George C. Christolias, MD

George C. Christolias, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC
  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Assistant Attending Physician

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-3535

George Christolias, MD is double board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Interventional Pain Medicine. He also holds a certification by the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Christolias has continued a practice of life-long learning, beyond his years as a student and a trainee. His passion for medical education has led him to educate medical students, residents and physicians. He utilizes his multidisciplinary knowledge, along with state of the art equipment and cutting edge techniques to deliver expert care in his patients’ path to recovery. Dr. Christolias has been voted by his peers as an outstanding educator. Additionally, Dr. Christolias has been distinguished with the Patient’s Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Recognition on Vitals.com.

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Pain Medicine/Management
  • Adolescent Sports Injuries
  • Arthritis of Spine
  • Arthritis of the Back
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spinal Disorders
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Elbow Pain
  • Epidural Injection into Lumbar Spine
  • Exercise Medicine
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury
  • Hand & Wrist problems
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Pain
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Interventional Spine Procedures
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Injuries
  • Joint Pain
  • Kinetic Chain Approach
  • Knee & Shoulder Injury
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problem
  • Ligament Disorders
  • Low Back & Neck Pain
  • Low Back and Neck Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Pain
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Muscle Strain
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Non-Surgical Approach to Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Overuse Injuries (Athletes)
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Treatment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder/Knee Joint Problems
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Spinal Injection
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine & Nerve Blocks
  • Spine (all aspects)
  • Spine Pain
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injury
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Strains
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Whiplash
  • Wrist Problems

Languages Spoken

  • English

Education and Training

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S., 2004 Rutgers College
  • M.D., M.B.A., 2008 Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • 2008 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship: 2013 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Locations

  • CUIMC/Harkness Pavilion

    180 Fort Washington Avenue
    HP 1-199
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-3535
    Fax:
    (212) 342-1470
  • ColumbiaDoctors - Tarrytown

    155 White Plains Road
    W100
    Tarrytown, NY 10591

Practices and Centers

  • ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

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]
  • Affinity Health Plan [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • AgeWell [Medicare Managed Care, Special Needs]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs]
  • 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, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare (National) [MagnaCare]
  • Medicare [Railroad, Traditional Medicare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • RiverSpring [Special Needs]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Compass (Exchange), Empire Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth, Special Needs]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Past Positions

07/2012 –              Columbia University Medical Center     (New York, NY)
06/2013                  Post-doctoral Clinical Fellow                                       

07/2013 –              Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons  (New York, NY)
09/2014                  Adjunct Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine

07/2013 –              Weill Cornell Medical College      (New York, NY)
07/2014                  Instructor in RehabilitationMedicine   

07/2014 –              Weill Cornell Medical College      (New York, NY)
09/2014                  Assistant Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine    

09/2014 –              Weill Cornell Medical College      (New York, NY)
present                   Adjunct Assistant Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine    

07/2014 –             Columbia University Medical Center    (New York, NY)
present                   Assistant Professor in Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine

Presentations

8/12/2013 – Invited Lecture – H&D Physical Therapy, 17 East 82nd Street,, New York, NY. Differential Diagnosis of Low Back Pain

9/19/2013 – Grand Rounds Presentation – Weill Cornell Medical College, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine. Epidural Blood Patch for the Treatment of Postdural Puncture Headache

10/15/2013 – Invited Lecture – Sports Physical Therapy of New York, 521 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. Differential Diagnosis of Low Back Pain

12/2/2013 – Course Instructor – Columbia University School of Medicine, Advanced Tutorial: Musculoskeletal Exam Workshop.

12/10/2013 – Invited Lecture – Weill Cornell Medical Associates, 40 Worth Street, Suite 402 NYC 10013. Differential Diagnosis of Low Back Pain

12/18/2013 – Invited Lecture – Columbia University, Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine.  Physical Examination of the Lumbar Spine

05/10/2014 – Invited Lecture –Weill Cornell Medical College, Conference in Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Management of Spine Pain.  Physical Examination of the Lumbar Spine

05/10/2014 – Invited Lecture –Weill Cornell Medical College, Conference in Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Management of Spine Pain.  Physical Examination of the Cervical Spine

05/10/2014 – Invited Lecture –Weill Cornell Medical College, Conference in Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Management of Spine Pain.  Basics of Spinal interventions

Committees / Societies / Memberships

2008 – present   Member, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
2011 – present   Member, American Academy of Pain Management
2012 – present   Member, American Society of Anesthesiologists
2013 – present   Member, International Spine Interventional Society