Walter I. Sussman

Walter I. Sussman, DO

• Non-operative management of sports medicine and musculoskeletal conditions • Regenerative medicine & orthobiologics

Board Certified in Physiatry and Sports Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • Diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound

  • Peripheral joint injections, nerve hydrodissection, and other soft tissue injections

  • Platelet Rich Plasma, autologous stem cell injections, Orthoflo/Amnioflo injections

  • Sport-related concussion management

  • Compartmental pressure testing for chronic exertional compartment syndrome

  • Osteopathic manipulative medicine

  • Chronic tendinopathy and Tenex Percutaneous Needle Tenotomy

Undergraduate Degree

Colgate University
Hamilton, NY

Medical Degree

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Biddeford, ME

Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine

Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Professional Affiliations


Head Team Physician
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Boston Ballet, Covering Physician
Boston Breakers, Covering Physician
Clinical Assistant Professor, Tufts University, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine

Hospital Affiliation

Good Samaritan Medical Center

Recent Publications

TEXTBOOK CHAPTERS

Williams CJ, Sussman WI, Maunter K. Basic Science and Rational for using Stem Cells for Orthopedic Conditions. In Malanga G, Ibrahim V (Ed.) Regenerative Treatments in Sports and Orthopedic Medicine. Springer, 2018 [ISBN 9781620701126]

Williams CJ, Sussman WI, Maunter K. Basic Science and Rational for using Stem Cells for Orthopedic Conditions. In Regenerative Treatments for Sports and Orthopedic Conditions: Basic Science to Clinical Application. Demos Publishers 2017.

Krabak BJ, Sussman WI, Byrd T. Physical Examination: Of the Hip. In Musculoskeletal Physical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach, 2e. Elsevier 2016

Sodiq D, Beckworth J, Foster L, Sussman WI. Lumbar Degenerative Disk Disease: Workup and Conservative Treatment. In Advanced Concepts in Lumbar Degenerative Disk Disease. Springer 2015

RECENT PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Sussman WI, Ken Mautner & Gerard Malanga. The role of rehabilitation after regenerative and orthobiologic procedures for the treatment of tendinopathy: a systematic review Future Medicine, 2018. Read Article

Sussman WI, Williams C, Maunter K. Ultrasound-Guided Elbow Procedures. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2016

Sussman WI, Mautner K, Mason A, et al. Sphenopalatine ganglion block for management of refractory chronic post-traumatic headaches after a sport-related concussion. Clin J Sports Med. 2016

Sussman WI, Makovitch SA, Merchant SHI, et al. Cervical angina: An overlooked source of non-cardiac chest pain. The Neurohospitalist. 2015

Mautner K, Sussman WI, Axtman M, et al. Relationship of attention deficit hyperactive disorder and post-concussion recovery in youth athletes. Clin J Sports Med. 2015