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Christopher J. Visco, MD

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Christopher J. Visco, MD
Christopher J. Visco, MD

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.

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.

Primary Specialties
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Board Certified)
Sports Medicine (Board Certified)
Education And 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
Areas of Expertise
Hamstring Tear
Joint Ache
Stenosis of Lumbosacral Spine
Meniscus Tear
Trigger Finger
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Ankle Injury
Musculoskeletal Disease
Back Pain In Pregnancy
Cervical Herniated Disc
Nerve Disorder
Cervical Spinal Stenosis
Low Back Pain
Stress Fracture
Nerve Conduction Studies
Functional Exercise
Consultations and Second Opinions
Degenerative Spinal Disorder
ACL Injury Tear
Degenerative Cervical Spinal Stenosis
Sprains and Strains
Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Cervical Spine Disease
Ankle Pain
Cervical Pain (Neck)
EMG (Electromyography)
Knee Injury
Herniated Cervical Disc
Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Elbow Pain
Herniated Disc, Cervical
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Morton's Neuroma
Spinal Injection
Herniated Lumbar Intervertebral Disc
Epidual and Facet Injections
Elbow Joint Pain
Injection, Steroid, Spine
Shoulder Joint Instability
Injury of Muscle
Nerve Block
Neck and Back Pain
Heel Spur
Arthritis of Spine
Injury to Nerves
Spine Problems
Heel Pain
Epidural Injection into Lumbar Spine
Lumbar Disc Herniation
Muscle/Ligament Disorder
Cervical Disc Herniation
Resident Education
Hip Pain
Muscle Weakness
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Second Opinion
Electrodiagnostic Testing
Patellar Tendinitis
Musculoskeletal Imaging
Peripheral Nerve Disease
Peripheral Nerve Disorder
Muscle Strain
Nerve Blocks
Neuro Electrodiagnostic Test
Sports Medicine
Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
Nerve Conduction Study
Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Shoulder Arthritis
Nerve Injury
Neck and Lumbar Spine Problems
Nerve Conduction
Elbow Disorder
Nerve Pain Due to Spinal Stenosis
Disorder of Ligament of Shoulder
Physiatry Consult
Spinal Nerve Root Block
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Shoulder Instability
Second Opinions
Muscle Pain
Muscle Stiffness
Shoulder Disorder
Spinal Stenosis of Lumbar Region
Repetitive Stress Injury
Rehabilitation Medicine
Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
Spinal Stenosis of Thoracic Region
Sports Injuries
Exercise Medicine
Spine Disorder
Spine Care
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury
Hand and Wrist Problems
Back Pain
Spine Rehabilitation
Knee Problem
Stress Fracture of Tibia
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Peripheral Neuropathy
Stress Fracture of Hip
Occupational Injuries
Shoulder Pain
Stress Fracture of Femur
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Trigger Finger Therapy
Spinal Injury
Knee Injuries
Muscle Injury
Spinal Stenosis
Hip Problem
Musculoskeletal Pain
Spinal Injections
Hand Disorder
Soft Tissue Injury
Spinal Arthritis
Shoulder Tendinitis
Electromyography (EMG)
Tennis Elbow
Shoulder Injury
Elbow Problem
Lower Back Pain
Disorder of Shoulder Joint
Degenerative Spine Disease
Low Back and Neck Pain
Lumbar Spinal Disorders
Rotator Cuff Tear
Prolapsed Cervical Intervertebral Disc
Overuse Injuries (Athletes)
Cervical Spinal Disorders
Ankle Injuries
Adolescent Sports Injuries
Foot Pain
Ankle Disorder
Kinetic Chain Approach
Trigger Point Injections
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Cortisone Injection
Joint Pain
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Tear of Meniscus of Knee
Acute Pain Management
Knee Pain
Arthritic Rehabilitation
Rotator Cuff Injury
Shin Splints
Sports Injury
Non-Surgical Approach to Back Pain
Shoulder Problem
Neck Pain
Golfer's Elbow
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Musculoskeletal Disorder
Patellar Tendonitis
Disorder of Ligament
Runner's Knee
Herniated Disc
Spinal Block
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Exercise Physiology
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]
Affinity [Medicare]
CIGNA [Columbia University Employee Plan, HMO, PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [EPO, HMO, PPO]
Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [HMO, Medicare, POS, PPO]
Health Net (PHS) [HMO, POS, PPO]
Local 1199 [Union]
Medicare [Medicare]
Multiplan [PPO]
Neighborhood Health Providers [Medicaid]
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom HMO, Liberty HMO, Medicare, Medicare Advantage]
United Healthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, EPO, HMO, Medicare, POS, PPO]


This provider accepts new patients
Appointment Phone Number:
(212) 305-3535
Primary Office
Harkness Pavilion
180 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 199 Floor: 1
New York, NY 10032
Phone: (212) 305-3535
Fax: (212) 342-1470
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Secondary Office
ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
Suite 375 Floor: 3
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 305-3535
Fax: (212) 342-1470
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
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