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Rusk Rehabilitation

NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation was founded on a basic principle: Physical medicine and rehabilitation shouldn’t focus solely on illness or disability—they should involve the whole person, emotionally, psychologically, and socially.

Physiatrist Dr. Sofia Prilik and Patient

Since its founding in 1948, Rusk Rehabilitation has built upon that fundamental idea by providing people with the recovery resources they need to lead full and rewarding lives. At our inpatient and outpatient locations, we work with people who have a variety of diagnoses and treatment needs related to brain injury, cancer, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, chronic neurological conditions, limb loss, orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions, pediatric conditions and injuries, spinal cord injury, and stroke.

As a patient at Rusk Rehabilitation, you meet with a board-certified physiatrist, who is a doctor that specializes in rehabilitation medicine. He or she evaluates your care needs and develops a treatment plan just for you. This may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and swallowing therapy, vocational therapy, psychological services, music and recreational therapy, nutrition, and social work services.

Physiatrist Dr. Jonathan Whiteson works with a patient in cardiac rehab.

Our efforts are supported by members of the nursing team, whose advanced training and dedication to their work with patients of all ages have earned our program Magnet® recognition. This designation is awarded to healthcare organizations for their commitment to quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in nursing. Our acute rehabilitation programs at Tisch Hospital and NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital are accredited as inpatient rehabilitation centers by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

During treatment, you are provided with the therapies needed to address your challenges. We can teach you new ways to handle the everyday activities that are so important to your independence. We also provide support for your loved ones so they have the skills and information they need to help you through your journey. And, if pain is a complicating factor for you, we provide the latest techniques for easing discomfort and improving healing.

Our treatment is supported by programs that address our patients’ needs that go beyond the physical. Our therapeutic recreation, child life, and creative arts therapy experts use music and art to help adults and children heal emotionally as well as physically. Our integrative health practitioners offer treatments such as yoga, meditation, and massage. And our support groups bring together patients and families to benefit from the knowledge and understanding of how others are coping with similar challenges.

Today’s Rusk Rehabilitation is an evolution of an idea first put into action by Dr. Howard A. Rusk, widely considered the father of rehabilitation medicine and the program’s namesake. Dr. Rusk’s philosophy was inspired by the challenges he saw in injured veterans returning from World War II, and he was passionate about giving people the tools they needed to live life to its fullest.

We continue that commitment and work with you individually to achieve your goals and overcome any challenges, so you are empowered to live life on your terms.

Rusk Rehabilitation’s Programs and Services

Our Team

Rusk Rehabilitation doctors, known as physiatrists, are specialists in rehabilitation medicine.

Plan Your Visit

Our Locations


Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital

301 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003

Inpatient Admissions: 212-263-6034
Adult Physician Appointments: 212-263-6037
Adult Fax: 646-501-7775
Pediatric Physician Appointments: 212-598-7671
Pediatric Fax: 212-598-2316
Pediatric Therapy Appointments: 212-598-6248
Pediatric Therapy Fax: 212-263-4555

More About This Location

Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center East 38th Street

240 East 38th Street
15th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Rusk Rehabilitation at Tisch Hospital

550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-263-6034
Adult Physician Appointments: 212-263-6037
Adult Fax: 646-501-7775

More About This Location

NYU Langone Orthopedic Center

333 East 38th Street
New York, NY 10016

Joan H. Tisch Center for Women’s Health

207 East 84th Street
New York, NY 10028

Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health

555 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Joan H. & Preston Robert Tisch Center at Essex Crossing

171 Delancey Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10002


Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Rego Park

97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY 11374


Rusk Rehabilitation Brooklyn at Seventh Avenue Family Health Center

5008 Seventh Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220

Rusk Rehabilitation Brooklyn at Shore Road

9000 Shore Road
East Building, Lower Level
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Rusk Rehabilitation Brooklyn at 60th Street

230 60th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220

Rusk Rehabilitation Brooklyn at Sunset Park Family Health Center
Rusk Rehabilitation at Levit Medical—Avenue P

1300 Avenue P
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn

150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220

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