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George Cyril, MD, FAAPMR

Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine

About Dr. Cyril


Dr. George Cyril is an Assistant Attending Physiatrist at Hospital for Special Surgery in the Department of Physiatry. When managing a patient with spine or joint pain, Dr. Cyril believes in a holistic approach regardless of the medical condition. After attaining an accurate diagnosis, he pursues treatments to assist in the natural healing and recovery process for one's spine or joint problem. This may involve giving the body time and rest, lifestyle modifications for daily activity and exercise, guidance through a physical rehabilitation course, or more aggressive interventions like injection therapies or surgery referrals.

Dr. Cyril grew up in Santa Barbara, California and attained his medical degree at the University of California, Los Angeles. He then went on to complete a surgery internship at Harbor-UCLA Hospital before completing a residency in physiatry at University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr.Cyril continued his training with a fellowship in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine at HSS. After training, Dr. Cyril started his medical practice in the Beverly Hills and Marina del Rey (Silicon Beach) communities of Southern California. As a solo-practitioner, Dr. Cyril grew a successful medical practice. He worked with many of the top physicians and hospitals in the Los Angeles area, treating individuals from the entertainment industry, sports teams, and city workers alike. He primarily held affiliation with the DISC Sports and Spine Center and Cedar-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Cyril served as Medical Director for physiatry at Southern California Hospital and Chairman for the Pain Management Team at the Cedars-Sinai: Marina del Rey Hospital location.

Dr. Cyril's current office is conveniently located at the world-renowned Hospital for Special Surgery’s Main Campus in Manhattan. Call 212.606.1251 for assistance to schedule an appointment and help with directions.


Specialized Centers

HSS Center for Regenerative Medicine

Special Expertise

Rehabilitation planning for musculoskeletal pain and/or injury
Neck and back pain 
Joint pain and injury
Nerve pain
Injury prevention
Sports medicine


Noninvasive interventional spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbosacral) procedures under fluoroscopic (x-ray) guidance
Noninvasive interventional joint and tendon procedures under fluoroscopic or ultrasound guidance
Platelet-rich Plasma injections (PRP)
Soft tissue and trigger point injections

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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.



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


American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
North American Spine Society
Spine Interventional Society
American Medical Association


American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Southern California Super Doctors Rising Stars, 2019
Southern California Super Doctors, 2018-2020
Best Medical Research North American Spine Society, 2014
Award for Clinical Excellence University of Pennsylvania, 2012
New York Top Doctors, 2021
New York Times Magazine Super Doctors Rising Stars, 2021


University of California-Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 2009


Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Surgery, Torrance, CA, 2010


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry), Philadelphia, PA, 2013


Hospital for Special Surgery, Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine, New York, NY, 2014

State Licensure



For My Patients

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Directions to The Pavilion

My office is located at The Pavilion, 541 East 71st Street. The main entrance to The Pavilion is on the north side of 71st Street underneath the sky bridge that connects the main hospital to the Belaire Building.

Pavilion map

Publications by Dr. Cyril

Patient Education

Selected Journal Articles

Gregory E. Lutz MD Michael R. Nicoletti MD George T. Cyril MD Julian R. Harrison BS Christopher Lutz MD Jennifer L. Solomon MD Paul M. Cooke MD James F. Wyss MD Richard J. Herzog MD Peter J. Moley MD: Percutaneous Rupture of Zygapophyseal Joint Synovial Cysts: A Prospective Assessment of Nonsurgical Management. PM&R Volume10, Issue3: March 2018, Pages 245-253.

Selected Presentations

Singh, JR., Cyril, G., Molter, M., Complete Rupture of Iliopsoas Tendon and Clinical Implications for Hip Pain Differential: A Case Report

Cyril, G, David Fish M.D., Ai Mukai M.D., Shahrzad Bazargan Ph.D The Influence of Ethnicity and Gender on Back Pain Treatment Outcomes

Jen, J., Cyril, G., Perlman, S., Stiffness in a Family: Genetic Spasticity


Industry Relationships

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.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Cyril as of December 22, 2020.

  • Istobiologics - Consultant

  • Kulagy Physical therapy - Consultant

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.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

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