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Nnaemeka Echebiri, MD

Physiatry, Spine
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About Dr. Echebiri

Dr. Nnaemeka Echebiri is a physiatrist at HSS specializing in spine and musculoskeletal medicine. In particular, he treats chronic and acute ailments affecting the neck, back, joints, and extremities. He also has a special interest in sports medicine and evaluation of neurological disorders through electrodiagnostics.

After completing his undergraduate education at Cornell University, in Ithaca, NY, Dr. Echebiri assisted in research at NYU Langone Medical Center's Center for Healthful Behavior Change, focusing on community interventions to help reduce mortality from hypertensive disease and colorectal cancer in African American men. He went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh, followed by an internship in General Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. He then completed residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, followed by an Interventional Spine & Musculoskeletal Fellowship at OSS Health in York, PA.

Dr. Echebiri hails from New York City, where he grew up in Harlem. He has an extensive sports background, having competed in football, wrestling, and track and field. Of these, he is most passionate about track and field, which he participated in and coached at the club level. He also enjoys music, film, and exploring the many attractions of New York City.

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Special Expertise

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


Electrodiagnostic testing (EMG/NCV)
Epidural steroid injections
Facet injections
Fluroscopic spinal injections
Hyaluronate injections (gel)
Joint, bursa and soft tissue ultrasound guided injection
Medial branch blocks & ablations

Patient Stories


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


American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
North American Spine Society
​​​​​​​Spine Interventional Society


American Board of Physical Medical & Rehabilitation


Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 2017
Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 2018
Residency: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 2021
Fellowship: OSS Health, York, PA, 2022

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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. Echebiri 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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