Dr. Greenberg Joins Medical Staff of Rehabilitation Hospital

September 12, 2006

Helen Hayes Hospital has announced the appointment of Jason P. Greenberg, M.D. to its medical staff. Dr. Greenberg will serve as Director of Stroke Rehabilitation at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw.

Dr. Greenberg joins the hospital from Winston Salem, North Carolina where he served as Assistant Professor of Neurology at North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University in the Division of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases and the Program in Rehabilitation. In addition, he served on the Institutional Review Board at the University and as Assistant Medical Director of the hospital’s brain injury rehabilitation unit.

Dr. Greenberg brings a strong background in the field of neurology research. As co-investigator on a number of studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and private foundations and organizations, he is involved in the study of new treatment modalities and medications to enhance recovery from stroke. His work has been widely published in a number of professional journals and books and he has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Neurological Sciences, the Journal of Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair and Stroke.

A native of Indiana, Dr. Greenberg received his undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania and his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He served as an internal medicine resident at Brown University/Roger Williams College of Medicine and was co-chief resident of neurology at the Boston University Affiliated Hospitals program. Dr. Greenberg went on to clinical and research fellowships in Neurology and Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, as well as additional training in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health.

At Helen Hayes Hospital, Dr. Greenberg will direct stroke rehabilitation services and will also conduct a range of clinical research protocols on stroke. “I am very pleased to join the stroke rehabilitation team at Helen Hayes,” says Dr. Greenberg. “The resources for individuals with stroke at this hospital are tremendous and I look forward to using them and working closely with my colleagues from all disciplines to enable patients to maximize their recovery.”

John Pellicone, M.D., Medical Director states, “We are very happy to welcome Dr. Greenberg to Helen Hayes Hospital. He is a highly skilled neurologist with a tremendous amount of expertise in the care and rehabilitation of individuals with stroke. This expertise, paired with his work in stroke research, will benefit our patients and be a strong asset to the rehabilitation care provided at Helen Hayes Hospital.”

Each year, the physical rehabilitation hospital helps hundreds of individuals with stroke to make the fullest possible recovery. Intensive physical, occupational and speech therapy, along with medical and nursing care and an array of specialty services, is provided on a specially designated inpatient stroke rehabilitation unit.