HomePhysiciansGregory Elmar Lutz, MD
Phone: (646) 870-7997


Mon - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri - 9:00am - 5:00pm

62 East 88th Street
New York, NY 10128


Dr. Gregory E. Lutz is Physiatrist In Chief Emeritus at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and a Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. In addition, he is the Founder and Medical Director of Regenerative SportsCare Institute (RSI) in Manhattan. With over 25 years of clinical experience, Dr. Lutz is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of regenerative sports medicine, specializing in intradiscal biologic injections and the non‐surgical management of spine and joint injuries. He has pioneered novel approaches to the treatment of degenerative disc disease and other musculoskeletal disorders, using regenerative procedures (platelet-rich plasma, autologous cell, and fibrin injections) to successfully treat many injuries previously considered incurable. Dr. Lutz has been named to New York Magazine’s and Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” lists for the past 15 years running. A graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Lutz pursued his specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, before completing an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery. As a former Assistant Team Physician for the NY Mets and a Consulting Physician to the NHL’s Players Association, Dr. Lutz has successfully treated professional athletes in the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and ATP, in addition to business leaders, entertainers, and top performers of all kinds. He has been featured in NBC’s The Today Show, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Newsweek, Oprah Magazine, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, The Epoch Times, Orthopedics Today, and WNBC New York. Currently, Dr. Lutz’ research is focused on determining the clinical efficacy of advanced biologic treatments for degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis of the hip and knee joints. He is regularly invited to lecture around the world to educate other physicians about novel techniques and research in the field of regenerative medicine.


Spine and Joint Preservation, Regenerative Medicine, Interventional Orthopedics Knee, Hip, Elbow, Shoulder, Tendon, and Spine


Primary Care


Referral Status

From Patients

From Physician

From Website

Medicare Status

Does Not Accept


Drew University, BA 1984

Medical School

Georgetown University School of Medicine 1988


Maryland General Hospital 1989


Mayo Clinic, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1989-1992


Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 1992-1993

Professional Achievements
Board Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Academic Titles

Founder and Medical Director, Regenerative SportsCare Institute
Physiatrist-in-Chief Emeritus, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Physiatrist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Board Member, Interventional Orthopedic Foundation
Chief Medical Advisor for Spine Medicine, BioRestorative Therapies
Co-Founder and President of the Board, Orthobond Corporation


America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly, 2002-2020
Best Doctors in New York, New York Magazine: 2002—2020
Top Doctors: New York Metropolitan Area, Castle Connolly, 2001—2020
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School—Kessler Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Department Keynote Graduation Speaker, 2014
The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2004
PASSOR Physiatric Association for Spine Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation Research Award, 2004
Margaret M. Kenrick Achievement Award in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1988