Dr. Vijay Vad, MD

Dr. Vijay Vad, MD

Sports Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
Dr. Vijay Vad, MD is a sports medicine specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center in 1992 and specializes in sports medicine and sports physical medicine & rehabilitation.Read his story

519 W 27th St # 203

New York, NY 10001

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Dr. Vad's Experience

Dr. Vad's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Vad's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Vad "Vijay Vad,MD is a sports medicine specialist at the hospital for special surgery and on faculty at weill cornell medical college. He is the author of wall street journal s favorite health book of the year in 2004 called Back Rx as well as The New Rules of Running. He is the author of two national television specials - Active with Arthritis- and Stop Back Pain. He is the former physician for professional mens tennis tour and founder of the Vad Foundation for research and education of disadvantaged girls globally."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vad "Trust is the most imprtant part of our practice philosophy. We also want patients to be treated with compassion and care in a timely manner"

2  Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

2  Board Certifications

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

42  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain


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9  Procedures

  • Capsulotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lavage
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stem Cell Therapy

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.


  • University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Rush Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Hospital For Spl Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vad has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vad's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vad to family and friends
33 total reviews (18 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

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Dr. Vad's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (18)

5 stars aren't enough. Dr. Vad is spectacular. Smart, efficient, insightful, practical, and kind. Explains everything. Encourages physical activity.
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I had been to a total of six different types of doctors for recurring pain in my ankles and the surgeon suggested surgery. I tried Dr. Vad as a last resort since I didn't want surgery. Dr. Vad said surgery is a last resort and so I tried his suggestions. Kept me out of surgery and with some...more
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I don't know what I would do without Dr. Vad. I work in Stowe Vermont as a ski instructor in the winter and trail guide in the summers. I suffered injuries years ago that have come back as crippling pain in my ankle, knee, and both hips. I had tried every type of doctor and therapy,...more
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Best doctor for pain Mgt in NYC. Cutting edge treatment and stays ahead of the curve. I highly recommend him to anyone who suffers from arthritis of the hip and knees. The results are unbelievable. Outstanding .
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Dr. Vad is one of the best doctors I have ever had. He genuinely cares about getting to the root of the problem and influencing your future to make sure you stay healed. In my case it was a snowboarding accident that threw my back completely out of whack and multiple visits to other doctors that...more
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