​Dr. Mingi Choi

Specializing in Conservative and Interventional Treaments of Musculoskeletal and Spinal Disorders.

Dr. Choi was raised in NYC and attended the prestigious Bronx High School of Science, followed by undergraduate studies at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, a combined BS/MD accelerated program in NYC.

He then received his MD from the prestigious Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC. Following an internship at the New York Beekman Downtown Hospital, he completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mount Sinai Hospital with rotations at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, Beth Israel Medical Center, Elmhurst General Hospital and the Bronx VA Hospital.

He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Fellow of American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  

He has been recognized by Castle Connoly as Top Doctor in the Metropolitan area, and holds hospital privileges at the Hackensack University Medical Center, and RWJ/Barnabas Health (Somerset).  He has been a member of the North American Spine Society for over 15 years and has also been a member of the International Spine Intervention Society. He also has presented at numerous professional organizations.

Awards

Awards


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.
61 Palisade Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632

BOARD CERTIFICATION

May 22, 1996
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Re-certified July 1, 2006
Re-certified July 1, 2016

Medical Specialty

1991-present
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

STAFF APPOINTMENTS

1997-present      
Courtesy Staff, Somerset Medical Center
Somerville, 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

​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

Education

Graduated June 1979
The Bronx High School of Science. Bronx, New York
 
June 1979 – May 1984
Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Science. New York, New York B.S.
 
June 1984 – May 29, 1987
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. New York, New York M.D.

MEDICAL LICENSURE

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

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Fellow, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation      
International Spinal Injection Society.
North American Spine Society
President Association of Korean American Medical Graduates
Vice President Korean American Medical Association

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

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

​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

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