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Rehab Director

New York, New York, United States
January 28, 2018

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Eric Silberman, PT, MPA

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NYU Langone Health Augustana Center Brooklyn, NY

Director of Rehabilitation 2003 – Present

Supervise multidisciplinary department, inclusive of 40+ physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, art therapists, therapeutic recreation professionals and multiple consultants

Manage hiring and staff development, including education, mentorship, coordination of student internships (2003-2012), yearly performance evaluations, promotions and disciplinary notices; handle department annual budgeting and purchasing

Develop programs to attract new patients; ensure access to latest research and technology; foster relationships with new referral sources, including hospitals, physicians and advocacy organizations;

Execute strategic planning to address community needs, opportunities and market competitiveness

Perform admission screenings and external marketing

Participate in corporate compliance program and audit multiple services, including nursing, psychology, audiology, prosthetics/orthotics and physiatry; audit MDS assessments and PPS billing

Possess extensive knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid/Managed Care, ensuring reimbursement is maximized and risk for audits are minimized; deemed compliant across multiple auditors for all payers

Implement quality improvement (QI) initiatives across multiple services, including documentation, reimbursement, patient satisfaction and Department of Health survey preparation; developed performance scorecard, utilized by organizational leadership and marketing department, to track quality, outcomes, volume, reimbursement and productivity

Lead several work groups for program implementation and program improvement projects

Director of Therapeutic Recreation (Concurrent ) 2012 – Present

Created innovative programming, including art therapy, pet therapy, music and memory and technology programming; transformed programming to meet the needs of short-term patients; demonstrate measurable outcomes on programs’ positive impact on patient anxiety, depression and cognition

Developed weekly stroke support group using art therapy; won National Stroke Association’s 2016 RAISE AWARD (Most Creative); patients have won several awards in Leading Age art competition

Staff Physical Therapist 1998 – 2003

Evaluated and treated varied caseload, including orthopedic, neurological and cardiac patients

Supervised physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, students and volunteers to ensure effectiveness and quality care; fostered learning environment

Involved significantly in daily operations of department, including staffing and scheduling

Methodist Hospital Brooklyn, NY

Staff Physical Therapist 1997 – 1998

Evaluated and treated varied caseload of patients in diverse settings, including acute care, acute rehab and outpatient, with productivity surpassing peers


Implement telehealth program for orthopedic patients (2016 – Present)

Lead work group that developed pathways, work flows and education as part of Bundle Payment for Care Improvement initiative; monitor and demonstrate superior outcomes using Medicare data (2015 – Present)

Implemented in-patient cardiac rehab program; provide on-going monitoring of outcomes (2015 – Present)

Applied for and administer multiple grants ($200K+) (2003 – Present)

Developed partnerships and preferred provider status with leading NYC health care systems, including Hospital for Special Surgery, New York Presbyterian, Hospital for Joint Diseases, RUSK and NYU Tisch


CUNY BARUCH – Master of Public Administration – Concentration in Health Policy (2005)

SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn – Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy (1997)

SUNY ALBANY – Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (1993)

Board Certified Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy (2004 – 2014)

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