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Christopher J. Visco, MD

Board Certifications: 
Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Expertise in: 
Executive Health
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(212) 305-3535

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Credentials & Experience

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Board Certifications

  • Sports Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Clinical Expertise

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

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

About Christopher Visco

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Dr. Christopher Visco

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

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

AARP

  • Medicare Managed Care

Aetna

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

Affinity

  • Access (Exchange)
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • 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)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • 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

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

POMCO

  • POMCO

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • SelectHealth

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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

Contact & Locations

1
180 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 1-199
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(212) 305-3535
Primary
2
51 West 51st Street
Suite 3-375
New York, New York 10019
Phone:
(212) 305-3535

Research

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.