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Vincenzo Castellano, MD

Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine
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About Dr. Castellano


Dr. Vincenzo Castellano is a board certified physician specializing in interventional spine and sports medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery. He treats disorders of the lower back, thoracic spine, neck, various joints and muscles. In addition, Dr. Castellano performs minimally invasive procedures including fluoroscopically-guided radiofrequency ablations and epidural steroid injections at the Special Procedures Unit. The Special Procedures Unit is a Hospital for Special Surgery facility outfitted with the safeguards of an operating room, but in a convenient and welcoming outpatient setting instead.

Dr. Castellano underwent his undergraduate studies at Columbia University. He then attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine. Thereafter, Dr. Castellano completed his residency at UCLA / GLAVA Medical Centers. He subsequently underwent a fellowship in interventional spine and sports medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Castellano has received numerous awards voted on by his peers and patients. In 2008, he had the honor of being chosen as Medical Director of the Integrative Care Center. Dr. Castellano served as Medical Director of the Integrative Care Center for more than ten years. In 2018, he had the privilege of being chosen as a senior faculty member of the Center for the Advancement of Value in Musculoskeletal Care. In 2020, Dr. Castellano became a charter member of the HSS Center for Regenerative Medicine. The HSS Center for Regenerative Medicine is committed to identifying new treatment options that seek to regenerate tissues damaged by disease and stimulate the body to heal injuries that previously could not be repaired.

Dr. Castellano’s offices are conveniently located at the world-renowned Hospital for Special Surgery’s Main Campus in Manhattan and the state-of-the-art HSS Westchester in White Plains, NY.


Specialized Centers

HSS Center for Regenerative Medicine
Special Procedures Unit

Special Expertise

Sports Medicine


Epidural steroid injections
Selective anesthetic nerve blocks
Radiofrequency ablations
Facet joint cyst ruptures
Intra-articular steroid injections
Hyaluronic acid (HA) injections
Orthobiologic procedures
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

Patient Stories

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If your insurance is not listed, please call our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. If you have out-of-network benefits, then your insurance may reimburse you for a portion of your office visit. We will work with you and your insurance to minimize your out-of-pocket costs. Financial assistance may be available for patients in need.



Medical Director, Integrative Care Center, 2008-2018
Senior Faculty, Center for the Advancement of Value in Musculoskeletal Care
Assistant Attending Physiatrist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College


American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Spine Intervention Society (SIS)
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP)
North American Spine Society (NASS)
International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM)
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR)


American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


New York Super Doctors Award
Top 10 Doctor Award
Patients’ Choice Award
Most Compassionate Doctor Award


Education: BA, Columbia University, New York
Medical: State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York
Internship: North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York
Residency: UCLA / GLAVA Medical Centers, Los Angeles, California
Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

State Licensure


English, Italian

For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Castellano


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 11, 2024, Dr. Castellano 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.