Alan Stupnitsky, MD

Alan Stupnitsky, MD

At the core of Physiatry lies a philosophy deeply rooted in patient-centered care. As a physiatrist, I believe that each patient is unique, with their own distinct goals, needs, and aspirations. My approach extends beyond simply treating symptoms; I strive to focus on the whole person and identify the underlying diagnosis. By comprehensively evaluating the impact of injury, illness, or disability on a patient’s physical, emotional, and social functioning, I will develop personalized treatment plans that incorporate a wide range of modalities, such as physical therapy, assistive devices, medication management, and therapeutic interventions. Ultimately, my aim is to optimize function and enhance quality of life, and I look forward to collaborating with my patients to help them thrive!


MD, Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL

MS, Biomedical Sciences, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL

BS Interdisciplinary Health, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Washington University in Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO

Internal Medicine Internship, Montefiore Medical Center, The Bronx, NY


Interventional Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine, Desert Spine & Sports Physicians, Phoenix, AZ

Board Certification

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (anticipated in 2023)


American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Association of Academic Physiatrists

Spine Intervention Society

North American Spine Society


Chief Resident Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Washington University in Saint Louis, 2022-2023

Research and Publications

Stupnitsky, A, McCullough, A, Douglas, S, Park, P, Hartman, J, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Secondary to Ganglion Cyst at the Level of the Posterior Medial Ankle:A Case Report

Poster Presentation, Academy of Academic Physiatrists National Conference, 2023

Park, P, Stupnitsky, A, Dukes, B, Ni, A, Sustained Pain Relief with Interval Pars Defect Injections following Failed Radiofrequency Ablation

Accepted to Academy of Academic Physiatrists National Conference, 2022

Stupnitsky, A, Krill, M, Hartman, J, Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis in a Healthy 30-year-old Woman: A Case Report

Poster Presentation, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation National Conferenc

Patient Testimonials