Loren M. Fishman, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York City, NY

About Loren M. Fishman, M.D.

Dr. Fishman is a practicing physician with offices on Manhattan'€™s East Side. He is President of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, LLP. He has previously completed studies that document the efficacy of one type of botulinum toxin in the hospital and out-patient settings.

Dr. Fishman has been a specialist in Electrodiagnosis of low back pain and sciatica for over 20 years. His other specialties are functional assessment, cognitive rehabilitation, and the application of yoga within the medical context. Over the last 10 years, he has lectured frequently and contributed over 45 publications. His most recent work Back Talk, written with Carol Ardman, was published in November 1997 by W. W. Norton, and again as Back Pain: How to diagnose and cure low back pain and sciatica in April, 2000. Dr. Fishman is presently Associate Editor of Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. He is Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City.

He has served as Medical Director of Abilities of the National Center for Disability Services in Albertson, New York, was Director of the Department of Rehabilitation at Flushing Hospital, New York for 12 years, and has been affiliated with more than 10 medical societies involving electrodiagnosis, low back pain and sciatica, physical medicine, rehabilitation, the aging, and home care, among others. In these organizations he has held official positions, most notably, President of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (1994-1995) and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the same society (1995-1996). Current he is Secretary of the New York Institute for Cancer Research, a charitable organization.

After completing his General Medical Internship in the Joint Tufts-Harvard Program at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Boston, Dr. Fishman was Chief Resident in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He received his medical degree in 1979 from Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical College, Chicago; earned his B. Phil. in the Philosophy of Mathematics from Oxford University, England in 1966; and a B.S. with high honors from the University of Michigan in 1962.

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