Andre Panagos MD, MSc, FAAPMR
A pioneer in regenerative spine and sports medicine, New York City physician Andre Panagos M.D. has been treating, preventing, and healing acute and chronic pain for nearly two decades. His practice is dedicated to regenerative spine and sports medicine which makes Dr. Panagos a physician at the forefront of a new renaissance in medicine. He is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, with an additional board certification in Pain Medicine. He is also a New York State certified Medical Acupuncturist, a practitioner in Functional Medicine and has extensive training in interventional ultrasonography and regenerative medicine.
Dr. Panagos continuously reads medical texts and journals to further his education and travels throughout the country in order to learn cutting edge techniques in his field. He believes in utilizing the most advanced practices and techniques to maximize function and improve quality of life, irrespective of often severe medical conditions. Dr. Panagos believes it is imperative to optimize health to allow the body to overcome disease. He has also been very fortunate and humbled to treat patients who were thought of as untreatable and return them to a fulfilling life, sometimes decades after the onset of serious illness. Dr. Panagos is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and a member of several scientific organizations including the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, North American Spine Society, Spinal Intervention Society, Institute of Functional Medicine, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine and the New York County Medical Society.
Dr. Panagos received his medical degree and master of science degrees from St. George’s University, School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Washington, followed by a Sports and Interventional Spine Fellowship in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Panagos trained in medical acupuncture at the Helms Medical Institute/UCLA and in functional medicine at the Institute for Functional Medicine.
Dr. Panagos is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University Langone Medical Center. He previously served as an Assistant Attending Physiatrist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He was the founding co-director of The Spine Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and was the recipient of the first Willibald Nagler Clinical Scholar Award. Dr. Panagos was also honored with the 2009 Resident teaching award in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Panagos has been involved in medical education for many years, including research articles, textbook chapters, books, television and magazine interviews and has given many national and international lectures. Dr. Panagos released his textbook, Spine-A Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference, in 2010 which broadly covered the complex field of spine care and Lifestyle First Aid in 2015. He is currently the chairman of the program planning committee, a member of the medical education committee as well as the regenerative medicine task force at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a reviewer for the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and PM&R journals.