Masato Nagao

MD PhD

Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist

About me

Dr. Masato Nagao is a physiatrist, a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He cares for patients with nerve, muscle and bone injuries and works to restore their functional ability. He is particularly interested in disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems, and his expertise includes injury rehabilitation, pain management and electromyography (assessing problems with muscles by studying their nerves' electrical activity).

Nagao earned his medical degree and completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Sapporo Medical University in Japan, where he was subsequently appointed chief of hip and arthritis surgery. He completed a research fellowship in biomechanics at the Johns Hopkins University and an arthroplasty fellowship with the Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement, a program of the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics. He became a physiatrist after completing a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Albany Medical Center.

  • Education

    Sapporo Medical University, 1982

  • Residencies

    Sapporo Medical University, Orthopedic Surgery, 1989

    Albany Medical Center, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2005

  • Fellowship

    Johns Hopkins University, Biomechanics, 1998

    Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, 2001

  • Board Certifications

    Physical Medicine & Rehab, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Academic Title

    Professor

  • Languages

    Japanese

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