Nasser Ayyad, D.O.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Nasser Ayyad, D.O.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine


  • Spinal Block
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Injection, Steroid, Spine
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Joint
  • Radiculopathy
  • 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
  • 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
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injury
  • Trigger Finger
  • Injury of Muscle
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder
  • Neck Pain, Acute
  • Sprain
  • Strain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Low Back and Neck Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Overuse Injuries (Athletes)
  • Disorder of Ligament
  • Adolescent Sports Injuries


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.

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 and Academic Positions

  • 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

Education and Training

  • D.O., University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2014
  • M.M.S., University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2010
  • B.B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University, 1999


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