Dr. Gregory Lutz, MD

Dr. Gregory Lutz, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Gregory Lutz, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med in 1988 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation.Read his story

62 E 88th St

New York, NY 10128

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Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 96% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Spinal Nerve Block
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Lutz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lutz "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lutz "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."

1  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

1  Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

60  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • 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)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain


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7  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Drew University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Maryland General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Mayo Clinic-Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Lutz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lutz to family and friends
11 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

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Dr. Lutz's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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.
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Obsessed with money and ego more than patient care
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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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