Nasim A. Chowdhury, M.D.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Nasim A. Chowdhury, M.D.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Not Accepting New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

"Providing comprehensive, personalized, patient centric care is my number one priority."

Specialties and Expertise


  • Arthritis
  • Botulinum Toxin (Botox Injection)
  • Bursitis
  • Treatment of Lymphedema
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spinal Disorders
  • Radiation Induced Neuropathy
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Degenerative Spinal Disorder
  • Disorder of Shoulder Joint
  • Elbow Problem
  • Hand and Wrist Problems
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Problem
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Injuries of Muscles and Tendons Involving Multiple Body Regions
  • Joint Pain
  • Kinetic Chain Approach
  • Knee Injuries
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Neck Pain
  • Non-Surgical Approach to Back Pain
  • Occupational Injury
  • Osteoarthritis (Arthritis Due to Wear and Tear of Joints)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overuse Injuries (Athletes)
  • Autonomic Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Sensory Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Radiation Fibrosis
  • History of Radiculopathy
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tendinitis of Shoulder
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Spasticity Management
  • Degenerative Arthritis of Cervical Spine
  • Degenerative Arthritis of Lumbar Spine
  • Sprain/Strain
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Trismus Pseudocamptodactyly Syndrome
  • Ultrasound Guidance For Injection
  • Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy
  • Lymphedema


Dr. Nasim A. Chowdhury, FAAPMR, is the Medical Director of Cancer Rehabilitation at Weill Cornell Medical Center, serves as an attending physician of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine. His practice encompasses a wide array of patients with musculoskeletal issues including those with spinal cord and brain injury, sports injuries, arthritis, stroke, and spasticity, with a particular focus on cancer patients that are affected in this realm, either from cancer or from its treatment. He provides care using cutting edge technology including high-resolution ultrasound to provide highly targeted treatments including the infusion of platelet-rich plasma.

Dr. Chowdhury has multiple research interests, has presented at many conferences nationally and internationally, lectured throughout the country as well as in Europe, Asia, and Africa, is a grant reviewer for the Singaporean Ministry of Health, and serves as a peer reviewer for the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AJPMR). Dr. Chowdhury has also done pro bono medical work, serves as a research mentor for residents at Columbia and Cornell, and helped start a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment clinic in Sub Saharan Africa.

Dr. Chowdhury’s approach to patient care is multifactorial and includes traditional therapies such as medications and non-operative procedures, and with certification as a nutritional therapist, entails lifestyle modifications including dietary recommendations, specific exercise regimens, and supplement use.

Dr. Chowdhury practices medicine that is patient-centric, focusing on treatment that is safe, well researched and tailored to each individual. He approaches every patient encounter with empathy and a desire to address concerns that are specific to each patient.  

Dr. Chowdhury is a native New Yorker whose university focus at NYU was on Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Biology, and Chemistry, received his medical degree from the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, then completed a year of training in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital Elmhurst Services, followed by three additional years of residency training at the University Hospitals of Columbia and Cornell. He was then recruited as a faculty member and is actively involved in teaching, clinical and research mentorship and is heavily vested in improving the educational milieu at the Columbia and Cornell schools of Medicine.

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




Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.D., State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 2010
  • B.A., New York University, 2007


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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