Emerald Lin, MD

Dr. Emerald Lin is a physiatrist and a physician of physical medicine and rehabilitation, with fellowship training in traumatic brain injury. She has experience and expertise with managing acute and chronic concussion, both individually and with an interdisciplinary team, as well as managing spasticity and musculoskeletal conditions.

She strongly believes in patient education and partnership with the goal of restoring function and quality of life.


Assistant Attending Physiatrist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College


Special Expertise

Concussion Rehabiliation
Sports Medicine


Ultrasound guided peripheral joint injections
Botulinum toxin injections for chronic migrinous headaches and spasticity
Peripheral nerve blocks, percutaneous needle tenotomy, and PRP


Magnum Opus Certificate of Appreciation "For Going Above and Beyond" 2014

Insurances Accepted

Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
Emblem Selectcare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

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


Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey


Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, New York.


Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York.


UMDNJ/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, New Jersey.


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Brain Injury Medicine

State Licensure

New York, New Jersey, Virginia

Selected Publications

Lin E and K Aligene. Pharmacology of balance and dizziness. NeuroRehabilitation. 2013. Volume 32, Number 3, pp. 529-542.

Aligene K and Lin E. Vestibular and balance treatment of the concussed athlete. NeuroRehabilitation. 2013. Volume 32, Number 3, pp. 543-553.

Siefferman J, Lin E, and Fine J. Improving Patient Handoff. Physical Medicine and Rehabilatation Clinics of North America. Volume 23, Issue 2., 2012. (PMC: 623)

Lin E. Contributor to Rehab in Review. 2011-2012. Published by Physicians in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Rhodes EC, Johnson-Pais TL, Singer FR, Ankerst DP, Bruder JM, Wisdom J, Hoon DS, Lin E, Bone HG, Simcic KJ, and RJ Leach. Sequestosome 1 (SQSTM1) mutations in Paget's disease of bone from the United States. Calcif Tissue Int. 2008 Apr; 82(4):271-7. Epub 2008 Apr 1.

Singer FR, Lin E, Hoon DSB, Johnson-Pais, TL, and RJ Leach. Absence of evidence of Paget's disease of bone in subjectswho harbor sequestosome 1 mutations. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 19, (Supplement 1) M520, 2004.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

Lin E, Lindsay L, and Purohit M. Unusual Presentation: Cerebellar Affective Syndrome. Poster, Association of Academic Physiatrists conference 2016.

San W, Lin E, Oh-Park M, and Bapineedu R. Case Diagnosis: Isolated Brachialis muscle rupture diagnosed by ultrasound in an acute rehabilitation unit. Poster, Association of Academic Physiatrists conference 2014.

Lin E, Jasey NJ, Chiaravalloti N, and Ward I. Understanding the Level of Concussion Knowledge in High School Sports in New Jersey. Poster presentation, NABIS Sept 2013 conference, publication in Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.

Lin E, Siefferman J and Greenwald BD. Systemic Hypersensitivity Reaction to Oral Phenytoin: A Case Report. – presented at AAPMR Conference in November 2011.

Siefferman J, Lin E, and Ambrose A. Improving Patient Handoff for Acute Rehabilitation Admission presented at the UHC Annual Conference in September 2011.

Parikh S, Lin E, Ruth A, and Capoor J. The Importance of Visuoperceptual Training in a Blind Child with Cerebral Palsy and a Non-Verbal Learning Disorder. Poster, Association of Academic Physiatrists, April 2011.

Lin E, Parikh S, Aligene K, and Shetreat-Klein A. An Unusual Presentation of Femur Fracture in SCI. Poster, Association of Academic Physiatrists, April 2011.

Lin E, Aligene K, and Leung J. A Rare Presentation of Axillary Neuropathy. Poster, Association of Academic Physiatrists, April 2011

Lin E, Lahiji A, and Capoor J. A Rare Presentation of Trendelenberg Gait After Visceral Injury. Oral presentation, American College of Sports Medicine 57th Annual Meeting and inaugural World Congress on Exercise is Medicine in Baltimore, MD.

Lahiji A, Mahajan R, Annabi A, Lin E, and Capoor J. A Rare Cause of Painful Limp in a Child. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 42:5 Supplement.

Research Interests

Dr. Emerald Lin's research interests include concussion rehabilitation, spasticity management, and musculoskeletal conditions. She is involved in a number of ongoing projects including:

Consultant for the research project titled "Improving Balance in TBI usinga Low-Cost Customized Virtual Reality Rehabilitation Tool." DoD grant with Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Awarded July 2014. Log# MR130466/Krch

Understanding the Level of Concussion Knowledge in High School Sports in New Jersey. Kessler/UMDNJ. Research Review Committee (RRC) and IRB approved November 16, 2012, partnered with BIANJ (Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey).

Oral presentation at the Kessler/UMDNJ Research Night on May 23, 2013 and abstract accepted for poster presentation to the North American Brain Injury Society 11th Annual Conference on Brain Injury, New Orleans, September 18- 21, 2013, with publication in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.

The efficacy of ultrasound-guided precutaneous needle tenotomy in the treatment of chronic tendinosis:a prospective singleblinded RCT. Approved by Mount Sinai IRB June 2012 and at Hospital for Special Surgery Oct 2014 and major contributor to awarded grant (September 1, 2012) Richard S. Masterson Education Research Fund New Investigator Research Grant (Foundation for PMR).

Collaborated with co-residents to initiate a prospective acute inpatient admissions study at the Mount Sinai Hospital Acute Rehabilitation Units on patient handoff safety.

Research Assistant – John Wayne Cancer Institute, Santa Monica, CA


Contact Information

Office Locations

Hospital for Special Surgery
Integrative Care Center
635 Madison Ave, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Tel: 212.224.7916
Fax: 212.224.7932

429 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

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