Michael F. Saulle, DO

Michael F. Saulle, DO

Academic Appointments

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

Current Administrative Positions

  • Medical Director of Sports Medicine - Westchester Division

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-3535

Dr. Michael Saulle is an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and the Medical Director for Sports Medicine – Westchester Division. He is a dual board-certified physician in Sports Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He specializes in non-operative Spine and Sports Medicine with a particular interest in minimally invasive image-guided procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. He uses fluoroscopy and musculoskeletal ultrasound to provide real-time diagnosis and precise delivery of medications. His clinical interests also include regenerative treatments, such as platelet rich plasma injections. His goal is to restore proper movement and optimize quality of life through a comprehensive treatment plan including personalized therapy prescriptions, nutrition, exercise, medications, injections and education.

Dr. Saulle received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, where he studied Health Sciences. He received his medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internship at North Shore LIJ Hospital in Internal Medicine. He subsequently completed his residency training program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York-Presbyterian-Columbia and Cornell, where he served as Chief Resident. He went on to complete a bi-campus fellowship in interventional Spine and Sports Medicine at New York-Presbyterian - Columbia and Cornell.

Prior to his start at Columbia, Dr. Saulle worked as an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College where he served as Associate site Director for the Cornell Sports Medicine Fellowship. He was awarded the Faculty Teacher of the Year Award for his dedication to the education and mentorship of medical trainees of both Columbia and Cornell. Dr. Saulle is a New York Magazine SuperDoctors Rising Star in Sports Medicine (2019, 2020). He lectures to audiences at the local, national and international level and is an author of multiple journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Saulle is a current member of multiple academies and acts as a peer reviewer for the PM&R Journal and the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has cared for many recreational and professional athletes, and has been a team physician for high school, college and professional sports teams.

Dr. Saulle has participated in competitive sports for over twenty years and uses his personal experiences with injury to provide a unique comprehensive perspective on recovery and rehabilitation. He believes patient education is the cornerstone to successful treatment and ensures each patient understands their condition, treatment options and lifestyle modifications to optimize health and well-being. Dr. Saulle hails from Yonkers New York and enjoys a variety of sports, music, cooking and backpacking.

Board Certifications

  • Sports Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Areas of Expertise

  • Ankle Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spinal Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Disorder
  • Elbow Problem
  • Epidual and Facet Injections
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury
  • Hand & Wrist problems
  • Hip Pain
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Pain
  • Kinetic Chain Approach
  • Knee Injuries
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Disorders
  • Muscle Injury
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Non-Surgical Approach to Back Pain
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Overuse Injuries (Athletes)
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Joint Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Sports Injury
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Sprain
  • Strains
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tear of Meniscus of Knee
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injections

Languages Spoken

  • English

Education and Training

  • DO, Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internship: Staten Island University Hospital
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


  • ColumbiaDoctors - Tarrytown

    155 White Plains Road
    102 and 100 1
    Tarrytown, NY 10591
  • ColumbiaDoctors - 693 White Plains Road

    693 White Plains Road
    Scarsdale, NY 10709
  • ColumbiaDoctors - 1 Pondfield Road

    1 Pondfield Road
    Bronxville, NY 10708

Provider Affiliations

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