Jaspal R. Singh, M.D.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Jaspal Singh

Dr. Jaspal Ricky Singh is the Medical Director of Outpatient Faculty Practice in the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine and Co-Director of the Weill Cornell Spine Center.

 Dr. Singh is a triple-board certified physician specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine and Pain Medicine. He earned his undergraduate degree at The George Washington University majoring in biology and religious studies. He then attended the George Washington University School and Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Dr. Singh went to on to fulfill a fellowship in Interventional Pain and Sports Medicine at the University of Colorado – Denver.

Dr. Singh specializes in a multidisciplinary approach to treat pain by integrating physical therapy and interventional techniques his care. Through the use of minimally invasive, fluoroscopic-guided spine procedures, peripheral nerve blocks, electrodiagnostics and musculoskeletal ultrasound, Dr. Singh individualizes his treatment plan with a focus on functional restoration.

Dr. Singh is now offering Platelet-Rich Plasma injections for various sports injuries.  

He employs a comprehensive approach to the treatment of spinal disorders by providing pain management in an honest, kind, and compassionate manner.

Dr. Singh's office is located at the Weill Cornell Medical College Center of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Singh lives in New York City with his wife, Channi. His interests include family, golf, exercise and the culinary arts.

Dr. Singh has been honored as Super Doctors- New York Rising Star 2013 and 2014 which represents the top New York doctors in more than 30 specialties that have been fully licensed for 10 years or less. 

Dr. Singh has been named the Willibald Nagler Clinical Scholar in Rehabilitation Medicine by Dean Laurie Glimcher.  This scholarship recognizes Dr. Singh's work in patients with discogenic pain and epidural steroid injections.  

 

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Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • AETNA [HMO]
  • AETNA [PPO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CIGNA
  • CIGNA [POS]
  • CIGNA [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty HMO]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty PPO]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom PPO]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom HMO]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire [PPO]
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [PPO]
  • United Health Care [HMO]
  • United Health Care [EPO]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]

Publications

 

Research Publications, peer-reviewed

Yasar E, Singh JR, Hill J, Akuthota V. Image Guided Injections of the Hip. Manuscript submitted to Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine.

Singh JR, Laker S., Sullivan W., Akuthota V. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Affects Physician Decision Making prior to Initial Lumbar Spinal Intervention. Manuscript submitted to PM&R.

Khanna, M, Peters C, Singh JR.   Treating Pain With the Lidocaine 5% After Total Knee Arthroplasty.   PM&R. 2012;4:642-646.

Brakke R, Singh JR, Sullivan W.  Physical Therapy in Persons with Osteoarthritis.  PM&R. 2012 May;4(5) Supplement:S53-S58. 

Davidovitch RI, Temkin S, Weinstein BS, Singh JR, Egol KA.  Utility of pathologic evaluation following removal of explanted orthopaedic internal fixation hardware.  Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis. 2010;68(1):18-21.

Singh JR, Nwosu U, Ego KA. Long-term Functional Outcome and Donor-site Morbidity associated with Autogenous Iliac Crest Bone Grafts utilizing a Modified Anterior Approach.  Bulletin NYU Hosp Jt. Dis. 2009;67(4): 347-51. 

Egol KA, Singh JR, Nwosu U.  Functional Outcome in Patients treated for Chronic Posttraumatic Osteomyelitis.  Bulletin NYU Hosp Jt. Dis. 2009;67(4): 313-7. 

Acknowledged in Minkowitz et al.  Removal of Painful Orthopaedic Implants after Fracture Union. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Volume 89-A(9), 1 September 2007, p 1906–1912

 

Research Publications, case reports/editorials

Singh JR and Brooks, DM.  Residency Selection Criteria: A Survey of Program Directors.  The PM&R Resident.  Feb 2012.

Brooks, DM and Singh JR.  Systems-Based Practice: The Core Competency Learned on the Job?.  The PM&R Resident.  Sept 2011.

Singh JR, Greenberg JS, Colavita P.  Atypical Clinical Presentation of Periprosthetic Femur Fracture Following Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty.  Am. J. PM&R, 89(9):772-775, September 2010.

Singh JR, Roza R, Bartolozzi AR.  Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in an Athlete with Adductor Longus Tendon Tear.  University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal, Volume 20; May 2010. 

Singh JR, Segal M, Malone R, Zubair M.  The Use of a Nasal Trumpet in a Traumatic Brain Injury Patient with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OsA).  PM&R. 2009 Oct;1(10):977-9.

Greenberg, J., Singh JR, Falcon N.  Evaluation and Rehabilitation of a Patient with Diabetic Lumbosacral Radiculoplexus Neuropathy.  PM&R. 2009 Aug;1(8):774-7.

 

Abstracts / Poster Presentations

Smith, M, Singh JR, Akuhota, V. Characteristics  of Corticosteroid  Utilization with Spinal Interventions.  Published in the proceedings of the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Convention, March 7, 2013, (New Orleans, LA)

Singh JR, Laker S, Sullivan W, Akuhota, V.  The impact of MRI in Physician Decision Making Prior to Initial Spinal Injection.    Published in the proceedings of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Convention, November18, 2012, (Atlanta, GA)

Knight, E. Singh JR. et al.  Effectiveness of  Phyiscal Therapy as an Adjunct to Epidural Steroid Injections in the  Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.  Published in the proceedings of North American Spine Society, Oct 24, 2012, (Dallas, TX)

Stone, D., Singh JR., Brakke R.. Medial Tibial Pain in a Male Rugby Player. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Assembly, May 20, 2012, (San Francisco, CA)

Gottwald E, Singh JR, Molter M.  Double Crush Syndrome: L5 Radiculopathy on Superimposed Peroneal Neuropathy.  Published in the proceedings of, April 12, 2011, (Phoenix, AX)

Brooks DM, Lenrow DA, Singh JR, et al. Medicare Knowledge Gaps: A Tool to Assess to ACGME Core Competency of Systems-Based Practice in a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program.  Published in the proceedings of Association of Academic Physiatrists, April 12, 2011, (Phoenix, AX)

Singh JR, Charles J, Peters C, Colavita P.   Pain Relief Using 5% Lidocaine Patch in Patients following Total Joint Arthroplasty.  PM&R. Vol. 2, Issue 9S, S63, September 2010.  Published in the proceedings of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Convention, November 5, 2010, (Seattle, WA)

 

Singh JR, Roza R, Bartolozzi AR.  Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in an Athlete with Adductor Longus Tendon Tear: A Case Report.   PM&R. Vol. 2, Issue 9S, S88, September 2010.  Published in the proceedings of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Convention, November 5, 2010, (Seattle, WA)

Singh JR, Sollenberger J, Greenberg J, Molter M.  Complete Rupture of the Distal Iliopsoas Tendon: Clinical ImplicationsPM&R. Vol. 1, Issue 9S,  September 2009.  Published in the proceedings of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Convention, October 24, 2009, (Austin, TX)

Villanueva J, Singh JR et al.  Brown-Sequard Syndrome After Cervical Laminectomy for Cervical Myelopathy Secondary to Cervical Stenosis: A Case Report. PM&R. Vol. 1, Issue 9S, 249, September 2009.  Published in the proceedings of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Convention, October 24, 2009, (Austin, TX)

Singh JR, Segal M.  The Smoking Effect: Cognitive Functional Improvement with Cigarettes.  Am. J. Phys. Med. Rehabil. Volume 88, No. 3. Mar 2009. Published in the proceedings of Association of Academic Physiatrists, February 27, 2009, (Colorado Springs, CO)

Singh JR, Zarka M, Falcon N.  Bladder Management Strategies in a Patient with Neuromyelitis Optica.  Am. J. Phys. Med. Rehabil. Volume 88, No. 3. Mar 2009. Published in the proceedings of the International Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, June 14, 2009, (Istanbul, Turkey)

Singh JR, Greenberg J, Falcon N.  Hyperbaric Oxygen as Treatment of Ischemic Cerebral Air Embolus Following Internal Carotid Artery Angioplasty and Stenting.  Am. J. Phys. Med. Rehabil. Volume 88, No. 3. Mar 2009. Published in the proceedings of Association of Academic Physiatrists, February 26, 2009, (Colorado Springs, CO)

 

Oral Presentations / Invited Lectures

“Lumbar Spinal Stenosis” Weill Cornell Medical College, Resident Seminar, Department of Internal Medicine, March 2013 (New York, NY)

“Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction” Weill Cornell Medical College, Grand Rounds, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, March 2013 (New York, NY)

 “High Intensity Interval Training” Weill Cornell Medical College, Grand Rounds, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, Feb 2013 (New York, NY)

 “Neuropathic Pain and Phantom Limb Pain” Weill Cornell Medical College, Resident Didactics, Jan 2013 (New York, NY)

 “Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Aging Spine” Weill Cornell Medical College, Grand Rounds, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Nov 2012 (New York, NY)

 “Running Biomechanics and Injuries” Weill Cornell Medical College, Resident Didactics, Oct 2012 (New York, NY)

“MRI Affects Physician Decision Making Prior to Initial Spinal Injection.” University of Colorado-Denver, Sports Medicine Research Symposium, June 2012, (Denver, CO)

“Femoral Acetabular Impingement.” University of Colorado-Denver, Multidisciplinary Sports Medicine Conference, April 2012, (Denver, CO)

“Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Where’s the Evidence.” University of Colorado-Denver, Multidisciplinary Sports Medicine Conference, Jan 2012, (Denver, CO)

“Spondylolysis in Adolescent Athletes.” University of Colorado-Denver, Multidisciplinary Sports Medicine Conference, Nov 2011, (Denver, CO)

“Energy Balance in Female Athletes.” University of Colorado-Denver, Multidisciplinary Sports Medicine Conference, Sept 2011, (Denver, CO)

“The Effectiveness of Using Lidoderm 5% Patch for Pain in Patients Following Total Knee Arthroplasty.” Association of Academic Physiatrists, April 15, 2011, (Phoenix, AX)

“Leadership in PM&R:  Academic and Professional Characteristics of PM&R Chief Residents.” Association of Academic Physiatrists, April 9, 2010, (Bonita Springs, FL)

 “The Use of a Nasal Trumpet in a TBI Patient with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OsA)”.   Pennsylvania Society of PM&R, June 5, 2009, ( Philadelphia, PA)

“The Role of Platelet Rich Plasma in Tendonopathy” University of Pennsylvania, Department of PM&R- Resident Grand Rounds, Nov 18, 2009 (Philadelphia, PA)

“Functional Spine Anatomy and Kinesiology” University of Pennsylvania, Department of PM&R- Resident Grand Rounds, Sept 30, 2009 (Philadelphia, PA)

“Discography: Where’s the Evidence?” University of Pennsylvania, Department of PM&R- Resident Grand Rounds, June 3, 2009 (Philadelphia, PA)

 

Honors and Awards

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Whitfield High School – Salutatorian (1998)
  • Presidential Scholarship in Academic Excellence (1998 – 2002)
  • Dean’s List (1998 – 2002)
  • Surgical Co-Intern of the Year, Boston University Medical Center (June 2008)
  • Administrative Chief Resident, University of Pennsylvania (March 2009)
  • Education Chief Resident, University of Pennsylvania (March 2010)
  • Resident Educator of the Year, University of Pennsylvania (June 2011)

 

EDITORIAL POSITIONS

  •  PM&R Journal                                                                    

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 

Peer Reviewer

  • American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  

Association of Academic Physiatrists 

Ad-Hoc Reviewer

  •  Rehab in Review                                                                  

Regional Managing Editor

  •  The Spine Journal                                                                     

North American Spine Society

Peer Reviewer