Vandana Sood, M.D.

Dr. Vandana Sood is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is dual board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine.

Dr. Sood received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and earned a medical degree from New York Medical College. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and went on to complete fellowship training in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. She has experience caring for both recreational and professional athletes, and has been a team physician for high school, collegiate and professional sports teams. She has a particular interest in running related injuries and injuries affecting female athletes.

Dr. Sood’s clinical practice focuses on the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, spine disorders and acute sports injuries. Her goal is to work with patients to restore function, reduce pain, and prevent future injury. By providing personalized education and a comprehensive treatment plan including detailed physical therapy and/or an exercise plan, she promotes an active and healthy lifestyle. She is skilled in image-guided injection techniques using both fluoroscopy and ultrasound to precisely target the spine, peripheral joints, or soft tissue (tendon, bursa, nerve, muscle). This includes specialized treatments such as hyaluronic acid or PRP injections, or nerve ablations to complement the treatment plan when appropriate.


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

Clinical Expertise

Adolescent Sports Injuries
Ankle Disorder
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Spinal Disorders
Cortisone Injections
Degenerative Spinal Disorder
Disorder of Ligament
Disorder Shoulder Joint
Elbow Problem
Epidural and Facet Injections
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Fluoroscopic 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
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 Rehabilitaiton
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Neck Pain, Acute
Nerve Blocks
Non-Surgical Approach to Back Pain
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 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


BAS: University of Pennsylvania
MD: New York Medical College
Internship: Lenox Hill Hospital
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery


NYP Lower Manhattan Hospital156 William Street12th FloorNew York, NY 10038Phone (212) 746-1500Fax (212) 746-8303

Och Spine at NewYork-Presbyterian at the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care240 E 59th Street2nd FloorNew York, NY 10022Phone (212) 746-1500Fax (212) 746-8303

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