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Dr. Howard Liss treats disorders that cause pain and disability by providing consultative services and soft tissue and joint injections when needed. When medically appropriate, he makes specific referrals for diagnostic testing (lab work, imaging, electrodiagnosis), physical and occupational therapy, interventional procedures (epidurals and facet joint injections), and surgery.

Dr. Howie Liss, who received the 2018 Distinguished Clinician Award from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, is one of those rare physicians who really listens to his patients, examines them thoroughly, and accurately diagnoses the origin of their problem. By treating the problem and not the symptom, he is able to successfully help people with a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. He is valued by his patients and respected by his peers for his knowledge and experience as well as his clinical and interpersonal skills . When I have family and friends in Bergen County in need of expert care, Dr. Liss is the physician I trust the most.

Gregory Mulford, MD
Former President, NJ Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Howard Liss MD is a recipient of the specialty’s 2018 Distinguished Clinician Award and is known for providing university level quality care in a private practice setting. He is thorough, confident, warm and caring spiced with a wry sense of humor.

Erwin G. Gonzalez, MD
Former President, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

In 1997, 2 years removed from PT school graduation, I was lucky enough to join Dr. Howard Liss’ former medical practice as a staff physical therapist. I worked for Dr. Liss for 13 years, ultimately leaving his practice to relocate to the South East. Over the past 22 years of clinical practice, in a variety of clinical settings, I cannot recall another physician who has had a similar impact on my growth within the field of Physical Therapy as Dr. Liss.

Howard Liss was a wonderful mentor and always treated me as a peer. We were team members tasked to improve the function of our patients. He, managing the medical aspect (medication, imaging and interventional injections, etc.) and me practicing the art of Physical Therapy. In a field often dominated by strong egos, Dr. Liss stood out as a true patient advocate and one who put his patient’s well being first. Dr. Liss was keenly aware of which PT’s would best manage his patients care and was always open to communication regarding patient progress and plan of care.

In addition to being a co-worker, I have also been a patient of Dr. Liss. Dr. Liss is an amazing diagnostician. He listens to his patients’ subjective histories and symptoms, performs detailed examinations, formulates clear and succinct diagnoses, and makes appropriate referrals with the ultimate goal of decreasing pain and improving function. If I lived in the area, Dr. Howard Liss would be my first stop for treatment of musculoskeletal pain and disability.

Douglas Holczer, PT

Awesome Dr. was there a week ago and his stuff is so professional. And Dr. Liss don't have words to describe how well he takes care of his patients.

West New York, NJ | September 26th, 2017

I was very fortunate to have first met Dr. Howard Liss when he was a preceptor at New York-Presbyterian where I was a resident. We later became colleagues when I joined his practice and it was there, under his mentorship, that I truly learned how to practice the art of medicine.

Dr Howard Liss provides extraordinary care, combining his superior clinical skills with many decades of experience to work in partnership with his patients to achieve the best outcome. When you are a patient of Dr Liss’, he ensures that you will be given the best chance to get better, from his detailed prescriptions to recommending the right therapist for your condition, to communicating with that therapist frequently, or conferring with another doctor, all to make sure that his patient gets optimal care. He is the Doctor to doctors and the one who I would recommend to my family members.

Dr. Juliana Khowong | Clinical Instructor, Department of Rehabilitation, New York Presbyterian Hospital

Dr. Liss is an excellent physician on numerous levels. He is a wonderful doctor and always gives his patients the upmost attention. He is easy to talk to and provides his patients with the best treatment plans possible. He is reliable, honest and most importantly very professional. Dr. Liss is incredibly smart and always willing to learn more and apply his knowledge to his patients. I highly recommend Dr. Liss to any person that is in need of a Physiatrist.

New York, NY | April 5th, 2017

As a long time patient of Dr. Howard Liss I am grateful for his care. He is an excellent diagnostician & compassionate person. In addition to his professional knowledge he takes time to evaluate the patients' life-style & health challenges. He explains treatment options & one is never rushed during visits. The on-site physical therapists are of a high caliber. The friendly office staff are efficient with appointments & phone calls are returned promptly.

Englewood, NJ | September 1st, 2020

Dr. Liss takes time to make sure you understand your condition and options for treatment. Pleasant, courteous and professional with a slice of tasteful humor to ease patients' anxiety. Top Doc all around.

Englewood, NJ | August 15th, 2020

Dr. Liss really knows what he is talking about. His treatment plan really helped me. His staff is great too.

April 2nd, 2017

Excellent diagnostician Very caring about his patients well being Carefully explains what is causing your difficulty and the treatment he reccommends

River Edge NJ | March 7th, 2017

Dr Howard Liss is extremely knowledgeable and caring.

Tenafly, NJ | January 24th, 2017

Dr. Liss always shows a genuine interest in his care for me. He is a brilliant diagnostician and has helped me every time. His reputation is sterling. He has shown great concern for my well being.

Ft Lee, NJ | January 4th, 2017

Dr. Liss is a smart, caring and experienced doctor. I heard many people rave about his compassion and competence addressing their injuries and pain, and I am so happy to report that they were right on!

Aaron F in Englewood, NJ | December 30th, 2016


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