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Dr. Leonid Tafler: Top Osteopath in New York City

Dr. Leonid Tafler: Top Osteopath in New York City

A graduate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Tafler is board-certified in both family medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment. He completed his family practice residence at Wyckoff, and academic affiliate of Cornell University’s Weill Medical College, and has since become one of the area’s most accomplished and lauded osteopathic professionals.

Dr. Tafler's Devotion to Medical Education

In addition to patient care, Dr. Tafler remains committed to educating the next generation of osteopathic doctors. From 2009 to 2012, he served as Wyckoff’s Osteopathic Family Practice Residency Program Director. He was also an adjunct clinical assistant professor in family practice and osteopathic manipulative treatment for the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine from January 2011 to December 2013.

He currently serves as an assistant professor for family practice and osteopathic manipulative treatment at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. In recognition of his demonstrated commitment to medical education and outstanding clinical service, Dr. Tafler was given the Preceptor of the Year award from the college in 2018.

Dr. Tafler's Devotion to Medical Education
Get the Osteopathic Care You Deserve

Get the Osteopathic Care You Deserve

Dr. Tafler’s practice continues to be focused on a total commitment to patient wellness, using safe and proven osteopathic techniques and strategies. If you or someone you know is suffering from severe or even chronic pain, osteopathic care may be able to play a vital role in restoring your lost quality of life. Dr. Tafler and his staff can work with you to diagnose the root cause of your pain, develop a treatment strategy, and get you back on the path to sound health. Whatever your needs, he will find the right solution to fit your lifestyle.

Patient Testimonials

For the many patients who have received osteopathic care from Leonid Tafler, D.O., the results speak for themselves. Still, those patient testimonials are an important way for others to learn about the potential benefits they too can receive from osteopathic treatment. The following testimonials are from patients who provided feedback about their visits, delivered in their own words. These testimonials and patient results are presented as examples of osteopathy’s potential benefits.

Osteopathic Medicine Reviews

Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
Hotel General Manager Brooklyn, NY

Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.

Boris Talis
Boris Talis
Four-time champion of the world in Sambo Combat. Black belt 6th Degree

I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.


Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.

Thomas Rayder

Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!

Elizabeth Blend

Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.

Hugo Barriga

Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.


Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!