Gregory E. Lutz, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Dr. Gregory E. Lutz matriculated to Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1984, having graduated from Drew University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1988 and was awarded the Margaret M. Kenrick Achievement Award in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He pursued his specialty training at the Mayo Clinic, before coming to Hospital for Special Surgery in 1992 where he completed his training in a Sports Medicine Fellowship. He has been in practice at the Hospital for Special Surgery since 1993.

In 1997, Dr. Lutz established the Physiatry Department at HSS and became Physiatrist-in-Chief. With the support of the hospital administration and his colleagues, he grew the Physiatry Department to thirteen physicians who provided care for over 50,000 patient visits in 2012. In addition, Dr. Lutz established the Physiatry Spine & Sports Medicine Fellowship and has mentored over 50 fellows in practice throughout the USA.

In 2004, Dr. Lutz received the PASSOR (Physiatric Association for Spine Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation) Research Award, given to one physiatrist annually who has demonstrated excellence in musculoskeletal research.

Dr. Lutz is currently Associate Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell. He is currently the Physiatrist-in-Chief Emeritus for Hospital for Special Surgery and is a member of the board of trustees. He is also consulting physician to the National Hockey League Players’ Association.


New York Metropolitan Area Best Doctors – Castle Connolly, 1999-2005
Richard & Linda Rosenthal Foundation Award, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2004
New Jersey’s Top 100 Doctors – New Jersey Magazine, 1999-2001
Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports & Occupational Rehabilitation Research Award, 1999
“Best Doctors in New York,” New York magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011