Dr. Pomerantz Joins Medical Staff of Rehabilitation Hospital

December 13, 2006

Helen Hayes Hospital has announced the appointment of Ferne R. Pomerantz, M.D. to its medical staff. Dr. Pomerantz will serve as Director of Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw.

Dr. Pomerantz joins the hospital from Westchester Medical Center where she served as Medical Director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Prior to that, she served in a range of rehabilitation capacities at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, The Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Elmhurst General Hospital Center.

Dr. Pomerantz brings a very strong background in the field of rehabilitation medicine, specifically in the area of spinal cord injury. She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In addition, she is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation at New York Medical College in Valhalla. She has lectured extensively to rehabilitation residents at Mt. Sinai and Long Island Jewish and presented talks at various department’s lecture series at New York Medical College, as well as doing community outreach talks for the local community.

Dr. Pomerantz received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and her medical degree from the M.D. Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv. She completed an internship in internal medicine at North Shore University Hospital and a residency at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine in New York City where she also served as chief resident.

At Helen Hayes Hospital, Dr. Pomerantz will direct spinal cord injury rehabilitation services. Working closely with a interdisciplinary treatment team, she will manage the care of all inpatients on the spinal cord injury unit. In addition, she will be providing outpatient medical care to this patient population.

John Pellicone, M.D., Medical Director states, “We are extremely happy to welcome Dr. Pomerantz to Helen Hayes Hospital. She brings a wealth of expertise in the management of spinal cord injury, which is one of the most devastating injuries an individual can sustain. Utilizing the latest technology and equipment available here at HHH, she will be able to help our patients make the fullest possible recovery.”

Each year, the physical rehabilitation hospital helps hundreds of individuals who have sustained both traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries to make the fullest possible recovery. Intensive physical and occupational therapy, along with medical and rehabilitation nursing care and an array of specialty services, is provided on a specially designated inpatient spinal cord injury rehabilitation unit.

Dr. Pomerantz resides in Scarsdale, New York with her husband, son and daughter.