Alfred C. Gellhorn, M.D.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Alfred C. Gellhorn, M.D.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Sports Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Sports Medicine


  • Acute Pain Management
  • Sports Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Ankle Disorder
  • Joint Pain
  • Ankle Injury
  • Arthritic Rehabilitation
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Disorder of Ligament
  • Disorder of Shoulder Joint
  • Elbow Problem
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Pain
  • Fracture
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury
  • Hand and Wrist Problems
  • Hand Disorder
  • Hip Problem
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Injury of Muscle
  • Kinetic Chain Approach
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Problem
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Neuropathy
  • Occupational Injury
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overuse Injuries (Athletes)
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Prolapsed Cervical Intervertebral Disc
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Problem
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Sports Injury
  • Sprain
  • Strain
  • Tear of Meniscus of Knee
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Therapy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound Guided Injection
  • Autologous Blood Injection

Personal Statement

Dr. Alfred Gellhorn is Associate Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine and also serves as the Director of Sports Medicine for the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. He treats a wide range of musculoskeletal, sports, and spine injuries, with a non-operative, patient-centered approach that focuses on maximizing function and optimizing quality of life. He uses state of the art tools such as high-resolution musculoskeletal ultrasound for both diagnosis and for precise guidance of treatments. His clinical interests include regenerative treatments of musculoskeletal injuries using therapies such as platelet rich plasma, autologous blood, and stem cell injections. Dr. Gellhorn is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and in Sports Medicine, and holds additional credentials in Musculoskeletal Sonography.

Dr. Gellhorn believes that knowledge empowers patients and makes every effort to educate his patients about their injuries. His patient care philosophy is that making an accurate diagnosis should always followed by tailoring a treatment plan to each individual. Listening to what is personally important to each person and getting to know his patients as individuals is extremely rewarding to him and allows him to create highly personalized care plans.

Dr. Gellhorn is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine.


Dr. Gellhorn received his MD degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. He completed additional fellowship training in Sports Medicine as well as diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound. His research interests include the study of minimally invasive regenerative treatments for disorders such as osteoarthritis and tendinopathy. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters, and enjoys kayaking, cycling, and woodworking.



Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Associate Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2005
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1997


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Medicaid
  • * Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare

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