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Andrew Paul Creighton, DO

Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine
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About Dr. Creighton


Dr. Andrew Creighton is an Assistant Attending Physiatrist at Hospital for Special Surgery in the Department of Physiatry. He is also an Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He specializes in the care of acute and chronic musculoskeletal, sports and spine conditions. A former collegiate golfer and current competitive amateur golfer, Dr. Creighton's research interests focus on the complex biomechanics of the golf swing as it relates to injury prevention and recovery. 

Dr. Creighton earned his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed his internship in Internal Medicine at State University of New York at Buffalo - Catholic Health Program and completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Washington University in St. Louis, Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital Consortium PM&R Program where he served as Academic Chief Resident and won the award for Resident of the Year in the 2017-2018 academic year. He is fellowship-trained in spine and sports medicine at HSS. 

As a physiatrist, Dr. Creighton's ultimate goal is to optimize his patients' function through injury prevention, active rehabilitation, and guided return to sport and activity. Each patient is given a personalized plan and an exercise prescription. When procedures are indicated, he is skilled in fluoroscopic-guided injections of the spine and peripheral joints, as well as ultrasound-guided injections for joint, tendon and muscle pathology, including platelet-rich plasma and hyaluronic acid.


Special Expertise

Sports injury prevention and rehabilitation 
Sports medicine
Fluoroscopic-guided procedures
Ultrasound-guided procedures


Fluoroscopic-guided interventional spine and joint procedures
Ultrasound-guided peripheral joint and soft tissue procedures

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Assistant Attending Physiatrist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Director, Physiatry Ambulatory Care Clinic, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor, Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College


American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Spine Intervention Society


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2019
Sports Medicine, 2019


Sigma Sigma Phi (SSP) - National Osteopathic Honor and Service Society, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2011
Resident of the Year Award, Washington University in St. Louis, Barnes-Jewish Hospital/ St. Louis Children's Hospital Consortium Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) Program, 2017-2018 Academic Year


Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA 2014


Internal Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo - Catholic Health Program, Buffalo, NY 2015


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Washington University in St. Louis, Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital Consortium, St. Louis, MO 2018


Spine and Sports Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY 2019

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Creighton

Patient Education

Selected Journal Articles

Selected Presentations

Creighton A. How I Manage Cervical Spine Injuries in the Athlete. 2019 Annual HSS Sports Medicine Symposium Session: Spine in Sport. New York, NY April 2019. (Podium Presentation)

Creighton A, Holtzman G, Ziegler C, Prather H. Low Back Pain in an Adolescent, Competitive, Dual-Sport Athlete. Denver, CO October 2017. (Podium Presentation)


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 April 10, 2023, Dr. Creighton 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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