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Assistant Medical Director of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Named to NYC Honorary Police Surgeon Corps

Released April 1, 2015

“Assistant Medical Director of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Named to NYC Honorary Police Surgeon Corps”

WHITE PLAINS, NY – April 1, 2015 — Barry D. Jordan, M.D., M.P.H., the assistant medical director at Burke Rehabilitation Center has been appointed to the Honorary Police Surgeon Corps with the New York City Police Department.

Dr. Jordan was sworn in by Police Commissioner William J. Bratton at a ceremony held at Police Headquarters in Manhattan on Friday, March 20. He was one of 40 physicians inducted into the program that day. Historically, the first honorary surgeon was appointed by the Police Department in 1917 and the strong tradition continues today, with a total of 403 physicians in the program.

“We are proud that Dr. Barry Jordan was appointed to the Honorary Police Surgeon Corps—and congratulate him on this achievement,” said Mary Beth Walsh, CEO and Executive Medical Director of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. “Dr. Jordan represents the very best of Burke and, every day, demonstrates his commitment to helping patients make the fullest possible recovery.” 

In addition to his position as assistant medical director, Dr. Jordan is also director of the Memory Evaluation Treatment Service and the former director of Burke’s Brain Injury Program. He is a board certified neurologist with specialized interests in sports neurology, Alzheimer's disease, and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Jordan is currently the Chief Medical Officer of the New York State Athletic Commission and a team physician for U.S.A. Boxing. He is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Jordan received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his Masters of Public Health at Columbia University.

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital. Founded in 1915, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to rehabilitation medicine. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery. The hospital is part of Burke Rehabilitation Center, which also includes Burke Medical Research Institute. Burke’s world-renowned doctors and therapists provide state-of-the-art treatment while its research scientists explore the frontiers of neurological and rehabilitation medicine. All share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury regardless of their ability to pay. For additional information on Burke Rehabilitation Center, please visit