New Medical Director of Physical Medicine and Rehab at Phelps

Jock Avolio, MD, of Clifton, New Jersey, has joined Northwell Health and its medical group, Northwell Health Physician Partners, as the new medical director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Phelps Hospital. Dr. Avolio is a board-certified physiatrist (rehabilitation specialist) with more than 20 years of clinical experience. Prior to joining Phelps, he worked for 21 years as an inpatient physiatrist at Beth Israel Medical Center.

Dr. Avolio has a special interest in the management of hospitalized rehabilitation patients who require multidisciplinary treatments for a wide range of disabling conditions, including patients with stroke or other neurologic conditions; cardiac conditions, especially post-CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) and valve repair or replacement; and orthopedic conditions such as fractures and joint replacements.

In addition to his love of inpatient rehabilitation, Dr. Avolio has spent many years treating outpatients in a practice geared toward the conservative management of neck and low back pain, Parkinson’s disease, and patients with a history of falls, especially the elderly. Many of these patients have been successfully managed with restorative treatment programs he has coordinated.

Dr. Avolio received an MD and PhD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation in 1995 at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and served as chief resident in 1994-1995. His PhD was earned in the department of anatomy and cell biology at Albert Einstein, where he taught gross anatomy to medical students for several years.

About Phelps Hospital

Phelps Hospital, part of Northwell Health, is a full-service 238-bed acute care community hospital located in Sleepy Hollow, NY. With more than 1,700 employees and 500 medical staff members representing 60 medical specialties, Phelps offers one of the broadest ranges of community hospital services in Westchester County. Patients benefit from distinguished physicians, many of whom are pioneers in their field, offering the most advanced procedures using the latest technology. Phelps’ primary and specialty care medical group, Phelps Medical Associates, has nearly 20 practices located on the hospital campus and in the surrounding communities.

About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, about 750 outpatient facilities and more than 13,600 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 68,000 employees – 16,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit

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