Dr. Glen Gillen Appointed Director of OT Programs
Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA, has been named Director of the Programs in Occupational Therapy in the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. Dr. Gillen will also serve as a Vice Chair in the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, as well as an Assistant Dean at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Gillen joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 1990 and has been a faculty member in the Occupational Therapy program at Columbia since 1993. Most recently, he has served as full professor, Columbia University, and Associate Program Director for Occupational Therapy.
Dr. Gillen is an accomplished academician, having authored 30 original publications and more than 100 publications. He is the editor of Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, the definitive textbook on stroke rehabilitation for occupational therapists now in its fourth edition. He has received numerous awards and invited lectureships, including the keynote Eleanor Clarke Slagle lecture at the national meeting of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Dr. Gillen received his undergraduate degree in occupational therapy, as well as a master of public administration in health management, at New York University. He later obtained an EdD in health education at Teachers College, Columbia University.