Dr. Todd Schlifstein

Dr_Todd_Schlifstein_Profile_ImageDr. Todd Schlifstein is a founder and partner of Fountain Medical Group. He has been an attending physiatrist at NYU Langone Medical Center  and at the Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation since 1999 where he is also a member of the inter-Disciplinary Pain Management Team. He is on the Faculty as an Assistant Professor at New York University School of Medicine from 1999 to 2009. He is a Consulting Physician at Manhattan Orthopedics at Lennox Hill Hospital since 2004. He did his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine (PM & R ) residency at New York University Medical Center - Rusk Institute  from 1996-1999. He was Administrative Chief Resident- NYU Medical Center, 1998, Chief Resident at Bellevue Hospital 1997 and Unit Chief at Rusk in 1997. He graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine where he received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 1995. He is an undergraduate of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition in 1991. He is Fellow in the American Academy of PM & R, a Diplomate with the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and members in the American Osteopathic and American Medical Associations. He has a New York Medical License since 1996, Florida Medical License, and is board certified in PM & R since 2000.

Dr. Schlifstein is a speaker and consultant for more than 12 pharmaceutical companies. He is regularly featured as a medical expert on a variety of topics for top media outlets including New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post,US News and World Report, Washington Post, LA Times, CBS News, NBC News, ABC News, CNN, CNN Headlines News, Fox News,  Discover Channel, MAXIM Magazine- Ask Dr. MAXIM, Men’s Athletic Quarterly, Sports Illustrated,  Good Morning America, The Today Show , ESPN, ESPN Cold Pizza, WebMD and many more.

Dr. Schlifstein has testified for the United States Congress, House Reform Committee, as a medical expert on steroids and other performance enhancing products in 2005. Dr. Schlifstein has many published research studies on sports medicine and pain management in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine.

He is one of the leading experts in the country on performance enhancing drugs in sports, and speaks all over the country. Below is a picture of Dr. Schlifstein testifying at the United States Congress, House Reform Committee, on February 12, 2008 about performance enhancing drugs in professional sports.


Dr_Todd_Schlifstein_Congressional_Testimony_ImageDr Schlifstein has been a medical consultant and treating physician for professional Football, Baseball, Hockey, Boxers, MMA Fighters and other athletes for more than 12 years. He has as a ringside physician for MMA and Boxing Fights. He has been an Assistant Team Physician for a Professional Arena Football Team.


Dr. Schlifstein serves on the Medical Board of Director of Wellness Workdays. Wellness Workdays sets up and implements wellness programs to companies to help reduce medical cost, sick days, disability, and help to prevent disease.