Bookmark Icon
Print Icon
Email Icon
Physician HeadShot

Thomas Riolo, DO

Office Phone: (212) 305-3535

Biography

Thomas Riolo DO, FAAPMR is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at the New York Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is a triple board certified Physiatrist/Pain Management specialist. He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation as well as the American Board of Osteopathic Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is also Board Certified in Pain Medicine. He attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated in 2010. He performed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York. He also served as Chief Resident at Bellevue Hospital and Manhattan Veterans Association Medical Center. He then completed fellowship training in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital System in New York.

His focus is evaluation and non-operative treatment of spinal disorders and conditions such as, but not limited to, stenosis, herniated discs, facet joint inflammation, and myofascial pain syndrome. He performs fluoroscopic (X-ray) guided injections such as epidural steroid injections, medial branch blocks, and facet joint injections. He also performs trigger point injections to help alleviate pain caused by spasm and myofascial pain syndrome. He also performs ultrasound guided joint injections for a multitude of joint issues including arthritis.

Dr. Riolo's care philosophy focuses on patient education and exploring all means of conservative measure prior all treatment options prior to more invasive procedures. Dr. Riolo strives to treat each patient with compassion and understanding, while explaining each condition thoroughly. His goal is to decrease pain and improve activity, while striving to promote wellness, function, and performance.

Dr. Riolo has written multiple book chapters on spinal conditions and treatments and has edited a textbook on musculoskeletal medicine. He has participated in several research studies. He has presented a multitude of case reports at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly and the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Conference.

Dr. Riolo is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR), a member of the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AOCPMR), American Osteopathic Association (AOA), New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (NYSPMR), and Spine Intervention Society (SIS). He has served on the executive and legislative board for the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Please set an appointment for a comprehensive examination and treatment plan guided by Dr. Riolo and he will try his best to increase your function, improve your quality of life, and decrease your pain in a non-surgical approach.

Area of Expertise

Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.

Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, NYP Employee Plan, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]

Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]

Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Access (Exchange), EPO, Gatekeeper (Exchange), HMO, Medicare Managed Care, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]

Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Local 1199 [Local 1199]

MagnaCare [MagnaCare]

Multiplan [Multiplan]

MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]

UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]

VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth, Special Needs Plan]

WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Education

DO, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: NYU School of Medicine

Fellowship: Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center

CUMC/Harkness Pavilion

180 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 199
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-3535

Get Directions


ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown

155 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Phone: (212) 305-3535

Get Directions


ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

51 West 51st Street
Suite 375
New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 305-3535

Get Directions


Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC

Transit Advisory Notice

Starting Jan. 5, 2019, 1 trains will bypass the 168th Street subway station at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center until early 2020.