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Gregory E. Lutz, MD

Dr. Gregory E. Lutz is the Founder and Medical Director of Regenerative SportsCare Institute (RSI). In addition, he is Physiatrist-In-Chief Emeritus at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and a Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Lutz has been named to New York Magazine’s and Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” lists for the past 15 years in a row.

With over 25 years of clinical experience, Dr. Lutz is one of the world’s leading experts in the fields of regenerative sports medicine and interventional orthopedics, specializing in intradiscal biologic injections and the non-surgical management of spine and joint injuries. He has pioneered novel approaches to the treatment of degenerative disc disease and other musculoskeletal disorders, using regenerative procedures (platelet-rich plasma, stem cell, and fibrin injections) to successfully treat many injuries previously considered incurable.

Dr. Lutz matriculated to Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1984, having graduated from Drew University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He obtained his medical degree from Georgetown in 1988 and was awarded the Margaret M. Kenrick Achievement Award in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. From 1989 to 1992, Dr. Lutz pursued his specialty training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, before coming to Hospital for Special Surgery in 1992 to complete his training through an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship. He has been in practice at Hospital for Special Surgery since 1993.

In 1997, Dr. Lutz founded the Physiatry Department at Hospital for Special Surgery, becoming its first Physiatrist-in-Chief. Under Dr. Lutz’ 15-year leadership, with the support of his colleagues and the hospital administration, the department grew to become one of the largest outpatient musculoskeletal practices in the world. During his tenure as Chief, Dr. Lutz established the Spine & Sports Medicine Fellowship at HSS and has since mentored more than 60 fellows in practice throughout the USA.

Throughout his career, Dr. Lutz has written numerous scientific publications, book chapters, and research grants. In 2004, Dr. Lutz received the PASSOR (Physiatric Association for Spine Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation) Research Award, given to one physiatrist annually who has demonstrated excellence in musculoskeletal research. Currently, Dr. Lutz’s research is focused on determining the clinical efficacy of advanced biologic treatments for degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis of the hip and knee joints. He is regularly invited to lecture around the world to educate other physicians about novel techniques and research in the field of regenerative medicine.

As a former Assistant Team Physician for the NY Mets and a Consulting Physician to the NHL’s Players Association, Dr. Lutz has successfully treated professional athletes in the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and ATP, as well as business leaders, entertainers, and top-performers in all areas. He has been featured in NBC’s The Today Show, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Newsweek, Oprah Magazine, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, The Epoch Times, Orthopedics Today, and WNBC New York.

In 2016, Dr. Lutz founded Regenerative SportsCare Institute (RSI), with the intention of creating the exact model of musculoskeletal care that he would like as a patient.

Awards

  • America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly, 2002-2017
  • Best Doctors in New York, New York Magazine: 2002—2016
  • Top Doctors: New York Metropolitan Area, Castle Connolly, 2001—2017
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School—Kessler Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department Keynote Graduation Speaker, 2014
  • The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2004
  • PASSOR Physiatric Association for Spine Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation Research Award, 2004
  • Margaret M. Kenrick Achievement Award in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1988

Dr. Gregory E. Lutz - NYC


Education

  • State Licensure, New York, New Jersey, and Florida
  • Certification, American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Fellowship, Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, NYC, 1993
  • Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 1992
  • Internship, Maryland General Hospital, 1989
  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, 1988
  • BA, Drew University, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1984

Appointments

  • Founder and Medical Director, Regenerative SportsCare Institute
  • Physiatrist-in-Chief Emeritus, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Attending Physiatrist, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Board Member, Interventional Orthopedic Foundation
  • Chief Medical Advisor for Spine Medicine, BioRestorative Therapies
  • Co-Founder and President of the Board, Orthobond Corporation

Specialty

  • Physiatry
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Interventional Orthopedics
  • Knee, Hip, Elbow, Shoulder, Tendon, and Spine

Special Expertise

  • Non-Surgical Management of Low Back, Joint, Tendon, and Sports-Related Injuries
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Interventional Orthopedic Procedures
  • Management of Acute Low Back Pain

Procedures

  • Stem Cell Injections
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
  • Fibrin Injections
  • Intradiscal Biologic Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Joint and Tendon Injections
  • Fluoroscopically-Guided Spine Injections

Affiliations

  • Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • North American Spine Society
  • Interventional Orthopedics Foundation
  • The Orthobiologic Institute