Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program Virtual Tour

Montefiore Einstein’s Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency Program offers comprehensive training that prepares competent physicians to excel in diverse and state-of-the-art practice in all PM&R domains. 

Stephanie E. Rand, DO, Director, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency and Fellowship Programs

Why our Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program could be right for you

While fostering resident innovation, service and a sense of mission, our PM&R Residency delivers a practical education that is relevant to both community needs and resident interests. Our program values health, independent function, respect, recognition, compassion, integrity and honesty, and places an emphasis on high-quality patient care, research and education. 

What sets Montefiore Einstein apart

At Montefiore Einstein, we are guided by a mission to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve. Comprising 11 member hospitals and more than 300 specialty care sites, Montefiore Health System provides highly specialized, coordinated care for diverse populations in the New York region, across the country and globally.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, home to nearly 1,000 students in its MD, PhD and combined MD/PhD programs, is one of the nation’s preeminent centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. Through the joint efforts of Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Einstein is able to advance research and accelerate discoveries, benefiting patients and ensuring access to state-of-the-art healthcare for all.  

  • Montefiore’s medical specialties ranked as top 1% in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine ranked a top 50 “Best Medical School for Research in the Country, 2023” by U.S. News & World Report 
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Einstein $201M+ in research funding in 2022, placing Einstein in the top 50 among 142 schools of medicine
  • 700+ clinical trials 
Catherine C. Skae, MD, Vice President and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education at Montefiore Einstein

Representing one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Health System and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine provide postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents and fellows per year. Clinicians across Montefiore Einstein’s numerous educational programs actively mentor and cultivate a new generation of healthcare leaders. 

Our mission to improve access and quality of care for our diverse community draws residents and fellows from top medical, dental and PA schools from around the world. We develop and expand programs designed to advance teamwork, communication and decision-making, and our progressive focus on comprehensive care provides an ideal training ground for our residents and fellows.

To make the process of working and training at Montefiore Einstein more seamless, we offer a variety of services for our house staff, physician assistants and interns, including assistance with credentialing and orientation, institutional resources, visas, contracts, HR documents, payroll, notary services and specialty training and certifications. 

Montefiore Einstein by the numbers

7.7 million+

patient interactions annually  

1.1 million+

patients annually, representing the largest network in the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley


specialty care locations, with more coming soon



Home to notable programs and our Centers of Excellence

The center of Montefiore Einstein’s graduate medical education, the Moses Campus is where the majority of our comprehensive outpatient services are conducted. Moses serves as the PM&R Department’s administrative home and the core didactic site of its residency program. Our administrative offices, located at 150 East 210th Street, are home to our new resident room, which was renovated in 2020. 

A partner teaching hospital designated as a Level 1 trauma center

While training at Jacobi Medical Center (JMC), residents will encounter many different situations, some relating specifically to trauma, burns and aiding an under-served population. Portions of our residents’ inpatient, outpatient and consultation training also take place at JMC. As part of their rotation at JMC, residents train at North Central Bronx Hospital. 

Offering patients a range of programs and specialty services

Our Wakefield Campus offers residents a range of programs, specialty services and integrative services. At Wakefield, residents spend a portion of their acute inpatient training in general rehabilitation, as well as their outpatient vestibular and sports medicine training.

A leader in rehabilitation medicine

A member of Montefiore Health System, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a 150-bed, freestanding acute rehabilitation hospital offering a number of specialized inpatient rehabilitation floors and services. Residents spend part of their inpatient training on specialized neurorehabilitation services, including brain injury rehabilitation and spinal cord injury rehabilitation. 

An ambulatory surgery center and specialty care location

Our world-class Hutchinson Campus raises the bar for efficiency and innovation in healthcare. The Hutchinson Campus is home to multiple specialties and services, all housed under one roof and often on the same floor, which allows for greater physician collaboration, easier referrals, joint consultations and shorter wait times. At Hutchinson Campus, our residents train in the Multidisciplinary Pain Program, Multidisciplinary Spine Program and Multidisciplinary Function Clinic.

A world-renowned faculty

Matthew Bartels, MD, MPH

Chairman, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Stephanie E. Rand, DO

Director, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency and Fellowship Programs
Assistant Professor, Arthur S. Abrahamson Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Assistant Professor, Anatomy and Structural Biology

Shane M. Drakes, MD

Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

David Z. Prince, MD

Director, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine

Sayed Emal Wahezi, MD

Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

Anna M. Lasak, MD

Clinical Director, Rehabilitation Medicine
Director, Women’s Health Rehabilitation Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor, Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine

Anne Felicia Ambrose, MD, MS(CR)

Director of Research, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Marivell Viruet

Manager, Residency Training Program

Monika Desai

Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship

Derek Ho

Associate Residency Program Director

A new generation of future leaders

Christopher Lu, MD

Chief Resident

Phoung Nguyen, DO

Chief Resident

Tonyan Thompson, MD

Chief Resident

A challenging and innovative curriculum

Supplemented with program-sponsored e-modules and Qbanks, our curriculum consists of expert bedside teaching, workshops and protected didactic time. Weekly virtual conferences cover multidisciplinary spine care, anatomy reviews and hands-on musculoskeletal ultrasound training.

Delivering leading medical care abroad

As part of our commitment to advance the health of communities in the New York region and throughout the globe, PM&R Residents have the opportunity to take part in yearly medical mission trips to deliver healthcare to underserved communities in the international community. Past residents have traveled to Jamaica, Iraq, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic.

Traveling to Jamaica with our Rehab Department colleagues, and seeing the lack of access to healthcare among much of the Jamaican population, was a humbling experience. Helping give back to that community was an opportunity I will never forget.

Kishan Sitapara, MD


Servicing hundreds of impoverished people while on our medical mission in El Salvador with a team of like-minded individuals, including current faculty and past alumni, proved to be one of the most inspirational trips of my life.

Vivek Nagar, MD


An unmatched diversity of experience

As a premier academic medical center serving the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley, Montefiore Einstein offers its postgraduate trainees comprehensive exposure to a broad diversity of patients and pathologies. The diverse range of experience available prepares our postgraduate trainees for future careers in their chosen field, be it in the research or clinical and/or non-clinical setting.

Hear from Our Residents

As one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Einstein provides postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents across 106 accredited residency and fellowship programs. Here, our postgraduate trainees share their own first-hand experiences.

Live and work close to the best of everything

The Bronx, New York City’s northernmost borough, is a culturally rich neighborhood placed at the intersection of Manhattan and its surrounding regions. Our postgraduate trainees typically live in hospital housing or off-site in nearby Riverdale, Lower Westchester or Manhattan, and have access to an unmatched diversity of experiences beyond the program itself. 

In the Bronx, with its ample parks and gardens, you’ll learn first-hand why it’s known as “the City’s Greenest Borough.” The neighborhood offers plenty of local food, art, sports and culture, and is just a subway ride away from Manhattan’s famed theaters, museums and attractions. 

As a resident of the Tri-State region, you’ll have unmatched access to the city’s cultural offerings, not to mention the bounty of outdoor excursions that are available just beyond. Day-trips and weekend excursions to the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Long Island or New Jersey provide ample opportunities for swimming, hiking, biking, skiing and other seasonal activities. 

Drag map or zoom to explore things to do in the Bronx, Manhattan and beyond. 

Residency Application Information

We’re seeking residents who will shape the future of healthcare.

If you would like to apply to become a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) Resident at Montefiore Einstein, here is some information to keep in mind.

  • September 6, 2023—Application submission through ERAS opens
  • September 27, 2023—Montefiore PM&R Residency Program starts reviewing applications

  • November 15, 2023—Last date of application reviews

  • November 2023, through January, 2024—Interviews held virtually. Applications are reviewed and interviews offered on a rolling basis.

The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, along with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.

Have questions? Get in touch.

Wilhelmenia Williams
Program Assistant


Learn more about the Montefiore Einstein Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation