Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at NYU Long Island School of Medicine is committed to providing our community with comprehensive care that increases the functionality and quality of life for patients. Through dynamic education and research programs, we bring the latest technological advances and methodologies in the field to our practice. We provide clinical services as part of NYU Langone Health’s Rusk Rehabilitation.
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is an integral part of the MD curriculum at NYU Long Island School of Medicine. Medical students rotate through our clinical sites during their neurology and rehabilitation elective block. NYU Long Island School of Medicine is one of only a small number of medical schools in the country that require clinical experience in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Our department trains the next generation of physicians through an array of opportunities that balance teaching, research, and clinical activities. Medical students, residents, and fellows rotate with the physical medicine and rehabilitation attendings.
Our team leads patient-focused research programs in areas including electrodiagnostic medicine, women in medicine, and wellness and burnout. Department chair Lyn D. Weiss, MD, has published 10 books on various areas of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Our faculty engage in research in collaboration with Rusk Rehabilitation. Learn more about research at Rusk Rehabilitation.
As part of a top-rated academic medical center, we combine outstanding personalized care with expert services and innovative technologies. We provide patients with the highest-quality care for a full range of conditions, from minor to complex, that require or benefit from rehabilitation services. Our physiatrists focus on nonsurgical approaches to treating disorders, injuries, or pain resulting from musculoskeletal conditions. We also treat functional decline related to neurological conditions. We offer physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Our goal is to decrease pain and increase function.
Our services are conveniently accessible through multiple locations throughout the New York area, including NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island in Mineola, Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone—Garden City, NYU Langone Ambulatory Care East Meadow, Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone—Lake Success, and NYU Langone Huntington Medical Group.