Dr. Kristina Quirolgico is a physiatrist who is fellowship-trained in primary care sports medicine. She has a special interest in taking care of patients with foot and ankle injuries and specializes in musculoskeletal ultrasound, peripheral joint injections both with and without ultrasound guidance, PRP injections, and extracorporeal shockwave therapy. A former dancer herself, Dr. Quirolgico has experience providing medical care for dancers of all genres. She is passionate about helping artists and athletes of all levels continue to perform, and uses a multi-disciplinary, team-based approach to restoring function and quality of life.
Dr. Quirolgico completed her sports medicine fellowship at Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where she also received her medical degree. She did her internship in Internal Medicine at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ, and completed her residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at NewYork-Presbyterian – Columbia and Cornell University Medical Centers.
During her fellowship, Dr. Quirolgico was a team physician for Rutgers University and Princeton University Athletics covering football, field hockey, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, ice hockey, and wrestling. In 2021, she was awarded the 2021 AMSSM Young Investigator’s Research Grant in support of her IRB-approved prospective controlled research study comparing focused vs radial shockwave therapy in treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis.
Dr. Quirolgico has lectured nationally at the Performing Arts Medicine Association Annual Symposium, and regionally at various physical therapy centers and physical medicine and rehabilitation residency programs such as Kessler and NewYork-Presbyterian – Columbia and Cornell.
Assistant Attending Physiatrist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending Physiatrist, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Performing arts medicine
Sports injuries of the foot and ankle
Ultrasound guided procedures
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy
Ultrasound guided peripheral joint injections
AMSSM Young Investigator’s Research Grant, 2021
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS)
International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS)
Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA)
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BS, Natural Science/Dance, Muhlenberg College Allentown, PA, May 2008
Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ 2013
Internal Medicine, Overlook Medical Center, Summit, NJ, 2014
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia and Cornell Medical Centers, New York, NY 2017
Primary Care Sports Medicine, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ 2018
Quirolgico K., Townsend C. Ankle and Foot Injuries. In: Miranda-Comas G., Cooper G., Herrera J., Curtis S. (eds) Essential Sports Medicine. Springer, Cham. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-64316-4_18
Quirolgico K. Fracture, posterior malleolus. In: Achar SA, Taylor KS, eds. The 5-Minutes Sports Medicine Consult. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer; 2020.
Popoli D, Davenport K, Mayerhofer J, Quirolgico K, Swensen Buza S, Ho M. Live panel from the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS): Interdisciplinary Care of Dance Injury - Modern Dance on October 2, 2020.
Quirolgico K, Krystofiak J, Conway J, Como B, Altobelli A, Putukian M. Echocardiographic findings after abnormal pre-participation screening including ECG: A Division I University's 5 year experience. Oral poster presentation at the annual AMSSM conference on April 27, 2018.
Quirolgico K, Scott C, Townsend C. Pain, PM&R, and performing artists. Podium presentation at the annual PAMA international symposium on July 2, 2017.
Quirolgico K, Giambrone A, Ayyoub Z, Edgley S, Dunning K, McBride K, O'Dell M. Early versus late response to foot drop stimulation in persons with stroke. Podium presentation at the first annual Research Day at Weill Cornell on September 16, 2016.