Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

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Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

New Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Created by NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine

You better contact them and DEMAND that the goal for all stroke survivors is 100% recovery. NOTHING LESS!! 
Newswise — NEW YORK (April 13, 2017) – NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine have elevated the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine to full departmental status in order to enhance rehabilitation medicine research, education and patient care. Dr. Joel Stein has been appointed chairman of the new department.
“By establishing this department, NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine are showing their commitment to improving care for rehab medicine patients,” said Dr. Stein, who is professor of rehabilitation medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and also the Simon Baruch Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Columbia University Medical Center. “I look forward to leading this effort and the department’s world-class team of scientists and physicians, as we seek new avenues for innovative research and clinical care.”
Formerly the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, the new Department of Rehabilitation Medicine was established to further advance NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine’s programs in rehabilitation medicine. It engages in state-of-the-art research and clinical care, in subspecialties including interventional spine care, sports medicine, regenerative medicine, women’s health rehabilitation, and stroke rehabilitation and recovery. Dr. Michael O’Dell, a professor of clinical rehabilitation medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, oversees patient care and research as vice chairman.
The department is unique in that it works closely with Columbia University Medical Center’s Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, which Dr. Stein also leads. The two institutions share a residency program and frequently collaborate on research projects. The department’s physicians practice at five locations across New York City, including NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, the Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center, the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care, Weill Cornell Medicine’s physicians practice at 156 William Street and NewYork-Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist.
In addition to his new role at Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Stein remains physiatrist-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He is widely regarded as one of the area’s leading physiatrists, with more than two decades of experience in rehabilitation medicine.
“Dr. Stein has spearheaded a significant expansion of our rehab medicine program since his arrival in 2008. Since then, we have tripled the number of full-time faculty and developed pioneering research and top education programs,” said Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine. “As chair of this new department, I know Dr. Stein will continue to advance the vital work we’re doing in rehab medicine, enhancing our position as leaders in the field.”
 “Dr. Stein has already led our institutions to national prominence in rehab medicine, delivering highly innovative, world-class care to patients recovering from a wide variety of conditions,” said Dr. Steven J. Corwin, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian.
Dr. Stein joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 2008, with faculty appointments at both Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. Under his leadership, NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center have expanded its rehabilitation services to new locations and has been consistently recognized as one of the best rehabilitation programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report. His research and clinical work focus on rehabilitation after stroke and other neurological disorders, with an emphasis on using technology to help restore motor function. He has authored or coauthored two books on stroke recovery and rehabilitation for stroke survivors and their families, and edited a medical textbook, "Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation."
Dr. Stein is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as internal medicine. After receiving his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he completed a residency in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, followed by a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at NewYork-Presbyterian. He previously was a member of the medical staff at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston for 16 years, where he served as chief medical officer and was medical director of the stroke rehabilitation program. He was also a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty while at Spaulding.

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