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Robert Holland, M.D., M.H.A.

SquareCatherine and Vladislav P. Hinterbuchner Professor and Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine

Email: rholland6@nymc.edu 

Robert Holland, M.D., M.H.A., is a board-certified physiatrist with more than 20 years of clinical experience. With an interest in healthcare leadership, he has served as medical director of Amsterdam Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in New York City and chief medical officer of Dr. Susan Smith McKinney Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brooklyn. Dr. Holland has a special interest in musculoskeletal medicine, and as director of musculoskeletal rehabilitation at Helen Hayes Hospital he collaborated with orthopedic surgeons from The Hospital for Special Surgery, Westchester and Rockland counties. 

Dr. Holland serves as the medical director of the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program for both the Westchester and Rockland County Department of Social Services. Combining a love of flying with his medical training, he serves as a flight surgeon with the U.S. Air Force Air National Guard, 105th Medical Group.


  • B.S., Physical Education, Plymouth State University
  • M.H.A., Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • M.D., St. George's University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Boston Medical Center


View Dr. Holland's Publications.


  • Long-Term Care Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology, 1/2021
  • Reducing Rehospitalization, Jacobi Medical Center, Quality & Patient Safety Event, 10/2019


  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Medical Directors Association Musculoskeletal Medicine