Gregory E. Lutz, MD
Physiatry, Spine

Gregory E. Lutz, MD


Physiatry, Spine

Gregory E. Lutz, MD


Office Locations

62 East 88th Street
New York, NY 10128

Tel: 646.870.7997
Fax: 646.870.7990

62 East 88th Street
New York, NY 10128

Tel: 646.870.7997
Fax: 646.870.7990

Dr. Gregory E. Lutz is Physiatrist-In-Chief Emeritus at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and a Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. In addition, he is the Founder and Medical Director of Regenerative SportsCare Institute (RSI) in Manhattan.

With over 25 years of clinical experience, Dr. Lutz is one of the world's leading experts in the field of regenerative sports medicine, specializing in intradiscal biologic injections and the non-surgical management of spine and joint injuries. He has pioneered novel approaches to the treatment of degenerative disc disease and other musculoskeletal disorders, using regenerative procedures (platelet-rich plasma, stem cell, and fibrin injections) to successfully treat many injuries previously considered incurable. Dr. Lutz has been named to New York Magazine’s and Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” lists for the past 15 years running.
 
Dr. Lutz matriculated to Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1984, having graduated from Drew University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He obtained his medical degree from Georgetown in 1988 and was awarded the Margaret M. Kenrick Achievement Award in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. From 1989 to 1992, Dr. Lutz pursued his specialty training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, before coming to Hospital for Special Surgery in 1992 to complete his training through an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship. He has been in practice at Hospital for Special Surgery since 1993.

In 1997, Dr. Lutz founded the Physiatry Department at Hospital for Special Surgery, becoming its first Physiatrist-in-Chief. Under Dr. Lutz’ 15-year leadership, with the support of his colleagues and the hospital administration, the department grew to become one of the largest outpatient musculoskeletal practices in the world. During his tenure, Dr. Lutz established the Spine & Sports Medicine Fellowship and has since mentored more than 60 fellows in practice throughout the USA.

Throughout his career, Dr. Lutz has written numerous scientific publications, book chapters, and research grants. In 2004, Dr. Lutz received the PASSOR (Physiatric Association for Spine Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation) Research Award, given to one physiatrist annually who has demonstrated excellence in musculoskeletal research. Currently, Dr. Lutz’ research is focused on determining the clinical efficacy of advanced biologic treatments for degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis of the hip and knee joints. He is regularly invited to lecture around the world to educate other physicians about novel techniques and research in the field of regenerative medicine.

As a former Assistant Team Physician for the NY Mets and a Consulting Physician to the NHL’s Players Association, Dr. Lutz has successfully treated professional athletes in the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and ATP, in addition to business leaders, entertainers, and top-performers of all kinds. He has been featured in NBC's The Today Show, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Newsweek, Oprah Magazine, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, The Epoch Times, Orthopedics Today, and WNBC New York.

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Appointments

Physiatrist-in-Chief Emeritus, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Attending Physiatrist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Founder and Medical Director, Regenerative SportsCare Institute
Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Specialty

Special Expertise

Nonsurgical management of low back, joint, tendon, and sports-related injuries
Regenerative medicine
Interventional orthopedic procedures
Management of acute low back pain
 

Procedures

Stem cell injections
Platelet-rich plasma (prp) injections
Intradiscal biologic injections
Ultrasound-guided joint and tendon injections
Fluoroscopically-guided spine injections

Awards

America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly, 2002-2017
Best Doctors in New York, New York Magazine: 2002—2016
Top Doctors: New York Metropolitan Area, Castle Connolly, 2001—2017
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School—Kessler Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department Keynote Graduation Speaker, 2014
The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award, American Academy of Physical, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2004
PASSOR Physiatric Association for Spine Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation Research Award, 2004
Margaret M. Kenrick Achievement Award in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1988

Affiliations

American Medical Association
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
North American Spine Society

Insurances Accepted


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Education

MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC, 1988

Internship

Maryland General Hospital, 1989

Residency

Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, US, 1992

Fellowship

Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, New York, 1992
Mayo Clinic, Biochemical Laboratory, Rochester, Minnesota

Certification

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

State Licensure

New York, New Jersey

Gregory E. Lutz, MD has contributed to the following educational materials:

For Professionals - on HSS.edu

Selected Publications

Gregory E. Lutz, MD, Vijay B. Vad, MD, Ronald J. Wisneski, MD. Fluoroscopic Transforaminal Lumber Epidural Steroids: An Outcome Study

Christopher Lutz, MD, Gregory E. Lutz,MD, Paul M. Cooke, MD. Treatment of Chronic Lumbar Diskogenic Pain with Intradiscal Electothermal Therapy: A Prospective Outcome Study

Michael S. Lee, MD, Grant Cooper, MD, Gregory E. Lutz, MD, Christopher Lutz, MD, Hoyman M. Hong, MD. Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET) for Treatment of Chronic Lumber Discogenic Pain: A Minimum 2-Year Clinical Outcome Study

Rinoo V. Shah, MD, Gregory E. Lutz, MD, Joe Lee, MD, Stephen B. Doty, MD, Scott Rodeo, MD. Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy: A Preliminary Histologic Study

Joe Lee, MD, Gregory E. Lutz, MD, Deidre Campbell, ME, Scott A. Rodeo, MD, Timothy Wright, PhD. Stability of the Lumbar Spine After Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.