Catherine Hinterbuchner, M.D., led the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYMC—as the College’s first female chair—and was chief of rehabilitation medicine at both Metropolitan and Lincoln Hospitals in New York City for nearly 40 years. At Metropolitan, Dr. Hinterbuchner was the hospital’s first chief of rehabilitation medicine, and the College’s first residency program director in the specialty. She was also the first woman elected to the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the first appointed to the Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Hinterbuchner received her M.D. from the University of Athens.
Upon her passing, New York Medical College was the recipient of a $3 million gift to establish the Catherine and Ladislav P. Hinterbuchner Professorship and Chair in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan to support teaching and training of medical students and residents and to foster research. The endowment is from the estate of Catherine Hinterbuchner, M.D.