Dr. Nasim A. Chowdhury, FAAPMR, is the Medical Director of Cancer Rehabilitation at Weill Cornell Medical Center, serves as an attending physician of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine. His practice encompasses a wide array of patients with musculoskeletal issues including those with spinal cord and brain injury, sports injuries, arthritis, stroke, and spasticity, with a particular focus on cancer patients that are affected in this realm, either from cancer or its treatment. He provides care using cutting edge technology including high resolution ultrasound to provide highly targeted treatments including the infusion of platelet rich plasma.
Dr. Chowdhury has multiple research interests, has presented at many conferences nationally and internationally, lectured throughout the country as well as in Europe, Asia and Africa, is a grant reviewer for the Singaporean Ministry of Health, and serves as a peer reviewer for the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AJPMR). 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 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 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, then 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 the past several yearts, 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
Spasticity and Botulinum Toxin Injections
Arthritis & Arthritis Rehabilitation
Botulinum Toxin (Botox Injection) for Spasticity
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Spinal Disorders
Disorder of Shoulder Joint
Hand and Wrist Problems
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Injury of Muscle
Intercostal Brachial Nerve Blocks
Kinetic Chain Approach
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spinal Disorders
Non-Surgical Approach to Back Pain
Diet and Exercise in Osteoporosis
Pectoral Spacsm From Tissue Expanders
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Rotator Cuff Injury
Soft Tissue Injury
Thoracic Neuroma Injections
Trigger Point Injections
Ultrasound Guided Injection
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
M.D., SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, 2012
Assistant Professor in Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical Center525 East 68th StreetFloor 16New York, NY 10065Phone (212) 746-1500Fax (212) 746-8303