Dorota M. Gribbin, M.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Columbia college of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Gribbin is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Section Chairman of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton (Hamilton, NJ).
Dr. Gribbin is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Campus in New York. She was named one of the Best Physicians in Mercer County for 16 consecutive years (1999 to 2015) in the Castle Connolly Guide to the Best Physicians in the New York Metropolitan Area.
Dr. Gribbin specializes in the diagnoses, treatment and prevention of a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders. These include back pain and neck pain (spine medicine), entrapment neuropathies, radiculopathies, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndromes, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, connective tissue diseases and post-traumatic conditions, sports medicine, pain treatment/management, regenerative medicine, anti-aging medicine, aesthetic medicine and medical weight loss. Diagnostic studies done in the office include electromyography and nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCV) to diagnose entrapment neuropathies (carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar & radial nerves entrapment, tarsal tunnel syndrome, meralgia paresthetica). P/VNG to diagnose peripheral and central vestibular dysfunction are performed in the office, which are treated with vestibular rehabilitation available on site.
Treatment includes patient education, physical therapy, hand therapy, pharmacological media and interventional procedures such as trigger point injections, peripheral nerve blocks and intra-articular injections-with ultrasound guidance. Epidural blocks and lateral facet blocks are done in the office under fluoroscopic guidance.
Dr. Gribbin has particular expertise in spine medicine, interventional spine treatment procedures, sports medicine and regenerative medicine. Her expertise in cancer rehabilitation is based on her training at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. This includes treatment of polyneuropathies, lymphedema and chronic pain. Manual and mechanical drainage of lymphedema is available on site. Spastic disorders, such as hemiparesis, multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy, may be treated with pharmacological agents (including Botox injections), physical modalities, and orthotic devices and splinting. Painful conditions associated with pregnancy and postpartum conditions (carpal tunnel syndrome, meralgia parasthetica, back pain, coccydynia, migraine headaches and neck pain) are addressed with minimally invasive modalities.
She specializes in treatment without surgery and avoiding unnecessary steroid injections (unnecessary corticosteroids, cortisone). Trigger point injections are performed with normal saline, sterile water or platelets rich plasma. Botox injections are used for treatment of chronic migraine headaches. The goal is to provide highly effective treatment with no side effects. Physical Therapy (exercise, massage, myofascial release, manual therapy, physical modalities and cryotherapy) is available on site.
Most of the procedures are performed in our offices on an outpatient basis.
Dr. Gribbin’s Qualifications
- F.A.P.M.R. Dorota M. Gribbin, M.D.
- Assistant Clinical Professor
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
- Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine
The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
- Castle Connolly Guide Top Doctor’s in the New York Metro Area:
1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015
- New Jersey Magazine: Best Doctors
2005, 2010, 2011 & 2012
- President of the New Jersey Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
2002 – 2004
- Vice President of the New Jersey Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
2000 – 2002
- Middlesex County Delegate to the Medical Society of N.J. House of Delegates
1997 – 2000
- U.S.A. Patent for a new use of an existing product: Polydimethylsiloxane use for treatment of muscular contractures. Gribbin, DM, Pugliese, GN, Rook, JL: Silicone Pads: a new treatment for Muscular contractures, The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, October 24, 1990.
- Lachmann, EA, Tunkel, R, Von Estroff, I, Ladin, KS, Gribbin, DM: Neurosercoidosis
presenting as paraparesis. The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, October 24, 1990.
- Rook, JL, Gribbin, DM, Gribbin, CE: Peripheral vascular disease as a complication of Radiation therapy. The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, November 13, 1992.
- Pollepalle, S, Pugliese, G, Gribbin, DM, Myers, S, Lieberman, J: Posttraumatic syringomyelia in a patient with no neurological deficits at the time of original injury. Association of Academic Physiatrists, Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 1996.
- Gribbin, DM: Rehabilitation of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The Polish Didactic Conference: Diagnosis and Treatment of the Entrapment Neuropathies in Krakow, Poland, October 24-25, 2003.
- Gribbin, DM, Pugliese, GN, Rook, JL: Silicone Pads: Anew Treatment for Muscular
Contractures. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1990:71, 10:791.
- Rook, JL, Gribbin, DM, Gribbin, CE: Peripheral Vascular Disease as a Complication of Radiation Therapy. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1992: 73, 10: 960.
- Pollepalle, S, Pugliese, G, Gribbin, DM, Myers, S, Lieberman, J: Posttraumatic Syringomyelia in a Patient with no Neurological Deficits at the Time of Original Injury. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1996: 5, 2: 157.
- Gribbin, DM, Pugliese, GN, Griffith, OW, Green, RE, Rook, JL, Nagler, W: Polydimethylsiloxane Polymer: A New Treatment for Muscular Contractures in Patients with Contraindications for Traditional Therapy (submitted).
- Gribbin, DM: Rehabilitation of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Banach M, Bogucki, A: Diagnosis and Treatment of the Entrapment Neuropathies, Practical Medicine, Krakow 2003, p.123-127.
- “Lumbrical-interosseous distal latency as a useful method for diagnosis of extreme and minimal carpal tunnel syndrome”, accepted for publication, The Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 2010.
- 1997 – Present
Director of Comprehensive Pain and Rehabilitation Center, Princeton and Mercerville, New Jersey
- 1997 – Present
Attending Physiatrist Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, Hamilton, New Jersey
- 2003 – Present
Chief of Section Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, Hamilton, New Jersey
- 2003 – Present
Attending Physiatrist University Princeton Medical Center, Princeton, New Jersey
- 1996 – Present
Assistant Clinical Professor Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, New York Presbyterian Hospital, University Hospital of Cornell and Columbia, Manhattan, New York
- 1994 – 1996
Clinical Instructor, Columbia University-Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan, New York
- 1993 – 2000
Attending Physiatrist, Edison Metuchen Orthopaedic Group, Edison, NJ
Attending Physiatrist, J.F. Kennedy Medical Center, Edison, New Jersey
- 1992 – 1993
Attending Physiatrist, International Center for the Disabled, Manhattan, New York
- 1992 – 1993
Attending Physiatrist, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation West Orange, New Jersey
- 1989 – 1992
Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, Manhattan, New York
- 1988 – 1989
Intern in Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, Manhattan, N.Y.
- 1985 – 1988
Research in Cardiovascular Physiology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Manhattan, New York
- 1984 – 1985
Fellow in Rehabilitation Medicine and Orthopaedics, Hospital Hotel Dieu, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France
- 1977 – 1984
Medical Academy of Warsaw, Poland
- 1973 – 1977
Nicolas Copernicus High School, Warsaw, Poland
New York State, New Jersey State
- Certification Diplomate, ECFMG (1988)
- Diplomate, FLEX (1989)