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Joseph H. Feinberg, MD

Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine

About Dr. Feinberg

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.

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Special Expertise

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


EMG (Electrodiagnostic) Testing

Patient Stories


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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


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


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


Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2002-2020
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2003-2022
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2002-2013, 2015, 2021, 2022
“Super Doctors” New York Times Magazine, 2011-2017
Newsday Top Doctors, 2012-2017


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

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Feinberg

Patient Education

Professional Education

Blog Posts

Selected Books/Chapters

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

Selected Journal Articles

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.

Clinical Trials

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. Feinberg as of November 22, 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.

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