Education

  • College: University of New Hampshire, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, Durham, NH
  • Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
  • Residency: Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
  • Fellowship: Sports and Interventional Spine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Biography

Christopher Sahler, MD, is an interventional physiatrist specializing in sports medicine. His practice focuses on non-operative treatments for musculoskeletal injuries, restoring proper function and promoting active lifestyles. He uses biomechanical assessments and diagnostic ultrasound to determine the precise source of the problem. He is skilled in treatments including ultrasound and X-ray guided steroid injections, viscosupplementation and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).

Dr. Sahler completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan where he was elected Chief Resident. He continued his training at Mount Sinai for an additional year to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Interventional Spine Treatments. During that time, he also served as team physician for the Globe Institute Junior College Football, Basketball, Soccer and Baseball teams, and was a physician and team captain for the New York City Marathon. Dr. Sahler is published in peer-reviewed journals and is a chapter author in various medical textbooks. He has given numerous medical presentations at national conferences and universities and he is board certified in sports medicine.

Affiliations

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • Connecticut State Medical License
  • New York State Medical License
  • Sports Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine

Honors

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor in NY Metro Area, 2020 – 2021
  • Greenwich Magazine Top Doctor in Fairfield County, 2020-2021
  • Stamford Magazine Top Doctor in Fairfield County, 2020-2021
  • New Canaan/Darien Magazine Top Doctor in Fairfield County, 2020-2021
  • Westport Magazine Top Doctor in Fairfield County, 2020-2021
5 Star Review on Healthgrades from S.G.Patient

"Dr Sahler puts you at ease immediately and explains everything really well. My procedure today was a little nerve racking for me but everything went so smoothly and I didn’t feel any pain at all. He’s awesome."

5 star review on Healthgrades from P.B.Patient

"Dr. Sahler is very compassionate, listens to you, works with you to plan treatment."

Patient SurveyPatient

"Dr. Sahler was very knowledgeable and helpful!"

Video Presentations

Published Research

Traumatic Brain Injury in Sports: A Review

Sahler CS, Greenwald, BD; Traumatic Brain Injury in Sports: A Review; Rehabilitation Research and Practice 2012; 2012:659652. Epub 2012 Jul 9.

Ultrasound–Guided First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Injections; Description of an In–plane

Sahler, CS; Spinner, DA; Kirschner JS; Ultrasound–Guided First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Injections; Description of an In–plane, Gel Standoff Technique in a Cadaveric Study; Foot & Ankle Specialist; Foot Ankle Spec; August 2013 6: 303–306

Book Chapters

PM&R Clinical Companion

PM&R Clinical Companion; Sackheim, K, et al. 2013. Multiple chapter author

Atlas of Ultrasound Guided Musculoskeletal Injections

Atlas of Ultrasound Guided Musculoskeletal Injections; Spinner, D et al 2013. Chapter Author Foot and Ankle

Poster Presentations

Paresis after Spinal Cord Stimular Trial and Placement in Three Patients: A Case Report

AAPM&R national conference: Paresis after Spinal Cord Stimular Trial and Placement in Three Patients: A Case Report

Incidental finding of congenital Atlanto–occipital fusion in a middle aged female with recent frequent falls resulting in tetraparesis: A case report

AAP national conference: Incidental finding of congenital Atlanto–occipital fusion in a middle aged female with recent frequent falls resulting in tetraparesis: A case report and review of the literature.

Large Dorsally Directed Communicating Zygapophyseal Joint Cyst as a Novel source of LBP

AAPM&R national conference: Large Dorsally Directed Communicating Zygapophyseal Joint Cyst as a Novel source of LBP: A Case Report