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         The New Jersey Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is the state medical society representing specialists in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). They are called physiatrists (fizz ee at' trists). Physiatrists focus on restoring function. They care for patients with acute and chronic pain from musculoskeletal problems such as back and neck pain, headaches, tendinitis, pinched nerves and fibromyalgia. They also treat people who have experienced catastrophic events resulting in paraplegia, quadriplegia, amputation, or traumatic brain injury; as well as those who suffer from orthopedic conditions such as arthritis, sciatica and herniated discs, and neurologic disorders such as strokes, multiple sclerosis, polio, cerebral palsy, and ALS.
         Because physiatrists offer a
holisitic non-surgical approach to pain and injury, these physicians are the ideal choice for the treatment of a wide variety of diseases and conditions. The mission of the NJ Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is to:
 Provide patients with a network of highly qualified Physiatrists to chose from
 Provide patients with holistic non-surgical options for their condition
 Provide continuing education to member Physiatrists to maintain excellence
 Political advocacy to allow Physiatrists to practice Medicine in the interest of patients
 Provide a supportive network among Physiatrists who continually support the practice of Medicine with integrity
About Us
  Dr. Heidi Klingbeil
Adam Kant
Brian O'Keefe
Beth O’Keefe

Co-founder and Director of PMRVI, Dr. Klingbeil has over 14 years of experience in establishing rehabilitation systems abroad.  She is an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Columbia University, and director of Rehabilitation for the JJ Peters Veterans Administration hospital in Bronx, New York.

Co-founder and Assistant Director of PMRVI, Adam is responsible for negotiating service agreements with sites that would benefit from rehabilitation.  With a degree in Sports Management, Adam has a wealth of leadership experience, which enables him to ensure each individual experience is a success.

Director of Nursing for PMRVI, Beth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a Master of Public Health degree. She is responsible for PMRVI's nursing policies, adhering to foreign national regulations, coordination with volunteer site nursing management, and overseeing nursing volunteers.


Board of Trustees

Heidi Klingbeil, M.D.

Adam Kant, B.S.

Beth O’Keefe, MPH, BSN, RN-BC

Jorge Corzo, M.D.

Joseph Stillo, M.D.

Edward Magaziner, M.D.

Coordinator of Research and Planning for PMRVI, Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Anthropology. He is responsible for researching and planning PMRVI trips from needs and safety assessments of the proposed locations; to safety, health, housing/food, and travel factors that will affect volunteers.