Barbara Tommasulo, MD
Acting Deputy Executive Director
Orzac Center for Rehabilitation
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Barbara Tommasulo, MD, has devoted her career to the care of older adults, in particular to the care of frail elders in the nursing home. As acting deputy executive director of the Orzac Center for Rehabilitation, Dr. Tommasulo is responsible for the overall quality and day-to-day operations of the nationally recognized facility.
Dr. Tommasulo, who served as Orzac’s medical director before her promotion to deputy executive director, initially joined Northwell Health in 1989 as an attending physician in the then newly formed division of geriatrics at North Shore University Hospital. She was a staff member when the Stern Center for Rehabilitation opened. Since then, she has served in a variety of leadership positions spanning the continuum of geriatric care.
Prior to Northwell, Dr. Tommasulo was director of geriatrics and the Geriatric Residency Training Program at New York-Presbyterian/Queens. She was also the vice president of medical affairs and medical director of Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Tommasulo, an assistant professor at the Zucker School of Medicine, is active in several professional associations, including serving as a board member, vice president and president of the Metropolitan Area Geriatrics Society. Dr. Tommasulo has been a member of the House of Delegates and she currently serves on the Clinical Practice Guideline Committee of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA). Dr. Tommasulo’s recent professional and research efforts include clinical practice guidelines for pressure ulcers and other wounds and the Choosing Wisely campaign of AMDA.
Dr. Tommasulo is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatrics, a certified medical director of long-term care, a certified wound specialist physician and a licensed nursing home administrator in New York. She earned her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University before completing her residency in the North Shore University Hospital/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Internal Medicine program.