Fellowship in Brain Injury Medicine

Fellowship in Brain Injury Medicine


The brain injury medicine fellow will receive training that encompasses the continuum of care for brain injury across three sites within Northwell Health: Southside Hospital, Glen Cove Hospital and North Shore University Hospital.

The clinical experience comprises:

  • Acute inpatient rehabilitation
    • Work in a newly renovated brain injury/neurorehabilitation unit
  • Acute care/trauma consultations 
    • Work collaboratively with acute care surgery/trauma and neurosurgery teams on rounds and conferences; observe operative procedures
    • Provide immediate brain injury care from the start of the injury and follow through hospital stay with direct management of cases
  • Outpatient Concussion Program
    • Experience a system-wide program that provides advanced concussion management and treatment in alignment with current evidence-based guidelines, targeting both athletic and non-athletic populations. Under the direction of physicians, medical care and rehabilitation services are provided to the community with early access for enhanced return to performance and quality of life
    • Be a part of the ongoing development and administrative aspects of the program, including education and community outreach in schools as well as coordinating the annual brain injury conference
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
    • Work side by side with expert vestibular therapists to understand balance physiology
    • Be part of a program that houses the Bertec Balance Advantage™ system-- the only one in New York City and Long Island
  • Outpatient brain injury rehabilitation
    • Wide spectrum of brain injury management
    • Spasticity management with chemodenervation and intrathecal baclofen
  • Research
    • Fulfill training using CITI to be involved in IRB process and protocol development
    • Implement research project at start of year with dedicated time to research provided by research mentor with resultant publication expected at completion
  • Electives
    • Multidisciplinary specialties, either in system or outside of Northwell Health:
      • Chemodenervation
      • Neuro-ophtalmology
      • Neuro-optometry
      • Neurosurgery
      • Otolaryngology
      • Pediatric Trauma
      • Polytrauma & Combat related injuries/Veteran Association 
      • Psychiatry
      • Research
      • Sports Medicine/Concussion

The program is taught by dedicated faculty including four BIM Board Certified PMR Physicians. In addition, Neurology, Neuroradiology, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology and Acute Care Surgery/Trauma will also be part of direct teaching.

Application process

Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year will be done through ERAS. Please check back in August 2018 for updates. 

If you would like more information, please contact:

Veronica Davydov
Residency and Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
1554 Northern Boulevard, 4th Floor
Manhasset, NY  11030
Phone: (516) 321-6408
Fax: (516) 321-6420

Our program will participate in Rehabilitation Medicine Match.


  • PGY 5 salary  $78,000
  • Choice of medical, dental, vision, supplemental short-term disability, long-term disability, supplemental life insurance/accidental death and dismemberment, and flexible spending accounts
  • Book allowance
  • AAP Conference Expenses

Program director

Rosanna Sabini, DO

  • Medical Director - Concussion Program
  • Program Director - Brain Injury Med Fellowship Program, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Southside Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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