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Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Our department educates residents in transitions of care for patients from the acute inpatient rehabilitation setting to subacute and outpatient rehabilitation settings and produces practitioners who exhibit the highest level of clinical and medical competence.

Empowering Rehabilitation and Recovery

We are the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for both Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. In addition, we have an ACGME-accredited residency and two ACGME-accredited fellowships in brain injury medicine and pain medicine. 

Sara Cuccurullo, M.D.

The JFK Johnson Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency Program has consistently received Five Stars—the highest rating—for its Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Training program from Doximity, the leading network for U.S. Physicians.

Sara Cuccurullo, MD

Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Basic and Clinical Research

An original research project is required during residency training. JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute is currently conducting research studies in the areas of head injuries, stroke recovery, spasticity, Parkinson’s disease and neuropsychology, to name only a few. Each resident, after identifying a research area, is encouraged to present at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) or the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) national meeting prior to graduation. Residents also have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research projects and the Rehab Medicine Scientist Training Program funded by NIH and the AAP.

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Contact Us

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901