Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston is at the forefront of innovative research and treatment techniques for a variety of conditions, including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, neuromuscular disease, musculoskeletal injuries, and burn injuries. Our researchers are currently working on over 100 active studies to better the lives of the patients they treat daily.
As a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, Spaulding Boston is training the next generation of rehabilitation providers. Spaulding Boston is home to the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program and the Fellowship Programs in Pain Management, Spinal Cord Injury, Neurorehabilitation, Sports Medicine, and a joint program with the Veterans Administration.
As a complement to our principal PM&R programs, Spaulding Boston also educates medical students and trains postresidency fellows in disciplines such as stroke, pain management, neurorehabilitation, and pediatric rehabilitation.
As members of Partners HealthCare, Spaulding Network physiatrists work closely with their affiliates at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston has been the only hospital in New England to be continuously ranked by the U.S. News and World Report in its Best Hospitals Survey since 1995. In 2017/18, Spaulding Boston was ranked #4.
All Spaulding Rehabilitation Network hospitals have on-site leadership in PM&R, and several Spaulding outpatient centers offer physiatry services.
Ross Zafonte, DO, is the Vice President of Research, Education, and Medical Affairs, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Chair of the Department of PM&R at Harvard Medical School.