Meet The Doctors
The field of physical medicine and rehabilitation began in the 1930’s to address the musculoskeletal and neurological problems of the population. Known as “physiatry,” the specialty has emerged as an integral part of modern medicine, focusing on the “whole patient” and considering total well-being and function.
Physiatrists are involved with prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic pain, musculoskeletal disorders – such as arthritis, tendonitis and skeletal pain – and sports or work-related injuries. Their work encompasses the treatment of patients with severe congenital or acquired disabilities such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries, strokes and cancer, resulting in disabilities and functional limitations.
The physicians make use of advanced techniques such as electromyography and nerve conduction studies. They are skilled in the administration of traditional drug therapies which are combined with physiotherapeutic and occupational modalities and exercises.
JACK D’ANGELO, M.D., M.B.A
Was raised on Staten Island. He received his undergraduate degrees in Theology and Biology at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. Dr. Jack (as he is commonly known), completed a pediatric residency at Georgetown University, a fellowship in pediatric physical medicine at the National Children’s Medical center and a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the George Washington University Hospital and the National Rehabilitation hospital – all located in Washington D.C. Dr. D’Angelo is board certified and is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is certified by New York State as a physician acupuncturist.
He has served on the staffs of Victory Memorial Hospital, Richmond University Hospital, Staten Island University Hospital and Silver Lake Specialized Care Center and the Director of the Equipment and Bracing Clinic of United Cerebral Palsy.
In 2009, he received his M.B.A. from the George Washington School of Business in Washington D.C. He has been in active member of the non-profit community on Staten Island serving as the President of the Richmond County Medical Society, President of the Staten Island Heart Society and was a founding board member of the Community Health Center of Richmond. He has been the recipient of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, Louis B. Miller, Award, 2011 and the South Shore Democratic Club, Community Service Award, 2011
CHRISTOPHER PEREZ, M.D.
Is also a native of Staten Island. He received his undergraduate degree in biology at Brooklyn College. Dr. Perez completed an Internal Medicine internship at Staten Island University Hospital and a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and the Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation in West Orange New Jersey. Dr. Perez is board certified and a Diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He joined our practice in 2002 and has served a vital role in our participation at Victory Memorial Hospital, Silver Lake Specialized Care Center, and Richmond University Medical Center. He has been an active participant in the lecture circuit and is a speaker for Forest Laboratories.August 18, 2013