Chair, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

MedStar Health Profile:

As the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, DC region, MedStar’s 10 hospitals, the MedStar Health Research Institute, MedStar Medical Group, and its many other programs and services are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. MedStar National Rehabilitation Network has over 50 locations in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware and provides inpatient rehabilitation services at its flagship hospital in Washington, DC as well as at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, MD.


Chair, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MNRN) seeks an experienced physiatrist to chair the department of PM&R at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital (MGSH) in Baltimore, Maryland. The candidate must have at least 5 years of clinical experience and 3 years of leadership experience. The candidate must be innovative and forward thinking as we are embarking on a multi-million dollar renovation of this 69-bed rehabilitation unit, the largest in the city, and plan to expand rehabilitation services throughout Baltimore to create the premier rehabilitation program in Maryland. The inpatient unit currently has 3 programs, stroke, spinal cord injury, and orthopedics/medical rehabilitation.

Clinical responsibilities are based at MGSH and include inpatient rehabilitation on the CARF accredited rehabilitation unit, inpatient call, and two half-days per week in the outpatient clinic.

The position has a dual reporting structure to the Vice President of Medical Affairs (VPMA) at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and the VPMA at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. The Chair will work closely with the leadership in research at MNRN to further enhance the research opportunities at both hospitals. The candidate will partner with the VPMA of MNRN in growing PM&R services throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area and to ensure consistency of programming, outcomes, and development of rehabilitation strategic planning throughout the MNRN network.

The candidate will be eligible for a faculty appointment commensurate with his/her experience in the Department Rehabilitation Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center, the academic partner of MedStar Health.

Job Requirements:

  • Medical degree - MD, DO or equivalent
  • Completion of an accredited residency program
  • Licensed for the practice of medicine in Maryland
  • Board certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae to:

Michael R. Yochelson, MD, MBA

Vice President of Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer
(202) 877-1504 [P]
(202) 829-3487 [F]


About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

At MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MNRN), we've been treating adults and children with disabling illness or injury for more than 30 years. We're the post-acute care experts helping our patients regain independence, return to their community, and their lives. We offer the very best in rehabilitative services, including:

  • Award-winning inpatient care, with 137 licensed beds at our flagship hospital in Northwest Washington, DC.
  • Unique day treatment programs.
  • Outpatient services at numerous sites throughout Washington, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Delaware.
  • Home care through MedStar Health Visiting Nurse Association.

MNRH Highlights 

  • Accredited by The Joint Commission and CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
  • CARF Accredited Specialty Programs in: Amputation, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, and Stroke.
  • An interdisciplinary team approach to care that puts the patient first.
  • Advanced rehabilitation technology, such as the ZeroG gait training tool and AlterG anti-gravity treadmill.
  • International leader in rehabilitation research.
  • Respected center for the education of rehabilitation professionals.

About MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, with its rich history of providing health care and services to the communities of northeast Baltimore, was founded in 1968 through a gift from local merchant and philanthropist Thomas J. O'Neill.  The hospital is a 246-bed adult care community teaching hospital with 165 acute care beds and 69 rehab beds. Comprehensive services includes  intensive and cardiac care units, an expanding number of innovative medical and surgical capabilities, and primary care physicians and specialists who are rated tops in their fields. As a MedStar Health hospital, MedStar Good Samaritan joins with the other hospitals in the MedStar family to advance health through medical education, research, subsidized health services, charity care as well as a host of community health programs.