Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance

The Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai investigates and treats a variety of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and chronic conditions as well as spinal cord injuries and brain injuries. Our goal is to help people with disabilities maximize their self-sufficiency and mobility, so that they can return to their lives and community.

Our Department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in 17 programs across the continuum including Spinal Cord System of Care, Brain Injury, Stroke, Amputation Specialty Program, and Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (CIIRP). The Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Center is the only center in New York City accredited in all of these specialty areas, demonstrating our commitment and dedication to excellence in care for varied populations. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 18 in the nation for Rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report® for 2023-24.

We promote an interdisciplinary team approach, taking advantage of each discipline’s expertise to provide high-quality, coordinated care. As a trainee of the Department, you will work with our physicians, primary rehabilitation nurses, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, nutritionists, social workers, psychologists, and other counselors.

Our research program seeks to improve our knowledge of disability and how it affects people’s lives, so that we can develop better treatments and therapies. Our research focuses on the long-term consequences of impairment, particularly brain and spinal cord injuries.

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Our faculty members are clinicians with a wide variety of research and clinical interests. Our physicians also serve as educators for our residents, fellows, and postdoctoral trainees.

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Our Department has been providing rehabilitative care for more than 100 years, since our founding in 1910.

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We offer several internship and postdoctoral fellowship programs for allied health students. Training opportunities are available in our inpatient rehabilitation units, outpatient services, and acute care services.  

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