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Uri S. Adler, M.D.

Dr. Uri Adler specializes in stroke rehabilitation and has expertise in the areas of spasticity management with botulinum toxin injections, nerve blocks, oral medications and intrathecal baclofen; swallowing disorders; treatment of musculoskeletal disorders; pain management; hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating): cervical dystonias; and electrodiagnostic examinations.

He received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) - New Jersey Medical School, where he awarded a Dean’s Academic Excellence scholarship. He went on to complete a combined residency in internal medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation at UMDNJ. He is board certified in both of these medical specialties.

Dr. Adler joined Kessler Institute in 2002 as a staff physiatrist and currently serves as the Director of Stroke Rehabilitation Services.

Dr. Adler's major research interests include therapeutic Botox injections after stroke, new treatments for motor recovery in stroke patients, and swallowing disorders. He has co-written several research articles that have appeared in professional journals. In addition, Dr. Adler co-authored a chapter on "Dysphagia" for a new text titled Medical Management of the Adult with a Neurological Disability and contributed a chapter on protheses and orthoses to Clinics in Geriatric Medicine.

He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Association of Academic Physiatrists and the American Paraplegia Society.


  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Spasticity Management
  • Stroke

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Director of Stroke Rehabilitation Services, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation - Saddle Brook campus
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

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Uri S. Adler, M.D.

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation


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