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The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation training program at Montefiore Medical Center includes more than 30 full-time physiatrists who are committed to resident education, yielding a very favorable faculty to resident ratio. The faculty includes many prominent physicians with expertise across a comprehensive range of physical medicine and rehabilitation and physiatric subspecialties. Physical and occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists and exercise physiologists also contribute to the teaching effort. Residents also interact with, and learn from, a full interdisciplinary complement of physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers and PhD staff in a very large university hospital setting.

Matthew Bartels, MD

Mark Thomas, MD
Program Director

Stanley Wainapel, MD
Director (Moses Division)

Jeffrey Nissinoff, MD
Director (Einstein Division)

Olivera Pekovic, MD
Director (Wakefield Division)

Anna Lasak, MD
(Montefiore Medical Park and Women's)

All faculty members are American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) certified. Pediatric rehabilitation medicine faculty members are ABPRM certified. All faculty training residents in electrodiagnosis are American Board of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine certified. The Interventional Pain Medicine faculty is Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education certified in pain medicine. The Sports Medicine faculty is board certified in sports medicine. Faculty training residents in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation are board certified in internal medicine.

The affiliated Clinical Chair is Dr. Michelle Stern, North Bronx Healthcare Network (Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital).