1. Christopher J. Visco, MD

    • Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine
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    Christopher J. Visco, MD, FAAPMR, RMSK is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, an Assistant Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Sports Medicine Fellowship Director, and Associate Residency Program Director. He specializes in treating patients with sports and spine injuries.

    Care for every level of activity, to help you live your best possible life.

    He completed his residency in PM&R at Kessler/UMDNJ and his Spine and Sports Fellowship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University. His main areas of interest are in sports and musculoskeletal medicine, applications of diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound, preventative and regenerative musculoskeletal care, and medical education. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, and is a registered musculoskeletal sonographer.

    He is an award-winning teacher, has been an invited lecturer internationally, edited a textbook, is a peer-reviewer for multiple journals and has been a regional, national and international course director multiple times.

    Dr. Visco sees patients at both CUMC's main campus at 180 Ft. Washington Ave., Suite 199, and at CUMC's midtown campus at 51 W. 51st Street. Call 212-305-3535 for an appointment.

    Honors and Awards

    • Alumnus of the Year Award Rutgers/Kessler PM&R Residency Program
    • Pioneer Certificate for registered musculoskeletal ultrasound credentialing
    • Teacher of the Year Award NYP – Columbia/Cornell PM&R Residency
    • Baskin Award for Fellow Researcher
    • James P. McLean Teaching Award

    Presentations

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    Provider Information

    Board Certifications

    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • Sports Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    • Rehabilitation
    • Ultrasound
    • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
    • Joint Ache
    • Rehabilitation Medicine
    • Cervical Spine Disease
    • Knee Injury
    • Repetitive Stress Injury
    • Consultation
    • Low Back Pain
    • Resident Education
    • Consultations and Second Opinions
    • Lumbar Disc Herniation
    • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
    • Degenerative Cervical Spinal Stenosis
    • Meniscus Tear
    • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
    • Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
    • Morton's Neuroma
    • Second Opinion
    • Degenerative Spinal Disorder
    • Muscle Pain
    • Second Opinions
    • Diet/Exercise
    • Muscle Stiffness
    • Shoulder Arthritis
    • Discogram
    • Muscle Strain
    • Shoulder Disorder
    • Disorder of Ligament of Shoulder
    • Muscle Weakness
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Elbow Disorder
    • Muscle/Ligament Disorder
    • Shoulder Joint Instability
    • Elbow Joint Pain
    • Musculoskeletal Disease
    • Spinal Injection
    • Elbow Pain
    • Musculoskeletal Imaging
    • Spinal Nerve Root Block
    • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
    • Neck and Back Pain
    • Neck and Lumbar Spine Problems
    • Spinal Stenosis of Lumbar Region
    • Electrodiagnostic Testing
    • Nerve Block
    • Spinal Stenosis of Thoracic Region
    • Electromyography
    • Nerve Blocks
    • Spine Care
    • EMG (Electromyography)
    • Nerve Conduction
    • Spine Disorder
    • Epidual and Facet Injections
    • Nerve Conduction Studies
    • Spine Problems
    • Epidural Injection into Lumbar Spine
    • Nerve Conduction Study
    • Spondylisthesis
    • Exercise
    • Nerve Disorder
    • Spondylitis
    • Exercise Medicine
    • Nerve Injury
    • Spondyloarthritis
    • Functional Exercise
    • Nerve Pain Due to Spinal Stenosis
    • Spondylosis
    • Hamstring Tear
    • Neuro Electrodiagnostic Test
    • Sports Injuries
    • Heel Pain
    • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
    • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
    • ACL Injury Tear
    • Heel Spur
    • Patellar Tendinitis
    • Sports Medicine
    • Ankle Injury
    • Herniated Cervical Disc
    • Peripheral Nerve Disease
    • Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
    • Ankle Pain
    • Herniated Disc, Cervical
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorder
    • Sprains and Strains
    • Arthritis of Spine
    • Herniated Lumbar Intervertebral Disc
    • Physiatry Consult
    • Stenosis
    • Back Pain In Pregnancy
    • Hip Pain
    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • Stenosis of Lumbosacral Spine
    • Cervical Disc Herniation
    • Injection, Steroid, Spine
    • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
    • Stress Fracture
    • Cervical Herniated Disc
    • Injury of Muscle
    • Radiofrequency
    • Trigger Finger
    • Cervical Pain (Neck)
    • Injury to Nerves
    • Spine Rehabilitation
    • Low Back and Neck Pain
    • Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury
    • Lower Back Pain
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Sciatica
    • Musculoskeletal Disorder
    • Peripheral Neuropathy
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Knee Problem
    • Spinal Injections
    • Golfer's Elbow
    • Scoliosis
    • Occupational Injuries
    • Shoulder Problem
    • Cervical Spinal Disorders
    • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
    • Non-Surgical Approach to Back Pain
    • Degenerative Spine Disease
    • Radiculopathy
    • Shin Splints
    • Elbow Problem
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Arthritic Rehabilitation
    • Electromyography (EMG)
    • Disorder of Shoulder Joint
    • Knee Pain
    • Fractures
    • Shoulder Injury
    • Acute Pain Management
    • Hand Disorder
    • Shoulder Tendinitis
    • Tear of Meniscus of Knee
    • Hip Problem
    • Spinal Arthritis
    • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
    • Joint Pain
    • Spinal Block
    • Patellar Tendonitis
    • Prolapsed Cervical Intervertebral Disc
    • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    • Herniated Disc
    • Back Pain
    • Soft Tissue Injury
    • Hand and Wrist Problems
    • Tendonitis
    • Neck Pain
    • Foot Pain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Musculoskeletal Pain
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Bursitis
    • Muscle Injury
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Cortisone Injection
    • Strain
    • Trigger Point Injections
    • Trigger Finger Therapy
    • Runner's Knee
    • Arthritis
    • Sports Injury
    • Rotator Cuff Injury
    • Ankle Disorder
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Foot and Ankle Injuries
    • Ankle Injuries
    • Sprain
    • Knee Injuries
    • Tennis Elbow
    • Lumbar Herniated Disc
    • Kinetic Chain Approach
    • Lumbar Spinal Disorders
    • Adolescent Sports Injuries
    • Spinal Injury
    • Disorder of Ligament
    • Stress Fracture of Femur
    • Neuropathy
    • Stress Fracture of Hip
    • Overuse Injuries (Athletes)
    • Stress Fracture of Tibia
    • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

    Hospital Affiliations

    • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

    Primary Location

    • Harkness Pavilion

      180 Fort Washington Avenue
      Suite: 1-199
      New York, NY 10032
      Phone:
      (212) 305-3535

    More Locations

    • ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

      51 West 51st Street
      Suite: 3-375
      New York, NY 10019
      Phone:
      (212) 305-3535

    Insurance Programs

    Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.
    • Aetna [HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
    • Affinity [Essential (Exchange), Medicaid, Medicare]
    • CIGNA [Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
    • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
    • Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
    • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [ConnectiCare, EPO, HMO, Medicaid, Medicare, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
    • Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]
    • Health Republic - Freelancers (Exchange)
    • Local 1199
    • MagnaCare
    • Medicare
    • Multiplan
    • Oscar (Exchange)
    • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]
    • POMCO
    • United Healthcare [HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare, POS, PPO]
    • VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]

    Biographical Detail

    Academic Appointments

    • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC

    Current Administrative Positions

    • Sports Medicine Fellowship Director
    • Residency Program Director

    Education And Training

      Education & Training

    • UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School
    • Internship: Atlantic Health System - Overlook Hospital
    • Residency: Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine -UMDNJ
    • Fellowship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

    Gender

    Male

    Teaching And Training

    • Sports Fellowship Program Director – Columbia University Medical Center
    • Associate Residency Program Director – NYP/Columbia and Cornell
  2. publications

    •   Visco CJ, Plastaras C. A Programmatic Design for Teaching the Fundamentals of Spinal Procedures in a Two-Day Course. A Prospective Multi-year Study. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2012
    •   Cheng D, Visco CJ. Pharmaceutical Therapy for Osteoarthritis. PM&R supplement. 2012.
    •   Visco CJ, Cheng D, Kennedy DJ. Pharmaceutical Therapy for Radiculopathy. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. 2011;22(1):127-139.
    •   Kennedy DJ, Shokat M, Visco CJ. Sacroiliac joint and lumbar zygapophysial joint corticosteroid injections. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. 2010;21(4):835-842.
    •   Kennedy DJ, Visco CJ, Press J. Current concepts for shoulder training in the overhead athlete. Current Sports Medicine Reports. 2009;8(3):154-160.