Alberto Esquenazi, MD
Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Alberto Esquenazi, MD, serves as Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as the Director of the Gait and Motion Analysis Laboratory, the Regional Amputee Center at Moss Rehab and Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he is also Chief of the Prosthetic and Orthotic Clinic. Dr. Esquenazi is also Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Jefferson Medical College, and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University, both in Philadelphia.
Dr. Esquenazi received his medical degree in medicine and surgery from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (National Autonomous University), in Mexico City. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Temple University, in Philadelphia, and a fellowship in gait analysis and prosthetic research at Moss Rehab.
Dr. Esquenazi’s research, funded through federal government grants and industry support, focuses on gait analysis, spasticity management, orthotics, and limb prosthetics. Dr. Esquenazi has published widely in scientific journals and has authored more than 30 book chapters. His research in spasticity management, gait, orthotics, and limb prosthetics has led him to be an invited speaker at national, and international events. He serves as an Associate Editor for PM&R the Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation and the Journal of the Spanish Society of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine (Rehabilitacion) and the Journal of the Portuguese Society of Physical Rehabiltation Medicine.
Dr. Esquenazi is a member of many national and international professional, educational, and research societies. In 2006-2007, he chaired the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research of the National Institute of Child and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health. He is also a member of the boards of the International Society of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Neurotoxin Institute. He is the recipient of prestigious awards including the Elizabeth M. Boggs Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey Award in recognition for patient care and advocacy, the American Academy of PM&R Distinguished Clinician Award in 2006, and the 2009 Physician Leadership Award from the Albert Einstein Society. He is an honorary member of the Italian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.