James F. Wyss, MD, PT

Dr. James Wyss completed his graduate degree in physical therapy at the University of Scranton. After completion, he returned to New York and practiced physical therapy in a sports and orthopedic setting for three years before pursuing a degree in medicine. He then attended New York Medical College and graduated with honors. He completed his residency in physical medicine & rehabilitation (PM&R) at Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation and a fellowship in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery.

He specializes in the non-operative management and rehabilitation of common musculoskeletal and sports injuries. He has a special interest in spinal rehabilitation, interventional spine procedures, the use of ultrasound in musculoskeletal medicine, and injury prevention programs. He is board certified in both PM&R and Sports Medicine, and is currently a team physician at St. John's University.


Assistant Attending Physiatrist, Hospital for Special Surgery



Sports Medicine, Spinal Rehabilitation, Spinal Injection, Spine


James P. McLean “Resident Teaching Resident” Award, 2010
Most Outstanding Preliminary Intern, Winthrop University Hospital, 2007
Alpha Omega Alpha, NYMC, 2005


American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP), Past Chair Residents/Fellows Council
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Liason to the Group on Faculty Affairs


Lumbar epidural steroid and facet injections, ultrasound and fluoroscopic guided joint and tendon injections, and PRP injections


New York Medical College, 2006


Winthrop University Hospital, 2006-2007


University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2007-2010
Chief Administrative Resident: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, 2009


Hospital for Special Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sports and Spine Fellowship, 2010-2011


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Sports Medicine

State Licensure

New York

Selected Publications

Wyss, J; Patel, A. Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Disorders. demosMEDICALm 12/2912

Back, J; Wyss, J; Lutz G. Bertolotti's Syndrome as a Potential Cause of Low Back Pain in Golfers. PM&R. Accepted for Publication.
Wyss J, Foye P, Stitik T. An Infected, Extruded Lateral Meniscal Cyst as the cause of Knee Symptoms. 2010 March; 89 (3): 175-176.

AAPMR Online Case Study Program: EMG Case #104 A Normal Reflex (Wyss J, Altschuler E - August 2010) and EMG Case # 105 Anatomy Teaches Physiology (Marrinan R, Wyss J, Altschuler E - September 2010)

Wyss J, Yoon S, Tran J.  PM&R Medical Student Interest Group Guidebook. Online publication @ AAP website (2009) 

Wyss J, Motor Neuron Disease. In Chimes GP, Visco CJ (Ed) McLean Course in Electrodiagnostics, (1st edition)

Stitik T, Foye P, Stiskal D, Nadler R, Wyss J, et al. Osteoarthritis. In Delisa JA (Ed) Rehabilitation Medicine: Principles and Practice, (5th edition)

Rehab in Review. Contributing editor. (2/09 – 6/09).

Torgovnick J, Sethi N, Wyss J. Spinal epidural abscess: Clinical presentation, management and outcome (letter to the editor).  Surgical Neurology. 2005 April; 63(4): 364-371; Discussion 371.

Wyss J, Wettig J, Cardello M. Education for Patient’s with Chronic Low  Back Pain - One Clinic’s Perspective. Advance for Physical Therapists.  2001 June 4; 12(11): 6-11.

Selected Presentations

Common Sports Medicine Injuries of the Knee, Shoulder and Lumbar Spine.  Update Your Medicine. NYC- Weill Cornell Medical College.  6/13/11.

Spine injuries in Sports and Pre-Participation Examination. Resident’s & Fellows Workshop at Association for Academic Physiatrists annual meeting. Phoenix, AZ.  4/13/11

“Intra-articular applications of Platelet Rich Plasma,” HSS Sports Core (3/2011)

“Physical Examination of the Lumbar Spine – workshop,” Cornell Medical School (3/2011)

“Platelet Rich Plasma Update,” HSS Physiatry Grand Rounds (2/2011)

“Adolescent Disc Herniations: Update,” HSS Physiatry Grand Rounds (11/16/10)

“Lumbar Spondylolysis in the athlete,” Stony Brook Neurosurgery Grand Rounds (9/17/10)

“Shoulder Anatomy and Physical Examination,” NS-LIJ Physiatry Dept. (12/29/10)

Resident/fellows program, Fellowship Panel, and Medical Student Roundtable Session at AAP annual meeting (4/2010)

“Physical Therapy Prescription Writing,” Kessler Conference Center (2/2010)

“Teaching Gross Anatomy to Medical Students via the use of Injured Athletes” New Jersey Medical School (9/3/09)

“Home Exercise Program: Clinical Applications for Physiatrists,” Kessler Conference Center (4/15/09)
“Clinically Relevant Shoulder Anatomy and Biomechanics,” Kessler Conference Center (3/18/09) and North Shore–LIJ (12/29/10)

Resident Electrodiagnostics Course: Co-coordinator/Instructor, UMDNJ PM&R Residency Program. (8/2008 – 12/2008)

“Posture Training for Medical Students,” New York Medical College (10/2002)

Research Interests

LBP in athletes, tendinopathy, sports injury prevention programs

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Dr. James F. Wyss, Assistant Attending Physiatrist

Contact Information

Office Locations

Hospital for Special Surgery 75th Street Campus
429 E. 75th Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1731
Fax: 212.774.7040

333 Earle Ovington Blvd
Suite 106 
Uniondale, NY 11553

Tel: 212.606.1731

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

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