Dr. Noah Greenspan is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy with over 22 years of physical therapy and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation experience. Dr. Greenspan earned his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the SUNY Upstate Medical University in 1992 and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Dominican College in 2006 where his research entitled "Aerobic Exercise and Strength Training in Elderly Patients with COPD", was presented at CHEST 2006, the annual conference of the American College of Chest Physicians.
He began his professional career at the New York University Medical Center's Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, with clinical rotations in medical, surgical, orthopedic and neurologic rehabilitation, chest physical therapy and ultimately cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation. From 1995-1999, he served as the chief physical therapist of the Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Center under the direction of Drs. Mariano Rey and Horacio Pineda.
In 1998, he founded the Pulmonary Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, a Manhattan-based physical therapy practice specializing in the care of patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases and New York Wellness, a comprehensive outpatient physical therapy practice with orthopedic, cardiovascular and pulmonary, complex medical and airway clearance units. Under his direction, the Center has conducted over 65,000 exercise sessions and been named "Best of the United States" in the area of cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy.
A consummate educator, Dr. Greenspan has trained thousands of patients and hundreds of students and clinicians. From 1995-2003, he was on the faculty of New York University, during which time he was awarded the title of Master Clinician in the area of cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy. He has since taught at Dominican College, New York Medical College and Long Island University in the areas of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Pathology, Diagnosis and Management. He is currently the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Fellowship Coordinator for the Weill Cornell Medical College.
In 2012, Dr. Greenspan co-founded and directed "Cardiovascular of the Rehabilitation Patient", a Continuing Medical Education (CME) course for rehabilitation professionals, co-taught with Dr. Greg Sweeney. This comprehensive two-day seminar covers the essential principles of cardiovascular disease management and their relevant application to rehabilitation.
His monthly Ultimate Pulmonary Wellness Lecture Series can be attended live as an online webinar and his upcoming book, "Ultimate Pulmonary Wellness" is scheduled for release in 2015.
He is the principal investigator in three current studies:
1. The Impact of High Intensity Exercise on Pulmonary Function in Patients with COPD
2. The Impact of High Intensity Exercise on Pulmonary Function in Patients with IPF
3. Safety and Efficacy of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension
Dr. Greenspan is on the Leadership Board of the American Lung Association of the Northeast and is the current Federal Affairs Liaison to the 113th and 114th Congress of the United States representing the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.
In addition to his role at the Center, Dr. Noah Greenspan is a New York State Certified Emergency Medical technician and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider; a professional SCUBA Diving International Open Water Instructor and underwater naturalist with a passion for shark photography; a musician, artist and clothing designer under the moniker, Noah G Pop!