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
Learn more about conditions we treat at NYU Langone:



  • 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)
  • American Board of PM&R - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education and Training

  • 1992
  • Residency, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Rehab. Medicine
  • 1988
  • MD from Umdnj


Locations and Appointments

64 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Affinity
  • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthy NY
  • 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
  • HealthPlus Child Health (Amerigroup)
  • HealthPlus Family Health (Amerigroup)
  • HealthPlus Medicaid (Amerigroup)
  • HealthRepublic
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus Child Health
  • MetroPlus Exchange Plans
  • MetroPlus Family Health
  • MetroPlus Medicaid
  • NY Medicaid
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Exchange
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UPN Elite
  • United Exchange- Compass
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • 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


  • Dr. George deaver: the grandfather of rehabilitation medicine

    Flanagan, Steven R; Diller, Leonard 2013 May; 355-359, PM&R — id: 361762, year: 2013, page: 355, stat: Journal Article
  • Proton MR spectroscopy correlates diffuse axonal abnormalities with post-concussive symptoms in mild traumatic brain injury

    Kirov, Ivan I; Tal, Assaf; Babb, James S; Reaume, Joseph; Bushnik, Tamara; Ashman, Teresa; Flanagan, Steven R; Grossman, Robert I; Gonen, Oded 2013 Jan; 1200-1204, Journal of neurotrauma — id: 231412, year: 2013, page: 1200, stat: JOURNAL ARTICLE
  • Recommendations from the 2013 galveston brain injury conference for implementation of a chronic care model in brain injury

    Malec, James F; Hammond, Flora M; Flanagan, Steven; Kean, Jacob; Sander, Angelle; Sherer, Mark; Masel, Brent E 2013 Nov-Dec; 476-483, Journal of head trauma rehabilitation — id: 614422, year: 2013, page: 476, stat: Journal Article
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