After a comprehensive national search, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital has named Dr. Mooyeon Oh-Park its new senior vice president and chief medical officer.
In her new role, Dr. Oh-Park will oversee all of the clinical activities for the hospital as well as play a key role in strategic planning and alignment within the continuum of care provided by the Montefiore Health System.
“I am excited to serve as the chief medical officer at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. The hospital has a longstanding national reputation for excellence in the field of rehabilitation medicine,” Dr. Oh-Park said. “I look forward to working with clinicians, researchers and the leadership team to provide the high quality, effective and compassionate care to each patient and lead the field by research and education.”
Dr. Oh-Park comes to Burke from the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and the Kessler Foundation where she was the director of geriatric rehabilitation and the research scientist. She was also the vice chair of education at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. In her previous roles, Dr. Oh-Park was responsible for the development of high-quality care models for inpatient and outpatient settings as well as system integration of clinical practice, research and education.
Dr. Oh-Park is known internationally as a researcher in the field of aging and mobility. She is the recipient of 14 teaching awards and serves in leadership roles on various professional associations and editorial boards including the American Journal of PM&R.
“One of my first priorities as President and CEO of Burke was to identify a Chief Medical Officer to act as my partner in advancing Burke from a clinical perspective and as the centerpiece for rehabilitation within the Montefiore Health System and the community at large,” Burke President and CEO Jeffrey Menkes said. “We look forward to welcoming Dr. Oh-Park to the Burke team. Her clinical and administrative expertise will help keep Burke at the forefront of rehabilitative care in the Hudson Valley and beyond.”
Dr. Oh-Park received her medical degree from Seoul National University College of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea. She also holds a Master of Science in Clinical Research from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. She is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, electrodiagnosis/neuromuscular medicine, sports medicine and American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARMDS).