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Ellen Casey, MD


Physiatry
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Ellen Casey, MD


Hospital for Special Surgery
Integrative Care Center
635 Madison Ave, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Tel: 212.224.7916
Fax: 212.224.7932

429 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
Hospital for Special Surgery
Integrative Care Center
635 Madison Ave, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Tel: 212.224.7916
Fax: 212.224.7932

429 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021

Dr. Ellen Casey is an Associate Attending Physiatrist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in the Department of Physiatry and the Women's Sports Medicine Center. She is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.

After earning her medical degree from University of Virginia School of Medicine, she completed residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) where she also served as Chief Resident. She was the Co-Director of the Women's Sports Program at RIC from 2010-2014 and the Co-Director for the Penn Center for the Female Athlete from 2016-2017.

Dr. Casey's clinical practice focuses on the conservative treatment of acute sports medicine injuries and spine disorders. She has particular expertise in the female athlete, including the female athlete triad, stress fractures and physical activity during and after pregnancy. She is skilled in fluoroscopically-guided spine injections and ultrasound-guided peripheral joint and soft tissue injections. Her goal is to work with patients to optimize function, return to an active lifestyle and help prevent future injury. As a former collegiate gymnast, she is passionate about caring for all athletes, particularly gymnasts and dancers.

Dr. Casey is actively involved in sports medicine research. She is interested in the underpinnings of sex and gender disparity in musculoskeletal injury, including the role of sex hormones in knee injuries (particularly anterior cruciate ligament tears). Dr. Casey has been awarded numerous grants to support her research, including K12 and RO1 grants from the National Institutes of Health and foundation awards from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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Appointments

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

Specialty

Specialized Centers

Special Expertise

Sports medicine
Care of active and athletic women
Female athlete triad
Stress fractures
Running injuries
Dance injuries
Gymnastics injuries
Rehabilitation
Interventional spine procedures
Ultrasound guided procedures

Procedures

Ultrasound guided joint, muscle and tendon injections
Fluoroscopically guided lumbar spine injections
Hyaluronic acid or joint lubricant injections

Awards

Academic All-American, The Pennsylvania State University, 1996-1999
Five-time NCAA All-American, The Pennsylvania State University, 1997-1999
Big Ten All-Around Champion, The Pennsylvania State University, 1998
NCAA Female Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up, The Pennsylvania State University, 1999
Big Ten Gymnast of the Year, The Pennsylvania State University, 1999
Harris Award for Academic Excellence, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2008
Walter E. Heller Chief Resident Award, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2009
Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Resident Research, First Prize, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2009
Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Fellow Research, First Prize, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2010

Affiliations

Female Athlete Triad Coalition
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Association of Academic Physiatrists
American College of Sports Medicine
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

Languages

English

Insurance Information

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Cigna
Connecticare
Emblem Selectcare
HIP
Medicare
Oxford
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.

Book an Appointment

Dr. Casey accepts the following insurance plans:

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Cigna
Connecticare
Emblem Selectcare
HIP
Medicare
Oxford
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

Please note, if your insurance is not on this list, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of out-of-network benefits.

If you do not wish to go out-of-network, our Physician Referral Service will help you find an appropriate doctor.

Education

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Internship

Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Fellowship

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Certification

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine

State Licensure

New York

Selected Books/Chapters

Casey E, Rho M and Press J. Sex Differences in Sports Medicine Textbook. Demos Medical Publishing, 2016

Selected Publications

Casey E, Lento P, Ihm J, Rodriguez H. "Vascular Injuries in the Lower Limb of Athletes". Nerve and Vascular Injuries in Sports Medicine. Venu Akuthota and Stan Herring (eds.). Springer International Publishing, 2009.

Casey E. Natural History of Radiculopathy. In: Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 22(1): 1-5, 2011.

Sleeper MD, Kenyon LK, Casey E. Measuring fitness in female gymnasts: the gymnastics functional measurement tool. Int J Sports Phys Ther 7(2): 124-38, Apr 2012.

Casey E, Hameed F, Dhaher YY. The muscle stretch reflex throughout the menstrual cycle. Med Sci Sports Exerc 46(3): 600-9, Mar 2014.

Cohler MH, Casey E. A Survey of Runners' Attitudes Toward and Experiences with Minimally Shod Running. PM&R 7(8):831-5, Aug 2015.

Plastaras C, McCormick Z, Nguyen C, Rho M, Nack SH, Roth D, Casey E, Carneiro K, Cucchiara A, Press J, McLean J, Caldera F. Is Hip Abductor Strength Asymmetry Present in Female Runners in the Early Stages of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? Am J Sports Med. 2016;44(1):105-112

Casey E, Reese M, Okafor E, Chun D, Nigl F, Gagnon C, Dhaher Y. Influence of Menstrual and Contraceptive Phase on Spinal Excitability. PM&R 2016;8(9):860-8.

Goldring AE, Ashok AP, Casey EK, Mulcahey MK. Key components and potential benefits of a comprehensive approach to women's musculoskeletal health. Phys Sportsmed. 2016: Nov;44(4):417-424. Epub 2016 Aug 22.

Casey E and Becker N. How to Score a Perfect 10 in Caring for Gymnasts with Low Back Pain. SpineLine. Jan/Feb 2017.

Casey EK and Temme K. Pelvic Floor Muscle Function and Urinary Incontinence in the Female Athlete. Phys Sportsmed. 2017 Aug 28 [Epub ahead of print]

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Research Interests

Sex & Gender Differences in Sports Injury
Effect of Sex Hormones on the Musculoskeletal System
Sports Injury Prevention
Female Athlete Triad & Stress Fractures
Musculoskeletal Problems in Pregnancy & Postpartum