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Joseph H. Feinberg, MD

Physiatry, Sports Medicine
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Joseph H. Feinberg, MD

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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


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


Sports Medicine

Special Expertise

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, 2002-2018
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


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



Insurance Information

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare

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

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Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare

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

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MD, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York


Mt. Sinai Hospital, 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

State Licensure

New Jersey, New York

Patient Education by Dr. Feinberg on HSS.edu

Selected Books/Chapters

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

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Dr. Feinberg's Patient Portal

Dr. Feinberg utilizes an online patient portal. Using secure technology, you can update your patient forms, access your records, review test results, request or change appointments, and request prescription refills. To use this option, please enter the patient portal.