Title: Staff Physician
Company: Hospital for Special Surgery
Location: New York, New York, United States
Vijay Vad, Staff Physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership as a specialist in sports medicine, physical medicine, and rehabilitation.
Dr. Vad started his higher education at the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in 1988 and an MD in 1992. He is board-certified in sports medicine, physical medicine, and rehabilitation, and in 1994, he started his career as a staff physician and sports medicine specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery—the same year, he became a faculty member at the Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Vad was inspired to pursue sports medicine and rehabilitation after he suffered an injury as an athlete. He decided he wanted to improve the quality of life for others going through similar situations as he did. In 1997, he started working as chief medical consultant on the Tennis Tour for Success Magazine, and in 1999, he took an additional position as a consultant physician for the PGA Tour, both positions he continues to hold to this day.
In addition to his clinical and consulting work, Dr. Vad is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Medicine and Rehabilitation. He owns three biotech companies in the sports medicine industry and is focused on researching cheap, simple, and effective solutions for arthritis and back pain. In 2005, Dr. Vad wrote “Back Rx,” which the Wall Street Journal named its favorite health book of the year. He is the founder of the Vad Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to educating disadvantaged girls across the world, and funding medical research. For his excellence as a medical educator at the Weill Cornell Medical College, he received an Outstanding Teacher Award in 2009, and for his charitable work, he received a United Nations Humanitarian Award. As a testament to his stature and success, Dr. Vad was featured in the fourth edition of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.
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