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Program Leadership & Faculty

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Rebecca Fishman, DO

PM&R Residency Program Director

Dr. Fishman received her D.O. degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999. She completed a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Traditional rotating Internship at Long Beach Medical Center. Dr. Fishman received her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York where she serves as Chief Resident. She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine.

Dr. Fishman has a private PM&R and OMM practice in Syosset and Rockville Centre, NY. Dr. Fishman founded the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program at Long Beach Medical Center in 2005 and served as the program director until 2014 when Long Beach Medical Center closed secondary to damages sustained in Hurricane Sandy. The PM&R residency program moved to Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Center where Dr. Fishman continues to serve as the Program Director as well as the Director of Medical Education. Given her history as a professional singer and dancer, Dr. Fishman maintains her special clinical interest in dance and performing arts medicine.

Dr. Fishman dedicates her time as an AOCPMR representative on the American Osteopathic Association’s Program and Trainee Review Council. She is currently the Vice President of the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and serves as an Oral Board Examiner for the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

In her free time, Dr. Fishman enjoys spending time with her family and eight pets. (Nine if you include her fish, Mystic!!)

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 Perry Stein, MD, MBA

 Director of Mercy Medical Center Department of PM&R

Dr. Stein received his M.D. degree from State University of New York in 1986. He completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York in 1990, and obtained board certification by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1991. He went on to complete a fellowship in Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine at The Neurology Group and obtained board certification in Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine in 1992.

Dr. Stein established a successful Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation practice in Brooklyn, New York, and was named a top Doctor by New York magazine. Dr. Stein accepted the position of Director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre, New York in 2002, where he continues to serve.

Dr. Stein has held many leadership positions on the medical staff of Mercy Medical Center, and also received his MBA from Adelphi University in 2013.

After years of caring for patients with serious illnesses, Dr. Stein developed a passion for Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and obtained board certification in this field in 2012.

Additional CHSLI Faculty

Dr. Thomas Jan, DO - Pain Management, Addiction Medicine
Dr. Juan Ledon, MD - Pain management, EMG & Ultrasound
Dr. Michael Nicolosi, DO - Pain Management, Interventional Spine
Dr. Steven Pinsky, MD - Pain Management, Interventional Spine
Dr. Neil Kirschen, MD - Pain Management, Interventional Spine
Dr. Poonam Dulai, MD - Neurology/EMG
Dr. Paulinder Rai, DO - Prosthetics & Orthotics, Spasticity Management
Dr. Keith Chu Cheong, MD and Dr. Sarita Duchatelier, MD - Pediatric Neurology
Dr. Jennifer Gray, DO - MDA Clinic
Dr. Salvatore Corso, MD- Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. John A Grant, MD - Pediatric Neurosurgery

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, White Plains, NY

Dr. Justin Hill, MD and Dr. Erika Trovato, DO - TBI
Dr. Jennie Valles, MD and Dr. Sudhir Vaidya, MD - SCI
Dr. Richard Novitch, MD and Dr. Norma Balcetis, MD - CardioPulmonary

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Sports Medicine, Old Westbury, NY

Dr. Hallie Zwibel, DO - Sports Medicine, OMT
Dr. Matthew Heller, DO - Sports Medicine, OMT
Dr. Matthew Hayes, DO - Sports Medicine, OMT

St. Mary’s Hospital, Bayside Queens, NY

Dr. Hilary Berlin, MD (Pediatrics)

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