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Gregory Lutz, MD Physiatry, Spine


Dr. Gregory E. Lutz 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. In addition, he is the Founder and Medical Director of Regenerative SportsCare Institute (RSI) in Manhattan.  With over 25 years of clinical experience, Dr. Lutz is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of regenerative sports medicine, 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, autologous cell, and fibrin injections)  to  successfully  treat  many  injuries  previously  considered incurable.  


Dr. Lutz has been named to New York Magazine’s and Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” lists for the past 15 years running.  A graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr.  Lutz pursued his specialty  training in  Physical  Medicine  and  Rehabilitation  at  the Mayo  Clinic  in  Rochester, MN,  before  completing  an  Orthopedic  Sports  Medicine Fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery. 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, in addition to business leaders, entertainers, and top‐performers of all  kinds. 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.   


Currently, Dr. Lutz’ 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. 


  • America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly, 2002-2020
  • Best Doctors in New York, New York Magazine: 2002—2020
  • Top Doctors: New York Metropolitan Area, Castle Connolly, 2001—2020
  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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

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