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George C. Christolias, MD

Board Certifications: 
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine
Expertise in: 
Pain Management
Accepting New Patients
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(212) 305-3535

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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine

Clinical Expertise

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

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

About George Christolias

Dr. George Christolias

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
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

Languages

  • Greek

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

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)
  • 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

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

POMCO

  • POMCO

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • 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
HP 1-199
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(212) 305-3535
Fax:
(212) 342-1470
Primary
2
155 White Plains Road
Suite W100
Tarrytown, New York 10591
Phone: (212) 305-3535

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