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About Us

At the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Rehabilitation, we are internationally recognized for our expert, compassionate care to our patients. We provide the highest level of service, starting with the initial visit through follow-up and recovery.

Rehabilitation Medicine, also known as physiatry, is the medical specialty that helps patients restore movement and alleviate pain. We aim to maximize our patients’ function (functional health) so you can get back to your daily routine and favorite activities.

Why Choose Weill Cornell Medicine for Rehabilitation Medicine?

Exceptional physicians: All of our doctors are highly accomplished physicians who prioritize patient care and comfort. Many are the nation’s top expert in their rehabilitation medicine subspecialty. Our doctors are invested in ensuring your optimal results and are involved from initial diagnosis through the rehabilitation treatments.

Convenient, personalized care: As our patient, you will receive a unique care plan based on your individual condition. Our physicians work to understand you, your goals and your needs and will collaborate closely with physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, rehabilitation nurses, social workers, recreation therapists and other medical specialists to provide the most comprehensive care possible.

Our team provides in-person, video and phone consultations. We strive to get to each of our patients quickly and with minimal wait time to promote a more successful and pleasant patient experience.

Innovative research: Above and beyond treating our patients, our physicians are also on the forefront of research to improve physical medicine and rehabilitation care, treatment and technology. As a scientifically based, academic institution, we are at the forefront of the latest treatments.

As a patient, you can choose to participate in one of our clinical trials to receive the most current treatments. If your doctor believes that you may qualify for one of the studies being conducted in our department, your doctor will discuss this as a treatment option. By joining a clinical trial, you help advance physical medicine and rehabilitation treatments.

Conditions We Treat

The Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Rehabilitation Medicine cares for adults, children and adolescents. We provide leading rehabilitation services for spine pain, sports injuries and the aftereffects of neurological disorders, cancer or stroke.

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