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Dr. David Perna, MD

Physiatrist (Physical Medicine) | Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

4/5(5)
10 Union Square East Suite 5P New York NY, 10003
Rating

4/5

About

Dr. Perna attended Johns Hopkins University for his undergraduate study. He was an accomplished athlete while he was there. He earned All-American honors in both his junior and senior years as a two-time captain of the Johns Hopkins football team. He was a two-sport athlete who also participated in Olympic weightlifting under the guidance of Bill Starr, a well-known NFL strength and conditioning coach. Under the guidance of NJ Hall of Fame athlete Robert Giordano, he has continued to participate in Olympic weightlifting. Doctor Perna has competed in the USA Weightlifting National Championships and has won the Garden State Games and the New Jersey State Championship. The Johns Hopkins University Athletic Hall of Fame honored Dr. Perna in 2015. Dr. Perna's interest in athletics, injury healing, and human performance led him to his current position. Doctor Perna earned his medical degree from St. George's University. After that, he completed an Intern year of general surgery training at SUNY Stony Brook Medical Center. Dr. Perna completed his residency and fellowship training in sports medicine and interventional spine pain management at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. He is board-certified in both physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as sports medicine. Dr. Perna was named an up-and-coming star in the New York Times SUPERDOCTORS edition in 2017.

Education and Training

Johns Hopkins University 0

Board Certification

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Sports Medicine

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Provider Details

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Fellowships

  • Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Sports Medicine 

Internships

  • SUNY Stony Brook Medical Center

Fellowships

  • The Beth Israel Medical Center

Areas of research

  • Back PainHerniated DiskHip PainMuscle StrainSciaticaShoulder Pain

Areas of research

Back PainHerniated DiskHip PainMuscle StrainSciaticaShoulder Pain

Dr. David Perna, MD's Practice location

Mount Sinai Doctors

10 Union Square East Suite 5P -
New York, NY 10003
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New patients: 315-313-6478

AIM Health Spine

65 E Northfield Rd Suite L -
Livingston, NJ 07039
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New patients: 973-251-2189

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Dr. David Perna, MD has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 5 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Physiatrist (Physical Medicine) in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Get to know Sports Medicine Specialist Dr. David Perna, who serves patients in Livingston, New Jersey.

 

A board-certified sports medicine specialist, Dr. Perna works with patients at his private practice - AIM Health Spine and Regenerative Medicine Institute of NY & NJ - in Livingston, New Jersey. The goal of the practice is to bring big city specialized medicine to New Jersey without the hassle and burden of bridge and tunnel traffic.

 

In addition, he serves as an attending physician and Assistant Professor in the Orthopedics Department of the prestigious Mount Sinai Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest include back pain, sciatica, herniated disk, shoulder pain, hip pain, and muscle strain.

 

Hailing from Northern New Jersey, Dr. Perna received his undergraduate education at Johns Hopkins University. While there, he was a decorated athlete. As a two-time captain of the Johns Hopkins football team he garnered All American Honors in both his junior and senior years. A two sport athlete, he also competed in Olympic weightlifting under the tutelage of famous NFL strength and conditioning coach, Bill Starr.

 

The doctor has continued to compete in Olympic weightlifting under the coaching of NJ Hall of Fame athlete, Robert Giordano. He has won the Garden State Games, The New Jersey State Championship, and he competed in the USA Weightlifting National Championships. In 2015, he was inducted into the Johns Hopkins University Athletic Hall of Fame.

 

The passion for athletics, injury recovery, and human performance lead Dr. Perna into his current profession. He graduated with his medical degree from St. George’s University Medical School, and performed his internship in general surgery at SUNY Stony Brook Medical Center. He completed his residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at SUNY Downstate Medical Center of Brooklyn, and his fellowship training in sports medicine and interventional spine pain management at The Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan.

 

Following his training, the doctor attained board certification in sports medicine and physical medicine & rehabilitation through the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (ABPMR). Founded in 1947, the ABPMR is the medical certifying board for the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is one of 24 medical specialty boards that make up the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

 

Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. A sports medicine specialist is a physician with significant specialized training in both the treatment and prevention of illness and injury.

In 2017, Dr. Perna was elected by his peers as an up and coming star in the New York Times SUPERDOCTORS edition.

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