Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency Program

Good Samaritan University Hospital works in affiliation with Mercy Hospital to offer the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency Program. Our program enables one-on-one clinical and professional mentorship throughout the continuum of residency training.

Comprehensive Inpatient and Outpatient Training

Mercy Hospital offers a breadth of exposure to PM&R through inpatient and outpatient experiences. Inpatient training will give you experience in treating stroke, spinal cord injury, disabling arthritis, neurological disorders, and major orthopedic surgeries and neurosurgeries. You also receive outpatient training in many subspecialties, including:

  • Electrodiagnostic medicine
  • General physiatry
  • Interventional pain management
  • Neurology
  • Osteopathic manipulative medicine
  • Pain medicine
  • Pediatric neurology
  • Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Prosthetics and orthotics
  • Sports medicine
  • Wound Care
  • Orthopedics


The PM&R Residency Program at Good Samarian University Hospital is accredited by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Program Leadership


Thomas Jan

Thomas F. Jan, DO, FAOCPMR
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Program Director/Director of Medical Education

Wendy Parwana, MBA
Manager, Graduate Medical Education & Residency Coordinator

Contact the Department of Medical Education for additional information on the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program.

Wendy Parwana

Mercy Hospital
Department of Graduate Medical Education
1000 N Village Ave
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Program Features

Good Samaritan University Hospital offers our residents a competitive salary and benefits package. 


July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024

  • PGY 1 $66,700
  • PGY 2 $69,850
  • PGY 3 $72,350
  • PGY 4 $75,500
  • PGY 5 $78,200
  • PGY 6 $78,400

*Includes $1,000 for required rotational travel expenses


  • Housing stipend; $3,000
  • CME annual: $1000
  • CME in final year of training $2,000 (total)
  • Meals: annual meal stipend $2,400. No free meals provided.
  • Cell phone stipend: $500
  • Education stipend: $500
  • Chief resident stipend (will identify senior chief for programs once selected) additional stipend $3,000

In addition, PM&R Residency Program residents also receive:

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) membership

  • Three days each year to attend a National Conference of your choosing

  • 20 vacation days

Upon completion of your residency, you will have 36 months of comprehensive training in:

  • Outpatient
  • Inpatient
  • Consults
  • Pediatrics
  • Electives—2 months

Inpatient Rotations

  • General Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury at Burke Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury at Burke Rehabilitation

Outpatient Rotations

  • OMT/General PM&R/Prosthetics and Orthotics, MDA Clinic
  • Pain Management/Interventional Spine/General PM&R Clinic
  • MSK/Sports Medicine
  • Adult Neurology/Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Additional Rotations

  • Consults
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Electives, 2 months

Affiliated Sites

Inpatient and teaching facilities:

  • Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, White Plains, NY
  • New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Center for Sports Medicine

Outpatient practices and facilities:

  • Center for Pediatric Specialty Care at Good Samaritan
  • Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation, Massapequa, NY
  • Muscular Dystrophy Care Center at St. Charles Hospital
  • Neurology Office of Dr. Poonam Dulai, MD, Rockville Centre, NY
  • Orthopedic Surgery with Dr. Salvatore Corso, MD, Westbury, NY
  • Pain Management Center of Long Island, Rockville Centre, NY
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery with Dr. John Grant, MD, Rockville Centre, NY
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Long Island, Bridgewaters, NY
  • iMSK & Spine Group, Freeport and Hicksville, NY

The PM&R Residency Program places a large emphasis on academics, which includes weekly protected time (Fridays from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.), monthly activities, and various conferences and workshops.  

  • Cadaver workshops
  • Didactic lectures
  • Electrodiagnostic lectures
  • Grand rounds
  • Guest lectures
  • Journal club
  • Lectures on physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy
  • Online lecture series
  • Procedural workshops
  • Radiology rounds
  • Regional and national conferences throughout each year
  • Workshops on comprehensive EMG, musculoskeletal ultrasound, functional biomechanics and osteopathic manipulative medicine
  • Spasticity management with botulinum toxin
  • Board Review

Residents receive training on research and are responsible for completing research projects throughout their residency

Fourth-year and select third-year medical students are eligible for one-month elective rotations in PM&R. These rotations expose medical students to general inpatient, consult and outpatient clinics. Students have the opportunity to work closely with both residents and attending physicians. For more information or to schedule a rotation, contact the Residency Program Coordinator at 516-705-3954 or

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are applying for a regular PGY 2 slot through the match, you must apply through the Electronic Residency Application System  (ERAS). If you have questions, the Residency Program Coordinator at 516-705-3954 or

No, this is an advanced position residency program. You must apply separately for an ACGME-accredited preliminary or transitional PGY 1 position. This is usually done at the same time that you apply for the PGY 2 position.

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Current C.V.
  • Dean's letter
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE/COMLEX transcript
  • MSPE Dean’s Letter
  • Photograph

We have earned continued accreditation by ACGME since August 27, 2018.

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Meet Our Leaders and Faculty

Perry Stein, MD, MBA

Director of Mercy Hospital Department of PM&R

Dr. Stein received his M.D. degree from State University of New York in 1986. He completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York in 1990, and obtained board certification by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1991. He went on to complete a fellowship in Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine at The Neurology Group and obtained board certification in Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine in 1992.

Dr. Stein established a successful Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation practice in Brooklyn, New York, and was named a top Doctor by New York magazine. Dr. Stein accepted the position of Director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre, New York in 2002, where he continues to serve.

Dr. Stein has held many leadership positions on the medical staff of Mercy Hospital, and also received his MBA from Adelphi University in 2013.

After years of caring for patients with serious illnesses, Dr. Stein developed a passion for Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and obtained board certification in this field in 2012.

Catholic Health

  • Dr. Lauren Stimler-Levy - Inpatient Physiatry, Consults, & Wound Care
  • Dr. Juan Ledon, MD - Pain management, EMG & Ultrasound
  • Dr. Michael Nicolosi, DO - Pain Management, Interventional Spine
  • Dr. Neil Kirschen, MD - Pain Management, Interventional Spine
  • Dr. Poonam Dulai, MD - Neurology/EMG
  • Dr. Paulinder Rai, DO - Prosthetics & Orthotics, Spasticity Management
  • Dr. Keith Chu Cheong, MD and Dr. Sarita Duchatelier, MD - Pediatric Neurology
  • Dr. Jennifer Gray, DO - MDA Clinic
  • Dr. Salvatore Corso, MD- Orthopedic Surgery
  • Dr. John A Grant, MD - Pediatric Neurosurgery

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, White Plains, NY

  • Dr. Erika Trovato, DO and Dr. Sharon Bushi, MD - TBI
  • Dr. Jennie Valles, MD - SCI

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Sports Medicine, Old Westbury, NY

  • Dr. Hallie Zwibel, DO - Sports Medicine, OMT
  • Dr. Matthew Heller, DO - Sports Medicine, OMT

Meet Our Current Residents

D. Keith Granger II, DO

Hometown: Dothan, AL
Undergraduate: University of Mobile
Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
PM&R Interests: Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine

Michael Schloss, DO

Hometown: Saint Louis, MO
Undergraduate: Millikin University
Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
PM&R Interests: Pain Medicine

Rory Siegel, DO

Hometown: Stoughton, MA
Undergraduate: The College of William and Mary
Medical School: Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
PM&R Interests: Brain Injury Medicine

Tarek Almanleh, DO 

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Benjamin Cooper, DO

Hometown: Tampa, FL
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine- Bradenton Campus (Bradenton, FL)

Jonathan Singh, DO

Hometown: Winter Garden, FL
Medical School: Rocky Vista University 

Ojirese Momoh, DO

Hometown: Prince George’s County, Maryland
Undergraduate: Howard University
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Harlem
PM&R interest: Sports Medicine/Peds Rehab/Pain Management 

Thomas Scott Moss, DO

Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Undergraduate: High Point University
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus
PM&R interest: Interventional Spine/Pain/Sports

Kevin Paul, DO

Hometown: Franklin Square, NY
Undergraduate: New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury Campus
Medical School: NYITCOM
PM&R interest: Pain Management, Sports Medicine, Cancer Rehabilitation

Meet Our Graduates

  • Parth Patel, DO – Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship, OSS Health. York, PA
  • Sophia Yae, DO – Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship, Virginia iSpine. Richmond VA
  • Nathanial Thomas, DO – Inpatient, Outpatient, and Amputee Medicine, University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY
  • Heather Theobald, DO – Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship, Barrow Brain and Spine Institute. Phoenix, AZ

Tam Quach, DO - Washington- Consult/outpatient

Joanna Israel, DO - Scottsdale, Arizona - Honor Health

Corey A. Johnson, DO - Indiana- Inpatient/Outpatient

Brian Mavretich, DO - Fellowship- National Spine and Pain Center - Winter Park, Florida

  • Sahba Oboudiyat, DO - Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
  • Oksana Zhivotenko, DO - Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship, Vanderbilt University
  • Ameer S. Ali, DO - Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship, Virginia iSpine