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About Dr. Nguyen


Dr. Elizabeth T. Nguyen is a physiatrist board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is fellowship-trained in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine and specializes in the nonoperative care of spine conditions, sports injuries, and general musculoskeletal disorders.

Dr. Nguyen grew up in Houston, TX and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). After obtaining her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, she completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, also known as PM&R or Physiatry, at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell. While in residency, she served as Chief Resident and was awarded several honors for excellence in patient care. She subsequently pursued a fellowship in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery.

During her fellowship, she gained further expertise in utilizing fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided procedures to address a wide spectrum of spinal conditions and sports injuries. She also developed an interest in regenerative treatments, including platelet-rich plasma therapy. Dr. Nguyen provided team physician coverage for athletes at Saint Peter's University in Jersey City, NJ and St. John's University in Queens, NY. After fellowship, she joined NY Orthopedics, a premier orthopedics and sports medicine practice located in New York. After several years in private practice, she returned to the Department of Physiatry at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Nguyen has authored numerous scientific research articles and book chapters in the field of musculoskeletal and rehabilitation medicine, and has presented her research at both regional and national academic conferences. She has held committee leadership roles within the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) and is an active member of many local and national medical academic societies. Dr. Nguyen was selected for inclusion on the 2015-2017 New York Super Doctors list of Rising Stars. In her free time, she enjoys running, traveling, scuba diving, photography, and spending time with her family.

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Special Expertise

Injury prevention
Joint pain
Musculoskeletal medicine
Nerve pain
Repetitive overuse injuries
Spine (neck and back pain)
Sports medicine


Platelet-rich plasma injections
Trigger point injections
Ultrasound guided joint, bursa, tendon, and soft tissue injections

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


American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


New York Super Doctors List of Rising Stars, 2015-2017


Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, 2009


St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, 2010


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell, 2013


Hospital for Special Surgery, 2014

State Licensure


English, Vietnamese

Publications by Dr. Nguyen

Selected Journal Articles

Selected Books/Chapters

Nguyen E, Nguyen R, Rao S (2013). Other ankle conditions (High ankle sprains, medial gastrocnemius injuries and peroneal tendon disorders). In Wyss J. & Patel A. (Eds.), Comprehensive therapeutic programs for musculoskeletal disorders (253-261). New York, NY: Demos Medical Publishing.


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 January 04, 2021, Dr. Nguyen reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

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