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Elizabeth T. Nguyen, M.D.

Dr. Elizabeth Nguyen


Elizabeth Nguyen, M.D. is an interventional physiatrist who is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. She is fellowship trained in interventional spine and sports medicine, and specializes in the non-operative care of spine conditions, sports injuries, and general musculoskeletal disorders.

Dr. Nguyen grew up in Houston, TX and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). After obtaining her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, she completed residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation, also known as PM&R or physiatry, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell. While in residency, she served as chief resident and was awarded several honors for excellence in patient care.

She subsequently pursued a fellowship in interventional spine and sports medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery. During fellowship, she gained further expertise in utilizing fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided procedures to address a wide spectrum of spinal conditions and sports injuries. She also developed an interest in regenerative treatments such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Dr. Nguyen provided team physician coverage for athletes at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ and St. John’s University in Queens, NY.

Dr. Nguyen has authored numerous scientific research articles and book chapters in the field of musculoskeletal and rehabilitation medicine, and has presented her research at both regional and national academic conferences. She has held committee leadership roles within the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), and is an active member of many local and national medical academic societies. Dr. Nguyen was  selected for inclusion on both the 2015 and 2016 New York Super Doctors list of Rising Stars.

Clinical Areas of Interest

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain (neck and low back pain)
  • Injury prevention
  • Joint pain
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Overuse/repetitive stress injuries
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Running injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendinitis/tendinopathy

Practice Locations

Dr. Nguyen sees patients at the following office locations:

New York, NY

159 East 74th Street
New York, NY 10021 (212) 737-3301

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