Dr. Carolyn Thompson Chudy, DO, is a dedicated Physiatrist who is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and fellowship trained in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine. Her specialties include non-operative management of pelvic pain, sports injuries, and spine conditions.
Dr. Chudy received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley before attending medical school at Western University of Health Sciences. She completed her residency at New York Presbyterian – Cornell and Columbia and pursued a subspecialty fellowship in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine at Columbia University. During her fellowship, she developed a strong interest in the use of ultrasound for both accurate diagnosis and targeted treatment.
Dr. Carolyn Chudy uses a comprehensive, holistic approach to treatment, using every non-invasive tool to help her patients avoid surgery. Her treatments can include specific exercise programs, oral medications, and regenerative treatments. When absolutely necessary, she uses minimally invasive, image-guided procedures such as epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks, facet joint injections, peripheral joint or bursa injections to alleviate pain.
This set of skills has also helped Dr. Chudy provide expert medical assistance at athletic events on multiple levels, ranging from high school to professional sports, as well as major events like the New York Marathon. She is a Clinical Instructor in Columbia University’s Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, and belongs to the International Pelvic Pain Society, American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Spine Intervention Society.Training:
- Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, Pamona, CA - 2010
- Internship: Pacific Hospital Long Beach, Long Beach, CA - Traditional Rotating 7/2010 - 7/2011
- New York Presbyterian - PM+R - 7/2011 - 7/2014
- New York Presbyterian - Interventional Spine and Sports - 7/2014 - 7/2015