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Christopher J. Visco, MD

Board Certifications: 
Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Expertise in: 
Executive Health
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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Sports Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Clinical Expertise

  • Executive Health
  • Spine Trauma
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Stress Fracture
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Sports Injuries
  • Shoulder Joint Instability
  • Second Opinions
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Executive Health
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Physiatry Consult
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Muscle/Ligament Disorder
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Muscle Strain
  • Tear of Meniscus of Knee
  • Muscle Stiffness
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Muscle Pain
  • Overuse Injuries (Athletes)
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Adolescent Sports Injuries
  • Knee Injury
  • Kinetic Chain Approach
  • Injury of Muscle
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Injection, Steroid, Spine
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Hamstring Tear
  • Sports Injury
  • Elbow Joint Pain
  • Muscle Injury
  • Consultations and Second Opinions
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Cervical Pain (Neck)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Ankle Pain
  • Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury
  • Ankle Injury
  • Stress Fracture of Tibia
  • ACL Injury Tear
  • Stress Fracture of Femur
  • Knee Injuries
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Fractures

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

Honors & 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
  • Super Doctors New York Rising Starts 2016, 2014, 2013
  • New York, Super Doctors 2018, 2017
  • New York Magazine Top Doctors 2018, 2017
  • Tops Doctors New York Metro Area 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016

About Christopher Visco

Care for every level of activity, to help you live your best possible life.


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.

Academic Titles

  • Ursula Corning Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Research (in Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine) at the Columbia University Medical Center

Administrative Positions

  • Sports Medicine Fellowship Director
  • Residency Program Director
  • Vice-Chair of Education, Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia


  • Male

Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199


  • MagnaCare


  • Traditional Medicare (NY)


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

180 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 1-199
New York, New York 10032
51 West 51st Street
Suite 3-375
New York, New York 10019


Selected 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.