Joel Stein, M.D.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine encompasses a broad range of activities. Through our close relationships with both the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College we have an outstanding physician staff and a growing research program. The field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has entered an exciting time of growth and development. In the clinical realm, physiatrists have increasingly incorporated the use of spine injections to complement traditional rehabilitation techniques, musculoskeletal ultrasound is being introduced into the office setting as an aid to the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, and public awareness of the issues of traumatic brain injury has been expanded as a result of the rehabilitation needs of returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan.nbsp; Moreover, the team-oriented approach that is at the core of rehabilitation medicine has resulted in enhanced collaboration with multiple other specialties within the hospital. The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian is active in these areas of clinical care, and is helping lead the way in advancing our specialty.
Educationally, our residency program competes effectively for the most qualified applicants, and provides a breadth and depth of training that is exceptional. Many of our graduating residents have chosen to continue their education through fellowships, and have been accepted to competitive programs throughout the country. Our alumni are active in all areas of physiatric practice, and are well-represented among leaders in our field.
The physical, occupational, speech and recreation therapists within our department provide critical services to patients on our two inpatient rehabilitation units, patients hospitalized on other services within the two main hospital campuses (such as Medicine, Neurology, and Surgery), and at the Allen Pavilion and the Morgan Stanley Childrenrsquo;s Hospital of New York. We also offer a wide array of outpatient specialty programs for patients with neurologic, orthopedic, cardiopulmonary, vestibular, pediatric and other disorders.nbsp; We serve as a clinical training site for students learning these fields in collaboration with multiple different training programs around the country. The Programs in Physical and Occupational Therapy at Columbia University are housed within the Columbia Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, and are closely affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian.
I am honored to have the opportunity to lead NewYork-Presbyterianrsquo;s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at this exciting time, and committed to continuing and expanding its reputation for excellence in all aspects of our mission. Feel free to contact us for more information about our department.
Joel Stein, MD
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Dr. Stein obtained his undergraduate degree from Columbia University, and his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, followed by a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Stein was a member of the medical staff at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston for 16 years, where he served as Chief Medical Officer from 2000 onward, and was the medical director of the stroke rehabilitation program. He also served as a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School.
In September 2008, Dr. Stein was appointed Physiatrist-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, as well as Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and as Professor and Chief of the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Stein’s clinical and research interests are in the area of stroke rehabilitation. He has had a particular focus on the use of exercise as a treatment, and on the use of robotic and other technologies to facilitate recovery of motor function after stroke. He has authored or coauthored two books on stroke recovery and rehabilitation for stroke survivors and their families, and edited a multi-authored medical textbook on this subject entitled “Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation.”
Insurance Plans Accepted
The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.
- AETNA [HMO]
- AETNA [PPO]
- AETNA [Medicare]
- CIGNA [PPO]
- CIGNA [Columbia Employee POS]
- CIGNA [HMO]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
- Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [PPO]
- Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [HMO]
- Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [POS]
- Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
- Health Net (PHS) [PPO]
- Health Net (PHS) [HMO]
- Health Net (PHS) [POS]
- Local 1199 [Union]
- Neighborhood Health Providers [Medicaid]
- Oxford Health Plans [Liberty HMO]
- Oxford Health Plans [Freedom HMO]
- United Health Care [POS]
- United Health Care [PPO]
- United Health Care [Medicare]
- United Health Care [Columbia POS]
- United Health Care [EPO]
- United Health Care [HMO]
Publications 2004- Present
*Stein J. Wearable Sensor Technology for Functional Assessment after Stroke. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine 22(3):26-27, 2003
*Stein J. Rehabilitation for MS patients receiving IV steroids (brief review) Journal Watch: Neurology 6(1):6, 2004
*Stein J. Motor Recovery Strategies after Stroke. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation 11(2):12-22, 2004
*Stein J. Stroke and the Family: A New Guide. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 2004. ISBN: 0674015134 (Hardcover); 067401667X (Softcover)
Hogan N, Krebs HI, Rohrer BR, Fasoli SE, Stein J, Volpe BT. Technology for Recovery after Stroke. Chapter in Recovery after Stroke, edited by Barnes MP, Dobkin B, Bogousslavsky J. Cambridge University Press, pages 604-622, 2005
*Stein J. New Technologies for Rehabilitation of Motor Function (Commentary) Cyberpsychology and Behavior 8(3):218-219, 2005.
*Stein J. Stroke. Entry in Encyclopedia of Disability. edited by Gary L. Albrecht Sage Publishing , Thousand Oaks, CA. 2005
*Stein J, Hughes R, Fasoli S, Krebs HI, Hogan N. Clinical applications of robots in rehabilitation. Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 17(3):217-230, 2005
*Stein J. Understanding clinical trials and the significance of study results. Stroke Smart 4(4):6, 2005.
Hogan N, Krebs HI, Rohrer B, Palazzolo JJ, Dipietro L, Fasoli SE, Stein J, Hughes R, Frontera WR, Lynch D, Volpe BT. Motions or Muscles? Some Behavioral Factors Underlying Robotic Assistance of Motor Recovery. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development 43(5):605-618,2006
*Stein J. Stroke. Chapter in Exercise in Rehabilitation Medicine, 2nd edition, edited by Frontera WR, Slovik DM and Dawson DM. Human Kinetics, Champaign, Illinois, pages 206-220, 2006
*Stein J. Exercise to Stimulate Recovery of Motor Function after Stroke. (brief review) Journal Watch: Neurology 8(10):74, 2006
Fasoli, SE, Krebs, HI, Hughes, R, Stein, J, & Hogan, N. Functionally-based rehabilitation robotics: A next step? International Journal of Assistive Robotics and Mechatronics, 7(2), 26-30, 2006.
*Stein J, Silver JK, Frates EP. Life After Stroke: The Guide to Recovering Your Health and Preventing Another Stroke. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2006. ISBN 0-8018-8363-6 (Hardcover); 0-8018-8364-4 (Softcover)
*Stein J. Cortical Stimulation Therapy: Bringing stroke rehabilitation to a new level. Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation 2007; 16:37.
*Stein J. An EXCITing treatment for upper extremity paresis after stroke. (brief review). Journal Watch: Neurology 9(4):28, 2007
*Stein J. Stroke. Chapter in Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Musculoskeletal Disorders, Pain, and Rehabilitation, 2nd edition, edited by Frontera WR, Silver JK, and Rizzo TD. Saunders – Elsevier, Philadelphia. Pages 887-891, 2008
*Stein J. Spasticity. Chapter in Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Musculoskeletal Disorders, Pain, and Rehabilitation, 2nd edition, edited by Frontera WR, Silver JK, and Rizzo TD. Saunders – Elsevier, Philadelphia, pages 849-852, 2008
Krebs HI, Dipietro L, Levy-Tzedek S, Fasoli SE, Rykman-Berland A, Zipse J, Fawcett JA, Stein J, Poizner H, Lo AC, Volpe VT, Hogan N. A Paradigm Shift: for Rehabilitation Robotics . IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine 2008; 27:61-70.
*Stein J, Hughes R, Fasoli S, Krebs HI, Hogan N. Technological Aids for Stroke Recovery. Chapter in Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation, edited by Stein J, Harvey RL, Macko R, Winstein C, Zorowitz R. Demos Medical Publishing, New York, 2009
Conroy BE, Milani F, Levine M, Stein J. Vocational Rehabilitation after a Stroke. Chapter in Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation, edited by Stein J, Harvey RL, Macko R, Winstein C, Zorowitz R. Demos Medical Publishing, New York, 2009
*Stein J, Harvey RL, Macko R, Winstein C, Zorowitz R (editors). Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation. Demos Medical Publishing, New York, 2009. ISBN 1933864125 / 9781933864129
*Stein J. Adopting new technologies in stroke rehabilitation: The influence of the US health care system. European J Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (in press)
Bonato P, Hughes R, Sherrill D, Black-Schaffer R, Akay M, Stein J. Using wearable sensors to assess quality of movement after stroke. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:e52, 2004.
Knorr B, Hughes R, Sherrill D, Stein J, Akay M, Bonato P. Quantitative Measures of Functional Upper Limb Movement in Persons after Stroke. Platform presentation at the 2nd International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, 2005
Fasoli, S.E.,Krebs, H.I, Hughes, R., Stein, J., Hogan, N. Functional-Based Rehabilitation: Benefit or Buzzword? Paper presentation at the International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, Chicago, 2005
Schneider JC, Selleck E, Fondulis D, Salles S, Stein J. A Comparison of Psychosocial Outcomes Between Burned and Non-Burned Survivors of a Nightclub Fire. Poster presentation at the American Burn Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, 2006
Dipietro L, Krebs HI, Fasoli SE, Volpe BT, Stein J, Bever C, Hogan N. Change in motor synergies after stroke is a monotone function of time. Poster presentation at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Atlanta, 2006.
Strangman G, Goldstein R, Stein J, Rauch SL. Test-retest and feasibility evaluation of near-infrared spectroscopy for use in stroke rehabilitation. Poster presentation at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, Boston, 2007
Bonato P, Cutolo F, De Rossi D, Hughes R, Patel S, Schmid M, Stein J, and Tognetti A. Wearable Technologies to Monitor Motor Recovery and Facilitate Home Therapy in Individuals Post-Stroke. 17th annual Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, Niagara Falls, Ontario, 2008
*Stein J. Motor Recovery after Stroke – Optimizing results. 17th annual Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, Niagara Falls, Ontario, 2008
Hester T, Patel S, Hughes R, Stein J, Dy J, Akay M, Bonato P. Toward monitoring motor recovery in subjects post stroke via wearable sensing technology. International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2008
Honors and Awards
2007 Partners in Excellence Award.
Awarded to the SRH Computerized Physician Order Entry Support Team for Quality Treatment and Service.
2006 Partners in Excellence Award.
Awarded to MGH/Spaulding Transition Committee by Partners Healthcare for excellence in improving operations.
1998 Partners in Excellence Award.
Awarded to the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Stroke program by Partners Healthcare for programmatic excellence.
- Rehabilitation Medicine
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- Neurological Rehabilitation
Contact and Practices
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Internal Medicine
- B.A., Columbia University, New York, NY, 1982
- M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, 1986