Dr. Vijay Vad is a sports medicine specialist specializing in non-surgical treatments for arthritis, spine, and sports injuries at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

He is the author of several books about chronic pain, including Back Rx, the 2005 Wall Street Journal health book of the year. His other books include The New Rules of Running, Stop Pain, Arthritis Rx, and Golf Rx.

Dr. Vad has also served as the physician for the professional men's golf and tennis circuit.

Areas of Specialization

Non-surgical treatment for:

  • Arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Spinal injuries


  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Oklahoma
  • Fellowship, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City
  • Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University