Dr. Noah Greenspan
Dr. Noah Greenspan, DPT, CCS, EMT-B is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy with over 25 years of cardiopulmonary physical therapy and 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 (now Langone) 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 Physiatrist, Horacio Pineda, MD and Cardiologist, Mariano Rey, MD.
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 86,000 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 has previously served as the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Fellowship Coordinator for the Weill Cornell Medical College and St. Vincent’s Medical Center.
In 2017, Dr. Noah Greenspan’s “Ultimate Pulmonary Wellness” was published and is also available to read online free of charge. Dr. Noah Greenspan’s “Ultimate Pulmonary Wellness” Lecture & Webinar Series is available to attend online. He is the principal investigator in three ongoing research projects: The Impact of High Intensity Exercise on Pulmonary Function in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); The Impact of High Intensity Exercise on Pulmonary Function in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF); and Safety and Efficacy of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension (PH).
Dr. Greenspan has served as the Federal Affairs Liaison representing the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and on the Leadership Board of the American Lung Association of the Northeast. 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!