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.
Sapporo Medical University, 1982
Sapporo Medical University, Orthopedic Surgery, 1989
Albany Medical Center, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2005
Johns Hopkins University, Biomechanics, 1998
Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, 2001
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation