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Kristina Marie Quirolgico, MD

Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Foot and Ankle, Spine

About Dr. Quirolgico


Please note: Dr. Quirolgico is currently not accepting new patients.

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.


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Specialized Centers

Performing Arts Medicine Collaborative
HSS Center for Regenerative Medicine

Special Expertise

Performing arts medicine
Dance medicine
Sports injuries of the foot and ankle
Ankle instability
Foot arthritis
Ankle arthritis
Knee arthritis
Hip arthritis
Ultrasound guided procedures
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy
PRP injections


Ultrasound guided peripheral joint injections

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Assistant Attending Physiatrist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending Physiatrist, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


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)


AMSSM Young Investigator’s Research Grant, 2021


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

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For My Patients

Patient Education Articles

Educational videos

Publications by Dr. Quirolgico

Patient Education

Selected Books/Chapters

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.

Selected Presentations

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.


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 May 31, 2023, Dr. Quirolgico 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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