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Jennifer Solomon, MD

Attending Physiatrist, Regenerative SportsCare Institute

 

Dr. Jennifer Solomon brings to RSI 22 years of experience working as an award-winning, board-certified physiatrist in Manhattan, specializing in spine and sports medicine. Most recently, Dr. Solomon served as an Attending Physiatrist for 18 years at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Solomon’s philosophy as a non-operative specialist is to properly diagnose the injury—identifying the root cause of a patient’s pain—and pursue a proactive treatment plan. Whether utilizing non-operative procedures, physical therapy, or a specified strength and conditioning plan with preventative care, Dr. Solomon works with the patient every step of the way so they can return to a pain-free, injury-free, active lifestyle.

A graduate of SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Dr. Solomon completed her internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital, followed by her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation at UMDNJ. Dr. Solomon then went on to complete her fellowship in Spine and Sports Medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery, where she trained with Dr. Gregory Lutz.

Dr. Solomon has served as a team physician for the United States Tennis Association (USTA) on the WTA Tour and has worked numerous sporting events, including the NYC Marathon. She has been recognized annually by Castle Connolly as one of New York’s Top Doctors since 2013. Dr. Solomon is a born and raised New Yorker and currently resides in NYC with her two daughters, Samantha and Alexis. She is an athlete at heart, having grown up as a Junior Tennis Star and collegiate tennis athlete. Dr. Solomon still plays tennis for fun, is an avid cyclist, and has a passion for all things fitness and exercise.

Awards

Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, Castle Connolly, 2013—2020

Exceptional Women in Medicine, Castle Connolly, 2019

Top Doctors, New York Magazine, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

PUBLICATIONS

Solomon JL, Lutz GE. Treatment of Symptomatic Degenerative Intervertebral Discs with Autologous Platelet-rich plasma: follow up at 5-9 Years Regen Med. 2019 Sep;14(9):831-840.

Lutz G, Solomon JL et al A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo Controlled, Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability and Preliminary Effectiveness of 2 Doses of Intradiscal rhGDF-5.

Lutz GE, Nicoletti MR, Cyril GE, Harrison JR, Lutz C, Solomon JL, Cooke PM, Wyss JF, Herzog RJ, Moley PJ. Percutaneous Rupture of Zygapophyseal Joint Synovial Cysts: A Prospective Assessment of Nonsurgical Management. PM&R 2018 Mar;10(3):245-253.

Lutz G, Solomon JL et al Lumbar Intradiscal Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections: A Prospective, Double- blinded, Randomized Controlled Study. PM&R Journal 2016 (8):1-10.

Solomon JL Intra-articular Corticosteroid Injection for Idiopathic Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder Facet Joint.

Intra-articular Steroid Injections versus Caudal Epidural Injections to Treat Axial Back Pain in Grade 1-2 Degenerative Spondylolisthesis.

Efficacy Of Euflexxa Versus Corticosteroids In The Treatment Of Hip Osteoarthritis. 2011.

Intra-articular Corticosteroid injection for Idiopathic Adhesive Capsulitis of the shoulder. 2007.

Vad VB, Solomon JL, et al Management of Calcified Tendinosis of the Shoulder: Fluoroscopic Shoulder Lavage.

Nadler SF, Malanga GA, Solomon JL. Low Back Pain Prevention in Golfers: Efficacy of a Wearable Source of Topical Heat.

Nadler SF, Malanga GA, Solomon JL The Relationship between Lower Extremity Injury and Hip Abductor to Extensor Ratio in Collegiate Athletes.

Nadler SF, Solomon JL et al Core Strengthening: Positive influence on performance in tests of speed and agility.

Foye PM, Solomon JL et al Developing of Normative Data for a New Technique of Analyzing Digital Nerves in Upper Limbs.

Foye PM, Solomon JL et al Cheerleaders Neuropathy: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in the Pediatric Population. A Possible Cumulative Trauma Disorder.

Horton S, Solomon JL Isolation and Characterization of Alternate alleles of Frt1. A gene that controls mushroom development in the fungus Schizophyllum commune.

CHAPTERS

Wyss J, Shah B, Solomon J. Fluoroscopic versus Ultrasound Guidance. Diwan S (Ed) Atlas of Pain Medicine Procedures. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Medical. 2013.

Roque-Dang C, Wyss J, Solomon J. Steroids versus Viscosupplementation. Diwan S (Ed) Atlas of Pain Medicine Procedures. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Medical. 2013.

Musculoskeletal/Sports/Orthopedics. Shatzer M (Ed) Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Pocketpedia. Philadelphia, PA: LWW; (2012). Discogenic Low Back Pain. Critical Reviews of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2005.

Knee Osteoarthritis. Critical Reviews of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2005.

Physical Examination of the Lumbar Spine: A review of clinical Significance. Malanga Musculoskeletal Physical Examination: An Evidence-Approach Elsevier. 2016.

Physical Examination of the Sacroiliac Joint: A review of clinical Significance. Malanga Musculoskeletal Physical Examination: An Evidence-Approach Elsevier. 2016.

Physical Examination Maneuvers of the Ankle: Malanga Musculoskeletal Physical Examination: An Evidence-Approach Elsevier. 2016.

Femoral Neck Fractures. eMedicine. 2005

PRESENTATIONS

NASS International Meeting, Beirut, Lebanon, 2018
NASS International Meeting, Avila, Spain, 2018
NASS International Meeting, Beirut, Lebanon, 2017
AAPMR—Intradiscal PRP, 2016
AAPMR—Hip Spine Syndrome, 2015
NASS—Percutaneous Rupture of Z-Joint Synovial Cysts: Prospective review of Non-Surgical Management, 2014
AAPM&R—Core strengthening, 2002
HSS—Core Strengthening, 2003
ACSM—Buttock/Leg Pain, 2003
AAP—Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Paediatric Population, 2002

 


EDUCATION

Fellowship, Spine and Sports Medicine, Hospital For Special Surgery, 2004

Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ / Kessler Institute, 2003

Internship in Internal Medicine, Saint Vincents Hospital and Medical Center, 2000

M.D., State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center, 1999

B.S. Biology, Union College, 1995

 


SPECIALTY

Physiatry

Sports Medicine

Interventional Orthopedics

Cervical Spine, Lumbar Spine, Knee, and Hip


SPECIAL EXPERTISE

Non-surgical management of cervical spine injuries

Non-surgical management of lumbar spine injuries

Non-surgical management of joint injuries

Orthobiologics


PROCEDURES

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

Ultrasound-Guided Joint and Tendon Injections

Fluoroscopically-Guided Spine Injections

Cervical Epidural Injections

Cervical Facet Injections

Cervical Radiofrequency Procedures


AFFILIATIONS

North American Spine Society

American College of Sports Medicine

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

United States Tennis Association

La Palestra