Helen Hayes Hospital Staff

Staff Biographies

Physicians & Leadership

Our multi-disciplinary team of doctors, therapists, nurses, and other rehab professionals is renowned for their incredible expertise and boundless compassion. They are respected leaders in the rehabilitation field who are certified in a wide array of specialties. They are published authors, members of prestigious medical organizations, and trailblazers in research and outreach aimed at improving the lives of our patients.

We are a team dedicated to providing our patients with the highest level of care and consideration from admission, to discharge, and beyond. At Helen Hayes Hospital, our patients gain access not only to expert providers and services available only at a specialty physical rehabilitation hospital—they become a part of our extended hospital family.

Glenn Seliger, MD

Acting Chief Medical Officer, Director, Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Jacqueline Velez, PT, MPT

Inpatient Therapy Services

Anna Branquinho, OTR/L

Program Director, Cardiopulmonary, Stroke, & Brain Injury Rehabilitation Services

John Ficucello, PT, MPT

Program Director, Spinal Cord Injury, Skilled Nursing Facility, & Therapeutic Recreation Services

Jason P. Greenberg, MD

Stroke Rehabilitation Services

Mary Guarracini, MD

Director, Rehabilitation Medicine &
Subacute Rehabilitation Services

Sweety John, DNP, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner, Traumatic Brain Injury & Stroke Rehabilitation

Sonia Joseph, FNP

Nurse Practitioner,
Subacute Rehabilitation

Edward Hall, MD

Inpatient Attending Psychiatrist,
Behavioral Medicine Department

Victoria Lent, MD

Director, Spinal Cord Injury
Rehabilitation Services

Robert Lindsay, MD, PhD

Chief, Osteoporosis Center
Director, Clinical Research Center

Rekha Mathew, DNP, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Brain Injury & Stroke Rehabilitation

Philip J. Melchiorre, MD

Attending Physiatrist, Cardiopulmonary & Stroke Rehab

Noreen Nath, FNP-C, CRRN

Nurse Practitioner, Rehabilitation Medicine & Stroke Rehabilitation

Kathleen Nicpon, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner,
Transitional Care Unit

Nestor G. Santos, DDS

Dentist, Dental Medicine

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Edward Shuster, MD

Internal Medicine