Dr. Phil Koehler is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Following residency he went on to complete a fellowship in Interventional Spine with Rothman Orthopaedics. He also completed an undergraduate fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) where he received his medical degree. He provides non-operative spine and musculoskeletal care for patients of all ages with a particular focus on low back and neck pain. His treatment options include fluoroscopic guided spinal injections which include epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency ablation, selective nerve root injections, sacroiliac joint injections, facet injections, medial branch blocks, as well as spinal cord stimulator trials. He also provides Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), electrodiagnostic testing, and medical cannabis.

Dr. Koehler is a published physician and holds a number of medical memberships including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  

 

Professional Profile

Education
Titles & Certifications
Professional Associations

Education

  • Fellowship, Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Internship, Internal Medicine Preliminary Year, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA
  • D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • M.S., Biomedical Sciences, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • B.S., Biology, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Titles & Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Academy of Physiatrists
  • Spine Intervention Society

Education

  • Fellowship, Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Internship, Internal Medicine Preliminary Year, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA
  • D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • M.S., Biomedical Sciences, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • B.S., Biology, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Titles & Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Academy of Physiatrists
  • Spine Intervention Society
Publications

Book Chapters:

Bresnahan, J. J., Pendleton, J. C., Scoblionko, B. R., Orme, P., & Koehler, P. J. (2022). Chapter 4 - Methods for treating pain and painful syndromes in spinal cord injury: Medications, therapies, interventions, and neuromodulation. In R. Rajendram, V. R. Preedy, & C. R. Martin (Eds.), Diagnosis and Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury (pp. 41–52). Academic Press.

https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-822498-4.00004-X

Gustafson K.A., Madulla S, Bresnahan J.J., and Koehler P.J., Rehabilitation medicine in the neurosurgical patient. In: Medical management of neurosurgicalpatients. Editor: Catriona Harrop, MD and Rene Daniel, MD. Oxford University Press. October 2019. Pages 233-64

Hartman, R.J., & Koehler, P.J. Chapter 37 - An osteopath’s view of the core universe - Manipulative therapies, a functional approach. In: Introducing the core: Demystifying the body of an athlete, Editor: William Meyers, MD. Slack Publishing, Thorofare, NJ. April 2019. Pages 399-412


Koehler, P.J. Sports Medicine. In: Master the boards USMLE Step 2 CK 4th ed., Editor: Conrad Fischer, MD. Kaplan Publishing. New York, NY. April 2017. Pages 469-482

Peer Reviewed Publications:
Simon JI, Gehret J, Larsen ES, Hummerston KS, Koehler III PJ, Kitei PM. Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections in the Setting of Remaining on Antithrombotics: A Retrospective Study. Pain Physician. 2021 Sep;24(6):E821-E828. PMID: 34554702.

Koehler PJ, Simon JI, Surrey D, Stolzenberg DS, Gekas PV, Gehret J. Idiopathic Proximal Tibial Neuropathy as an Atypical Presentation of Radicular Leg PainIJCMCR. 2021; 12(3): 001

Gehret J, Simon JI, Abboudi J, Bresnahan JJ, Koehler PJ. Type V Deep Palmar Branch Ulnar Nerve Compression from A Midpalmar Ganglia and Repetitive Trauma: A Case Report. Op Acc Jour of Med & Clini Sur 1(1)-2021.

Koehler P.J. 3rd, Simon JI, Gehret J, Liang S. Traumatic Gluteal Implant Rupture Presenting as Low Back Pain. J Emerg Med. 2020 Aug;59(2):300-302. PMID: 32389432.

Stolzenberg, D.S., Koehler, P.J., Teng, J, Simon, J.I., Inadvertent Discogram During Lumbar Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection. Pain Medicine Case Reports. Vol. 4 No. 3, May 2020

Other Publications:
Koehler, P.J., (2020, January 15). COMLEX-USA Level 1 Qbank Integrated Plan. 30 video exam-like questions on Osteopathic Principles www.truelearn.com.
Koehler, P.J., (2019, March 11). COMLEX-USA Level 1 Qbank Integrated Plan. 40 exam-like questions on Osteopathic Principles www.kaplanmedical.com.
Koehler, P.J., (2018, September 26). USMLE Step 2 CK Qbank Integrated Plan. video and exam-like questions on Sports Medicine.www.kaplanmedical.com.
Koehler, P.J., Paras, C.L., Fischer, C.T.. (2015, September 01). COMLEX-USA OMM Board Review Video and Question Bank. www.medquestreviews.com
Koehler, P.J., Cade, K., Zoga, F. D., Hingley, S. T.. (2013, April 01). Mechanisms of Murine Hepatitis Virus (MHV) Entry Into Host Cells Using siRNA
Technology, a model for Multiple Sclerosis. 65 page Masters Thesis. PCOM Digital Library

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Publications

Book Chapters:

Bresnahan, J. J., Pendleton, J. C., Scoblionko, B. R., Orme, P., & Koehler, P. J. (2022). Chapter 4 - Methods for treating pain and painful syndromes in spinal cord injury: Medications, therapies, interventions, and neuromodulation. In R. Rajendram, V. R. Preedy, & C. R. Martin (Eds.), Diagnosis and Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury (pp. 41–52). Academic Press.

https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-822498-4.00004-X

Gustafson K.A., Madulla S, Bresnahan J.J., and Koehler P.J., Rehabilitation medicine in the neurosurgical patient. In: Medical management of neurosurgicalpatients. Editor: Catriona Harrop, MD and Rene Daniel, MD. Oxford University Press. October 2019. Pages 233-64

Hartman, R.J., & Koehler, P.J. Chapter 37 - An osteopath’s view of the core universe - Manipulative therapies, a functional approach. In: Introducing the core: Demystifying the body of an athlete, Editor: William Meyers, MD. Slack Publishing, Thorofare, NJ. April 2019. Pages 399-412


Koehler, P.J. Sports Medicine. In: Master the boards USMLE Step 2 CK 4th ed., Editor: Conrad Fischer, MD. Kaplan Publishing. New York, NY. April 2017. Pages 469-482

Peer Reviewed Publications:
Simon JI, Gehret J, Larsen ES, Hummerston KS, Koehler III PJ, Kitei PM. Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections in the Setting of Remaining on Antithrombotics: A Retrospective Study. Pain Physician. 2021 Sep;24(6):E821-E828. PMID: 34554702.

Koehler PJ, Simon JI, Surrey D, Stolzenberg DS, Gekas PV, Gehret J. Idiopathic Proximal Tibial Neuropathy as an Atypical Presentation of Radicular Leg PainIJCMCR. 2021; 12(3): 001

Gehret J, Simon JI, Abboudi J, Bresnahan JJ, Koehler PJ. Type V Deep Palmar Branch Ulnar Nerve Compression from A Midpalmar Ganglia and Repetitive Trauma: A Case Report. Op Acc Jour of Med & Clini Sur 1(1)-2021.

Koehler P.J. 3rd, Simon JI, Gehret J, Liang S. Traumatic Gluteal Implant Rupture Presenting as Low Back Pain. J Emerg Med. 2020 Aug;59(2):300-302. PMID: 32389432.

Stolzenberg, D.S., Koehler, P.J., Teng, J, Simon, J.I., Inadvertent Discogram During Lumbar Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection. Pain Medicine Case Reports. Vol. 4 No. 3, May 2020

Other Publications:
Koehler, P.J., (2020, January 15). COMLEX-USA Level 1 Qbank Integrated Plan. 30 video exam-like questions on Osteopathic Principles www.truelearn.com.
Koehler, P.J., (2019, March 11). COMLEX-USA Level 1 Qbank Integrated Plan. 40 exam-like questions on Osteopathic Principles www.kaplanmedical.com.
Koehler, P.J., (2018, September 26). USMLE Step 2 CK Qbank Integrated Plan. video and exam-like questions on Sports Medicine.www.kaplanmedical.com.
Koehler, P.J., Paras, C.L., Fischer, C.T.. (2015, September 01). COMLEX-USA OMM Board Review Video and Question Bank. www.medquestreviews.com
Koehler, P.J., Cade, K., Zoga, F. D., Hingley, S. T.. (2013, April 01). Mechanisms of Murine Hepatitis Virus (MHV) Entry Into Host Cells Using siRNA
Technology, a model for Multiple Sclerosis. 65 page Masters Thesis. PCOM Digital Library

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