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Meet the Rehabilitation Physicians
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Meet the Rehabilitation Physicians

Team Leaders

Bartels, Matthew N., MD, MPH

Bartels, Matthew N., MD, MPH, Chairman, Rehabilitation Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Title Chairman, Rehabilitation Medicine
Medical Education Columbia Univ College of Physicians and Surgeons

Gitkind, Andrew I., MD, Masters in Health Administration

Gitkind, Andrew I., MD, Masters in Health Administration, Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Medical Director, Montefiore Spine Center, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation|Pain Medicine
Title Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Medical Director, Montefiore Spine Center
Medical Education St. George's University
 

Inwald, Gary N., DO

Inwald, Gary N., DO, Medical Director-Acute Rehabilitation Unit, Montefiore Medical Center; Clinical Director Department of Rehab- Montefiore North, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Title Medical Director-Acute Rehabilitation Unit, Montefiore Medical Center; Clinical Director Department of Rehab- Montefiore North
Medical Education Michigan State University

Lasak, Anna M., MD

Lasak, Anna M., MD, Clinical Director, Blondell Division; Director, Women's Health Program; Fellowship Director, Women's Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Title Clinical Director, Blondell Division; Director, Women's Health Program; Fellowship Director, Women's Rehabilitation
Medical Education Warsaw Medical School
 

Thomas, Mark A., MD

Thomas, Mark A., MD, Residency Training Program Director, Rehabilitation Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Title Residency Training Program Director, Rehabilitation Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
Medical Education Universidad Del Noreste School of Medicine

Wahezi, Sayed E., MD

Wahezi, Sayed E., MD, Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship; Attending Physician, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine|Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Title Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship; Attending Physician, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Medical Education SUNY Buffalo
 

Wainapel, Stanley F., MD

Wainapel, Stanley F., MD, Clinical Director, Moses Division, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Title Clinical Director, Moses Division
Medical Education Boston University School of Medicine

Prince, David, MD

Prince, David, MD, Director of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation; Fellowship Director, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Title Director of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation; Fellowship Director, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Medical Education Albert Einstein College of Medicine
 

Levin, Sheryl R., MD

Levin, Sheryl R., MD, Director, Consult Service, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Title Director, Consult Service
Medical Education Cornell University Medical College

Nissinoff, Jeffrey, MD

Nissinoff, Jeffrey, MD, Clinical Director, Weiler Campus, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Title Clinical Director, Weiler Campus
Medical Education SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
 

Cancel, David, MD

Cancel, David, MD, Fellowship Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation|Pediatrics - Rehabilitation Medicine
Title Fellowship Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Medical Education New Jersey Medical School

Oh-Park, Mooyeon, MD

Oh-Park, Mooyeon, MD, Neuromuscular Medicine|Sports Medicine|Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Education Seoul National University, Korea
 

Drakes, Shane M., MD

Drakes, Shane M., MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Education University of the West Indies

Team Members

Ambrose, Anne F., MD

Ambrose, Anne F., MD, Director, Research, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation|Brain Injury Medicine
Title Director, Research
Medical Education New York University School of Medicine
St. John's Medical College

Balcetis, Nomeda, MD

Balcetis, Nomeda, MD, Internal Medicine
Medical Education Kaunas Medical Academy
 

Chen, Yuxi, MD

Chen, Yuxi, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation|Pediatrics - Rehabilitation Medicine
Medical Education China Medical University

Elashvili, Mery, DO

Elashvili, Mery, DO, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Education New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
 

Figueroa-Corser, Lourdes M., MD

Figueroa-Corser, Lourdes M., MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Education Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena

Guha, Sikha, MD

Guha, Sikha, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Education Christian Medical College, Punjab
 

Hill, Justin J., MD

Hill, Justin J., MD, Neurology|Brain Injury Medicine
Medical Education Medical University of South Carolina

Hung, Cynthia C., MD

Hung, Cynthia C., MD, Brain Injury Medicine|Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Education University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
 

Jouvin-Castro, Maria A., MD

Jouvin-Castro, Maria A., MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Education Universidad Eugenio Maria de Hostos

Kathirithamby, Dona Rani C., MD

Kathirithamby, Dona Rani C., MD, Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit, Rose F. Kennedy Center, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation|Pediatrics - Rehabilitation Medicine
Title Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit, Rose F. Kennedy Center
Medical Education University of Ceylon
 

Kuruvilla, Bittu, MD

Kuruvilla, Bittu, MD, Sports Medicine|Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Education Eastern Virginia Medical School

Moody, Jennifer P., MD

Moody, Jennifer P., MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Education University of Louisville School of Medicine
 

Morice, Karen L., MD

Morice, Karen L., MD, Associate Fellowship Director, Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Title Associate Fellowship Director, Sports Medicine
Medical Education New York Medical College

Novitch, Richard S., MD

Novitch, Richard S., MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Education Universidad Del Noreste School of Medicine
 

Pekovic, Olivera D., MD

Pekovic, Olivera D., MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Education University of Belgrade

Pici, Maria, MD

Pici, Maria, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Education University of Bologna
 

Rand, Stephanie E., DO

Rand, Stephanie E., DO, Associate Director, Residency Training Program, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Title Associate Director, Residency Training Program
Medical Education New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Reyes, Maria J., MD

Reyes, Maria J., MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Education FEU - Dr.Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
 

Saad, Eathar A., MD

Saad, Eathar A., MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation|Neuromuscular Medicine
Medical Education Cairo University

Singh, Adeepa D., MD

Singh, Adeepa D., MD, Director of Pain Medicine at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Pain Medicine|Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Title Director of Pain Medicine at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
Medical Education SUNY Upstate Medical Center
 

Trovato, Erika L., DO

Trovato, Erika L., DO, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation|Brain Injury Medicine
Medical Education New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Vaidya, Sudhir P., MD

Vaidya, Sudhir P., MD, Sports Medicine|Family Practice
Medical Education Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences
Karnatha Medical School-Hubli, India
 

Valles, Jennie M., MD

Valles, Jennie M., MD, Neurology
Medical Education American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten