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 Certifications

  • 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

Honors & Awards

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

Research & 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