Marcia D. Griffin-Hansraj


Marcia D. Griffin-Hansraj, D.O. is Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York Spine Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine in Poughkeepsie, New York. Dr. Griffin-Hansraj has dedicated her life to the enhancement of the spine and human performance through medical optimizations including specific exercises and nutrition.

Early in her career, Dr. Marcia Griffin-Hansraj dedicated time and energy to the study of athletes and their performance. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine from the Sports Medicine Program at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

Dr. Marcia Griffin-Hansraj attended medical school at the Western University of Health Sciences, an osteopathic medical school in Pomona, California. She has dedicated a significant amount of extra time to the study and application of osteopathic treatments. The osteopathic skills she has developed allows her to have a unique form of treatment armamentarium in her doctor’s bag.

Dr. Marcia Griffin-Hansraj performed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York Presbyterian Hospital in the combined program at the Combined Columbia and Cornell Campuses in New York, NY. Gaining a broad spectrum of the vast opportunities in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Griffin-Hansraj also worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Helen Hayes Rehabilitation Hospital, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, and Blythedale Children’s Hospital. She performed an internship with an internal medicine focus at the Mid-Hudson Family Health Institute at Kingston Hospital in Kingston, New York.

Dr. Marcia Griffin-Hansraj has written significant medical articles and given multiple medical presentations especially in the area of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is a life-long alpine skier; having over 20 years of yoga practice, an experienced runner, extensive cross fit training, and she enjoys reading. Dr. Griffin-Hansraj is interested in and stays current with continuing medical education from Harvard Medical School in the areas of concussion, sports medicine, and lifestyle medicine.

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