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Nasim A. Chowdhury, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Office Phone: (212) 746-1500

Biography

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 such as 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 an abstract reviewer for the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR). 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.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna

Amida Care

Cigna

Fidelis Care

Healthfirst

Medicare

POMCO

Rockefeller University - CoreSource

UnitedHealthcare

VNSNY CHOICE

Education

MD, State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine

Internship: Elmhurst Hospital Center

Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center