Wayne Stokes, MD

  • Specialties: Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-501-7277

About Me

I was deeply involved in many sports growing up, including lacrosse, basketball, skiing, and surfing. Sports medicine as a specialty felt like the natural route for me. The field also held appeal because of my love of anatomy and the musculoskeletal system. I enjoy figuring out what’s wrong with a joint and how to solve the problem using fitness and rehabilitation.

In my office, we use ultrasound scans to begin the diagnosis and treatment process for people with shoulder, knee, ankle, muscle, and other joint problems, often eliminating the need for an MRI. We then focus on getting people back to their activities and sports through exercise and therapy, rather than medications and surgery. 

In addition to treating patients, I conduct research focused on home-based exercise programs for the most common knee injuries. As the director of sports medicine at Rusk Rehabilitation, I train medical residents and fellows, sharing my knowledge of patient care and research with students. I’m a proud recipient of the 2014 Best Teacher Award from the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents for leading the musculoskeletal program at Rusk Rehabilitation.

Conditions and Treatments

shoulder injury, knee injury, ankle injuries, musculoskeletal problem, stress fracture, injury of the lumbar spine, joint pain, achilles tendonitis, osteoarthritis of the knee, unspecified injury of wrist and hand, ankle arthritis, bursitis, physical rehabilitation, knee ligament tear, muscle pull or tear, rotator cuff tear, back pain, platelet rich plasma
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  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Medical Director, Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
Board Certifications
  • American Board of PM&R (Sports Medicine), 2012
  • American Board of PM&R - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1993
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Beth Israel Medical Center, Orthopedics, 1993
  • Residency, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Rehab & Physical Med, 1992
  • MD from University Of Vermont, 1988

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NYU Center For Musculoskeletal Care

333 East 38th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016

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