The Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine

400 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016
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The Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine was founded in 1948 by Dr. Howard A. Rusk, widely known as "the father of rehabilitation medicine" for his revolutionary work in the field.

Dr. Rusk's philosophy of care emphasized treating the entire person - an individual with emotional, psychological, and social needs - not just the illness or disability, an approach that still guides the Institute today.

With 174 beds, Rusk is the one of world's largest university centers for treatment and training of disabled adults and children, as well as for research in rehabilitation medicine.

U.S. News & World Report has named the Rusk the top rehabilitation facility in New York State for 16 consecutive years. Rusk serves approximately 2,500 inpatients and 55,000 outpatients each year.

Rusk Institute operates under the auspices of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of New York University School of Medicine, one of the nation's foremost medical schools.

The relationship between Rusk Institute and other clinical and research units within the Medical Center—including Tisch Hospital, a 704-bed acute-care facility—contributes to an environment which provides the optimal rehabilitation setting for patients.

Should the need arise, patients at Rusk Institute have immediate access to Tisch Hospital's superb tertiary-care facilities, with its full range of medical and surgical services.

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