Nasser Ayyad, D.O.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Biographical Info

Nasser Ayyad, D.O., is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College who is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and fellowship trained in Interventional Spine and Sports medicine. He specializes in treating a variety of pain conditions, including neck and back pain as well as musculoskeletal conditions such asmuscle, joint, and tendon pain. His philosophy centers on treating "the whole patient," not just the symptoms, by listening and evaluating patients to develop individualized treatment plans to facilitate recovery and prevent re-injury.

Dr. Ayyad is fluent in Spanish and his clinical interests include using exercise, physical therapy, and integrative medicine practices to treat musculoskeletal pain, as well as mind–body therapies in the perception of pain and healing. In addition, Dr. Ayyad performs various minimally invasive treatments that include fluoroscopic guided spine injections, ultrasound-guided joint injections, regenerative medicine, and neuromodulation including spinal cord stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation.

Dr. Ayyad earned his medical degree at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Southwestern where he served as Chief Resident and earned the Arete Award for altruism. He then underwent advanced training in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine through a North American Spine Society fellowship at Desert Spine and Sports Physicians in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to joining Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Ayyad worked as an Attending physician in the University of Texas Southwestern Spine Center in Dallas, TX. Dr. Ayyad was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list for 2020 and 2021.

Board Certifications
American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Clinical Expertise
Spinal Block
Exercise Physiology
Spinal Arthritis
Shoulder Injury
Rotator Cuff Tear
Injection, Steroid, Spine
Shoulder Tendinitis
Shoulder Joint
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Lumbar Spinal Disorders
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Knee Injuries
Joint Pain
Hip Problem
Hand Disorder
Degenerative Spinal Disorder
Cervical Spinal Disorders
Prolapsed Cervical Intervertebral Disc
Trigger Point Injections
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
Shoulder Pain
Sports Injury
Trigger Finger
Injury of Muscle
Musculoskeletal Disorder
Neck Pain, Acute
Tennis Elbow
Low Back and Neck Pain
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Overuse Injuries (Athletes)
Disorder of Ligament
Adolescent Sports Injuries
  • D.O.
    University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • M.M.S.
    University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • B.B.A.
    Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Assistant Attending Physiatrist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Comprehensive Treatments to Improve Spine & Bone Health | Dr. Nasser Ayyad | Weill Cornell Medicine

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