Eric Wisotzky MD
Eric Wisotzky, MD, specializes in cancer rehabilitation.
Cancer rehabilitation helps patients maximize their function and quality of life by preventing and treating disability caused by cancer and cancer treatments. These services include patient counseling, prescribing specific therapy and exercise programs, bracing, medication and pain management techniques.
Dr. Wisotzky is the associate director of Oncology Rehabilitation at the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, one of MedStar Health's hospitals. Dr. Wisotzky trained at the Navy Aerospace Medicine Institute in Pensacola, Fla., where he graduated as a flight surgeon. He was stationed for three years at Point Mugu, Calif., as a flight surgeon.
Dr. Wisotzky was also selected to be the team physician for the U.S. military triathlon team at the World Military Games in Mumbai, India. He received a Navy Commendation Medal for his military service, and remains in the Navy Reserve as a Lieutenant Commander.
Dr. Wisotzky lectures at conferences throughout the country. He is an author of a chapter in the book Comprehensive Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Disorders, as well as an author of "Pediatric Brain Tumors" in the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation's (AAPM&R) online initiative, Knowledge Now.
- Oncology Rehabilitation
- Regenerative Medicine
- MD, Albany Medical College, Albany, N.Y.
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), New York-Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia University Medical Center/Weill Cornell University Medical Center, New York, N.Y., 2008—2011
- American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (board-certified)
Honors, Awards, & Society Memberships
- Association of Academic Physiatrists
- American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- American College of Sports Medicine
- American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
- American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
- Chief resident of PM&R at New York-Presbyterian Hospital
- Elected chair of the Residents/Fellows Council of the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)
- Published the first ever AAP PM&R Medical Student Interest Group newsletter
- Currently the co-course director of the annual AAP Residents/Fellows Workshop
Additional Training, Education, & Research
- Dr. Wisotzky received additional training in cancer rehabilitation at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, N.Y., as part of his residency training.
- Dr. Wisotzky participated in discogenic pain research at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, N.Y. He also published an aviation medicine related research article in the journal Military Medicine.