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Carlo Milani, MD, MBA

Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine
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About Dr. Milani


Dr. Carlo Milani is an Assistant Attending Physiatrist at Hospital for Special Surgery in the Department of Physiatry. He is also an Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.

He earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is fellowship-trained in spine and sports medicine, which he completed at HSS.

Dr. Milani's clinical practice focuses on non-operative treatment of acute sports injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, and spine disorders. His approach as a physiatrist is to work with patients to optimize function, return to an active lifestyle, help prevent future injury, and improve quality of life.

The fundamental components of Dr. Milani's care include individualized education and guidance with a specific physical therapy prescription and/or personalized exercise plan. He is skilled in fluoroscopically guided injections (spine, hip, shoulder) and ultrasound-guided injections (joint, tendon, bursa, nerve, muscle), including PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and hyaluronic acid (gel lubricant for joints), which may be appropriate for certain patients.


Specialized Centers

Performing Arts Medicine Collaborative
HSS Center for Regenerative Medicine
HSS Spine Center with Stamford Health

Special Expertise

Sports medicine
Sports injury prevention and rehabilitation
Interventional spine procedures
Ultrasound guided procedures


Fluoroscopic guided interventional spine and joint procedures
Ultrasound guided peripheral joint and soft tissue procedures


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If your insurance is not listed, please call our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. If you have out-of-network benefits, then your insurance may reimburse you for a portion of your office visit. We will work with you and your insurance to minimize your out-of-pocket costs. Financial assistance may be available for patients in need.



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


American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Association of Academic Physiatrists
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
American Medical Association


Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), Tulane University School of Medicine
Gold Humanism Honor Society, Tulane University School of Medicine


MD, Tulane University School of Medicine, 2013
MBA, Tulane University Freeman School of Business, 2013


Virginia Mason Medical Center, 2014


University of Washington, 2017 - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)


  • Hospital for Special Surgery, 2018 - Spine and Sports Medicine

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Milani

Selected Journal Articles

Milani CJ, Rundell SD, Jarvik JG, Friedly J, Heagerty PJ, Avins A, Nerenz D, Gold LS, Turner JA, Annaswamy T, Nedeljkovic SS, Suri P. Associations of Race and Ethnicity With Patient-Reported Outcomes and Health Care Utilization Among Older Adults Initiating a New Episode of Care for Back Pain. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Jul 15;43(14):1007-1017

Selected Books/Chapters

Milani CJE, Moley PJ. Advanced Concepts in Hip Morphology, Associated Pathologies, and Specific Rehabilitation for Athletic Hip Injuries. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2018 Jun;17(6):199-207

Milani, C. J., Kirschner, J. Radial Neuropathy. McLean Guide to Electrodiagnostic Medicine. (2018)

Krabak BJ, Snitily B, Milani CJ. Running Injuries During Adolescence and Childhood. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2016 Feb;27(1):179-202

Selected Presentations

  • Milani, C. J., Cheng, J, Kirschner, J.S, Percutaneous needle tenotomy (PNT) alone vs. PNT + Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for treatment of chronic tendinosis, HSS Clinical Fellows' Research Conference, June 2018 (Podium Presentation)


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.

As of June 01, 2023, Dr. Milani reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

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.

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