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Magee Rehabilitation Hospital recently named S. Todd Bernstein, M.D., as its new Brain Injury Medical Director. He will be responsible for directing and enhancing Magee's inpatient and outpatient brain injury programs. Magee's comprehensive brain injury rehabilitation care system includes Acute Rehabilitation, Community Reintegration, Day Hospital, Mild Brain Injury Program, Independent Medical (Physiatric) Evaluations (IMEs), Neuropsychological Evaluations, and Lifetime Follow-Up.

Dr. Bernstein has more than 20 years of experience in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He comes to Magee from the National Rehabilitation Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he was the Medical Director of the International Program and a Physiatrist in the Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Program since 1996.

Previously, he spent two years as an Associate Medical Director for Head Trauma Services at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, M.D. He also was an Instructor of residents who were assigned at Sinai and Johns Hopkins University.

He began his professional career at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Chief Resident from 1985 to '88. He went on to work at several institutions in the state of Maine focusing on physical medicine and rehabilitation.Dr. Bernstein is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

He is a graduate of Temple University's School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.


Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, founded in 1958, is a 96-bed specialty medical rehabilitation hospital providing physical and cognitive rehabilitation services. Magee’s flagship facility is located in Center City Philadelphia. In addition to the main campus that offers comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury, Magee provides an expanding out-patient network serving the surrounding communities. In 1985, Magee’s brain injury rehabilitation program became the first in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Magee partnered with Jefferson Hospital to create one of the nation’s 14 federally designated centers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Magee has been rated one of America’s leading rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News&World Report. Magee provides treatment to more than 5,000 individuals annually. Magee is authorized to treat wounded military personnel returning from war. Magee is not an Obligated Group Affiliate.

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