1. Christopher J. Visco, MD

    • Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine

    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


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    Provider Information

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    Board Certifications

    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • Sports Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

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

    Hospital Affiliations

    • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

    Primary Location

    • Harkness Pavilion

      180 Fort Washington Avenue
      Suite: 1-199
      New York, NY 10032
      (212) 305-3535

    More Locations

    • ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

      51 West 51st Street
      Suite: 3-375
      New York, NY 10019
      (212) 305-3535

    Insurance Programs

    Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.
    • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
    • Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
    • Amida Care
    • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
    • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
    • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
    • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
    • Local 1199
    • MagnaCare
    • Medicare [Medicare]
    • Multiplan
    • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
    • POMCO
    • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, EPO, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
    • VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]

    Biographical Detail

    Academic Appointments

    • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC

    Current Administrative Positions

    • Sports Medicine Fellowship Director
    • 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



    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.