Dr. Vijay Vad, MD

Dr. Vijay Vad, MD

Sports Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
Dr. Vijay Vad, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. 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"


  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

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

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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  • 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
based on 31 total reviews (16 with comments)
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 (16)
in Stowe, VT |
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, chiropractic, massage, and orthopedic intervention. My friend told me to travel to New York and see Dr Vad. He truly saved me! He is a concerned healer and I thank him for giving me my strength and hope back.
in Rye, NY |
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 .
Norwalk, CA |
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 had done nothing but temporarily numbed the pain. Dr. Vad's demeanor made me feel very comfortable and confident that I was in good hands. He was able to reduce the inflammation, reduce the pain and get
in New York, NY |
I have been suffering from debilitating arthritis for many years. I was lucky enough to be referred to Dr. Vad and meet this extraordinary physician. Dr. Vad gave me several injections and it changed my ability to feel alive--again. He treated me holistically, by making diet suggestions, he gave me his anti-inflammatory supplements at no cost, and my pain has been reduced dramatically, I can never thank him enough. All of his advice was straight-forward, and easy to follow, a true healer.
in Forest Hills, NY |
I visited multiple other Doctors and Surgeons only to be told they cannot/will not repair the 3 torn discs in my lower back only to relieve severe pain. Everyone said the medical technology is not where it needs to be to help me. After examining me and reviewing all of my history Dr. Vad told me he could help. It's been several years now and I'm back to work, back to doing things with my family and even traveling. All thanks to Dr. Vad. Listen to him! Do what he says, he can help you.
New York, NY |
I've wondered why my previous negative review of Dr. Vad disappeared. Apparently doctors can remove negative reviews on Vitals and Healthgrades. My visit with Dr. Vad four years ago was terrible. He saw me for 5-7 minutes, didn't look at my MRI or X-rays, sold his products (book, vitamins, cream, etc.), and worst of all, gave me a diagnosis that ended up being inaccurate. I am stubbornly reposting because it is wrong that such an insincere doctor is being presented as a good one.
in PNew York, NYo |
I saw Dr. Vad after I had back surgery and I was told by my surgeon I had “scar tissue” and had to learn to live with the pain. Dr. Vad gave me a long-term plan of exercises and stretches, and referred me to a Pilates instructor. After the first two weeks I could feel a dramatic improvement, and by one month the pain was totally gone. I have stuck to his plan and the difference is like night and day. Dr. Vad gave me an alternative that most doctors would never suggest.
Brooklyn, NY |
Wonderful experience! Easy to speak with. Nice way about him! Highly recommend.
in Palm Springs, CA |
I was diagnosed with bone spurs that were preventing me from walking normally. Dr. Vad suggested an alternative treatment to surgery, of injections near my ankle and heel. I cannot believe I am not only walking well again, I am actually able to run again. I never thought I would have this relief. Dr. Vad has the best bedside manner and is compassionate to people's suffering. He is a great listener and I appreciate all he has done for me. I feel alive again!
in Brooklyn, NY |
I had a herniated disc and years of back pain. I saw four other doctors who all said to take more pills which just destroyed my stomach, and I never felt any better. When Dr. Vad gave me an epidural injection I had immediate relief for the first time! Because I am on my feet for many hours a day as a teacher the soreness and pain felt constant and left me out of work for many days. I cannot recommend Dr. Vad more highly if anyone has chronic pain with cures that have failed elsewhere.
Beverly Hills, CA |
Dr. Vad is a miracle worker to say the least. Without going in length, I've suffered uncomfortable knee pain for longer than I can remember. After visiting Dr. Vad several times, while I was in NYC for business, I am able to walk at ease again. I cannot thank him enough and the friend who recommended Dr. Vad.
in Scarsdale, NY |
As my condition worsens 7 months after a botched lumbar epidural injection performed by Dr. Vad, I am compelled to share my story so no one else suffers as I am. Dr. Vad is an arrogant and incompetent physician, in my opinion. He performed a rushed transforaminal epidural injection without contrast dye under "high pressure" (in his own words) and damaged my L4 nerve causing excrutiating pain and numbness in my right leg. I am told I now have irreversible nerve damage. Dr. Vad is awful.
in West Palm Beach, FL |
I have had years of stiffness and pain with both my shoulder and my knees. Every surgeon and physician always said it was just "part of getting older." That all changed with Dr. Vad. He gave me steps to improve my flexibility, that included simple changes in diet, supplements, and a new routine of progressive exercises. I have been PAIN FREE for the last YEAR and it's been incredible. Thank you Dr. Vad for giving me my freedom back.
in New York, NY |
Very trustworthy
in Jamaica, NY |
Experience wasn't bad until I see how he treat his staff.quite disrespectful. So that was the breaking point for me.they work hard and yes they have to be respected as well.
in New York, NY |
Dr. Vad is extremely conscientious, caring and on the cutting edge of his field. He is truly concerned for his patients' well being and overall health. He is one of the finest human beings I have ever met.
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535 E 70th St
New York, NY 10021
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