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

    Provider Information

    Board Certifications

    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • Sports Medicine

    Areas of Expertise

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

    Primary Location

    • Harkness Pavilion

      180 Fort Washington Avenue
      Floor: 1, Suite: 199
      New York, NY 10032
      Phone:
      (212) 305-3535
      Appointment:
      (212) 305-3535
      Fax:
      (212) 342-1470

    More Locations

    • ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

      51 West 51st Street
      Floor: 3, Suite: 375
      New York, NY 10019
      Appointment:
      (212) 305-3535
      Fax:
      (212) 342-1470

    Insurance Programs

    Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.
    • Aetna [Medicare] - Open
    • Aetna [HMO] - Open
    • Aetna [PPO] - Open
    • Affinity [Medicare] - Open
    • CIGNA [Columbia University Employee Plan] - Open
    • CIGNA [HMO] - Open
    • CIGNA [PPO] - Open
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [PPO] - Open
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [EPO] - Open
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [HMO] - Open
    • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [HMO] - Open
    • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare] - Open
    • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [POS] - Open
    • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [PPO] - Open
    • Health Net (PHS) [PPO] - Open
    • Health Net (PHS) [HMO] - Open
    • Health Net (PHS) [POS] - Open
    • Local 1199 [Union] - Open
    • Medicare [Medicare] - Open
    • Multiplan [PPO]
    • Neighborhood Health Providers [Medicaid] - Open
    • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare]
    • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage] - Open
    • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty HMO] - Open
    • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom HMO] - Open
    • United Healthcare [Medicare]
    • United Healthcare [EPO] - Open
    • United Healthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan] - Open
    • United Healthcare [HMO] - Open
    • United Healthcare [POS] - Open
    • United Healthcare [PPO] - Open

    Biographical Detail

    Academic Appointments

    • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC

    Current Administrative Positions

    • Director of Sports Medicine
    • Fellowship Director
    • Associate 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.