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Ilya Igolnikov, MD, MS

Ilya Igolnikov, MD, MS Physician

Assistant Program Director for Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Fellowship Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Languages spoken:

  • Russian

Dr. Igolnikov is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Ilya Igolnikov

Dr Igolnikov treats patients with a variety of spine, joint and musculoskeletal conditions. He garnars his experience from his past career as a athletic trainer, personal trainer and his own athletic endeavors. He completed his medical training at Tel Aviv University where he was an avid CrossFit competitor and won the Israeli national CrossFit championship. He went on to do residency at Temple University Hospital in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and fellowhsip at the University of Pennsylvania in spine, sports and musculoskeletal medicine. He is also an avid outdoor athlete, recreational skier, rock climber, and hiker in his free time.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Programs & Centers:

Clinical Expertise:

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Compression Fractures
  • Concussion
  • Facial Nerve Pain (Neuralgia)
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
  • Hip Preservation Surgery
  • Joint Injections
  • Kyphosis
  • Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Sciatica
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Spine Deformity
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injury
  • Tendon Injuries & Tendonitis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Ultrasound
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine
Residency: Temple University Hospital


American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, National American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National North American Spine Society, International Philadelphia Pain Society, Local Spine Intervention Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Igolnikov is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Igolnikov, I., Gallagher, R., Hainline, B.: "Pain Classification" Sports Neurology 1st ed. : 2018.

Igolnikov, I. Keszler, M.S., Peterson, S.M., Hatt, K., Segal, M. & Vachranukunkiet, T.: Poster 349 "Bilateral distal thigh sciatic nerve injury caused by improper application of a cooling blanket, a challenging electromyography case confirmed by diagnostic nerve ultrasound: A case report" PM&R 9 (9): S242,2017.

Brown, C.H., Feng, A.J., Igolnikov, I. & Cruz, E.: Poster 329 "Rehabilitation of horizontal diplopia due to abducens nerve palsy in an idiopathic pituitary apoplexy: A case report" PM&R 8 (9): S268,2016.

Feng, A., Igolnikov, I. Brown, C.H., & Weinik, M.M.: Poster 197-E "Hip pain secondary to intramuscular lipoma of tensor fascia lata: A case report" PM&R 8 (9): S329-S330,2016.

Igolnikov, I., Santiago, M.J., & Gollotto, K.T.: Poster 137 "Delayed diagonosis of popliteal artery entrapment mistaken for exertional compartment syndrome, novel use of MSK US to improve diagnostic sensitivity: A case report" PM&R 8 (9): S206,2016.

Debi, R., Mor, A., Segal, G., Debbi, E.M., Cohen, M., Igolnikov, I., Ziv, Y.B., Benkovich, V., Bernfeld, B., Rozen, N., Elbaz, A.: "Differences in gait between medial and frontal knee pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee" Rheumatology 51 : 96,2012.

Debi, R., Mor, A., Segal, G., Debbi, E.M., Cohen, M.S., Igolnikov, I., Ziv, Y.B., Benkovich, V., Bernfeld, B., Rozen, N., Elbaz, A.: "Differences in gait pattern parameters between medial and anterior knee pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee" Clinical Biomechanics 27 (6): 584-587,2012.

Witta, S.E., Franekova, V., Yoshida, K., Igolnikov, I., Frederick, B. Varella-Garcia, M., Bunn, P.A., Hirsch, F.R.: "Synergistic effect of SNDX-275 with lapatnib or erlotinib in breast, lung, or head and neck cancer cell lines expressing HER-2" Journal of Clinical Oncology 27 (15S): e14566,2009.

Academic Contact Info

1800 Lombard St
1st Floor

Philadephia, PA 19146
Phone: (215) 893-2600
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)