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Avniel Shetreat-Klein

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Rehabilitation Medicine
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Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Clinical Focus

Education

  • MD/PHD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • Internship, Transitional
    Sound Shore Medical Ctr/ New Rochelle Hospital Medical Ct

  • Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Mount Sinai Hospital

Biography

    Dr. Avniel Shetreat-Klein works to restore function and prevent disability in those suffering from musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. Dr. Shetreat-Klein treats patients with a wide range of impairments including stroke, spinal cord injury, neuromuscular diseases, neck, back, and limb pain, arthritis, neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, and trauma. After a performing a detailed history and physical examination, Dr. Klein tailors an individualized, multidisciplinary plan of care, drawing upon pharmacological management, physical and occupational therapy, joint and trigger point injections, nutrition, and behavior modification. With these tools, Dr. Shetreat-Klein helps patients to return to their maximal functional state.

    Dr. Shetreat-Klein is particularly interested in the use of electrodiagnostic techniques such as EMG and NCS to diagnose and evaluate pain, weakness and sensory loss in conditions such as radiculopathy, peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and brachial plexopathies. In addition to his outpatient practice, Dr. Shetreat-Klein is currently serving as an attending physician on the inpatient Spinal Cord Unit, and provides consultation services to patients throughout the Medical Center.

    Dr. Avniel Shetreat-Klein graduated magna cum laude from Columbia College in 1994 and entered the MD/Ph.D. program at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Shetreat-Klein's graduate thesis explored mechanisms by which sensory input can directly affect centrally generated motor output. Explorations of these basic neural mechanisms have the potential to influence future research into therapies for neurological recovery. After receiving his MD and a Ph.D. in Neurophysiology, he continued on to residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mount Sinai, where he served as Chief Resident in the final year of his training.

Publications

Betesh N, Shetreat-Klein A, Stein A, Ragnarsson K, Bryce T, editors. Common Problems in Rehabilitation Medicine: Spinal Cord Injury. New York, Humana Press; ppIn prep.

Tekmsyter G, Shetreat-Klein AN. Preventative Medicine in Adults with Neurologic Disability. In: Cristian A, editor. Management of Medical Problems in Adults with Neurologic Disability. New York, Demos Medical Publishing; ppin press.

*Brown R, *Shetreat-Klein AN, Visco A, Herrera JE. Botox for Back Pain. In: Cooper G, editor. Current Applications of Botox. New York, Humana Press ;.

Shetreat-Klein AN, Cropper EC. Afferent-induced changes in feeding motor programs in Aplysia. Journal of Neurophysiology 2004; 92(4): 2312-2322.

Cropper EC, Evans CG, Jing J, Klein A, Proekt A, Romero A, Rosen SC. Regulation of afferent transmission in the feeding circuitry of Aplysia. Acta Biologica Hungarica 2004; 55(1-4): 211-220.

Klein AN. Sensory modification of the feeding motor program in Aplysia. Doctoral dissertation. Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Mt Sinai School of Medicine of New York University 2002;.

Klein AN, Weiss KR, Cropper EC. Glutamate is the fast excitatory neurotransmitter of small cardioactive peptide- containing Aplysia radula mechanoafferent neuron B21. Neuroscience Letters 2000; 289(1): 37-40.

Dai M, Klein A, Cohen B, Raphan T. Model-based study of the human cupular time constant. Journal of Vestibular Research 1999; 9(4).

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Shetreat-Klein did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2013 and/or 2014: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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Address

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Box 1240
1425 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029

Tel: 212-659-9379
Fax: 212-348-5901
Faculty Practice Associates

Rehab. Medicine Associates 6th Floor
5 East 98th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10029

Tel: 212-241-6335
Fax: 212-369-6389
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Office Hours:
  • Tuesday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 12:30pm
Insurance Plans
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • No Fault
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation