupplementation injections for joint disorders.


Specialized Centers

HSS Center for Regenerative Medicine
HSS Spine Center with Stamford Health

Special Expertise

Non-surgical treatment of low back and hip pain.


Spinal injections
Epidural injections
Facet joint injections
Corticosteroid (steroid) injections
Platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injections
Viscosupplementation injections
Facet joint cyst ruptures
Radiofrequency ablation
Intradiscal procedures

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


Spine Intervention Society
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Board Certified in Sports Medicine


Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2021, 2022
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2021, 2022
Chief Resident, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, NY Presbyterian - Columbia and Cornell, 2011


Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2008


Internal Medicine, Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester, 2008-2009


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, 2009-2012.
Chief Resident, 2011-2012


Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2012-2013

State Licensure



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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

As of May 31, 2023, Dr. Massimi reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

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