Our Faculty

A physiatrist is a doctor who treats medical conditions that can cause pain or limit function.

Also called physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, physiatrists provide a full spectrum of care from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation to restore maximum health and quality of life. Today physiatry is one of the most comprehensive multifaceted, and fastest growing areas of medicine. Additionally we have a pediatric nurse practitioner and a physical therapist on our staff to help take care of our patients’ needs.

28 faculty profiles.

Hana Azizi, MD View Full Profile

Hana Azizi, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC
Scott A. Barbuto, MD, PhD View Full Profile

Scott A. Barbuto, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC
Akinpelumi Beckley, MD, MBA View Full Profile

Akinpelumi Beckley, MD, MBA

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC
  • Medical Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
  • Associate Residency Program Director
Elisabeth Bellissimo, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC View Full Profile

Elisabeth Bellissimo, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

  • Nurse Practitioner
George C. Christolias, MD View Full Profile

George C. Christolias, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC
Barbara Corneo, PhD View Full Profile

Barbara Corneo, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC
  • Director, Columbia Stem Cell Core Facility
Monika Desai, MD View Full Profile

Monika Desai, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC
Kaile Eison, DO View Full Profile

Kaile Eison, DO

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC
Farah Hameed, MD View Full Profile

Farah Hameed, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC
  • Chair, Quality and Patient Safety
  • Medical Director, Women's Health Rehabilitation
Julia Iafrate, DO View Full Profile

Julia Iafrate, DO

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC
  • Director of Dance Medicine
Heakyung Kim, MD View Full Profile

Heakyung Kim, MD

  • A. David Gurewitsch Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
  • Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Director, Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Vice Chair for Pediatric Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Dept. of Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine
  • Fellowship Program Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Columbia University P&S/NYPH
Eric Leung, MD View Full Profile

Eric Leung, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine
Stanley J. Myers, MD View Full Profile

Stanley J. Myers, MD

  • A. David Gurewitsch Professor Emeritus of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine
Jigna A. Patel, NP View Full Profile

Jigna A. Patel, NP

  • Nurse Practitioner
Thomas Riolo, DO View Full Profile

Thomas Riolo, DO

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC
Samuel J. Rosenberg, DO View Full Profile

Samuel J. Rosenberg, DO

  • Instructor in Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC
  • Director, Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Services
Rami Said, PT, DPT View Full Profile

Rami Said, PT, DPT

  • Instructor in Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy)
  • Director of Columbia Physical Therapy - Tarrytown (Faculty Practice)
Michael Saulle, DO View Full Profile

Michael Saulle, DO

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC
  • Medical Director of Sports Medicine - Westchester Division
Charley Scott, MD View Full Profile

Charley Scott, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC
Joanna Smeeton, PhD View Full Profile

Joanna Smeeton, PhD

  • H.K. Corning Assistant Professor Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine Research (in Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine) (in Genetics and Development)
Clark C. Smith, MD, MPH View Full Profile

Clark C. Smith, MD, MPH

  • John A. Downey Associate Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center
  • Director, Interventional Spine
  • Medical Director, Outpatient Operations
Joseph Patrick Solberg, DO View Full Profile

Joseph Patrick Solberg, DO

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC
Joel Stein, MD View Full Profile

Joel Stein, MD

  • Simon Baruch Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Chair, Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine
Nancy E. Strauss, MD View Full Profile

Nancy E. Strauss, MD

  • John A. Downey Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC
Isaac Syrop, MD View Full Profile

Isaac Syrop, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine
Christine Townsend, MD View Full Profile

Christine Townsend, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC
Christopher J. Visco, MD View Full Profile

Christopher J. Visco, MD

  • Ursula Corning Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Research (in Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine) at the Columbia University Medical Center
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship Director
  • Residency Program Director
  • Vice-Chair of Education, Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Rebekah Wallach, PT, DPT View Full Profile

Rebekah Wallach, PT, DPT

  • Instructor in Clinical Rehabilitiation and Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy)