Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests
  • Spinal Interventional Procedures
Medical Education
  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Residency, Montefiore Hospital & Medical Center
  • Fellowship, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
Board Certifications
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group

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Dr. Sarni earned his BA from The College of the Holy Cross and his MD from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. Following his residency, Dr. Sarni completed a fellowship at New York University's Hospital for Joint Diseases.

Dr. Sarni is a physiatrist and sees patients as a part of the multidisciplinary team at the MGH Orthopaedic Spine Center. Physiatrists are rehabilitation doctors who are experts in nerves, muscles and bones. They treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move and focus on non-surgical treatment options.

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Research & Publications


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Ploumis A, Christodoulou P, Wood KB, Varvarousis D, Sarni JL, Beris A. Caudal vs transforaminal epidural steroid injections as short-term (6 months) pain relief in lumbar spinal stenosis patients with sciatica. Pain Med. 2014 Mar;15(3):379-85.

Ellen MI, Young JL, Sarni JL. Musculoskeletal rehabilitation and sports medicine. 3. Knee and lower extremity injuries. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1999;80(5 Suppl 1):S59-67

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Orthopaedic Spine Center
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-726-2290
Fax: 617-726-1099

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