Paul T. Diamond, M.D., Appointed to Lead Rehabilitation Medicine Program at New York Medical College
Dr. Diamond Joins NYMC as the Catherine and Vladislav P. Hinterbuchner Professor and Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine
Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A.
Vice President of Communications and Strategic Initiatives
New York Medical College
Valhalla, New York – Paul T. Diamond, M.D., has been appointed the Catherine and Vladislav P. Hinterbuchner Professor and Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York Medical College (NYMC) and director of rehabilitation medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan. Most recently serving as director of neuro rehabilitation and associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with the University of Virginia Health System (UVA Health), Dr. Diamond will bring valuable clinical and research expertise to both institutions.
The Hinterbuchner Chair was gifted in 2017 by the estate of Catherine Hinterbuchner, M.D., who had the distinction of being both the first female chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYMC and the College's first residency program director in the specialty, as well as Metropolitan's first chief of rehabilitation medicine.
"The work of the search committee to recruit Dr. Diamond as the Hinterbuchner chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine was a great collaborative effort between the leadership of NYMC and Metropolitan," said Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE, dean of the School of Medicine and professor of medicine and pharmacology. "I am confident that Dr. Diamond will successfully fulfill the criteria for the endowed chair and be a role model clinician, teacher, researcher and administrator for faculty, students and patients."
"Following a national search, we are fortunate to have this native New Yorker return to his roots as the Hinterbuchner Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine," said John T. Pellicone, M.D., FACP, FCCP, FAACVPR, chief medical officer at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan. "Dr. Diamond has already identified opportunities for clinical expansion of the program at Metropolitan which will greatly benefit the members of our community and the educational experience of our residents and students."
Board certified in both internal medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Diamond earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed residencies in physical medicine and rehabilitation and internal medicine at John Hopkins University.
New York Medical College
Founded in 1860, New York Medical College (NYMC) is one of the oldest and largest health sciences colleges in the country with nearly 1,500 students and 330 residents and clinical fellows, more than 2,600 faculty members and 23,500 living alumni. The College, which joined the Touro College and University System in 2011, is located in Westchester County, New York, and offers degrees from the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, the School of Health Sciences and Practice, the Touro College of Dental Medicine at NYMC and the Touro College School of Health Sciences’ nursing program at NYMC. NYMC provides a wide variety of clinical training opportunities for students, residents, and practitioners.