Cancer Rehabilitation Fellowship

Christian Custodio, MD physiatrist; Katherine Rief, resident

Physiatrist Dr. Christian Custodio instructing resident, Katherine Rief

The Cancer Rehabilitation Fellowship provides one year of advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal impairments and disabilities related to cancer and its treatment. Through clinical experience and research, this training prepares fellows to care for the specialized functional needs of cancer patients and survivors.

Fellows learn the appropriate evaluation and management of rehabilitation issues in cancer patients and survivors, including complications related to surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and stem cell transplantation, as well as complications related to the cancer itself. Fellows will also learn to manage non-cancer-related neuromuscular and musculoskeletal issues, which may have an additional impact on a patient’s quality of life and ability to tolerate subsequent cancer treatments. Upon completion of training, fellows will be poised to become leaders in the field of cancer rehabilitation.

The program begins in July. This fellowship is non-ACGME accredited.

Application Information

Application Period opens on July 1 of the preceding academic year.

Application Deadline is August 10 of the preceding academic year, however we accept applications on a rolling basis.

Length of Program

One Year


Applicants should be completing or have completed training in an ACGME-accredited physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program. International medical graduates with equivalent qualifications and a valid ECFMG certificate are also eligible to apply.

How to Apply

In addition to the application, candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, a one-page personal statement, and three letters of recommendation. One letter must be from the applicant’s current residency program director or current employer.

Program Director

Assistant Director


Alexis Schmidt
GME Coordinator II
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Department of Neurology
1275 York Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10065
[email protected]