Vijay B. Vad, MD

Dr. Vijay Vad is the physician for the professional men's tennis circuit and specializes in minimally invasive treatments of sports injuries, spine, and arthritis. He joined the Hospital for Special Surgery staff on September 1, 1997 and is also the author of the books, Back Rx, Arthritis Rx and Golf Rx, published by Penguin Books.

In 2005, Dr. Vad's book Back Rx, was named the Wall Street Journal's favorite health book of the year. He also authored a PBS National Television special entitled, "Stop Back Pain" which premiered in June, 2011.


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


Special Expertise

Developing minimally invasive, non-surgical treatments for the spine
Sports Injuries

Insurances Accepted

If your particular insurance plan is not listed, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage.


MD, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma


Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, Sports Medicine


Sports Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

State Licensure

New York, California, Texas

Selected Publications


For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Dr. Vijay Vad, Sports Medicine Physician, Spine Specialist

Contact Information

Office Locations

River Terrace
Ste 203
519 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1306
Fax: 212.774.2934

Mailing Address

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

Dr. Vad on The View

Dr. Vad discusses chronic pain on The View.

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