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Training Facilities

The multi-institutional training sites of the program include the Montefiore Medical Center (Moses, Einstein and Wakefield campuses), the North Bronx Healthcare Network (Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital), Beth Abraham Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center. All sites are located in New York City (the boroughs of Bronx and Manhattan), and are readily accessible by public transportation

Montefiore Medical Center

Montefiore is the major teaching hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Montefiore, established in 1884, is one of the largest health-care systems in the nation and, as the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is a leading center for medical education and research. Montefiore Medical Center consists of several locations throughout the New York metropolitan area. The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is one of many specialties to provide skilled service to the public.

There are numerous didactic activities held at the Moses Campus and Einstein Campus, such as Chairman's morning spine rounds and Kinesiology/Anatomy conferences, Program Director's teaching conferences, combined neuromuscular rounds with neurologists, musculoskeletal imaging rounds with radiologists, neurorehabilitation rounds, electrodiagnostic medicine conferences, attendings' topic reviews, program director's and clinical director's journal clubs.


Applicants for residency training may contact:

Matthew Bartels, MD

Mark Thomas, MD
Program Director

Betty Edwards
Program Coordinator
Phone: 718-920-2413

Applicants for elective or clinical observation may contact:

Rosa Mercado-Salvarrey
Phone: 718-920-2753

Jacobi Medical Center

Jacobi Medical Center is also an affiliated teaching hospital of Einstein, founded in 1955 and named in honor of Dr. Abraham Jacobi, known as the father of American pediatrics. It is located in the Bronx, providing quality health care for some 1.2 million Bronx and New York area residents. With more than 500 beds, Jacobi Medical Center has grown into the largest public hospital and trauma center in the Bronx. Their Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is one of the training sites where our residents rotate during their 3-year training in a new, state-of-the-art facility. It has a 23-bed acute inpatient care unit as well as various specialty clinics in addition to general rehabilitation services, such as peripheral vascular clinic, prosthetic/orthotic clinic, wheelchair clinic, pain management, low back clinic, injection clinic, interventional pain management and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG) service. The patient population and the trauma center give residents extensive and valuable training and hands-on experience.


Subhadra Nori, MD, Chair
Keith Angell, MD
Sylvia Fernandes, MD
Margaret Mei, MD
Luciano Tuluca, MD

Beth Abraham Family and Health Services

Beth Abraham Family of Health Services Beth Abraham is a national leader in providing inpatient services such as residential-health care, subacute medical care, and rehabilitation. Through community based programs such as adult day health care, long term home health care, AIDS home care, comprehensive care management, and independent housing, Beth Abraham serves more than 5,000 people daily in the New York Metropolitan area. Specialized music therapy services are also provided through the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, located within Beth Abraham Health Services. The 448-bed skilled nursing facility is located in the Bronx - just minutes from the beautiful NY Botanical Garden.

The Rehabilitation Program at Beth Abraham provides patients with high quality comprehensive care including physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Under the direction of Dr. Flora Tabaddor, The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation provides extensive training in geriatric and subacute rehabilitation for adults with various orthopedic and neurological impairments. Residents participate in a general rehabilitation clinic, consultation service, and rehab specialty clinics including wheelchair, prosthetic, and orthotic clinics. They receive training in augmentive communication, adaptive devices, wheelchair seating, positioning, and prosthetic and orthotic prescription. Residents are exposed to the rehabilitation needs of individuals in the community through Beth Abraham's Adult Day Health Care program, the first CARF accredited program in New York.


Flora Tabaddor, MD, Chairperson
Gary Florio, MD
Dina Nelson, MD