Christopher J. Visco, MD

Christopher J. Visco, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Ursula Corning Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Research (in Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine) at the Columbia University Medical Center

Current Administrative Positions

  • Sports Medicine Fellowship Director
  • Residency Program Director
  • Vice-Chair of Education, Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-3535

Christopher J. Visco, MD, FAAPMR, RMSK is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, an Assistant Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Sports Medicine Fellowship Director, and Associate Residency Program Director. He specializes in treating patients with sports and spine injuries.

He completed his residency in PM&R at Kessler/UMDNJ and his Spine and Sports Fellowship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University. His main areas of interest are in sports and musculoskeletal medicine, applications of diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound, preventative and regenerative musculoskeletal care, and medical education. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, and is a registered musculoskeletal sonographer.

He is an award-winning teacher, has been an invited lecturer internationally, edited a textbook, is a peer-reviewer for multiple journals and has been a regional, national and international course director multiple times.

Dr. Visco sees patients at both CUMC's main campus at 180 Ft. Washington Ave., Suite 199, and at CUMC's midtown campus at 51 W. 51st Street. Call 212-305-3535 for an appointment.

Care for every level of activity, to help you live your best possible life.

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • ACL Injury Tear
  • Adolescent Sports Injuries
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Pain
  • Cervical Neck Pain
  • Consultations and Second Opinions
  • Elbow Joint Pain
  • Executive Health
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Hamstring Tear
  • Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Injection, Steroid, Spine
  • Injury of Muscle
  • Kinetic Chain Approach
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Muscle/Ligament Disorder
  • Muscle Injury
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Stiffness
  • Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Overuse Injuries (Athletes)
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Physiatry Consult
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Second Opinions
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Joint Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Spine Trauma
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injury
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Stress Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of Femur
  • Stress Fracture of Tibia
  • Tear of Meniscus of Knee
  • Tennis Elbow

Education and Training

  • UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School
  • Internship: Atlantic Health System - Overlook Hospital
  • Residency: Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine -UMDNJ
  • Fellowship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago


  • CUIMC/Harkness Pavilion

    180 Fort Washington Avenue
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-3535
  • ColumbiaDoctors - Midtown

    51 West 51st Street
    New York, NY 10019
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-3535

Practices and Centers

  • ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • AETNA [Aetna Signature Administrators, EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NYP Employee Plan, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Student Health]
  • CIGNA [EPO, Great West (National), HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO, HMO, PPO]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare (National) [MagnaCare]
  • Medicare [Railroad, Traditional Medicare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • Quality Health Management [Quality Health Management]
  • RiverSpring [Special Needs]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), Empire Plan, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]


Teaching Responsibilities

  • Sports Fellowship Program Director – Columbia University Medical Center
  • Associate Residency Program Director – NYP/Columbia and Cornell

Honors and Awards

  • Alumnus of the Year Award Rutgers/Kessler PM&R Residency Program
  • Pioneer Certificate for registered musculoskeletal ultrasound credentialing
  • Teacher of the Year Award NYP – Columbia/Cornell PM&R Residency
  • Baskin Award for Fellow Researcher
  • James P. McLean Teaching Award
  • Super Doctors New York Rising Starts 2016, 2014, 2013
  • New York, Super Doctors 2018, 2017
  • New York Magazine Top Doctors 2018, 2017
  • Tops Doctors New York Metro Area 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016