Kirk Lercher, M.D., MBS

Director of Outpatient Traumatic Brain Injury Services

Dr. Lercher specializes in traumatic brain injury, stroke and neurologic rehabilitation.

Dr. Kirk Lercher is the director of outpatient traumatic brain injury services for Kessler Institute. Board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and brain injury medicine, Dr. Lercher focuses on the continuum of care for individuals with brain and neurologic injuries.

Prior to joining Kessler Institute in 2020, Dr. Lercher served as medical director of brain injury rehabilitation and the Brain Injury Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance in New York. He was also director of the brain injury medicine fellowship program and an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Dr. Lercher has published numerous articles, contributed several textbook chapters and presented nationally on a range of brain injury, stroke and neurorehabilitation topics. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; a member of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, the International Brain Injury Association; and serves on the education committee for the Brain Injury Association of New York State and Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey.

Dr. Lercher is also a clinical associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

A graduate of the University of California San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Dr. Lercher earned both a master’s degree in biomedical sciences and medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (formerly the University of Medicine and Dentistry – New Jersey Medical School). He completed his residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Kessler Institute in West Orange and a fellowship in traumatic brain injury at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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Dr. Lercher is based at Kessler Institute’s West Orange campus.