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

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

    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 [HMO] - Open
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [PPO] - Open
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [EPO] - Open
    • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [HMO] - Open
    • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [POS] - Open
    • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare] - Open
    • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [PPO] - Open
    • Health Net (PHS) [HMO] - Open
    • Health Net (PHS) [POS] - Open
    • Health Net (PHS) [PPO] - Open
    • Local 1199 [Union] - Open
    • Medicare [Medicare] - Open
    • Multiplan [PPO]
    • Neighborhood Health Providers [Medicaid] - Open
    • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage] - Open
    • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty HMO] - Open
    • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom HMO] - Open
    • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare]
    • United Healthcare [HMO] - Open
    • United Healthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan] - Open
    • United Healthcare [POS] - Open
    • United Healthcare [PPO] - Open
    • United Healthcare [Medicare]
    • United Healthcare [EPO] - 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.