Jeffrey Kahn, MD

Areas of Specialization

  • Non-Surgical Management of Spinal and Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders
  • Electrodiagnostic Testing (EMG/NCS)
  • Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection Procedures, including various Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Minimally Invasive Pain Management Techniques
  • Botox Injections for treatment of Chronic Migranes, Cervical Dystonia, and Upper Limb Spasticity
  • Viscosupplementation (Artificial Joint Fluid) Injections for Osteoarthritis
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Sports-Related Injuries

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Economics
University of Rochester
Rochester, New York 

Doctor of Medicine
St. George’s University School of Medicine
Grenada, West Indies 

Training

Internships

General Surgery
Booth Memorial Medical Center, NYU School of Medicine
Flushing, New York

Neurosurgery
City Hospital Center at Elmhurst, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Elmhurst, New York

Residency 

Chief Resident, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY 

Board Certifications and Qualifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Fellow, North American Spine Society
  • Certified, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners
  • NYSWCB Authorized Independent Medical Examiner and Impartial Specialist

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor and Founding Member
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (1989-1998)
SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Syracuse, New York

Clinical Preceptor
Practice of Medicine Course
Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, New York

Leadership Activities

For more than fifteen years, Dr. Kahn served as the Chair of the Industrial Medicine Committee of the Onondaga County Medical Society, where he developed and chaired multiple statewide conferences on workers’ compensation issues.

In his role as a member of the Medical Society of the State of New York Committee on Workers’ Compensation and No Fault Insurance since 1991, Dr. Kahn was appointed as Vice Chair (2006-09) and Chair (2009-12), during which time he represented the more than 20,000 NYS physicians who treat injured workers and victims of motor vehicle accidents.  While serving as Chair, he analyzed and developed the MSSNY position on all legislation and clinical treatment guidelines affecting physicians and their patients in these areas.

In April 2012, after more than twenty years of unrelenting efforts on behalf of his fellow physicians and patients, Dr. Kahn announced that he had decided to transition from Chair to Advisor to the MSSNY Committee on Workers’ Compensation and No Fault Insurance, in order to devote his sole focus and attention to the care of his patients. In response he received many congratulatory messages from his colleagues including:

“Your contributions have been enormous and I view your role as having performed great public service”

Principal Attorney and No-Fault Counsel
NYS Department of Financial Services

“Your service to the workers’ compensation community of New York has been immense”

Executive Director
NYS Workers’ Compensation Board

“You have accomplished more during your years on the committee than institutional memory can recall. You have represented the voice of medicine with clarity and effectiveness and this is recognized by all who have worked along side you. You are tireless, and have advanced the policies of MSSNY with skill and success”

Past President
Medical Society of the State of New York

Team Physician and Sports Medicine Activities

Dr. Kahn is a lifelong hockey player and fan, who “gave back” to the game he loves by volunteering to serve as the team physician for the Syracuse Crunch during their inaugural 1994-95 season, arranging for their pre-season physical exams and fitness testing to be performed at his own office that year, and working with the management and training staff to help them coordinate their medical services and insurance coverage, while providing treatment to the players.

He served as the tournament physician for the USA Hockey Women’s National Tournament held in Syracuse in 1995, from which some players became members of the Women’s US Olympic Hockey Team. Dr. Kahn has more recently treated members of the Clarkson University and St. Lawrence University Women’s Hockey teams,  the Syracuse Stampede Jr. A Hockey Club, and currently treats many youth and adult players.

Dr. Kahn has also treats many local high school athletes who participate in swimming, football, basketball, lacrosse, and cross country, some of whom have been subsequently competed for Division I and III collegiate programs.

His unique approach to treatment of runners, cyclists, and triathletes from across Central New York has allowed his patients to return to training and remain competitive at all participation levels, both locally and nationally. He has also treated numerous tennis players who are USTA rated and have competed at the local, regional, and national levels.

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