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Donald Liss

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Dr. Donald Liss is an experienced Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist who has a true passion for helping patients overcome physical distress, regain function, and improve quality of life. Over the course of his career, Donald Liss has benefited from a variety of clinical and academic opportunities that have allowed him to hone his skills in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.

Donald Liss currently serves as an Attending Physician for the Rehabilitation Medicine Department at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Since its inception in 1986, the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center has been providing its patients with the best possible care of sports, spine, orthopedic, and neuromuscular conditions. During this time, the practice has grown to include 5 locations, 30 therapists, and over 10 doctors. Dr. Donald Liss and the team pride themselves on maintaining a holistic practice that serves as the first and last stop for anyone with pain or mobility issues. Donald Liss considers himself to be truly blessed by his partners, medical colleagues, and the very talented therapists and medical assistants with whom he has had the privilege to work with on a daily basis.

For the past thirty years, Dr. Donald Liss has also served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Columbia University. Throughout this tenure, Dr. Liss has organized lectures and conferences throughout the tri-state area and across the country. He also co-authored a chapter, “History and Past Medical History.” in The Low Back Pain Handbook’s First and Second Editions, both well-received texts for primary care practitioners.  

Donald Liss  is a firm believer in the interdependence of sound body and sound mind, physical well being, and happiness. While most medical fields aim to manage negative things that are happening in one’s life, in this field, Donald has the ability to work with someone who is at their bottom and get them back to their optimal life. Donald Liss was attracted to this area of medicine because he enjoys having the ability to help heal people.

In recognition of his excellence, Dr. Donald Liss was recognized as a Castle Connolly New York Metro Area Top Doctor. Over the past decade, he has also been selected as a Jersey Monthly Top Doctor; a Best Doctor in America Best Doctor in New Jersey; Inside Jersey Top Doctor; and a New York Magazine Best Doctor in New York.

A lifelong New Yorker, Donald Liss attended the Bronx High School of Science before earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Columbia College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Liss then went on to attend Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He took a Medical Categorical Internship at Sinai Hospital of Detroit before moving back to New York to begin his Residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Donald Liss is an avid traveler and committed philanthropist. Explore the links below to learn more about Donald Liss!

Travel Blog

Donald Liss has a passion for travel, exploration, culture, and history. He is proud to say that he has traveled to all 50 states in America!


As an Orthodox Jew, Donald Liss is a firm believer in the importance of philanthropy and charitable giving.