Bruce M Gans
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and National Medical Director for Rehabilitation, Select Medical
Dr. Gans specializes in rehabilitation medicine
As executive vice president and chief medical officer, Dr. Bruce Gans oversees the delivery of safe, quality care and services across Kessler Insitute’s four inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and more than 95 outpatient centers. Similarly, as national medical director for rehabilitation for Select Medical, Kessler’s parent organization, Dr. Gans is responsible for the overall provision of quality medical services throughout its national rehabilitation hospital network.
Dr. Gans is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and electrodiagnostic medicine and has devoted his career to advancing patient care and treatment. His research has focused on health services delivery and disability, functional performance measurement, pediatric trauma, spina bifida and rehabilitation engineering technology.
A prolific writer, Dr. Gans has published hundreds articles and abstracts and has served on the editorial boards of numerous medical journals. He also is the co-editor of the standard textbook on physical medicine and rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice. In addition, he has presented at meetings around the world on various medical rehabilitation topics and, as a strong advocate for the field, is frequently called upon to share his insight with members of Congress and federal agencies.
Dr. Gans serves or has served on the boards of the several industry organizations and is a past president of both the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Association of Academic Physiatrists. He is also the recipient of many professional honors and prestigious industry awards.
Dr. Gans graduated from Union College in New York with a degree in electrical engineering and received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Washington in Seattle. He also holds master of science degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in and the University of Washington. Prior to joining Kessler Institute in 2003, Dr. Gans held clinical, academic and administrative appointments at Tufts University, Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and North Shore – LIJ Health.