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 matriculated to Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1984, having graduated from Drew University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1988 and was awarded the Margaret M. Kenrick Achievement Award in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He pursued his specialty training at the Mayo Clinic, before coming to Hospital for Special Surgery in 1992 where he completed his training in a Sports Medicine Fellowship. He has been in practice at the Hospital for Special Surgery since 1993.

In 1997, Dr. Lutz established the Physiatry Department at HSS and became Physiatrist-in-Chief. With the support of the hospital administration and his colleagues, he grew the Physiatry Department to thirteen physicians who provided care for over 50,000 patient visits in 2012. In addition, Dr. Lutz established the Physiatry Spine & Sports Medicine Fellowship and has mentored over 50 fellows in practice throughout the USA.

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.

Dr. Lutz is currently Associate Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell. He is currently the Physiatrist-in-Chief Emeritus for Hospital for Special Surgery and is a member of the board of trustees. He is also consulting physician to the National Hockey League Players’ Association.

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Physiatrist-in-Chief Emeritus, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Attending Physiatrist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital


Special Expertise

Non-Surgical Management of Neck & LBP & Sports Injuries
Spinal Injection Procedures


New York Metropolitan Area Best Doctors - Castle Connolly, 1999-2005
Richard & Linda Rosenthal Foundation Award, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2004
New Jersey's Top 100 Doctors - New Jersey Magazine, 1999-2001
Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports & Occupational Rehabilitation Research Award, 1999
"Best Doctors in New York," New York magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011

Insurances Accepted

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


Maryland General Hospital, 1989


Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, US, 1992


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


American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

State Licensure

New York, New Jersey

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

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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.