Elizabeth M. Manejias, MD

Dr. Elizabeth Manejías is a practicing physician and acupuncturist at Hospital for Special Surgery's Integrative Care Center. She is a board-certified physiatrist in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Primary Care Sports Medicine. She specializes in the non-surgical care of spine, musculoskeletal and neurological injuries, and offers an integrative approach to the management of conditions common in the athlete and performing artist. Certified in medical acupuncture, she integrates the use of acupuncture into the care of painful musculoskeletal conditions.

Dr. Manejías completed a fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery in spine and sports medicine focusing in the specialized care of the performing artist from dancers to musicians. Professionally trained in ballet, Dr. Manejías is active in the performing arts community and provides educational lectures to dance programs on injuries and medical problems common in the female athlete. She provides medical coverage for dancers from Broadway to professional ballet.  She has trained with the pioneers in performing arts medicine at New York University's Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, the Miller Institute for Performing Artists, and Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Manejías is currently active in The Dance/USA Taskforce on Dancer Health working to provide standardized pre-season injury screening to dancers.


Assistant Attending Physiatrist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Instructor, Weill Cornell Medical College


Primary Care Sports Medicine

Special Expertise

Medical Acupuncture
Joint/musculoskeletal Injections
Ultrasound Guided Injections
Spine and Sports Medicine
Dance Medicine
Performing Arts Medicine


International Association for Dance Medicine and Science
Performing Arts Medicine Association
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
The Dance/USA Taskforce on Dancer Health


Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

Specialized Centers

Insurances Accepted

Blue Cross PPO
United Healthcare

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.


MD, SUNY - State University of New York, Brooklyn, NY
Certified in Medical Acupuncture, UCLA/Helms Medical Institute Medical Acupuncture for Physicians


Chief Resident, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, New York Presbyterian Hospital


Spine and Sports Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Hospital for Special Surgery


Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, Primary Care Sports Medicine

State Licensure

New York

Elizabeth M. Manejias, MD has contributed to the following educational materials:

For Patients - on HSS.edu

For Professionals - on HSS.edu

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

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Dr. Elizabeth Manejías, Physiatrist

Contact Information

Office Locations

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

Tel: 212.224.7927
Fax: 212.224.7956

Mailing Address

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

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