Dr. Nasim A. Chowdhury, FAAPMR, is the inaugural Chief of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at NewYork Presbyterian Queens. Prior to his role in Queens, he served as the Medical Director of Cancer Rehabilitation and one of two attending physicians of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medicine. His practice encompasses a wide array of patients with neuromuscular and musculoskeletal issues with a particular focus on cancer and stroke patients.
Dr. Chowdhury has multiple research interests, has presented at many conferences globally, lectured throughout the world, served as a grant reviewer for the Singaporean Ministry of Health, and serves as a peer reviewer for the “ American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation” as well as “PM&R: The journal of injury, function and rehabilitation.” 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 Tanzania.
Dr. Chowdhury’s 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. His approach is multifactorial and includes traditional therapies such as medications and non-operative procedures, and with certification as a nutritional therapist, includes lifestyle modifications including dietary recommendations, specific exercise regimens, and supplement use. He also provides care based on the latest research including high-resolution ultrasound to provide highly targeted treatments.
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, 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 for four consecutive years which represents the top New York doctors in more than 30 specialties that have been fully licensed for 10 years or less.
Ultrasound Guided Injections
Botulinum Toxin (Botox Injection)
Low back pain
Non-Surgical Approach to Back Pain
Osteoarthritis (Arthritis Due to Wear and Tear of Joints)
Trigger Point Injections
Trismus Pseudocamptodactyly Syndrome
Ultrasound Guidance For Injection
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
M.D., SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, 2012
Assistant Professor in Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine
NewYork Presbyterian Medical Group - Fresh Meadows61-34 188th Street, Suite 214Fresh Meadows, NY 11365Phone 718-661-7767