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2023-11-17press-releaseNews<p>At the 2023 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) annual meeting in New Orleans,&nbsp;Joanne Borg Stein, MD, FAAPMR&nbsp;was honored with a&nbsp;2023 Distinguished Member Award.</p>

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Selects Dr. Joanne Borg Stein for 2023 Distinguished Member Award

November 17,  2023

Boston, MA – At the 2023 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) annual meeting in New Orleans, Joanne Borg Stein, MD, FAAPMR was honored with a 2023 Distinguished Member Award. Dr. Borg Stein was previously honored by AAPMR in 2016 with the PASSOR Legacy Award.

“Dr. Borg Stein is truly at the forefront of science and care in rehabilitative and regenerative medicine as a leader in our field. She has been an invaluable mentor, colleague and advocate to so many in our field. This honor is so well deserved because of her deep commitment to advancing our field and supporting her patients. All of us are so proud of all she has done and honored that she is a member of our department,” said Ross Zafonte, DO, President, Spaulding Rehabilitation and Chair of the Harvard Medical School Department of PM&R.

Dr. Borg Stein is currently chief, Division of Sports and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation and the Harvard Department of PM&R. She also serves as the director of regenerative medicine for Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine. In addition, she is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation and Newton-Wellesley Hospitals. She received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Her areas of clinical expertise are sports medicine, musculoskeletal ultrasound and regenerative medicine. She has organized national and regional courses on regenerative sports medicine, musculoskeletal disorders of pregnancy, athletic hip injuries, post traumatic arthritis and exercise training in rehabilitation. Her most recent areas of clinical research is in the use of platelet rich plasma injection for sports medicine and musculoskeletal pain.

Established in 1994, the Distinguished Member Award honors AAPM&R members who have provided invaluable service to the specialty of PM&R. They have contributed significantly to the advancement of the specialty and have demonstrated excellence in physiatric clinical care, scholarly activities, and contributions to the field.

About Spaulding Rehabilitation

A member of the Mass General Brigham Health System, Spaulding Rehabilitation includes Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, with a main campus in Charlestown, 2nd ranked in the nation for rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report, along with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cambridge, Spaulding Rehabilitation Nursing and Therapy Center Brighton, and over 25 outpatient sites throughout Eastern Massachusetts. An acclaimed teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and home to the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding is recognized as a top residency program in the U.S. in the Doximity Residency Navigator. Spaulding also was recognized by the 2023 Disability Equality Index as a “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.” For more information, visit