Dr. Joseph H. Feinberg specializes in brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries and disorders as well as in the nonsurgical management of musculoskeletal disorders.
He has served as the team physician for St. Peters College (25 years) as well as for Seton Hall University, Jersey City State College and the professional soccer team, the Jersey Dragons.
Dr. Feinberg treats injuries sustained in athletes of all ages from the professional level to amateur. These can be the result of acute trauma or overuse and include Burner/Stinger Syndrome, Parsonage Turner Syndrome and brachial plexopathies.
Dr. Feinberg is the editor of a book titled Peripheral Nerve Injuries in the Athlete, published by Human Kinetics. He has written many book chapters and co-authored many peer reviewed articles.
Dr. Feinberg serves on the Editorial Board for the HSS Journal. He has been the reviewer for many peer review journals and has participated in educational programs throughout the U.S. and internationally. His lectures are primarily in the area of brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries and disorders, and the role of electrodiagnostics (EMG).
Dr. Feinberg was part of the FOCOS (Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine) medical team for 15 years and traveled to Ghana to treat patients with orthopaedic and neurological disorders. He has also volunteered his medical services internationally through medical missions to Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the Phillipines.
Dr. Feinberg has competed as a triathlete and marathon runner.
Medical Director, Center for Brachial Plexus and Traumatic Nerve Injury
Physiatrist-in-Chief Emeritus, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Physiatrist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries and disorders
Sports/Orthopedic related injuries
Spine injuries and disorders
EMG (Electrodiagnostic) Testing
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2002-2020
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2003-2021
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2002-2013, 2015, 2021
“Super Doctors” New York Times Magazine, 2011-2017
Newsday Top Doctors, 2012-2017
NYS Office of Professional Medical Conduct, Dept. of Health
NYS Office of Inspector General, NYS Workers Compensation Board, Consultant
NYS Dept. of Health Medical, Reserve Corps Volunteer
Department of Justice, Southern District of New York City, Consultant
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MD, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
Mt. Sinai Hospital, PGY2 General Surgery, New York
Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York
Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopedic Pathology, New York, 1985
University of Iowa, Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Iowa City, Iowa, 1986
AANEM-Certified in the specialty of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 2010 - present
Feinberg, JH, Spielholz,NI (ed): Peripheral Nerve Injuries in the Athlete. Human Kinetics, Champaign: 2002
Li AE, Greditzer HG, Melisaratos DP, Wolfe SW, Feinberg JH, Sneag DB. MRI findings of spinal accessory neuropathy. Clinical Radiology 71: 316-320 2016
Wolfe, SW, Strauss HL, Garg R, Feinberg J. Use of Bioabsorbable Nerve Conduits as an Adjunct to Brachial Plexus Micro-Neurorraphy. J Hand Surg. 37(10): 1980-85 2012.
Wolfe SW, Johnson PH, Lee, AK, Feinberg JH. Long Nerve Transfers Demonstrate Comparable Outcomes for Axillary Nerve Injuries. J Hand Surg Am. 39 (7): 1351-1357 2014.
Schreiber JJ, Feinberg JH, Byun DJ, Lee SK, Wolfe SW. Pre-operative Donor Nerve Electromyography as a Predictor of Nerve Transfer Outcomes. J Hand Surg. 39(1): 42-49 2014
Dy CJ, Kitay A, Garg R, Kang L, Feinberg JH, Wolfe SW. Neurotization to innervate the deltoid and Biceps. J Hand Surg. 38(2): 237-40 2012.
O’Shea K, Feinberg J, Wolfe S. Imaging and Electrodiagnostic Work-up of Acute Adult Brachial Plexus Injuries. J Hand Surgery. European Vol. 2011 in press.
Feinberg J, Radecki J. Parsonage Turner Syndrome. HSS Journal 6 (2): 199-2005, 2010
Besleaga D, Castellano V, Lutz C, Feinberg J. Musculocutaneous Neuropathy: Case report and discussion. HSS Journal 6 (1): 112-116, 2010
Pearce C, Feinberg J, Wolfe S. Ulnar Neuropathy at the Wrist. HSS Journal 5 (2): 178-185, 2009
Radecki J, Feinberg JH, Zimmer ZR. T1 Radiculopathy: HSS Journal 5 (1): 73-77, 2009
Castellano V, Feinberg J, Michaels J. Fascioscapulohumeral Dystrophy: HSS Journal 4 (2): 175-179, 2008
Swanson AN, Wolfe SW, Khazzam M, Feinberg J, Ehteshami J, Doty S. Comparison of Neurotization Versus Nerve Repair in an Animal Model of Chronically Denervated Muscle. J Hand Surgery 33 (7): 1093-1099, 2008
Feinberg JH, Radecki J, Wolfe SW, Strauss HL, Mintz DN. Brachial Plexopathy/Nerve Root Avulsion in a Football Player: HSS Journal 4 (1): 87-95, 2008
Grossman MK, Feinberg J, DiCarlo EF, Birchansky SB, Wolfe SW. Hereditary Neuropathy with Liability to Pressure Palsies: HSS Journal 3 (2): 208-212, 2007
Feinberg J, Doward DA, Gonsalves A. Cervical radiculopathy vs Parsonage Turner Syndrome. HSS Journal 3 (1): 106-111, 2007
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
Dr. Feinberg's clinical expertise and research experience has been in the application of electrodiagnostic testing (EMG) in the identification and management of brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries and disorders including Parsonage Turner Syndrome and Suprascapular Neuropathy.