Michelle Chi, M.D.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Michelle Chi, M.D.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Gender: Female
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation For Intervention of Spine and Sports Medicine
  • Spinal Block
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Injection, Steroid, Spine
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Disorder of Shoulder Joint
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Radiculopathy
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Lumbar Spinal Disorders
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Knee Injuries
  • Joint Pain
  • Hip Problem
  • Hand Disorder
  • Elbow Problem
  • Degenerative Spinal Disorder
  • Cervical Spinal Disorders
  • Prolapsed Cervical Intervertebral Disc
  • Arthritis
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Scoliosis
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Tear of Meniscus of Knee
  • Acute Pain Management
  • Non-Surgical Approach to Back Pain
  • Shoulder Problem
  • Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand and Wrist Problems
  • Herniated Disc
  • Knee Problem
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Injury of Muscle
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder
  • Neck Pain, Acute
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Sprain
  • Strain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back and Neck Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Overuse Injuries (Athletes)
  • Disorder of Ligament
  • Adolescent Sports Injuries


Dr. Michelle Chi is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College who is dual board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. She specializes in treating a variety of pain conditions related to spinal disorders, including neck and back pain, as well as neurologic and musculoskeletal conditions, such as headaches, joint pains, and tendinopathies.      

Dr. Chi received her Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, where she graduated magna cum laude. She then attended Rutgers New Jersey Medical School where she earned her medical degree and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She completed her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York-Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell where she served as Chief Resident. She then completed her ACGME-accredited fellowship in Pain Medicine at UT Health San Antonio.      

Dr. Chi has specialized training in both fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided interventional pain procedures. When treating patients, she places a strong emphasis on applying a multidisciplinary approach with a focus on maximizing function, independence, and quality of life. Her clinical interests include combining her skills in interventional procedures, regenerative medicine and neuro-modulation for treating both acute and chronic pain conditions. Dr. Chi has contributed to several textbook chapters in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation and is focused on staying current with scientific advancements in her field so that she can provide high quality care to her patients.



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Pain Medicine)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Physiatrist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical in Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Education and Training

  • M.D., New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2014
  • B.S., Cornell University, 2010


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 Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • 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
  • WorldWide Medical

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