Eric Wisotzky

Eric Wisotzky, MD, is a physiatrist at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital and an instructor of clinical medicine at George Washington School of Medicine. He also serves as associate director of MedStar NRH’s cancer rehabilitation program. In this capacity, he leads clinical, educational and research programs which improve function and quality of life for cancer patients. Dr. Wisotzky’s community work focuses on exercise programs for cancer patients.

Dr. Wisotzky serves in multiple teaching roles. He is a preceptor for the Georgetown University School of Medicine’s Ambulatory Care Course, as well as for the George Washington School of Medicine’s Clinical Apprenticeship Program. He serves as chair of the didactic curriculum for the MedStar NRH Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program and as part of the graduate medical education committee. He regularly gives lectures to medical students at Georgetown University School of Medicine and serves as faculty for the MedStar Georgetown/MedStar Washington Hospital Center Breast Oncology Fellowship. He also serves as a mentor physician for the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R).

He is currently engaged in medical education research investigating the impact of required medical school clerkships in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is co-director of the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) annual Residents/Fellows Workshop and serves on its membership committee. Additionally, he reviews abstracts for presentation at the AAPM&R annual meeting.

Dr. Wisotzky was selected for the 2013 “Attending of the Year” award at MedStar NRH. He received a Navy Commendation Medal for sustained meritorious service during his time in the U.S. Navy. In addition to involvement in the AAP and AAPM&R, he is a member of the National Lymphedema Network, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, and the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Dr. Wisotzky is board certified in musculoskeletal sonography through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Dr. Wisotzky received his medical degree from Albany Medical College, Albany, NY. He completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia and Cornell, New York, NY where he served as chief resident. His residency training included a special focus on cancer rehabilitation at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Research Interests

Dr. Wisotzky’s research interests include

  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Medical education
  • Neuromusculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Postmastectomy pain syndrome
  • Radiation fibrosis syndrome
  • Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
  • Research Areas
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation