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Sara Cuccurullo, M.D.

Professor and Chairman

Residency Program Director
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Vice President and Medical Director

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute

Residents have the opportunity to rotate through all areas of the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute (JRI) in central New Jersey, including:

  • The Center for Head Injuries and its Brain Trauma Unit
  • The Cognitive Rehabilitation Department and Extended Recovery Unit
  • The Pediatric Rehabilitation Department
  • The JFK Hartwyck Subacute Rehabilitation Centers
  • The Inpatient Rehabilitation Service
  • The Acute Care Therapy Service
  • The Outpatient Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy Department
  • JFK Medical Center’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Programs
  • The Spasticity Program
  • The Electro-diagnostic Service
  • The Spinal Cord Injury Service
  • The Industrial Rehabilitation Program
  • The Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinic
  • The Pain Management Service including interventional procedures
  • The Wheelchair Evaluation Program
  • The Sphenopalantine Clinic
  • The Wound Care Clinic at SPUH
  • The Speech Pathology and Audiology Department
  • JRI's Independence Square - a safe, therapeutic area where patients can regain their ability to perform daily living skills

Residents also care for patients within a variety of other on-site and off-site health care settings, including various inpatient and outpatient units at JFK Medical Center; the JFK Hartwyck Nursing, Convalescent and Rehabilitation Centers in Edison, NJ; and Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, NJ. We have consult and EMG services in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and St. Peter’s Medical Center in New Brunswick, NJ.

Schedule of Rotations


  • Inpatient Brain Injury Unit/Spasticity
  • Inpatient Cardiac/Pulmonary Service
  • Inpatient Neuromuscular Rehab/General
  • Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury/General


  • Outpatient/Spasticity
  • JFK Consult Service
  • EMG
  • Pediatrics/Musculoskeletal-Sports Medicine/Spinal Cord Injury


  • Pediatrics/Musculoskeletal-Sports Medicine/Spinal Cord Injury


  • Elective
  • University Hospital/St. Peter’s Consult Service/Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Prosthetics/Orthotics/SAR/Pain Management
  • Industrial Medicine/Musculoskeletal/EMG

Competency Program for Each Area of PM+R Residency

  • History and Physical Exam Checklist – Developed for the major diagnostic groups encountered within each clinical rotation.
  • Multiple Chart Simulated Oral Exams (Oral Case Studies) - Developed for the major diagnostic groups encountered to assess each resident’s integration of academic knowledge into clinical practice.  Case studies include differential diagnosis, treatment plan and prescription writing.
  • Technical Skills Assessment - Developed for pertinent skill assessment
    • Joint injection
    • Tracheotomy management
    • EMG
  • Globally for the program several other competency tools were developed:
    • 360 degree global rating survey
    • Patient survey
    • Procedure log book