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Dana Kotler, MD

Staff Physiatrist, Cycling Medicine Program Director; Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
Staff Physiatrist, Cycling Medicine Program Director; Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

Where I Provide Care

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston

300 1st Avenue, Charlestown MA 02129
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Spaulding Outpatient Center Wellesley

65 Walnut Street, Suite 250, Wellesley MA 02481
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Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

300 First Avenue, Charlestown MA 02129
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Dr. Kotler is a board certified physician in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and and Sports Medicine.  She holds a B.A. in Biology (Hon.) and Dance Performance from Oberlin College, a comprehensive certification in the Pilates Method from Power Pilates, and an M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  She completed a preliminary year in Internal Medicine at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University. She completed her Sports Medicine fellowship at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Harvard Medical School in 2014.

She has been a guest lecturer and presenter in the Theater and Dance Department at Oberlin College, and national meetings including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science.  Her current interests are in injury prevention and anatomy education for dancers and athletes, cycling medicine, the mind-body connection, as well as the role of the core training and the Pilates Method in the treatment of back pain.  She is a former instructor for Power Pilates in NY as well as former owner/director of Happy Now Flat Belly, in Williamsburg Brooklyn.  Formerly a dancer, she has collaborated with numerous artists, and created several movement-based short films, some of which have been shown at film festivals.  She competes in amateur bicycle racing in the divisions of road, track, and cyclocross.
Certified Specialities
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sports Medicine
Clinical & Research Interests
Musculoskeletal and sports medicine, non-surgical spine care, care of cyclists and triathletes, dance and performing arts medicine, platelet-rich plasma injections for musculoskeletal injury and pain, musculoskeletal ultrasound-guided injections.
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab

Education & Training

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center
Medical Education
Albert Einstein college of medicine
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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