Dual Honors for Dr. Joel Stein
In the decade since joining NewYork-Presbyterian and its affiliated medical colleges — Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine — as Physiatrist-in-Chief and Chairman of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, Joel Stein, MD, has not only developed renowned programs with more than 30 physician faculty members in adult and pediatric specialties across six Hospital campuses, he also has maintained an active clinical practice and a corresponding dedication to clinical research.
In recognition of his distinguished career and achievements in physical medicine, rehabilitation, and neurological recovery, Dr. Stein was presented with two prestigious awards in fall 2017.
C. Miller Fisher, MD Neuroscience Visionary Award
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
In October 2017, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association presented Dr. Joel Stein with the C. Miller Fisher, MD Neuroscience Visionary Award for his commitment to clinical research and the application of robotics and other technologies to facilitate recovery of motor function after stroke. In 2016, Dr. Stein served as Vice Chair of the AHA/ASA Guidelines Panel for Adult Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery, and along with other members of the panel presented the new stroke guidelines at a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C. These guidelines are the first evidence-based guidelines that focus on rehabilitation and recovery of stroke survivors.
Dr. Stein has authored more than 50 original scientific articles and over 100 publications on stroke and neurological rehabilitation, written and co-authored books on stroke for the lay public, and has served as editor of a comprehensive medical textbook on the subject entitled Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation. Dr. Stein accepted the award at the Northeast Cerebrovascular Consortium 12th Annual Summit, where he also gave the keynote address on the future of stroke rehabilitation.
Distinguished Clinician Award
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Each year, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation honors pioneering physiatrists, clinicians, researchers, and public servants who have made significant contributions to both the specialty and to people with disabilities. In 2017, the AAPM&R Annual Assembly recognized Dr. Joel Stein with its Distinguished Clinician Award. An academy member for more than 25 years, Dr. Stein has served as Chair of the CNS Council and a member of the Vertical Training Task Force for Stroke. In the announcement of his award, Dr. Stein was described by his colleagues “as the embodiment of the consummate clinician, thoughtful leader, wise scholar, and brilliant teacher.”