The Rehab Program Audiocast

Our five-part series explores in more detail the key recommendations from the American Stroke Association guidelines for adult stroke rehabilitation and recovery. Hear directly from industry experts their guidance on how to better manage rehabilitation and recovery for stroke patients.


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Audiocast Description

This audiocast features Dr. Joel Stein, Simon Baruch Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Professor and Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is also Chief of PMNR at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Vice-Chair of the American Heart Association Stroke Rehabilitation Guidelines writing group.

In it he discusses the components of an effective rehab program. Sustained and coordinated efforts from an inter-disciplinary team are key to a patient’s success along with identifying the patient’s goals for recovery. The Rehab Program audiocast also provides an overview of the different types of  rehab settings including:

  • In patient facility
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Long term care
  • Long-term acute care
  • Home based or outpatient care facilities

Release Date: January 22, 2019

Audiocast Participant Bio

Dr. Joel Stein

Dr. Joel Stein, MD obtained his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, followed by a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He was on the staff of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, MA, where he served as Chief Medical Officer. In 2008 he was appointed to his current roles as the Simon Baruch Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Physiatrist-in-Chief at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Stein’s primary clinical and research interests are in the area of stroke and other aspects of neurological rehabilitation. He has been active in research on the use of robotic and other technologies to facilitate recovery after stroke. He has written more than 50 original scientific articles, and over 100 publications in total in the area of stroke and other neurological rehabilitation. Dr. Stein has authored/co-authored two books on stroke for the lay public and has served as editor of a comprehensive medical textbook on the subject entitled “Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation” published by Demos Medical Publishing, now in its second edition.