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Carlo Milani, MD, MBA

Physiatry, Sports Medicine
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Carlo Milani, MD, MBA

Physiatry, Sports Medicine
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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.

Patient Stories



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




Insurance Information

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Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of November 13, 2019, Dr. Milani reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.


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

New York

Selected Books by Dr. Milani

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 Publications

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 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)