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Rehabilitation Fellowships for Physicians Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship

Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship

NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation offers a Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship to interested applicants who want advanced practice in brain injury rehabilitation medicine. The one-year fellowship program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Fellows receive brain injury medicine training in the inpatient units at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, Kimmel Pavilion, Tisch Hospital, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. Fellows also receive outpatient services training at both NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center East 38th Street and Bellevue.

As a fellow, you get firsthand experience in the interdisciplinary focus of brain injury rehabilitation. You also participate in clinical services that include consultation, interdisciplinary rehabilitation therapy, neurology, neuro-optometry, neuropsychology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, and spasticity management.

During the year, you teach residents and medical students, participate in a journal club, organize a chapter review series, attend board-relevant brain injury lectures, and engage in other academic pursuits. You may also attend conferences for the following organizations:

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)
  • Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIA-NYS)
  • International Brain Injury Association (IBIA)
  • North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS)

Research opportunities abound, particularly because of the ongoing innovation of technology in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency. We foster a culture of curiosity and scholarship, and our faculty and other specialists are eager to assist fellows in their research efforts.

Mission Statement

Our program’s mission is to produce outstanding clinicians who serve the diverse patient population of New York City. As an integral part of NYU Langone Health and NYU Grossman School of Medicine, we are committed to a trifold mission of patient care, medical education, and clinical research.

Fellowship Application Process and Prerequisites

We accept one fellow per year into our Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship. Please submit applications using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants must also register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP, also known as The Match).

Applicants must complete an ACGME-accredited residency program in neurology, psychiatry, or physical medicine and rehabilitation before the start of the fellowship year.

We begin to accept applications for the 2024–25 academic year in summer 2023. The deadline to submit completed applications for consideration is August 31, 2023.

We invite top applicants to an on-site interview. All applicants who have received an invitation must participate in the on-site interview to be considered for admission to the program.

Contact Us

For more information about the Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship, please contact our program coordinators Sophia McNeal at or Kirsten Horvath at You may also contact Claire Teets, program associate, at, or call 212-263-6110. Our fax number is 212-263-6251.