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

    Clinical Expertise

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

    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

    • 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.