Brain Injury Medicine

Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine offers a one year ACGME accredited brain injury medicine fellowship program. The fellow will receive training in brain injury medicine on the inpatient units at the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital and at the renowned Bellevue Hospital Center and outpatient services at the state-of-the art Ambulatory Care Center. He or she will also have an opportunity to experience the interdisciplinary focus of brain injury rehabilitation with other disciplines within rehabilitation medicine (eg. physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology) as well as receive exposure to neurosurgery, neuro-optometry and neurology.

The fellow participates in journal clubs, concussion conferences, board relevant brain injury lectures and teaches residents and medical students.  A board style midterm is administered to assist the fellow with a plan of study to successfully pass the Brain Injury board certification exam.

Please click the following link for further information:  Brain Injury Medicine fellowship.

Program Aims

1. Graduate physicians who will effectively develop and coordinate an academic brain injury rehabilitation program.

2. Provide comprehensive education in the treatment of brain injury patients so that fellows pass the brain injury medicine board examination on their first attempt.

3. Provide a diverse exposure in various health care systems and inpatient and outpatient clinical settings.

4. Promote intellectual curiosity through engagement in contemporary research.


Admissions Process

Please submit your application through ERAS.  The program is also participating in the NRMP match this year.

Please follow these Match instructions. Applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

Applications will be accepted for the 2021-2022 academic year in the summer of 2020.  The deadline for completed applications to be submitted for consideration will be September 15, 2020.


Our Current Brain Injury Medicine Fellow

Jennifer YuJennifer Yu, MD
Hometown/State:  West Windsor, NJ
Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Internship: Morristown Medical Center 
Residency: Temple University Hospital / MossRehab
Hobbies: Eating, hiking, making costumes, weight lifting, cooking
Why Rusk? Rusk is the epicenter of brain injury rehab in Manhattan! Great teaching, diverse patient population, tons of resources to learn from