Message from the Division Chief


Sanjeev Agarwal, MD, MS, FAAPMR, CAQSM

Chief of Service, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine
Program Director, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency

Dear Prospective Applicants,

It is with great enthusiasm that I extend a warm welcome to you on behalf of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency program at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. Allow me to provide an overview of the exciting opportunities that await you in our program.

Our PM&R residency program boasts an esteemed faculty composed of seasoned professionals who are leaders in their respective fields. They are dedicated to providing you with the finest education and mentorship throughout your training.

As a resident at SUNY Downstate, you will have the privilege of working in diverse clinical settings, including our state-of-the-art University Hospital at Downstate and other affiliated institutions. This immersive experience will enable you to manage a wide spectrum of patients with musculoskeletal, neurological, and functional impairments. Additionally, we offer specialized training in Interventional Pain and Sports Medicine, ensuring you acquire cutting-edge skills to address the unique needs of these patient populations.

We actively encourage and support resident involvement in research projects, providing you with the chance to contribute to the advancement of the field of PM&R. Our research initiatives span a broad spectrum of topics, from rehabilitation outcomes to cutting-edge technologies.

The didactic curriculum of our program is meticulously designed to provide residents with a robust foundation in PM&R. You will have access to weekly conferences, grand rounds, and multidisciplinary collaborations that enhance your learning experience.

Situated in the vibrant and diverse community of Brooklyn, SUNY Downstate offers a unique opportunity for residents to engage with a wide range of patient populations and develop cultural competence in their care.

At SUNY Downstate, we prioritize a supportive and inclusive learning environment, considering it essential for your success. Our program fosters a sense of community, collaboration, and mutual respect among residents and faculty. We are committed to prioritizing the well-being of our residents, providing a supportive environment that promotes work-life balance and self-care.

Choosing a residency program is a significant step in your medical career, and we understand the importance of aligning with the right program that resonates with your goals and values. I encourage you to explore our website [insert website link here] for comprehensive information about our program, faculty, facilities, and application requirements.

If you decide to embark on this transformative journey with us, you will not only receive exceptional training but also become an integral part of a close-knit community dedicated to improving the lives of patients through the practice of PM&R.

Thank you for considering SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University for your residency training. We eagerly anticipate receiving your application and the opportunity to get to know you better. If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Warm regards,

Sanjeev Agarwal, MD
Chief of Service, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine