Dr. Gregory Lutz, MD

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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | Male

62 E 88th St New York, NY 10128 Get Directions
(646) 870-7997
Dr. Gregory Lutz, MD

Dr. Gregory E. Lutz is the Founder and Medical Director of the Regenerative SportsCare Institute (RSI) and Physiatrist-In-Chief Emeritus for the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. Dr. Lutz is at the forefront of the regenerative medicine movement—a push toward more patient-centric, minimally-invasive, and cost-effective healthcare, with better patient outcomes. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Lutz is one of the world's leading specialists for back and spine injuries. After graduating from Drew University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1984, Dr. Lutz attended Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he obtained his medical degree in 1988. From 1989 to 1992, Dr. Lutz pursued his specialty training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, followed by a one-year Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City, which he completed in 1993. In 1997, Dr. Lutz founded the Physiatry Department at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the #1 orthopedic hospital in the nation, becoming its first Physiatrist-in-Chief. Under Dr. Lutz' 15-year leadership, the department grew to become one of the largest outpatient musculoskeletal practices in the world. As the former Team Physician for the NY Mets, Dr. Lutz has successfully treated many professional athletes in the NBA, MLB, NFL, and NHL, as well as business leaders, entertainers, and top-performers of all kinds. He has been featured in NBC's The Today Show, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Newsweek, Oprah Magazine, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, The Epoch Times, and WNBC New York. Throughout his career, Dr. Lutz has written numerous scientific publications, book chapters, and research grants. In 2004, Dr. Lutz received the PASSOR (Physiatric Association for Spine Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation) Research Award, given to one physiatrist nationally who has demonstrated excellence in musculoskeletal research. He has consistently been named to New York Magazine's and Castle Connolly's "Top Doctors" lists for the past seventeen years running. In 2016, Dr. Lutz founded the Regenerative SportsCare Institute (RSI), a private, concierge sports medicine practice that focuses on cutting-edge biologic procedures and high-quality, same-day diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Lutz also serves as the Physiatrist-In-Chief Emeritus at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. In addition, he is a Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell and a consulting physician to the National Hockey League's Players Association.

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Dr. Lutz's Care Philosophy

Our mission at RSI is simple: we place our patients' needs above all others. We believe patients who are experiencing pain should not have to wait days and weeks to obtain the necessary tests to diagnose their condition, and even longer to receive treatment. RSI was built to accommodate world-class diagnostic imaging and regenerative procedures all in one house, providing for a very convenient and patient-friendly experience.

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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
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Patient Comments (3)
in Lavallette, NJ |
Excellent physician who spent time reviewing my history, explained issues and treatment resulted in pain relief. Have recommended Dr. Lutz to many friends who have shared the same excellent comments.
in Scarsdale Ny |
Obsessed with money and ego more than patient care
New York, NY |
Incredible service. This is how medicine should be. Love the open MRI, state of the art facility, attentive care, and non-invasive regenerative procedures. The future of medicine.
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Dr. Gregory E. Lutz is the Founder and Medical Director of the Regenerative SportsCare Institute (RSI) and Physiatrist-In-Chief Emeritus for the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. Dr. Lutz is at the forefront of the regenerative medicine movement—a push toward more patient-centric, minimally-invasive, and cost-effective healthcare, with better patient outcomes. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Lutz is one of the world's leading specialists for back and spine injuries.

After graduating from Drew University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1984, Dr. Lutz attended Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he obtained his medical degree in 1988. From 1989 to 1992, Dr. Lutz pursued his specialty training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, followed by a one-year Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City, which he completed in 1993.

In 1997, Dr. Lutz founded the Physiatry Department at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the #1 orthopedic hospital in the nation, becoming its first Physiatrist-in-Chief. Under Dr. Lutz' 15-year leadership, the department grew to become one of the largest outpatient musculoskeletal practices in the world.

As the former Team Physician for the NY Mets, Dr. Lutz has successfully treated many professional athletes in the NBA, MLB, NFL, and NHL, as well as business leaders, entertainers, and top-performers of all kinds. He has been featured in NBC's The Today Show, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Newsweek, Oprah Magazine, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, The Epoch Times, and WNBC New York.

Throughout his career, Dr. Lutz has written numerous scientific publications, book chapters, and research grants. In 2004, Dr. Lutz received the PASSOR (Physiatric Association for Spine Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation) Research Award, given to one physiatrist nationally who has demonstrated excellence in musculoskeletal research. He has consistently been named to New York Magazine's and Castle Connolly's "Top Doctors" lists for the past seventeen years running.

In 2016, Dr. Lutz founded the Regenerative SportsCare Institute (RSI), a private, concierge sports medicine practice that focuses on cutting-edge biologic procedures and high-quality, same-day diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Lutz also serves as the Physiatrist-In-Chief Emeritus at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. In addition, he is a Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell and a consulting physician to the National Hockey League's Players Association.

Dr. Lutz's Care Philosophy

Our mission at RSI is simple: we place our patients' needs above all others. We believe patients who are experiencing pain should not have to wait days and weeks to obtain the necessary tests to diagnose their condition, and even longer to receive treatment. RSI was built to accommodate world-class diagnostic imaging and regenerative procedures all in one house, providing for a very convenient and patient-friendly experience.

Dr. Lutz says...

Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) therapy, intradiscal PRP therapy, autologous stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, epidural injections, back pain, herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, hip osteoarthritis, knee osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tears, tendon repair, shoulder osteoarthritis, chronic low back pain, tendonitis.

Dr. Lutz says...

Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) therapy, intradiscal PRP therapy, autologous stem cell therapy, epidural injections, minimally-invasive regenerative medicine procedures.

Dr. Lutz'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
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Maryland General Hospital

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Clinic-Rochester

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hospital For Special Surgery

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    Drew University

    Graduated in 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Procedures Performed

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Radiofrequency Intradiscal Biacuplasty
  • Spinal Nerve Block