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Ethan Rand, M.D.

Dr. Ethan Rand is Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine for the Division 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 and fluoroscopy for both diagnosis and precise guidance of treatments.  His clinical interests include regenerative treatments of musculoskeletal injuries using therapies such as prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma, and stem cell injections.

Dr. Rand received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, where he studied Design and Human Factors Engineering.  He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed his internship at Pennsylvania Hospital, where he was honored as Intern of the Year.  He subsequently completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at NewYork-Presbyterian, University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, where he was selected as Chief Resident and honored with the Physician of the Year House Staff Award.  He remained at NewYork-Presbyterian beyond residency to complete additional ACGME-accredited fellowship training in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine, where he developed further expertise in musculoskeletal ultrasound, fluoroscopy, and regenerative treatment options. He has cared for many recreational and professional athletes, and has been a team physician for high school, college and professional sports teams.

Dr. Rand's research interests include medical device design, technological innovation and entrepreneurship in academic medical centers.  He closely collaborates with engineering colleagues and has worked with major medical device manufacturers to improve the usability, efficiency and effectiveness of medical devices at all stages of development.  His mission at Weill Cornell includes translating medical technology related to rehabilitation and minimally invasive procedures into forms that optimally adapt to user needs and enhance patient quality of life.

Dr. Rand believes that knowledge empowers patients and educates each individual about his or her condition, treatment options, injury prevention, and lifestyle modifications to optimize musculoskeletal health and well-being.  With his focus on education, he is also deeply involved in mentoring and training medical students, residents, and fellows at Weill Cornell.


Sports Medicine
Musculoskeletal/Joint Pain
Regenerative Medicine
Back/Spine Pain

Clinical Expertise

Acute Pain Management
Adolescent Sports Injuries
Ankle Disorder
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Arthritic Rehabilitation
Autologous Blood Injection
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Spinal Disorders
Cortisone Injection
Degenerative Spinal Disorder
Disorder of Ligament
Disorder of Shoulder Joint
Elbow Problem
EMG (Electromyography)
Exercise Physiology
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Foot Pain
Golfer's Elbow
Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury
Hand and Wrist Problems
Hand Disorder
Herniated Disc
Hip Problem
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Injection, Steroid, Spine
Injury of Muscle
Joint Pain
Kinetic Chain Approach
Knee Injuries
Knee Problem
Low Back and Neck Pain
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Lumbar Spinal Disorders
Musculoskeletal Disorder
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Neck Pain, Acute
Non-Surgical Approach to Back Pain
Occupational Injury
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
Spinal Arthritis
Spinal Block
Sports Injury
Tear of Meniscus of Knee
Tennis Elbow
Trigger Finger
Trigger Finger Therapy
Trigger Point Injections
Ultrasound Guided Injection

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


M.D., Jefferson Medical College, 2011


Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine


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