Robert S. Gotlin, DO, is the director of orthopedic and sports rehabilitation in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, N.Y. He also serves as director of Beth Israel’s musculoskeletal and sports rehabilitation fellowship training program and as an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.
Dr. Gotlin has served on the medical team for the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Liberty (WNBA) and the Harlem Wizards basketball team and is an expert consultant for many other professional athletes. In addition to his work as a physician, Dr. Gotlin has extensive media experience in television, radio and print. He hosted the “Dr. Rob Says…Sports Health & Fitness Show” on 1050 am ESPN Radio in New York where he reviewed a myriad of health topics along with offering his expertise on sports and fitness topics. He also has been guest host of “ABC Now, Healthy Living.”
Dr. Gotlin frequently lectures in many areas of musculoskeletal and sports related topics, including sports medicine, back and neck pain, overall fitness health, youth sports and safety and aerobic conditioning. He is editor of The Sports Injuries Guidebook and author of Dr. Rob’s Guide to Raising Fit Kids. In addition, he is a medical representative on the board of directors of the Medical Fitness Association.
Dr. Gotlin received his osteopathic medical degree from the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He did his medical internship at Brookdale Hospital Medical in Brooklyn, N.Y., followed by his residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, N.Y., where he served as chief resident.
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