Professor and Chairman
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
Matthew N. Bartels is the Chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a regional medical provider in the Bronx and Lower Hudson Valley in New York State. He is also Professor and Chairman of the Arthur S. Abramson Department of Rehabilitation Medicine in the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He received his MD and MPH degrees from Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons followed by Internal Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine Residency Programs at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. He continued as a faculty member in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Columbia College of Physicians and surgeons where he became the inaugural John A. Downey Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine. While at Columbia, Dr. Bartels established the Human Performance Laboratory at Columbia University and directed Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation there until September 2013 when he assumed the chairmanship at the Montefiore Health System.
Dr. Bartels has published multiple scientific and review papers and is an invited speaker both in the United States and internationally. He is an active participant in reviewing and editing for numerous journals and has served on the editorial board of several journals as well as a section editor for Knowledge Now. His particular areas of interest include cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, transplant rehabilitation, heart failure, advanced lung disease, autonomic physiology, virtual reality, 3D printing, athletic performance enhancement, biomechanical interventions for musculoskeletal pain, exercise and cognition, new technologies to enhance delivery of rehabilitative care, international medicine, and development of new models of post acute care delivery. Dr. Bartels has been an invited lecturer in many international settings and at many national and international conferences. Through the work of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Montefiore Health System, he has been involved in assisting the development of rehabilitation care in several nations, including China and Jamaica with a focus on education and provision of rehabilitation services, as well as working to create new pathways and models for post acute care delivery in a large health system.