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Joseph H. Feinberg, MD


Physiatry, Sports Medicine
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Photo of Dr. Feinberg

Joseph H. Feinberg, MD

Physiatry, Sports Medicine
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75th Street Campus
429 East 75th Street (3rd Floor)
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1568
Fax: 212.774.2006
75th Street Campus
429 East 75th Street (3rd Floor)
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1568
Fax: 212.774.2006

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.

Back in the Game Patient Stories

Appointments

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

Specialty

Physiatry
Sports Medicine
Electromyography

Special Expertise

Brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries and disorders
Sports/Orthopedic related injuries
Spine injuries and disorders

Procedures

EMG (Electrodiagnostic) Testing

Awards

Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2002-2018
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2003-2018
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2002-2013, 2015
“Super Doctors” New York Times Magazine, 2011-2017
Newsday Top Doctors, 2012-2017

Affiliations

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

Languages

English

Insurance Information

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Cigna
Connecticare
EmblemHealth GHI
EmblemHealth HIP
Medicare
Oxford
Oxford Medicare
UnitedHealthcare

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.

Book an Appointment with Dr. Feinberg

Dr. Feinberg accepts the following insurance plans. Please check to see if your insurance is on this list before proceeding.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Cigna
Connecticare
EmblemHealth GHI
EmblemHealth HIP
Medicare
Oxford
Oxford Medicare
UnitedHealthcare

Please note, if your insurance is not on this list, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of out-of-network benefits.

If you do not wish to go out-of-network, our HSS Connect service will help you find an appropriate doctor.

Please call our office at to book an appointment.

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 if payments were received during the prior year, or if the HSS physician currently receives payment. 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. Feinberg as of May 29, 2019.

  • Orthobond Corporation - Investment interest 

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.

Education

MD, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York

Internship

Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York

Residency

Mt. Sinai Hospital, PGY2 General Surgery, New York
Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York

Fellowship

Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopedic Pathology, New York, 1985
University of Iowa, Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Iowa City, Iowa, 1986

Certification

AANEM-Certified in the specialty of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 2010 - present

State Licensure

New Jersey, New York

Patient Education by Dr. Feinberg on HSS.edu

Selected Books by Dr. Feinberg

Feinberg, JH, Spielholz,NI (ed): Peripheral Nerve Injuries in the Athlete. Human Kinetics, Champaign: 2002

Selected Publications

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.

Professional Education by Dr. Feinberg on HSS.edu

Research Description

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.

Clinical Trials