Michael F. Saffir, MD

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Areas of Specialty

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Electrodiagnostic Medicine – EMG
Pain Management
Sports Medicine and Concussion

Medical Degree

Downstate Medical Center, S.U.N.Y., Brooklyn, NY


Orthopaedic Surgery, E.R. Level One Trauma Service, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rusk Institute, NYU Medical Center, New York, NY


Neuromuscular Diseases and Electrodiagnostic, Rusk Institute, NYU Medical Center, New York, NY

Board Certifications

Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners
Board Certified, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Board Certified, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Board Certified, ABMS Subspecialty Pain Management
Board Certified, ABMS Subspecialty Sports Medicine


President Emeritus Connecticut State Medical Society
American Academy PM&R Board member
Connecticut Orthopedic Society Board member
Connecticut Pain Society Board member
QU Netter School of Medicine Clinical Assistant Professor
Department Medicine Division Chief PMR, St. Vincent’s Medical Center
Bridgeport Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System


Dr. Saffir is a Board Certified physician, born and raised in New York. He decided to become a doctor when he was in college, as a Physics/Math major interested in BioMed Research and then entered MD-PhD program at Downstate Medical Center SUNY.

Prior to working at OSG Dr. Saffir did a Neuromuscular Fellowship at NYU after residency in PMR and came to Connecticut, working at Gaylord Hospital and St Francis/Mt. Sinai Rehabilitation.

A typical day at work for Dr. Saffir has a wide range of patients and personalities. His favorite part of the job is working with people and helping solve problems.

New technology in Dr. Saffir’s area of expertise that he is most excited about is Telemedicine with mobile smart technology and Regenerative Medicine currently under research.

Dr. Saffir’s hobbies are skiing, tennis, photography. His one piece of advice for aspiring doctors is to be active and like what you do.