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Michael F. Saulle, DO

Dr. Michael Saulle is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is a dual board-certified physician in Sports Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He specializes in non-operative Sports Medicine with a particular interest in minimally invasive image-guided procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. He uses musculoskeletal ultrasound and fluoroscopy to provide real-time diagnosis and precise delivery of medications. His clinical interests also include regenerative treatments, such as platelet-rich plasma injections. He treats a wide range of musculoskeletal, sports, and spine injuries, with a non-operative, patient-centered approach. His goal is to restore proper movement and optimize the quality of life through a comprehensive treatment plan including personalized therapy prescriptions, nutrition, exercise, medications, injections, and education. 

Dr. Saulle received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, where he studied Health Sciences. He received his medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internship at North Shore LIJ Hospital in Internal Medicine. He subsequently completed his residency training program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York-Presbyterian-Columbia and Cornell, where he served as Chief Resident. He went on to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine at New York-Presbyterian - Columbia and Cornell. He has cared for many recreational and professional athletes and has been a team physician for high school, college and professional sports teams.

Dr. Saulle has participated in competitive sports for over twenty years and uses his personal experiences with injury to provide a uniquely comprehensive perspective on recovery and rehabilitation. He believes patient education is the cornerstone of successful treatment and ensures each patient understands his or her condition, treatment options and lifestyle modifications to optimize musculoskeletal health and well-being. With his added focus on education, he is also deeply involved in mentoring and training medical students, residents, and fellows at Weill Cornell and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Saulle hails from Westchester to New York and enjoys a variety of sports, music, cooking, and backpacking.

Dr. Saulle 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. 

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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 Shoulder Joint
Elbow Problem
EMG (Electromyography)
Epidural and Facet Injections
Exercise Physiology
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Foot Pain
Fluroscopic Guided Injections
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
Medial Branch Neural Blocks Lumbar Spine
Musculoskeletal Disorder
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Neck Pain, Acute
Nerve Blocks
Non-Surgical Approach to Back Pain
Occupational Injury
Overuse Injuries (Athletes)
Patellar Tendinitis
Peripheral Neuropathy
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Prolapsed Cervical Intervertebral Disc
Radiofrequency Ablation - Lumbar Spine
Repetitive Stress Injury
Rotator Cuff Injury
Rotator Cuff Tear
Runner's Knee
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Shin Splints
Shoulder Injury
Shoulder Instability
Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Problem
Shoulder Tendinitis
Soft Tissue Injury
Spinal Arthritis
Spinal Block
Spinal Stenosis of Lumbar Region
Sports Injury
Sprain - Ligaments
Strain - Muscles
Stress Fractures
Tear of Meniscus of Knee
Throwing Injuries
Trigger Finger
Trigger Finger Therapy
Trigger Point Injections
Ultrasound Guided Injection

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sports Medicine


B.S., Georgetown University

D.O., Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Internship: Northwell Health - Internal Medicine

Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian - University Hospitals of Columbia and Cornell - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian - University Hospitals of Columbia and Cornell - Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine


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