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Department Faculty

Core Residency Faculty

Paul T. Diamond, MD, FAAP&R
The Catherine and Vladislav P. Hinterbuchner Professor and Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine
Chief of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYC-H&H / Metropolitan
Residency Program Director

Eric Lewin Altschuler, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Associate Chief of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYC-H&H / Metropolitan
Director of Clinical Research

Ruth E. Alejandro, M.D., FAAPM&R
Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation
Blythedale Children’s Hospital

Sumankumar S. Brahmbhatt, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine

James Fesko, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Director of Pain Management
Hudson Valley VA Hospital at Castle Point

Mohammad Islam, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine

Stephen D. Kornfeld, D.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Director of SCI Rehabilitation Training & Education
James J Peters VA Medical Center

Clinical Teaching Faculty

Herman Ambris, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine

Jill Backfield-Weiss, PhD.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine

Bozena Basewicz-Sokol, M.D.
Instructor of Rehabilitation Medicine

Mi-Hyon Cho, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
James J. Peters VA Medical Center

Arthur Shay Cytryn, M.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine

Anda Bogdana Davidescu, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine

Bogdan Ionut Davidescu, M.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine

Arthur Flatow, M.A.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine

Negin Gohari, D.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine

Peter Kaganowicz, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine

Priscilla D. Kaszubski, D.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine

Christopher Lee, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine

Joti Melwani, D.P.T., M.A.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine

Jason Melnick, M.D.
James J. Peters VA Medical Center

Mario Nelson, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine

Areta Podhorodecki, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine

Audrey L. Randolph, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine

Faye H. Rim, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine

Catherine N. Hinterbuchner, M.D. (1927-2015)
Catherine N. Hinterbuchner, M.D.  

“A good reputation comes from what you do every day.”  Catherine N. Hinterbuchner, M.D.

Catherine N. 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. After completing a residency in internal medicine and pursuing additional training in rehabilitation medicine at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and Metropolitan Hospital, she joined the faculty at Downstate Medical Center as an instructor in rehabilitation medicine. In 1964 she returned to NYMC and by 1971 had been appointed Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. In 2005, Dr. Hinterbuchner became professor emerita of rehabilitation medicine. The endowment she provided the institution continues to support the ongoing educational and research missions of the department.