Dr. Noah Greenspan, DPT, CCS, EMT-B is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy with almost thirty years of cardiopulmonary physical therapy and rehabilitation experience.
Dr. Greenspan began his professional career at the New York University (now Langone) Medical Center’s Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, with clinical rotations in medical, surgical, orthopedic and neurologic rehabilitation, chest physical therapy and ultimately cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation. From 1995-1999, he served as the chief physical therapist of the Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Center under the direction of Physiatrist, Horacio Pineda, MD and Cardiologist, Mariano Rey, MD.
In 1998, he founded the Pulmonary Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, a Manhattan-based physical therapy practice specializing in the care of patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases and New York Wellness, a comprehensive outpatient physical therapy practice with orthopedic, cardiovascular and pulmonary, complex medical and airway clearance units. Under his direction, the Center has conducted over 100,000 exercise sessions and been named “Best of the United States” in the area of cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy.
In 2014, he founded the Pulmonary Wellness Research and Education Society (renamed the Pulmonary Wellness Foundation) with the objective of coupling excellence in respiratory care with educational material of the highest caliber, delivered free of charge to patients, their family members, caregivers and clinicians, and to support new research projects aimed at better understanding the impact of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and lifestyle change on safety, efficacy, lung function and quality of life in people living with pulmonary diseases.
In 2017, Dr. Greenspan’s “Ultimate Pulmonary Wellness” was published and is also available to read online free of charge and his “Ultimate Pulmonary Wellness” Lecture & Webinar Series is also available to attend online. He is the principal investigator in three ongoing research projects: The Impact of High Intensity Exercise on Pulmonary Function in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); The Impact of High Intensity Exercise on Pulmonary Function in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF); and Safety and Efficacy of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension (PH).
A consummate educator, Dr. Greenspan has trained thousands of patients and hundreds of students and clinicians. From 1995-2003, he was on the faculty of New York University, during which time he was awarded the title of Master Clinician in the area of cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy. He has since taught at Dominican College, New York Medical College, and Long Island University in the areas of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Pathology, Diagnosis and Management.
He has previously served as the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Fellowship Coordinator for St. Vincent’s Medical Center and the Weill Cornell Medical College, the Federal Affairs Liaison representing the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and on the Leadership Board of the American Lung Association of the Northeast.
In response to the COVID Pandemic of 2019, Dr. Greenspan started a daily Coronavirus prevention program and later, the COVID Rehabilitation & Recovery Lecture Series, a COVID-Specific Online Bootcamp for COVID Survivors and Long Haulers and in October of 2020, he opened the PWF’s COVID Rehabilitation & Recovery Clinic.
In addition to his role at the Center, Dr. Noah Greenspan is a New York State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider; a professional SCUBA Diving International Open Water Instructor, and underwater naturalist, with a passion for shark photography; a musician, artist and clothing designer under the moniker, Noah G Pop!