The physiatrists at the Spine Institute of New York are Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Management. Physiatrists are non-surgical physicians who treat chronic and acute pain associated with spine conditions and injuries, which may have caused a loss in functionality. They administer injections for pain management, ensure you are physically and psychologically prepared to handle your recovery process, and coordinate your rehabilitation care.



Michael Nicoletti, MDNicoletti-1

Dr. Michael Nicoletti is a musculoskeletal specialist board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is currently in practice at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City at the Spine Institute of New York. In addition, he is an Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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Spinal Surgeon

David Perna, MDDavid Perna, MD

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.

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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

Patient Education

Watch our patient education videos to learn more about spinal conditions and procedures.

 Conditions & Diagnosis
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