Michael W. O'Dell, M.D.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Michael O'Dell

Michael W. O'Dell, M.D. is the Chief of Clinical Services, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Center and Medical Director of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Medicine Center. He is also Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. O'Dell is nationally known for his clinical expertise, education and research in the area of neurological rehabilitation in persons with stroke, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury and neurological tumors,among others. Along with an outstanding group of rehabilitation therapists and nurses, Dr. O'Dell strives to minimize the impact of neurologic injury or disorder and maximize function. For more information about our Spasticity Management Program, click here

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Dr. Michael W. O'Dell received his Medical Degree in 1985 from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1989.  In 1991, he completed a Fellowship in Brain Injury and Trauma Rehabilitation at Mediplex-Rehabilitation in Camden, New Jersey. Dr. O'Dell currently serves as Chief of Clinical Services and Attending Physiatrist in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. He joined NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in 2001, prior to which he held several academic appointments, medical directorships and administrative positions. He is nationally recognized in the rehabilitation of brain injury and neurological diseases.

Dr. O'Dell is a Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Adjunct Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR).  He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation and is the co-editor of Cancer Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice, published by Demos in 2009. Dr. O'Dell has published over 15 book chapters, over 45 neurological scientific papers, dozens of abstracts, given professional presentations throughout the world in the area of neurological rehabilitation medicine.

Insurances

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]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care

Publications

BOOK CHAPTERS

O'Dell MW, Riggs RV: Management of the Minimally Responsive Patient. In Horn LS, Zasler ND (Eds): Medical Rehabilitation of Traumatic Brain Injury. Philadelphia, Hanley and Belfus. pp. 103-131, 1996.

Zafonte RD, Elovic E, Mysiw WJ, O'Dell MW, Watanabe T: Pharmacology in Traumatic Brain Injury: Fundamentals and Treatment Strategies. In Rosenthal M, Griffith E (Eds.): Rehabilitation of the Adult and Child with Traumatic Brain Injury, (3rd Ed.), Philadelphia, FA Davis, pp. 536-555, 1999.

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS, REVIEWS, AND CASE REPORTS

O'Dell MW, Watanabe TK, DeRoos S, Kager C: Functional Outcomes in Inpatient Rehabilitation of Patients with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2002:83;678-682.

Kirshblum S, O'Dell MW, Ho C, Barr K: Rehabilitation of Persons with Central Nervous System Tumors. Cancer (Suppl) 2001;92:1029-1038

Megna J, O'Dell MW: Treatment of Ataxia Due to Lithium Toxicity with High Dose Buspirone. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2001;82:1145-1148.

Linen E, O'Dell MW, Peirce J: Continuous Passive Motion for the Treatment of Heterotopic Ossification in Traumatic Brain Injury. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2001;80:614-617.

Tolat R, O'Dell MW, Golamco S, Avella H: Cocaine Associated Stroke: 3 Cases and Rehabilitation Considerations. Brain Injury 2000;14:383-391.

Orlando M, Dillon ME, O'Dell MW: Heparin-Induced Hyperkalemia Confirmed by Drug Rechallenge. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2000;79:93-96.

Sullivan T, Warm J, Schefft B, Dember W, O'Dell MW, Peterson S: Effect of Olfactory Stimulation on Vigilance Performance and Mood of Closed Head Injury Subjects. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology 1999;20:227-236.

James R, O'Dell MW: Resistance to Activated Protein C as an Etiology for Stroke in a Young Adult. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1999;80:343-345.

O'Dell MW, Barr K, Spanier D, Warnick R: Functional Outcome of Inpatient Rehabilitation in Persons with Brain Tumors. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1998; 79:1530-1534.

O'Dell MW, Hubert H, Lubeck DP, O'Driscoll P: Physical Disability Prior to AIDS: Data from the AIDS Time-oriented Health Outcome Study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 1998;79:1200-1005.

Watanabe T, O'Dell MW, Togliatti T: Hysterical Hemiparesis: Four Cases and Review of the Literature. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1998: 79:709-714.

O'Dell MW, Bell KR, Sandel ME: Specific Disorders: Brain Injury Rehabilitation. AAPMR Study Guide in Brain Injury Rehabilitation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1998;79:S16-S20

O'Dell MW, Bell KR, Sandel ME: Medical Rehabilitation of Brain Injury: AAPMR Study Guide in Brain Injury Rehabilitation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1998;79:S10-S15

Bell K, O'Dell MW, Barr K, Yablon S: Rehabilitation of the Patient with Brain Tumor. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1998;79:S37-S46

O'Dell MW, Stivers M, Jasin P, Lyons N, Schmidt S, Moore D: Interrater Reliability of the Coma Recovery Scale. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 1996;11:61-66.

O'Dell MW, Jasin P, Stivers M, Lyons N, Meszaros F: Standardized Assessment Instruments for Minimally-Responsive Patients. NeuroRehabilitation. 1996;6:45-55.

Sullivan T, Warm J, Schefft B, Dember W, O'Dell MW, Peterson S: Fragrance Helps Head-Injured Subjects Perform a Vigilance Task. Aromacology Review. 1995;4:1-4.

Sullivan T, Warm J, Schefft B, Dember W, O'Dell MW, Peterson S: Recent Advances in the Neuropsychology of Human Olfaction and Anosmia. Brain Injury 1995;9:641-646.

Fitzsimmons A, O'Dell MW, Guiffra LJ, Sandel ME: Radial Neuropathy Due to Myositis Ossificans in a Brain Injured Patient. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 1993;74:770-773.

Sandel ME, O'Dell MW. Persistent Facial Myoclonus: A Negative Prognostic Sign in Patients With Severe Brain Injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1993;74:(4):411-415.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

O'Dell MW and Riggs RV: Traumatic Brain Injury in Gay and Lesbian Persons: Practical and Theoretical Considerations. Brain Injury Source 2001;5: 22-23.

O'Dell MW, Tattle S, Mills B, Nixon S, Thomas S, et al: Rehabilitation Services: Adult Interventions. Chapter in: A Comprehensive Guide for the Care of Persons with HIV Disease: Module #7-HIV Rehabilitation Services. Ottawa, Canada. Health Canada, 1998.

PUBLISHED OR PRESENTED ABSTRACTS

Arene L, O'Dell MW, Ng W: Neurontin for the Treatment of Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2001;82:1323.

O'Dell MW, Watanabe T: Functional Outcome of Inpatient Rehabilitation of Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysms. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2000;81:1300.

Megna J, O'Dell MW: Disability Rating Scale versus Functional Independence Measure in Predicting Length of Stay in Hospital Based Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation. Brain Injury Association Meetings, Chicago, IL, July 31, 2000.

O'Dell MW, Megna,J, Efthimious J, Gottfried B: Validity of Estimated, Pre-Morbid Community Integration Questionnaire Scores in Persons with Acquired Brain Injury Undergoing Inpatient Rehabilitation. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1999;79:216.

Efthimious J, Gottfried B, O'Dell MW, Megna, J: Interrater Reliability of Estimated, Pre-Morbid Community Integration Questionnaire Scores. "TBI in the 21st Century: Learning from Models of Research and Service Delivery" December 3, 1999.

Chen J, O'Dell MW, Watanabe T: A Comparison of Functional Outcome in Cerebral Aneurysms and Traumatic Brain Injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1999;80:1129.

O'Dell MW, Megna J, Balkina E: Use of the Disability Rating Scale in Non-Traumatic Brain Injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1999;80:1129.

O'Dell MW: Treatment of Ataxia Due to Lithium Toxicity with High-Dose Buspirone: A Case Report. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1999;80:1129.

Schefft B, DiJohn M, Backscheider A, O'Dell MW: Memory Effects on Self-Regulation Proceedures in Traumatically Brain Injured Patients. May, 1998 MidWest Neuropsychology Group.

Megna J, O'Dell MW, McQuade P: Relationship of Estimated Pre-Morbid Community Integration Questionnaire Scores to Inpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation Outcome. Proceedings of the 1998 Braintree Brain Injury Rehabilitation Meetings, Boston, MA.

Tolat R, Golamco S, O'Dell MW, Avella H: Cocaine-Associated Stroke: Rehabilitation Considerations. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1998;79:1188.

DeRoos S, Watanabe T, O'Dell MW, Kager C: Acute Predictors of Rehabilitation Outcome after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1998;79:1154.

Linen E, O'Dell MW, Pierce J: Continuous Passive Motion in the Management of Heterotopic Ossification in a Brain Injured Patient. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1998;79:1053-1054.

Linen E, O'Dell MW, Marin E, Acampa J: Rehabilitation After Simultaneous, Ipsilateral Total Knee and Hip Replacement. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1998;79:1068.

Parrilla Z, O'Dell MW: Tumoral Calcinosis: Differential Diagnosis in the Rehabilitation Setting. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1998;79:1169.

Rogers W, O'Dell MW, Manzione J: Carotid-Cavernous Sinus Fistula in a Patient with Fibromuscular Dysplasia and Traumatic Brain Injury. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitatio n 1998;77:178.

Haider N, O'Dell MW, Avella H: Rehabilitation of Miller-Fischer Variant of Gullian-Barre Syndrome. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1998;77:177-178.

INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL AND REGIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

"The Pathophysiology of TBI" JFK-Johnson Annual Brain Injury Rehabilitation Conference, Edison, NJ, June 20, 2002.

"Current Therapies in Multiple Sclerosis" Panelist for Seminar sponsored by The Nancy Davis Foundation, Los Angeles, California, May 11, 2002.

"Seizure Prophylaxis in TBI" Grand Rounds, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical School, New York, New York, February 5, 2002.

"Comprehensive Approach to Spine Rehabilitation" Clinical Neuroscience: Update for the New Millennium-A National Seminar, Columbia and Cornell Universities, New York, New York, December 1, 2001.

"Medication Management Issues in Post Traumatic Seizures and Prophylaxis: A Rehabilitation Medicine Perspective" Annual Conference in Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, scheduled November 16, 2001.

"Medication Management in Acute Traumatic Brain Injury" Annual Western North Carolina Symposium in Trauma and Critical Care, Ashville, North Carolina, October 6, 2001.

"Topics in Neuropharmacology" Brain Injury Association Meetings, Atlanta, Georgia, July 29, 2001.

"Rehabilitation in Cerebral Aneurysms" and "Rehabilitation in Brain Tumors" Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Columbia University, December 5, 2000.

"Short and Long-Term Risks Associated with Anticonvulsant Medications" Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, San Francisco, CA, November 3, 2000.

"Rehabilitation in Brain Tumors" Grand Rounds, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Montifiore Hospital, New York. October 24, 2000.

"Acute Rehabilitation Case Study" Seventh Annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics (Sponsored by St. Johns University), New York, New York, September 23, 2000.

"The Role of Medications in Maximizing Outcomes following TBI" Brain Injury Association Meetings, Chicago, IL, July 31, 2000.

"A Review of Functional Outcomes for Inpatient Rehabilitation in Cerebral Aneurysms" Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Washington D.C., November 12, 1999.

"Management of Minimally Conscious Patients" and "Rehabilitation in Cerebral Aneurysms" Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Eastern Virginia Medical School, June 2, 2000.

"Principles of Medication Management in Traumatic Brain Injury" Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Montifiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, September 28, 1999.

"Inpatient Rehabilitation Management Following Traumatic Brain Injury-Emphasis on Medications" Comprehensive Management of the Inpatient with Traumatic Brain Injury, North Shore Hospital at Glen Cove, Glen Cove, New York, September 25, 1999.

"Rehabilitation Issues in Persons with Brain Tumors" Cancer Rehabilitation for the Millennium, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Hospital, New York, New York, June 4, 1999.

"Rehabilitation in Cerebral Aneurysms" Grand Rounds, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, May 7, 1999.

"Rehabilitation in Persons with AIDS and HIV Infection" Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Columbia University, New York, New York, April 20, 1999.

"The Neurological Examination Made Ridiculously Easy" Annual Meeting of the AAPM&R, Seattle, Washington, November 5, 1998.

"Pathophysiology, Epidemiology, and Acute Management of Traumatic Brain Injury" Kessler Rehabilitation Institute, East Orange, New Jersey, October 21, 1998

"Rehabilitation of HIV Neurological Disease" Kessler Rehabilitation Institute, East Orange, New Jersey, August 7, 1998.

"Rehabilitation in HIV Peripheral Neuropathies" Department of PMR, Long Beach VA, Long Beach, March, 1998.

"Rehabilitation Considerations in Brain Tumor" Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, March 1998.

Honors and Awards

PM&R Faculty Teaching Award, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1992.

Attending of the Year, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 1998.

Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 2000.