Physicians & Leadership

Pioneering Rehabilitation

Karen M. Pechman, M.D.

Medical Director, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Medical Director, Orthotic & Prosthetic Services, Electromyography & Electrodiagnostic Services, and Amputee & Orthopedic Service; Director (DIO) of Graduate Medical Education

Specialty Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Diplomate, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Member, Association of Academic Physiatrists
Fellow, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Fellow, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Member, Medical Society of the State of New York
Member,  New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Karen M. Pechman, M.D., is the Medical Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. She is the Medical Director of Burke's Amputee and Orthopedic Rehabilitation Programs. She is a board certified physiatrist, specializing in all aspects of rehabilitation medicine. She also serves as the Medical Director of Electromyography and Electrodiagnostic Services and the Medical Director of Orthotic and Prosthetic Services at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital as well as the Designated Institutional Officer (DIO)/Director of Graduate Medical Education at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. She is a nationally-recognized authority and is cited as an expert in physical medicine and rehabilitation. 

Dr. Pechman also holds an academic appointment a clinical assistant professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Electromyography and Electrodiagnosis, as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She has been honored as a Most Distinguished Doctor in both Westchester and the NYC Metro Area. 

Education:

  • B.A., M.D., Boston University 6-Year Bio-Medical Program, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1980

Postgraduate Training:

  • Research Fellow, National Institutes of Health Research Training Grant, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, 1980-1982
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, St. Luke’s Hospital Center, New York, New York, 1982-1983
  • Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals, Bronx, New York, 1983-1986
  • Chief Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals, Bronx, New York, 1985-1986