Steven R. Flanagan, MD

  • Specialties: Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-6037

About Me

I was drawn to NYU Langone in 2008 because of the culture of teamwork—from the patients to the medical staff, we’re all in this together. I share a common goal with each member of my team: to do everything we can to help our patients heal from their injuries or illnesses.

As a rehabilitation medicine doctor, or physiatrist, I care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities. I specialize in treating those who are recuperating from a stroke or brain injury. I chose this field because I love building long-term relationships with patients.

Rehabilitation often starts in the hospital, right after an injury has occurred. We provide a support system that helps patients from the beginning, providing critical training so that they can be more self-sufficient when they relearn how to walk, dress, or cook.

I get to know my patients, not just their condition. I meet their families and their children, and learn about their accomplishments. I take into account their history, family, education, culture, and values. I want to understand what my patients are going through and how the rehabilitation process affects their daily lives. Connecting with them in this way helps to make our work together successful and gratifying.

Conditions and Treatments

traumatic brain injury, head injury rehabilitation, rehabilitation therapy, stroke rehabilitation, brain concussion, spasticity


  • Howard A. Rusk Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Chair of the Department of Rehab Med
Board Certifications
  • American Board of PM&R (Brain Injury Medicine), 2014
  • American Board of PM&R - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2013
Education and Training
  • Residency, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Rehab. Medicine, 1992
  • MD from UMDNJ, 1988

Locations and Appointments

64 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Affinity
  • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • Agewell
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • Fidelis Child Health
  • Fidelis Exchange
  • Fidelis Family Health
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • Fidelis Medicare
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP Family Health
  • HIP Medicaid
  • HIP Medicare
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Healthfirst
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus Child Health
  • MetroPlus Exchange Plans
  • MetroPlus Family Health
  • MetroPlus Medicaid
  • MetroPlus Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NY Medicaid
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Exchange
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UPN Elite
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Village Caremax
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
  • Workers Comp
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.
NYU Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Associates

240 East 38th Street
New York, NY 10016

NYU Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Associates

144-45 87th Street
Briarwood, NY 11435


Phone: 212-263-6037

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“Our research on MRI has improved the way we treat people with concussions and traumatic brain injuries.”

Steven R. Flanagan, MD Physiatrist


  • Gender and age predict outcomes of cognitive, balance and vision testing in a multidisciplinary concussion center

    Benedict, Peter A; Baner, Natali V; Harrold, G Kyle; Moehringer, Nicholas; Hasanaj, Lisena; Serrano, Liliana P; Sproul, Mara; Pagnotta, Geraldine; Cardone, Dennis A; Flanagan, Steven R; Rucker, Janet; Galetta, Steven L; Balcer, Laura J
    Journal of the neurological sciences. 2015 Apr. 353 (1-2): 111-115 xi

  • Invited Commentary on "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Report to Congress: Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Epidemiology and Rehabilitation"

    Flanagan, S R
    Archives of physical medicine & rehabilitation. 2015 01 Oct 2015. 96 (10): 1753-1755

  • Commentary on Center for Disease Control and Prevention Report to Congress: Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Epidemiology and Rehabilitation

    Flanagan, Steven R
    Archives of physical medicine & rehabilitation. 2015 Jul. 1753-1755 e71

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