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Pioneering Rehabilitation

Karen M. Pechman, M.D.

Medical Director, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Specialty Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Diplomate, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Active Member by Examination, American Association of Electromyography and
Electrodiagnosis
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
Fellow, American Association of Electromyography
Electrodiagnosis Fellow, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Reviewer, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine/American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Karen Pechman, M.D., director of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s Amputee and Orthopedic Rehabilitation Programs, is a board certified physiatrist, specializing in all aspects of rehabilitation medicine. She is a nationally-recognized authority on traumatic injury rehabilitation and is often called upon to give her expert opinion in all matters of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Dr. Pechman also holds an academic appointment as assistant professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. She also serves as a reviewer for the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and an active member of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine/American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Education:

  • B.A., Boston University Bio-Medical Program, Boston, Massachusetts, 1976
  • M.D., 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, 1982-1983
  • Internship, St. Luke’s Hospital Center, New York, New York, 1983
  • Residency, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals, Bronx, New York, 1986
  • Chief Residency, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals, Bronx, New York 1986