mingi-choi (2)Mingi Choi, M.D. is a physiatrist. He is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed an internship at New York Infirmary Beekman Downtown Hospital, after which he completed a three-year residency program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mount Sinai Hospital and its affiliated hospitals in New York City.

Dr. Choi’s approach in treating our patients will be non-operative management of their musculoskeletal and spinal disorders. He performs electromyography as well as nerve conduction studies. He also performs spinal intervention procedure.

Dr. Choi is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE

June 1991-July 1996
Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostics The Neurology Group
156 76th Street Brooklyn, New York

July 1996-January 2003
Renaissance Pain Management and Rehabilitation Center, P.C.
661 Palisade Avenue Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey  07632

EDUCATION

1979 The Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, New York

1984 Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Science, New York, New York, B.S.

1987 The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, M.D.

INTERNSHIP

1987-88 New York Infirmary Beekman Downtown Hospital, New York, New York, Internal Medicine Residency

RESIDENCY

1988-91 The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency with rotations at:

The Bronx VA Medical Center, Bronx, New York

Hospital for Joint Diseases and Orthopedic Institute, New York, New York

Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York

City Hospital center at Elmhurst, Elmhurst, New York

BOARD CERTIFICATION

May 22, 1996 American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Re-certified July 1, 2006

MEDICAL LICENSURE

State of New Jersey  (MA57588)  1992
State of New York (179875) 1989

MEDICAL SPECIALTY

1991-present Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

1996-present        Fellow, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

1998-present        International Spinal Injection Society

1999-present        North American Spine Society

2000-2002            President, Association of Korean American Medical Graduates

2002-2006            Vice President, Korean American Medical Association

STAFF APPOINTMENTS

2014 -present       Full Staff, Hackensack Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey

1997-present        Active Staff, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerset New Jersey

1997-present        Active Staff Physician, Somerset Surgical Center Bridgewater, New Jersey

2010-present        Active Staff Physician, Ambulatory Surgical Center of Somerset Bridgewater, New Jersey

1996 – 2007         Pascack Valley Hospital, Westwood, New Jersey

1996 – 2008         Englewood Hospital & Medical Center, Englewood, New Jersey

1993 – 1995         Attending Physician Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, New York

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

1997-present
Clinical Instructor, Somerset Family Practice Residency Program
Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, New Jersey

HONORS

Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors™ (2013, 2015)

Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 – 2012, 2014)

Patient’s Choice Awards (2010 – 2012)

 

MEETING PRESENTATIONS

1990
“Treatment of RSD of the Upper Extremity with Suprascapular Nerve Blockade”
Grand Rounds Presentation, The Mount Sinai Medical Center,
New York, New York

1998
“Recent Innovation in Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Pain Disorders”
KAMA Annual meeting, Phoenix, Arizona

1999
“Diagnosis and Treatment of Lower Back Pain”
Grand Rounds, Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, New Jersey

2005
“Intra-discal Therapeutic Options for Cervical and Lumbar Discogenic Pain”
Guest Lecturer, Kyunghee University, Seoul, Korea

2008
“Treatment of Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis in Young Athletes”
Guest Lecturer, Association of Physical Therapists and Trainers, Englishtown, New Jersey

2009
“Radiofrequency Rhizotomy of Posterior Element Pain of the Cervical and Lumbar Spine”
Guest Lecturer, Grand Rounds, Korea University Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery and PM&R, Seoul, Korea

PROCEDURES PERFORMED

Cervical, thoracic, lumbar and caudal epidural injections
Selective nerve root blockade (transforaminal  epidural injections)
Cervical and lumbar zygohypophyseal joint injections
Medial branch blockade
Cervical and lumbar discography
Intra-discal electrothermoplasty (IDET)
Neucleoplasty of the lumbar spine
Radiofrequency rhizotomy of the dorsomedial branches of cervical, lumbar, and sacral spine
Costovertebral joint and intercostals nerve blockade
3rd occipital and greater occipital nerve blockade
Skeletal joint injections
Trigger point injections
EMG and NCV studies