Robert Gotlin, DO
Dr. Robert Gotlin is the Director of Orthopaedic and Sports Rehabilitation in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Coordinator of the Musculoskeletal and Sports Rehabilitation Fellowship training program in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center. He is an assistant professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.
His medical degree is from the Southeastern University of the Health Sciences in Miami, Florida in 1987. After graduation, he entered medical internship at Brookdale Hospital Medical in Brooklyn, New York and residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York (1988 Ė 1991). In 1991, he served as chief resident for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
After residency, he joined Beth Israel Medical Center and spearheaded the development of the North Divisionís Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in particular, the orthopaedic, sports and spine section. Working closely with renowned physicians, he has coordinated the growth of what is now one of the most highly respected centers for musculoskeletal research, diagnoses and treatment. As a member of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery he continues to develop musculoskeletal and sports rehabilitation paradigms.
State-of-the-art therapy and research projects are continually investigated under Dr. Gotlinís guidance. Frequently, he appears in the media on radio, television and in print. He hostís The Dr. Rob SaysÖģ Sports Health and Fitness Show which airs live every Saturday from 7-8 AM on 1050 ESPN Radio. He is a Guest host for televisionís ABC Now, Healthy Living, a daily television program that features breaking medical news and practical health advice.
He has presented peer reviewed papers and abstracts at national and international meetings and is published in select journals. Community based lectures are frequently conducted in many areas of musculoskeletal and sports related topics. These include: sports medicine, pain, fitness, and aerobic conditioning.
He is board certified by both the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. As the program chairman for the New York State Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, he organized an ongoing lecture series for specialists in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
As a consultant to various health related establishments he has served on the medical team with W. Norman Scott, M.D., team physician for the New York Knickerbockers (NBA Basketball) and New York Liberty (WNBA Basketball) and is physiatric consultant to Michael Kelly, M.D., team physician for the New Jersey Nets (NBA Basketball) and to Stuart Hershon, M.D., team physician for the New York Yankees (MLB Baseball). He also is a Team Physician for U.S. Rugby.