The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, P.A.

A comprehensive Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation Facility

About Us

Paul Jendrek, MD

Dr. Jendrek Dr. Paul Jendrek completed his residency program at Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University Medical Center where he received a broad training in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. During that time, he served as the Chief Resident at three of the programs' hospitals. He acquired special training in the treatment of severely disabled individuals who required the use of multiple assistive devices and specialized wheelchairs. With a background in mechanical engineering, he also had a special interest in the design and use of prosthetic and orthotic devices. Following his training at Rusk, he was able to use these skills in an outpatient setting at the International Center for the Disabled in New York City. There he advanced to the position of Medical Director, gaining experience in the administrative aspects of rehabilitation. At the Center, he also had an opportunity to teach residents from such institutions as New York Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.

Dr Jendrek has always had an affinity for the elderly and since 2003 he has applied himself in the treatment of geriatric patients in a Subacute Rehabilitation setting. He is frequently complimented for his personable bedside manner and compassionate care. His motto that "Rehabilitation is for Life" has guided him in treating individuals with disabilities throughout life's continuum.

Educational Background

  • 9/80 – 5/84: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – NJMS, Newark, NJ, M.D.
  • 9/78 – 5/80: Rutgers – Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Newark, NJ, B.A. Zoology
  • 9/74 – 5/78: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Professional Experience

  • 7/87 – 6/88: Chief Resident
    • Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
    • Bellevue Hospital Center and Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Residency
    • New York University Medical Center
    • Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
    • Consultation services at Bellevue Hospital and Veterans Affairs
    • Medical Center
    • Howard Rusk Respiratory Rehabilitation Center at Goldwater
    • Memorial Hospital
  • 7/84 – 6/85: Internship, Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, NJ, Flexible program


  • 1989: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • 1986: National Board of Medical Examiner


  • 1974: Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society, 1974, Clinical Appointments: ICD – International Center for the Disabled
  • 7/1/88-7/1/99: Physiatrist
    • Prosthetic and Orthotic Clinic
    • Industrial Rehabilitation Program
    • Computer assisted case management
    • Diagnostic coding
  • 7/1/99-5/2/03: Medical Director, Medical supervision of Article 28 Outpatient Diagnostic and Treatment Center including Physiatry, Psychiatry, Pediatric and Adult Speech and Hearing Services, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Addiction Recovery Program, Primary Care Clinic, Cognitive Rehabilitation Program. Other Activities:
    • Physiatric evaluation, program prescription and management
    • Resident training
    • Disability and Functional Capacity Evaluations
    • Post-polio patient evaluation
    • Independent Medical Evaluations
    • CARF certified Work Hardening Program
    • Utilization peer review committee
    • Case management committee
    • Guarantor’s procedures committee
    • Professional advisory committe
  • 9/7/93-8/31/97: Bellevue Hospital Center. Clinical Assistant in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Outpatient Clinics
  • 4/94-5/94: Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, New York, Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit coverage
  • 7/95-3/96: Brookhaven Nursing and Healthcare Facility. Physiatry Consultation to Subacute Rehabilitation Team

Academic Appointments

  • 9/92 – 8/03, Clinical Instructor in Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University
  • 8/4/95-6/30/98, Clinical Instructor of Rehabilitation Medicine in Surgery, Cornell University Medical College/New York Hospital
  • 7/92 – 8/96, Instructor in Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University


  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


  • “Clinical Checkout of Lower Extremity Orthotics”, New York University Post-Graduate Medical School, 1989, 1990, 1991
  • “Industrial Rehabilitation” Lecture at International Center for the Disabled, 1993
  • “Current Trends in Prosthetics and Orthotics” Lectures at International Center for the Disabled, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
  • “Cost-Effective Rehabilitation of the Injured Worker” Lectures at International Center for the Disabled, 1993, 1994
  • “Work Hardening Program at ICD” Presentation to the Employee Health Department of Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 5/23/96
  • “Special Equipment for Independence” Lecture at International Center for the Disabled, 12/7/99
  • “A Fulfilling Life Through Effective Rehabilitation” Lecture at International Center for the Disabled, 4/18/00
  • “Goal Setting in Rehabilitation Medicine” Grand Rounds, Metropolitan Hospital Center, Department of PM&R, 8/17/01
  • “Goal Setting in Rehabilitation Medicine” Didactic lecture to residents in PM&R, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Department of PM&R, 2/4/02
  • “What is a Physiatrist?” Lecture at Stein Senior Center, 11/20/02


  • “Bracing for Post-Polio Syndrome” “New York Connection” Newsletter of Post-Polio Support Group, 4/9
  • “Rehabilitation Medicine in Crossfire” N.Y. Able Newspaper, 3/03
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