- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Hospice and Palliative Care
Jennifer J. Semel, MD, is the MedStar NRH vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer. Dr. Semel comes to MedStar NRH from Saint Charles Hospital & Rehabilitation Center in Port Jefferson, New York, where she was Medical Director of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation for more than seven years. She previously served as chair of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at SUNY-Stony Brook School of Medicine for 15-plus years. In 2011, she became a full Professor at Stony Brook School of Medicine.
Dr. Semel, a graduate of Brown University, received her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed a dual residency program in physical medicine & rehabilitation and pediatrics at the Rusk Institute at the New York University Medical Center. She is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatrics, as well as hospice and palliative medicine.
Dr. Semel began her career with Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., as an attending physiatrist, while also coordinating pediatric residency rotations at MedStar NRH and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. During that time she also served as physician leader for Centers of Excellence in Complex Diseases and Neurosciences at Children’s, and then Division Chief for Rehabilitative Services.
- Residency Program: New York University Medical Center (1997)
- Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1992)
- MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
- MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital