Theodore Roosevelt Award for Outstanding Service
Perry Stein, MD
A graduate of Yeshiva University and UNE, Perry Stein, MD continued his medical education with a fifth pathway and internal medicine internship at Maimondes Medical Center. He completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at SUNY Health Science Center Brooklyn in 1990. He received his board certification from the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1991, and his board certification from the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine in 1992. He also received a Master of Business Association from Adelphi University in 2013.
Devoted to the rehabilitation of patients recovering from varied traumas and injuries, Dr. Stein established a successful Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation practice in Brooklyn. Dr. Stein joined the Mercy Hospital family in 2002 and now serves as the Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has helped thousands of patients resume their normal every day activities after suffering devastating traumas such as traumatic brain injuries, major surgery, etc. Under his leadership the Department of Rehabilitation at Mercy Hospital has received numerous accolades recognizing its excellent care. He personally was named a top Doctor by New York Magazine.
Dr. Stein has held numerous leadership positions on the medical staff of Mercy Hospital, including serving as chairman of both the Executive Committee and Credentials Committee. Dr. Stein has developed a number of interests in fields related to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, including Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, and Life Care Planning. After years of caring for patients with serious illnesses, he obtained board certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2012, and certification from the International Commission on Healthcare Certification in Life Care Planning in 2020. Most importantly, he is devoted to the training of future generations of physicians as he leads the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents at the start of their medical careers.
A true healer, he spends his personal time volunteering with the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services and has served as president for one of their programs. Dr. Stein is married to his wife Deirdre with whom he spends much of his free time nurturing their five children, two son-in-laws, and six grandchildren.