Dr. Brian Ernstoff, MD
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Dr. Brian Ernstoff, MD


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | Male

Brian M Ernstoff, MD, PC 300 Halket St # Mageewomenshospitalofupmc Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Get Directions

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I believe in taking a holistic and comprehensive approach to patient care


Dr. Brian Ernstoff, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor who practices in Pittsburgh, PA. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Ernstoff is affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Upmc Shadyside and Weirton Medical Center.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in Canton, GA |
Referred to Dr. Ernstoff after an ortho surgeon disagreed with 2 other UPMC orthos who wanted to replace my hip. I never heard of a physiatrist but was in such pain I agreed. He not only diagnosed nerve damage, he explained why in language I could understand. Although there is no way to correct the nerve damage, he recommended shots to control the pain. I had the first shot on my first visit and left pain free for the first time in 2 yrs. We moved or I would still be his patient.
Mc Keesport, PA |
Saw him for a work related injury a year ago. He ignored everything I said and said I was fine to return to work. I am still unable to work a year later. Seeing him was a waste of my time.
Pgh PA |
Dr. Ernstoff quickly evacuated my work related injury & sent me to a surgeon. Before being sent to him, I had to experience workers comp doctor say I was fine, p.t. 3x a wk & pain of working w ice around my neck & shoulder. The next doctor saw me 3 times & referred me out to Dr. Ernstoff. I had a cervical fusion & rotator cuff repair. Thank God Dr. Ernstoff saw my injuries! I will return to him for pain therapy & treatment. Honest and caring doctor
in North Versailles, PA |
Dr Ernstoff correctly identified my back pain and hand pain and gave me my options for treatment.. My hand pain disappeared with physical therapy and my back pain is controlled with t the right mediation and exercise. I highly recommend Dr. Ernstoff for muscular pain.
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Dr. Ernstoff's Care Philosophy

I believe in taking a holistic and comprehensive approach to patient care

Dr. Ernstoff's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Work-Related Injuries


  • Medical School
    Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Booth Meml Med Center

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    New York University

    Completed in 1986

  • Undergraduate School
    Tulane University Of Louisiana

    Graduated in 1976

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Procedures Performed

  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Pain Management
  • Prolotherapy Injections
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations