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George C. Christolias, MD

Board Certifications: 
Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Expertise in: 
Pain Medicine/Management
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Clinical Expertise

  • Adolescent Sports Injuries
  • Arthritis of Spine
  • Arthritis of the Back
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spinal Disorders
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Elbow Pain
  • Epidural Injection into Lumbar Spine
  • Exercise Medicine
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury
  • Hand & Wrist problems
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Pain
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Interventional Spine Procedures
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Injuries
  • Joint Pain
  • Kinetic Chain Approach
  • Knee & Shoulder Injury
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Ligament Disorders
  • Low Back & Neck Pain
  • Low Back and Neck Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Pain
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Muscle Strain
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Non-Surgical Approach to Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Overuse Injuries (Athletes)
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radio Frequency Treatment
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder/Knee Joint Problems
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Spinal Injection
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine & Nerve Blocks
  • Spine (all aspects)
  • Spine Pain
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injury
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sprains
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Strains
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Whiplash
  • Wrist Problems

Education & Training

  • 2008 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Internship: 2009 Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Residency: 2012 Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship: 2013 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Honors & Awards

2000 Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
2001 Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society
2001 Order of Omega Honor Society
2002 National Society of Collegiate Scholars
2003 Golden Key International Honor Society
2004 High Honors, BS Rutgers College
2012 Outstanding Resident Educator, University of Pennsylvania Dept. of PM&R
2012 Compassionate Doctor Recognition
2012 Patient’s Choice Award

SuperDoctors Rising Stars 2017, 2016, 2015

About George Christolias

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George Christolias, MD is double board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Interventional Pain Medicine. He also holds a certification by the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Christolias has continued a practice of life-long learning, beyond his years as a student and a trainee. His passion for medical education has led him to educate medical students, residents and physicians. He utilizes his multidisciplinary knowledge, along with state of the art equipment and cutting edge techniques to deliver expert care in his patients’ path to recovery. Dr. Christolias has been voted by his peers as an outstanding educator. Additionally, Dr. Christolias has been distinguished with the Patient’s Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Recognition on Vitals.com.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

2008 – present   Member, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
2011 – present   Member, American Academy of Pain Management
2012 – present   Member, American Society of Anesthesiologists
2013 – present   Member, International Spine Interventional Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Languages

  • Greek

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • 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

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • 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
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs Plan

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
HP 1-199
New York, New York 10032
Primary
2
155 White Plains Road
Suite W100
Tarrytown, New York 10591

Research

Selected Publications

O'Dell M, Lin CD, Singh JR, Christolias GC. The Physiatric History and Physical Examination-Chapter 1. Braddom Textbook of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, Cifu (ed). In Press