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Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine

The Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine 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 Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
NYU Langone Health System
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Location 550 First Avenue,
New York, NY, United States
Coordinates 40°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 system Private
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type Specialist
Affiliated university NYU School of Medicine
Network NYU Langone Health System
Beds 174
Speciality Rehabilitation medicine
Founded 1948 (1948)
Lists Hospitals 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.

Steven Flanagan is the current 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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