Michael R. Nicoletti, MD

Physiatrist
Michael Nicoletti, MD

Specialization

  • Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries
  • Interventional Spine Care – Lumbar & Cervical Spine Injections
  • Rehabilitation and Preventive Care
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Regenerative Medicine – Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Dr. Michael Nicoletti is a musculoskeletal specialist board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, with specialty training in Sports Medicine and Interventional Spine Care. Dr. Nicoletti’s practice focuses on the non-operative management of a wide variety of spine and musculoskeletal conditions, as well as the rehabilitation and prevention of sports related injuries. His interventional skill set includes fluoroscopically guided spine injections as well as ultrasound guided joint, muscle and tendon injections and regenerative medicine techniques using platetlet-rich-plasma (PRP).

Dr. Nicoletti received his Doctor of Medicine degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. His post-graduate training began at Long Island College Hospital for one year of Internal Medicine. He then went on to complete residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the State University of New York – Downstate Medical Center. Following his residency, Dr. Nicoletti completed an intensive year of fellowship training at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Sports Medicine and Interventional Spine Care.

Throughout his training career Dr. Nicoletti has provided team coverage at both the high school and collegiate level for multiple sports including football, basketball, soccer, hockey, and track & field. He has also volunteered his time and medical expertise at numerous New York City endurance events, including the NYC Marathon and Half-Marathon, as well as the Brooklyn Half Marathon. In addition to his professional career, Dr. Nicoletti is also an avid runner and triathlete having competed in multiple endurance events including Iron distance and Half-Iron distance triathlons.

Dr. Nicoletti is involved in ongoing research in his field and has published several papers, including a chapter on Hip Disorders in Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Disorders.

 

Education and Training

Undergraduate
New York University
New York, NY

Medical School
St. George’s University
Grenada, West Indies

Internship – Internal Medicine
Long Island College Hospital
Brooklyn, NY

Residency – Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
State University of New York
Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

Fellowship – Interventional Spine & Sports Medicine
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY

Licensure and Certifications

  • New York State Board of Medicine (Licensure)
  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Board Certified)

Current Appointments

Attending Physician
Department of Orthopedics
Mount Sinai Beth Israel – Spine Institute of New York

Attending Physician
Department of Orthopedics
Mount Sinai Doctors – Brooklyn Heights

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Spine Intervention Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • New York Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • American College of Sports Medicine

David Perna, MD

Spine Surgeon
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Specialization

  • Interventional Spine and Pain Management Injections
  • Integrative Sports Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Regenerative Medicine – Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Dr. Perna joins our staff from within the Beth Israel ranks, having completed his fellowship in Spine Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Sports medicine. He received his BA from Johns Hopkins in 2000, his medical degree from St. George’s University in 2007, and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Downstate Medical Center in 2012 where he was Chief Resident in his final year.

His interest in restorative functional medicine stems from his history as an athlete. He was a decorated collegiate football player at Johns Hopkins University being selected to two All American teams. Following his football career he has continued to compete at a national level in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting where he has garnered several awards including the New Jersey state champion and Garden State Games champion. He remains active in the sport’s community volunteering his time to the training of several local athletes in the sports of football, weightlifting and crossfit.

Dr. Perna’s clinical interests include the non-operative management of spine conditions including interventional pain management. His belief at the spine institute is that pain is not a generalized feeling but one that it originates from a specific pain generator. The goal at the spine institute is to diagnose the source of the pain generator, treat it, and reestablish the functional goal of the patient weather that is pain free activities of daily living or return to sport’s specific exercise.


Education and Training

Undergraduate
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Medical School
St. George’s University
Grenada, West Indies

Surgical Internship
Stony Brook University Hospital
Stony Brook, NY

Residency
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

Fellowship
Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, NY

Current Appointments

Attending
Orthopedic Interventional Pain and Sports Rehabilitation
Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, NY

Licensure and Certifications

  • New York State Board of Medicine (Licensure)
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Certified)
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sports Medicine (Certified)

Contact Our Office

Beth Israel Medical Center
10 Union Square East | Suite 5P
New York, NY 10003

Phone: (212) 844-8680
Fax: (212) 844-8681

Office Hours

Office Open:
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Telephones are answered:
Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
*Excluding holidays

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