Brion D. Reichler, MD

Dr. Brion Reichler received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. Following his residency in Neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and subspecialty training in EMG at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Reichler was on the faculty of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine from 1994-2004. While at Mount Sinai, his clinical interests focused on EMG, geriatric neurology, neuromuscular disease and peripheral neuropathy related to diabetes and hepatitis C infection. He was Neurologist at the Mount Sinai Diabetes Center and served as Director of the Medical Student Clerkship for several years.

Dr. Reichler joined the Neurology Department at Hospital for Special Surgery in 2004. His chief clinical interests include neurological complications of spine disease, rheumatological conditions and sports-related injuries. Other interests include headache, dizziness and disorders of balance. In addition to seeing patients and performing electrodiagnostic testing, Dr. Reichler directs the Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Service, which is responsible for monitoring the integrity of neural structures during spine, hip and other orthopedic surgical procedures.

Dr. Reichler has three Board Certifications, including two in neurophysiology. He has an interest in foreign languages and speaks several proficiently. He has delivered numerous lectures and Grand Rounds, and is author of several articles and textbook chapters in the field of Neurology.


Assistant Attending Neurologist, Hospital for Special Surgery


Special Expertise

Neuromuscular disease, including neuropathy, spinal nerve and muscle disorders
Neurological complications of rheumatological disease
Sports Neurology
Headache and pain of the lower back and neck
Dizziness and balance disorders


American Academy of Neurology
American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine


Spanish, Italian, French

Insurances Accepted

Affinity Access
Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
Emblem Selectcare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

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BS, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1985
MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, 1989


Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1989-1990


Neurology, Cornell University Medical School, New York, 1990-1992


Clinical Electromyography, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Bronx, New York, 1993-1994


American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Added Qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology

State Licensure

New York

Selected Publications

Reichler BD. Peripheral neuropathies in the elderly. In: Textbook of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology, 6/e, ed. Brocklehurst JC, Tallis RC, Fillit HM. London: Churchill Livingstone, 2003.

Reichler BD, Simpson DM, Scelsa SN. Hereditary neuropathy and vocal cord paralysis in a man with childhood diphtheria. Muscle Nerve, 2000; 23:132.

Scelsa SN, Herskovitz S, Reichler BD. Treatment of mononeuropathy multiplex in hepatitis C virus and cryoglobulinemia. Muscle Nerve, 1998, 21:1526-1529.

Scelsa SN, Simpson DM, Reichler BD, Dai M. Extraocular muscle involvement in Becker muscular dystrophy. Neurology, 1996, 46:564.

Scelsa SN, Simpson DM, McQuistion HL, Fineman A, Ault K, Reichler BD. Clozapine-induced myotoxicity in patients with chronic psychotic disorders. Neurology, 1996, 47:1518-1523.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

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Dr. Brion Reichler, Neurologist

Contact Information

Office Locations

525 East 71st Street
Belaire 5th floor
New York NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1627
Fax: 212.249.9185

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

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