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Fellowship in Brain Injury Medicine

The brain injury medicine fellow will receive training that encompasses the continuum of care for brain injury across three sites within Northwell Health: Southside Hospital, Glen Cove Hospital and North Shore University Hospital.

The clinical experience comprises:

Acute inpatient rehabilitation

  • 25-bed newly renovated brain injury/neurorehabilitation unit

Acute care/trauma consultations 

  • Work collaboratively with acute care surgery/trauma and neurosurgery teams on rounds and conferences; observe operative procedures
  • Provide immediate brain injury care from the start of the injury and follow through hospital stay with direct management of cases

Outpatient Concussion Program

  • Experience a systemwide program that provides advanced concussion management and treatment in alignment with current evidence-based guidelines, targeting both athletic and non-athletic populations. Under the direction of physicians, medical care and rehabilitation services are provided to the community with early access for enhanced return to performance and quality of life
  • Be a part of the ongoing development and administrative aspects of the program, including education and community outreach in schools as well as coordinating the annual brain injury conference

Vestibular rehabilitation

  • Work side by side with expert vestibular therapists to understand balance physiology
  • Be part of a program that houses the Bertec Balance Advantage™ system—the only one in New York City and Long Island

Outpatient brain injury rehabilitation

  • Wide spectrum of brain injury management
  • Spasticity management with chemodenervation and intrathecal baclofen


  • Fulfill training using CITI to be involved in IRB process and protocol development
  • Implement research project at start of year with dedicated time to research provided by research mentor with resultant publication expected at completion


  • Multidisciplinary specialties, either in system or outside of Northwell Health:
    • Chemodenervation
    • Neuro-ophthalmology
    • Neuro-optometry
    • Neurosurgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Pediatric Trauma
    • Polytrauma & Combat related injuries/Veteran Association 
    • Psychiatry
    • Research
    • Sports Medicine/Concussion

The program is taught by dedicated faculty including four BIM Board Certified PMR Physicians. In addition, Neurology, Neuroradiology, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology and Acute Care Surgery/Trauma will also be part of direct teaching.

Application process

Our program participates and accepts applications via ERAS

If you would like more information, please contact:

Veronica Davydov
Residency and Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
1554 Northern Boulevard, 4th Floor
Manhasset, NY  11030
Phone: (516) 321-6408
Fax: (516) 321-6420


  • 2019 PGY-5 Salary $79,000
  • Choice of medical, dental, vision, supplemental short-term disability, long-term disability, supplemental life insurance/accidental death and dismemberment, and flexible spending accounts
  • Book allowance
  • AAP Conference Expenses 

Our faculty

Program director

Rosanna Sabini, DO

Medical Director - Concussion Program

Program Director - Brain Injury Med Fellowship Program, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Southside Hospital

Specialties: Physical / Rehab Medicine, Brain Injury Medicine