Vandana Sood, M.D.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Vandana Sood, M.D.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Gender: Female


Specialties and Expertise


  • Sports Medicine


  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Spine Pain
  • Adolescent Sports Injuries
  • Ankle Disorder
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritic Rehabilitation
  • Arthritis
  • Autologous Blood Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spinal Disorders
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Degenerative Spinal Disorder
  • Diet/Exercise
  • Disorder of Ligament
  • Disorder of Shoulder Joint
  • Elbow Problem
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Injury of Ankle and Foot
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Pain
  • Fluoroscopic Guidance For Injection
  • Fracture
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Hamstring Tendonitis/Injury
  • Hand and Wrist Problems
  • Hand Disorder
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Problem
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Injection, Steroid, Spine
  • Injury of Muscle
  • Kinetic Chain Approach
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Problem
  • Low Back and Neck Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Disorder of Lumbar Spine
  • Lumbar Spinal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Neck Pain, Acute
  • Neuropathy
  • Nerve Block
  • Non-Surgical Approach to Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overuse Injuries (Athletes)
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Prolapsed Cervical Intervertebral Disc
  • Radiculopathy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation, Nerve, Spinal, Lumbar
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Problem
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Spinal Block
  • Spinal Stenosis of Lumbar Region
  • Sports Injury
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tear of Meniscus of Knee
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Therapy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound Guidance For Injection


Dr. Vandana Sood is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is dual board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine.   

Dr. Sood received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and earned a medical degree from New York Medical College. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and went on to complete fellowship training in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. She has experience caring for both recreational and professional athletes, and has been a team physician for high school, collegiate and professional sports teams. She has a particular interest in running related injuries and injuries affecting female athletes.   

Dr. Sood’s clinical practice focuses on the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, spine disorders and acute sports injuries. Her goal is to work with patients to restore function, reduce pain, and prevent future injury. By providing personalized education and a comprehensive treatment plan including detailed physical therapy and/or an exercise plan, she promotes anactive and healthy lifestyle. She is skilled in image-guided injection techniques using both fluoroscopy and ultrasound to precisely target the spine, peripheral joints, or soft tissue (tendon, bursa, nerve, muscle). This includes specialized treatments such as hyaluronic acid or PRP injections, or nerve ablations to complement the treatment plan when appropriate.



Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Assistant Attending Physiatrist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., New York Medical College, 2014
  • M.S., New York Medical College, 2014
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2009


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WorldWide Medical

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