Medical Director for Cancer Rehabilitation
Kessler Institute for Rehabiliation
West Orange, New Jersey
Dr. Michael D. Stubblefield is the former Chief of Cancer Rehabilitation at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He now serves as Medical Director of Cancer Rehabilitation at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, and National Medical Director for Select Medical’s ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation Program. He is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Internal Medicine, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. His primary clinical expertise is in the identification, evaluation, and rehabilitation of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, pain, and functional disorders resulting from cancer and its treatment, particularly those caused by radiation and neurotoxic chemotherapy.
Dr. Stubblefield is an accomplished researcher who has published extensively, not only in the rehabilitation literature, but in oncology, pain management, palliative care, neurophysiology, and other journals. He has authored numerous review articles and book chapters in the field of cancer rehabilitation and is the editor of Cancer Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice, the only comprehensive textbook in this emerging field now in its second edition. Dr. Stubblefield is a fierce advocate for the development of cancer rehabilitation and survivorship programs and champions their role in restoring function and quality of life to cancer patients.