Thai Vu, DO

Thai H. Vu, DO


Treating patients with back or neck pain or injury to the musculoskeletal system, Dr Vu’s goals are to help each patient return to and optimally perform their chosen activities while promoting a healthy and active lifestyle. When managing patients with spine, joint, or tendon pain, Dr Vu believes in a holistic approach.

After a thorough evaluation, patients are given a personalized treatment plan which may include individualized physical therapy prescription, spine or soft tissue injections, and non-opiate medications. Dr. Vu aspires to help patients reduce their pain and improve their function.


  • DO, A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine — Mesa, Arizona
  • BS, University of Texas at Austin — Austin, Texas



  • Internal Medicine, The Christ Hospital – Cincinnati, Ohio



  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Washington



  • Interventional Spine & Sports Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) – New York


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation




Honors & Awards

  • Clinical Chief of the Hospital for Special Surgery Ambulatory Care Center, 2021-2022
  • Spark-Seed-Spread Research Grant Recipient, 2020
  • Sigma Sigma Phi (Honorary Osteopathic Service Fraternity), 2015-2017


Research & Publications

  • Vu, T., Gessel, T., Liem, B. (October, 2019). Case report: Atypical Neck pain from Syringomyelia. Poster presentation: American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; San Antonio, TX.
  • Carpenter, B., Vu, T., Campea, S., Wise, A., Bird, R. (August, 2019).Reducing Early Falls in Inpatient Rehabilitation. Poster presentation: VA Quality, Safety, Values Conference; Seattle, WA.
  • Vu, T. (July, 2019). Sleep associated with poorer recovery following concussion: A systematic review. PM&R: The Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation.
  • Pending publication:  Vu, T., Cyril, G., Cheng, J. Hip pathology in patients presenting with a chief complaint of low back pain.
  • Pending publication: Vu, T., Press, J., Cheng, J. Impact of average preoperative daily step count on postoperative outcomes following minimally invasive spine surgery.