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Naimish Baxi, MD

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Naimish Baxi, MD

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Dr. Naimish Baxi focuses his expertise in the subspecialty of sports medicine, spine care, pain management, and musculoskeletal medicine. Dr. Baxi received his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School (formerly an institute of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and now a unit of Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences). He completed an internship at the Jersey Medical Center (under the Barnabas health system), and residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Following his residency, Dr. Baxi completed an Interventional Spine & Sports Medicine fellowship at Orthopedic and Spine Specialists (OSS) Health in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Baxi has been published many times in the field of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is a New Jersey native – growing up locally in East Brunswick – and he and his wife currently reside in Highland Park. He is fluent in Spanish and Gujarati. In his spare time Dr. Baxi remains dedicated to wellness and staying physically active, and he has a passion for exercise and nutrition. He follows the Paleo diet and is an avid Crossfitter.

Patient Stories


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


Specialized Centers

Special Expertise

Spinal Conditions
Musculoskeletal medicine
Non-surgical management of spine conditions
Ultrasound guided injections
Interventional spine procedures, including for the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
Regenerative Medicine, including platelet rich plasma therapy
Electrodiagnostics (EMG/NCS)"


Fluroscopic spinal injections
Hyaluronate injections (gel)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
Electrodiagnostic testing (EMG/NCV)
Musculoskeletal ultrasound
Joint, bursa and soft tissue ultrasound guided injection
Trigger point injection
Epidural steroid injections
Facet injections
Medial branch blocks & ablations


Bergen Magazine's Top Doctors 2021



American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR)
Spine Intervention Society (SIS)


English, Gujarati, Spanish

Insurance Information

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Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of December 22, 2020, Dr. Baxi reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

Dr. Baxi in the News


Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, 2009


Jersey City Medical School, Jersey City, NJ, 2010


Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, 2013


Orthopedic and Spine Specialists (OSS), York, PA, 2014


Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

State Licensure

Selected Books by Dr. Baxi

Baxi, Naimish. "Shoulder and Hip Region Injections." Atlas of Image-Guided Spinal Procedures, by Michael B. Furman, Elsevier, Inc., 2018.

Kirschner J, Miccio V, Baxi N. "A Billing and Coding Workshop for PM&R Residents." Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research. Volume 2(1).

Stitik T. Injection Procedures: Osteoarthritis and Related Conditions. Springer, 2011. (Contributor)

Sackheim, Kimberly. Rehab Clinical Pocket Guide, Rehabilitation Medicine. Springer, 2013. (Co-Author of Musculoskeletal Medicine Chapter)

Spinner, D, Kirschner, J, Herrera, J. Atlas of Ultrasound Guided Musculoskeletal Injections. (Co-Author of Shoulder Chapter)

Selected Publications

Baxi N, Vong J, Maduro C. Idiopathic Syngohydromyelia in a 12 year old soccer player with neck flexion contracture. Case Report presented at Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Annual Meeting, 2011. 

Baxi N, Spinner D, Sahler C. Paresis after Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial and Placement: Case Series. Presented at American Academy of PM&R Annual Meeting, 2011. 

Baxi N, Ibrahim M. Bilateral Brachial Plexus Injury after Spine Surgery. Case report. Presented at American Academy of PM&R Annual Meeting, 2011.

Baxi N, Siefferman J. Anticoagulant bridging for deep vein thrombosis in neurologically impaired patients with preexisting inferior vena cava filter: A case report and review of the literature. Presented at Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Annual Meeting, 2012.

Sahler C, Baxi N. Incidental finding of congenital atlanto-occipital fusion in a middle aged female with recent frequent falls resulting in tetraparesis: A case report and review of the literature. Presented at Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Annual Meeting, 2012.

Stitik TP, Strong J, Baxi N. EMG-Guided Botox Injections in Patients with Spastic Dysphonia: An Ongoing Review. Presented at Kessler Rehabilitation Research Day 2008. 

Sokolof J, Baxi N, Foye P, Yonclas P, Kim J. Musculoskeletal Complaints in Traumatic Brain Injury - Review of a 7-Year Experience. Science and Technology Award and Research Scholarship (STARS) Program. Poster session at the meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) in San Diego, CA, Nov. 20, 2008

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

3/21/2015, Grand Rounds, Saint Peters University Hospital, "Exercise Fitness; The Panacea"