Professional education

The physiatrists from the Northwell Health Rehabilitation Network are involved in educational opportunities for health care professionals at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and through their active residency program.

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Many physiatrists hold active faculty appointments in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Zucker School of Medicine. The Zucker School of Medicine is one of the only medical schools in the country at which students have a clinical experience in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Students at Hofstra are participate in the following areas related to physical medicine and rehabilitation:

  • Communications
  • Musculoskeletal physical exam
  • Disability-specific education
  • Student interest group in physical medicine and rehabilitation

Graduate medical education

A residency training program in physical medicine and rehabilitation has been available at Northwell Health since 1969. The program offers comprehensive training in all aspects of physical medicine and rehabilitation, including out-patient musculoskeletal rehabilitation, acute and sub-acute in-patient rehabilitation, electrodiagnosis, interventional physiatry and consultations in the acute hospital. Learn more about the residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Northwell Health.


Scientists and clinicians within the Northwell Health are working together to investigate the causes, effects and treatments of various rehabilitation-related diseases.

Northwell Health Rehabilitation Network strives to promote participation of its faculty and staff at all levels and across the continuum of care in physical medicine and rehabilitation-related academic research, which has the goal of creating new knowledge in the field.

To facilitate participation in research, the network has strong interactions with the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and multi-disciplinary collaborations with faculty in other departments within Northwell Health, as well as at other institutions. Ongoing studies include studies of inflammation in traumatic spinal cord injury and the use of robots to facilitate stroke rehabilitation.

Northwell Health Rehabilitation Network

Learn more about the comprehensive rehabilitation services, find locations as well as information about classes, research programs, and more.