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Joseph H. Feinberg, MD

Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine
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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 Top Doctor - 20 years
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2002-2020
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2003-2022
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2002-2015, 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

Selected Journal Articles

Selected Books/Chapters

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


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 / Research Studies

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.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Feinberg as of February 27, 2023.


  • Orthobond Corporation - Ownership Interest 


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.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

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