Portrait: Gautam Malhotra

Gautam Malhotra

MD
Professional Focus Dr. Gautam Malhotra is an exceptional physician specializing in musculoskeletal disorders and Neuromuscular Medicine and holds current board certifications in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine, and Brain Injury Medicine. Dr. Malhotra's passion lies in creating a foundation of basic knowledge around his patients' conditions and educating them about their injuries for a complete understanding of pathophysiology and prevention.

After receiving his undergraduate degree in Physics from Rutgers College New Brunswick, Dr. Malhotra earned his medical degree from UMDNJ now Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS). He then completed an internship in Internal Medicine and a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation through several highly ranked hospitals including Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Veterans Affairs Hospital, Children's Specialized Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Morris Memorial, and Overlook Hospital.

Currently, Dr. Malhotra serves as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist for Altair Health. Academically, Dr. Malhotra serves as a Clinical Professor for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. The first 17 years of his career were dedicated to helping our nation's heroes in the New Jersey Veterans Affairs system of healthcare. He now brings that same passion to the community in the outpatient setting.

He is a Fellow of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) where he has served on multiple committees and is currently the chair of the PMR Taskforce. At Rutgers NJMS, he is the former Co-Chair of the Clinical Competency Committee and current liaison to the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). Among his many awards, Dr. Malhotra has been honored as Teacher of the Year, alumnus of the year, awarded the Arnold R. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award, and the Oak Leaf Award which is given for providing outstanding patient care by the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is also an Ad Hoc Reviewer for the PM&R Purple Journal and the Muscle & Nerve Journal and former Co-Editor for the VA Amputation System of Care newsletter.

Dr. Malhotra's focus is multifaceted and includes, but is not limited to, electrodiagnostic medicine, musculoskeletal trauma and injuries, care of amputees and brain injuries, as well as generalized musculoskeletal injuries and recovery. He has studied and written several publications, authored and co-authored 13 book chapters, and has been an invited guest speaker at several national events relating to his specialty. Most importantly, he values the role of the physician as a 'teacher' in all settings to empower people to take control of their lives. In his spare time, Dr. Malhotra is the lead singer of cover rock bands that perform in New Jersey.

Member Feedback:
"Dr. Malhotra was incredibly knowledgeable and most helpful. I feel that he read all the notes and was well informed about me before we started our conversation. He was very easy to talk to, caring, and compassionate. He explained everything in complete detail. So much more thorough than the doctor I saw in person. I very much appreciated his expert advice."
Honors & Awards Selected Awards:

Top Doctor, Castle Connolly | 2022

Abstract Of The Year for "Scapular Winging Following Cervicothoracic Fusion: A Case Report", American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine | 2022

Department Appreciation Award, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School | 2022

Teacher Of The Year, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School | 2018

Distinguished Alumnus Award, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School | 2016

Oak Leaf Award, Awarded For Outstanding Service By Department Veterans Affairs | 2007
Research & Publications Selected Book Chapters:

Malhotra G. (2021) “Vintage Prosthetics: The Cineplasty” VA Amputation System of Care Volume 1, Issue 2, 6/23/2021

Malhotra G. (2019) Chapter 1: Introduction to Electrodiagnostics. Visco, CJ. McLean EMG Guide, (2nd Ed. pp. 3-8) Springer Publishing Company. 2.

Malhotra G. (2019) Chapter 2: Instrumentation. Visco, CJ. McLean EMG Guide, (2nd Ed. pp. 9-12) Springer Publishing Company.

Malhotra G, Bitterman J, Im CK. (2019) Chapter 3: Systematic Approach to Learning and Performing Nerve Conduction Studies. Visco, CJ. McLean EMG Guide, (2nd Ed. pp. 13-22) Springer Publishing Company.

Malhotra G, Im CK. (2019) Chapter 11: Basic Approach to Waveform Recognition. Visco, CJ. McLean EMG Guide, (2nd Ed. pp. 73-80) Springer Publishing Company.

Malhotra G, Im CK. (2019) Chapter 32: Myopathy. Visco, CJ. McLean EMG Guide, (2nd Ed. pp. 239-243) Springer Publishing Company.
Conditions
Achilles pain
Achilles tendinitis
Adhesive capsulitis
Ankle sprain
Anterior cruciate ligament injury ( ACL )
Carpal tunnel syndrome ( CTS )
Cerebrovascular accident ( CVA )
Cervical radiculopathy
Cervical stenosis
Contractures
Cubital tunnel syndrome
De Quervain's tenosynovitis
Elbow bursitis
Facial nerve problems
Frozen shoulder
Golfer's elbow
Hip bursitis
Hip labral tears
Iliotibial ( IT ) band syndrome
Injured meniscus
Ischial bursitis
Joint arthritis
Joint injuries
Jumper's knee
Knee bursitis
Knee sprain
Lateral epicondylitis
Low back pain
Lumbar radiculopathy
Lumbar stenosis
Medial epicondylitis
Motor neuron disease
Musculoskeletal issues related to past traumatic brain injuries ( TBI )
Musculoskeletal pain
Neck pain
Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome
Neurological disability
Neuromuscular pain
Pain related to amputation
Performing arts injuries (mainly musicians)
Posterior cruciate ligament injury ( PCL )
Radiculitis
Radiculopathy
Rotator cuff tear
Rotator cuff tendinosis
Sacroiliac ( SI ) joint pain
Sciatica
Shoulder labral tears
Spasticity
Spinal stenosis
Tendinitis
Tendinosis
Tendon injuries
Tennis elbow
Thoracic radiculopathy
Thoracic stenosis
Torn meniscus
Trochanteric bursitis
Veterans navigating the VA
Procedures
Amputee rehabilitation
Arthrocentesis
Botox injections
Carpal tunnel injections
Chemodenervation
Concussion management
Contracture prevention
Cortisone injections
Electromyogram ( EMG )
Gait analysis
Hyaluronic acid injections
Injections of soft tissues and joints
Joint aspiration
Joint injections
Ligament injections
Nerve blocks
Nerve conduction velocity test ( NCV )
Nerve injections
Neurological rehabilitation
Orthotics
Osteoporotic compression fracture rehabilitation
Prosthetics
Rehabilitation after joint replacement surgery
Rehabilitation after spinal surgery
Rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury ( TBI )
Sacroiliac ( SI ) joint injections
Spasticity management
Steroid injections
Synvisc injections
Tendon injections
Trigger point injections ( TPI )
Trigger point injections
Viscosupplementation
UMDNJ Rutgers University | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Residency
UMDNJ Rutgers University | Internal Medicine
Internship
UMDNJ Rutgers Medical School
Medical School
Board Certifications
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Brain Injury Medicine
Neuromuscular Medicine
Other Certifications
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine ( ABEM )
Hospital Affiliation
Altair Health
Place of Work
Physician | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | Altair Health | Office based | Current
Clinical Professor | Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) | Academic | Current
Languages
English
Hindi
Spanish
Punjabi