Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine

Rusk Rehabilitation is the world's first and among the largest university-affiliated academic centers devoted entirely to inpatient/outpatient care, research, and training in rehabilitation medicine for both adults and pediatric patients. The system is part of the NYU Langone Medical Center and operated under the auspices of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of the New York University School of Medicine. The Rusk Institute is named in honor of its founder, Howard A. Rusk.

Rusk Rehabilitation
NYU Langone Health System
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Location550 First Avenue,
New York, NY, United States
Coordinates40°44′35″N 73°58′23″W / 40.742969°N 73.973168°W / 40.742969; -73.973168Coordinates: 40°44′35″N 73°58′23″W / 40.742969°N 73.973168°W / 40.742969; -73.973168
Care systemPrivate
FundingNon-profit hospital
Affiliated universityNYU School of Medicine
NetworkNYU Langone Health System
SpecialityRehabilitation medicine
Opened1948 (1948)
ListsHospitals in the United States

The Rusk Institute has been voted the best rehabilitation hospital in New York and among the top ten in the country since 1989, when U.S. News & World Report introduced its annual "Best Hospitals" rankings.

As of 2008 Steven Flanagan is the Chairman of Rehabilitation Medicine and Medical Director of The Rusk Institute.[1]


Dr. Howard A. Rusk founded the Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine in 1948. His experience treating wounded soldiers during World War II led him to develop the Institute around the philosophy that the patients are to be cared for as an entire person, not only the physical disability or illness. In 1984, the Institute was renamed so in his honor.[2]


Rusk is based out of its wing of the NYU Langone Main Campus, but additionally provides rehabilitation services at three other main locations and nearly a dozen other satellite locations:[3]

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  1. ^ The Rusk Institute: Steven Flanagan, MD
  2. ^ History
  3. ^ "Rusk Rehabilitation". NYU Hospitals Center. Retrieved April 15, 2017.

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