Chief Medical Officer
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
Bruce M. Gans joined the Kessler Institute as Chief Medical Officer in 2003, bringing vast experience as a leading clinician, educator, research, administrator, and advocate. He now also serves as the National Medical Director for Rehabilitation of Select Medical, the parent company of Kessler. He holds an appointment as Professor of PM&R at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. His publications include articles, abstracts, and book chapters. He is an Editor of the standard medical textbook on physical medicine and rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice, now in its 5th edition, and holds a reputation as a thought leaders in his field.
He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Gans also earned Master of Science degrees at both the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Washington.
Dr. Gans is board certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He serves as Chair of the Board of the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association
Dr. Gans is active in a number of professional organizations. He is a past President of the Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is past president of both the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Association of Academic Physiatrists. He served for 12 years as a Board Director of the American Board of PM&R.
He is a member of numerous additional professional organizations, including the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, the American Medical Association, the New Jersey Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Medical Society of New Jersey and the Essex County Medical Society.
Dr. Gans has received several awards for his work, including the Outstanding Service Award from the Association of Academic Physiatrists, the Brent England Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation Administration from the American Hospital Association, the Rehabilitation Award from the Life Extension Foundation, and the INDE award from the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association. He was named the 34th Walter J. Zeiter Lecturer by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has been recognized as a leading physician in the book, Best Doctors in America. He has been interviewed on television and national public radio as an expert in this field. He has testified numerous times in Congress about the field of PM&R.
Thursday, February 15
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
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