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

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

    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 [HMO, Medicare, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
    • Affinity [Essential (Exchange), Medicaid, Medicare]
    • CIGNA [HMO, NY, 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
    • 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

    • 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.