Jonathan Samuels, MD

  • Specialty: Rheumatology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-501-7400

About Me

I take great pride in restoring health and providing hope to my patients. I treat a wide variety of people—from a college student grappling with a new diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, to a police officer unable to patrol the streets during gout flares, to a Holocaust survivor dealing with severe knee osteoarthritis. I also welcome patients who may have a challenging and rare autoinflammatory condition, such as familial Mediterranean fever. It is a true privilege to hear all of their stories.

My passion in research is more specific. I focus on osteoarthritis, specifically of the knees and hands. This condition—by far the most common type of arthritis and, thus, the one placing the largest burden on society—still lacks a remedy to halt its progression and to prevent the need for surgery. I strive to contribute to significant breakthroughs in osteoarthritis treatment by working on clinical projects and treatment trials, often in collaboration with our orthopaedic and bariatric specialists.

I use ultrasound technology in my osteoarthritis research, as well as in collaboration with investigators studying other diseases. Ultrasound has become a highly advanced tool with which we can better understand rheumatologic conditions. I have also incorporated ultrasound into my daily clinical practice, as it has become an invaluable tool for improving both my diagnostic abilities and the success rates of procedures to remove fluid or to inject medications directly into joints.

After living in my native Boston and in Dallas, and having trained in Cleveland, Bethesda, and here in New York City, I believe there is no better place than New York to be a rheumatologist and clinical researcher. I love meeting the people who walk into my office each day. They represent the variety and fabric of this city, with a diversity of backgrounds, interests, cultures, and expertise.

This exposure and opportunity is only magnified by working at NYU Langone, one of New York’s finest medical centers, where our rheumatology division is one of the largest and most accomplished in the nation. I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of it.


Conditions and Treatments

gout, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, musculoskeletal ultrasound, joint pain, scleroderma, lupus erythematosus, sicca syndrome, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, dermatomyositis
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Credentials

Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Med Ctr, Rheumatology, 2006
  • Residency, Case Western Reserve University, Internal Medicine, 2002
  • MD from Cornell University, 1999
Departments

Locations and Appointments

47 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • GHI CBP
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP EPO/PPO
  • HIP HMO
  • HIP Medicare
  • HIP POS
  • HealthRepublic
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Humana Medicare
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Exchange
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UPN Elite
  • United Exchange- Compass
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.
NYU Center For Musculoskeletal Care

333 East 38th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016

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My Research

Publications

  • Elevated peripheral blood leukocyte inflammatory gene expression in radiographic progressors with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: NYU and OAI cohorts [Meeting Abstract]

    Attur, M; Statnikov, A; Krasnokutsky, S; Kraus, V; Jordan, J M; Mitchell, B D; Yau, M; Patel, J; Aliferis, C F; Hochberg, M; Samuels, J; Abramson, S B
    Osteoarthritis & cartilage. 2015 April 2015. 23: A51-A52

  • Low-Grade inflammation in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: Prognostic value of inflammatory plasma lipids and peripheral blood leukocyte biomarkers

    Attur, Mukundan; Krasnokutsky, Svetlana; Statnikov, Alexander; Samuels, Jonathan; Li, Zhiguo; Friese, Olga; Le Graverand-Gastineau, Marie-Pierre Hellio; Rybak, Leon; Kraus, Virginia; Jordan, Joanne M; Aliferis, Constantin F; Abramson, Steven B
    Arthritis & rheumatology. 2015 Jul. ?-?

  • COMPARISON OF KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS TREATMENT IN THE NON-OBESE VS OBESE POPULATIONS ACROSS DIFFERENT MEDICAL SPECIALTIES [Meeting Abstract]

    Forrester, K; Taufiq, F; Samuels, J
    Osteoarthritis & cartilage. 2015 APR. 23: A202-A202

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