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Nasim Chowdhury, M.D.

Dr. Nasim A. Chowdhury is an attending physician in the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine and Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital- Columbia & Cornell while also serving as the sole Cancer Rehabilitation Physician at Weill Cornell Medical Center. His practice encompasses the scope of musculoskeletal medicine with training that includes the care of patients suffering from spinal cord injury, sports medicine, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and spasticity, with a particular focus on cancer patients that are affected in this realm, either from cancer or the treatment of cancer. He provides care using cutting edge technology such as high resolution ultrasound and other modalities to provide highly targeted treatments.  Dr. Chowdhury also has multiple research interests and has been asked to present his cases at several national medical conferences and serves as a research abstract reviewer for the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Chowdhury has also done pro bono medical work, founded an NGO focused on non-communicable diseases, and started a clinical practice in platelet rich plasma (PRP) in Sub Saharan Africa.

Dr. Chowdhury’s approach to patient care is multifactorial and includes traditional therapies such as medications and non operative procedures, and with certification as a nutritional therapist, entails lifestyle modifications including dietary recommendations, specific exercise regimens, and supplement use. Dr. Chowdhury 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 and every patient.  

Dr. Chowdhury received his Medical Degree from the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, after which he completed a year of training in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital Elmhurst Services followed by further residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia and Cornell campuses. Dr. Chowdhury is actively involved in teaching and clinical mentorship and is heavily vested in improving the educational milieu at Columbia and Cornell. He is a native New Yorker who enjoys basketball, science fiction, and the performing arts. 


Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy
Cancer-Related Lymphedema
Musculoskeletal/Joint Pain
Ultrasound Guided Injections

Clinical Expertise

Spasticity and Botulinum Toxin Injections
Arthritis & Arthritis Rehabilitation
Botulinum Toxin Injections For Spasticity
Cancer-Related Lymphedema
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Spinal Disorders
Disorder of Shoulder Joint
Elbow Problem
EMG (Electromyography)
Hand and Wrist Problems
Herniated Disc
Hip Problem
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Injury of Muscle
Intercostal Brachial Nerve Blocks
Joint Pain
Kinetic Chain Approach
Knee Injuries
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spinal Disorders
Lymphedema Post-Mastectomy
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Neck Pain
Non-Surgical Approach to Back Pain
Occupational Injury
Overuse Injuries
Pectoral Spacsm From Tissue Expanders
Peripheral Neuropathy
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Post-Mastectomy Pain
Radiation Fibrosis
Rotator Cuff Injury
Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Tendinitis
Soft Tissue Injury
Spasticity Management
Spinal Arthritis
Tennis Elbow
Thoracic Neuroma Injections
Trigger Point Injections
Ultrasound Guided Injection

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


M.D., SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, 2012


Instructor in Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine


Weill Cornell Medical Center525 East 68th StreetFloor 16New York, NY 10065Phone (212) 746-1500Fax (212) 746-8303

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