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Some illnesses or injury, such as stroke and hip fracture, require patients to begin rehabilitation before they are ready to leave the hospital. Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn provides the specialized and intensive care you need before moving on to the next stage of recovery.


For more than 25 years, U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” has ranked Rusk Rehabilitation as the best rehabilitation program in New York state and among the top 10 programs in the country.

Experts in Stroke and Trauma Rehabilitation

Our inpatient 30-bed adult rehabilitation unit located at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn is a stroke rehabilitation Joint Commission accredited site. We often admit patients from NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, which is certified by the Joint Commission as a comprehensive stroke center. We also care for patients receiving treatment for neurological conditions, including multiple sclerosis and brain tumor.

We have extensive experience providing rehabilitation care for people recovering from life-threatening accidents, including limb loss and spinal cord injury. Many of these patients come to us through the Emergency Department at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, which houses the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Brooklyn.

Rehabilitation Care

Upon admission, you are assigned to a rehabilitation team. Each team includes a physical therapist, occupational therapist, and speech-language pathologist, as well as neuropsychologist, social worker, nutritionist, nurse, and a physiatrist, who is a doctor that specializes in rehabilitation medicine. Our experts ensure that you and your family members are also an important part of the care team.

Treatment begins the day you are admitted to Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn. Every patient receives a minimum of 3 hours of therapy per day for a total of 15 hours of individualized rehabilitation per week. While in our unit, you also receive around-the-clock medical care as needed from our nursing staff and physicians.

Our accreditation as an inpatient rehabilitation center by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities applies to services at Rusk Rehabilitation at Tisch Hospital and Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital.

Contact Us

Kara N. Nizolek, CCC-SLP, PhD, is the site director for rehabilitation therapy services at Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn. Rusk Rehabilitation also offers inpatient services at Tisch Hospital and NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital. Your social worker or case manager requests a referral after helping you determine which of the three inpatient sites is best suited to your care needs. For questions about inpatient admissions to Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, please call 212-263-6034.

Our Location

Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn

150 55th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11220

Additional Information

Patient Forms

Review our forms for new and existing NYU Langone patients.

Refer a Patient

Physicians and referring hospitals who would like to refer a patient can call 212-263-6034 or use Allscripts®.


Appointments are available weekdays from 9:00AM to 5:00PM.

Office Hours

Appointments are available weekdays from 9:00AM to 5:00PM