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Peter J. Moley, MD

Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine, Hip Preservation

About Dr. Moley


Peter Moley, MD earned his undergraduate degree at Georgetown University and medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School.  He completed his residency at Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation where he was the Academic Chief Resident.  Following residency, he trained for an additional year in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery.

He specializes in the non-operative treatment of hips, low backs, and general joint injuries.  His patient care starts with a thorough evaluation followed by an advanced physical therapy program, which he designs for his patients.  He is board certified in both Sports Medicine and Physiatry.

Some patients require injections in addition to physical therapy.  To better direct his injections, he performs fluoroscopic-guided and ultrasound guided injections of the spine and joints.  With the accuracy of guidance, he injects steroids, orthobiologics, and viscosupplementation in the treatment of joint, spine and tendon injuries.

Dr. Moley has lectured nationally on hip and spine disorders.  His research focusses on outcomes of various procedures, non-operative treatment of hip and spine disorders and better understanding of radiographic parameters for hip and spine disease. 

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Specialized Centers

HSS Center for Regenerative Medicine

Special Expertise

Cervical pain
Epidural injections
Injuries and treatment of the athletic hip
Injuries and treatment of the knee
Injuries and treatment of the shoulder
Low back pain and treatment
Sports medicine
Ultrasound Injections

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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.



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


Diplomat, AAPM&R
Diplomat, AAP


American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


MD, Georgetown University Medical School, Washington DC, 1996
BA, Georgetown University, Washington DC, 1989


UC Davis Medical School, General Surgery, Sacramento, California, 1998


Kessler/UMDNJ, Physiatry, Newark, New Jersey


Hospital for Special Surgery, Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine, New York, 2002

State Licensure



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Directions to The Pavilion

My office is located at The Pavilion, 541 East 71st Street. The main entrance to The Pavilion is on the north side of 71st Street underneath the sky bridge that connects the main hospital to the Belaire Building.

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Publications by Dr. Moley

Patient Education

Blog Posts

Selected Journal Articles

Functional Deficits in Athletes with a History of Low Back Pain: A Pilot Study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2002 Dec;83(12):1753-8.

Functional Performance Deficits in Athletes with Previous Lower Extremity Injury. Clin J Sport Med. 2002 Mar;12(2):73-8.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.


Principal Investigator

  1. Fluoroscopically Guided Transforaminal versus Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections: A Prospective Randomized Study in Patients with Spinal Stenosis and Lumbar Radiculopathy
  2. Efficacy of Ultrasound Guided Platelet-Rich Plasma or Whole Blood Injection for Proximal Hamstring Tendinosis


  1. Adolescent Lumbar Disc Herniations: An Outcome Study
  2. Prognostic Value of MRI in Predicting Symptom Recurrence in Stress Reactions of Fracture of the Lumbar Pars Interarticularis or Pedicle
  3. Physiatry Electronic Registry (PERk)

Clinical Trials

Patient Registries

Industry Relationships

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.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Moley as of March 24, 2023.

  • Concentric Analgesics - Ownership Interest
  • Merck Manual - Author
  • Orthobond Corporation - Ownership Interest
  • Phyxd - Consultant; Ownership Interest

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.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

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