John R. Corcoran

Dr. John R. Corcoran graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude with a double degree in Psychology (BA) and Physical Therapy (BS) from the University at Buffalo.  He also completed student affiliation work at the Rusk Institute as part of his physical therapy degree.  Dr. Corcoran later graduated from Long Island University Health Science Center with a degree in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy (MS) and won the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. During this time he also worked as Robert      De Niro’s technical consultant on a movie in which Mr. De Niro’s character has a stroke (Flawless, MGM).  In 2006, he received a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree (DPT) from Long Island University Health Sciences Center and won the Division of Physical Therapy Academic Excellence Award. 

Dr. Corcoran has worked at New York University Langone Health - Rusk Rehabilitation in a variety of roles including the Director of Inpatient Therapy Services and is currently the Site Director for Rehabilitation Therapy Services at the Main Campus. 

Dr. Corcoran is a CARF Medical Rehabilitation Surveyor and surveys rehabilitation hospitals both nationally and internationally (2007-present).  He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU School of Medicine and specializes in rehabilitation and pain management (2008-present). In addition, he has a faculty appointment with the American Physical Therapy Association (2015-present).

Dr. Corcoran won two awards at the NYU Langone Health Annual Quality and Safety Day (2015) for his work on Early Mobilization (lead author of the team award) and the Children’s Hospital Safety Network Fall Prevention Program (team award).  In 2016, he became a reviewer for the Journal of Applied Health and also a certified Green Belt – Lean Six Sigma.