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Professional Statement

  • Dr. Podhorodecki is a graduate of the medical school at the University of Melbourne 1980. After 2 years of internal medicine residency and general practice, she came to New York City for residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine from 1983 to 1986 at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center. She became board certified in this specialty in 1987.
  • She has been in private practice for 25 years at Saint Mark’s Rehab, PLLC, as well as the multispecialty Manhattan Medical Center, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
  • She practices Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Sports Medicine and general Rehab Medicine and supervises an excellent team of physical therapists in both centers. She is an Allergan Physician Speaker and a qualified injector of Botox for hyperhidrosis, migraine headaches, cervical dystonia and spasticity.
  • Hospital affiliations include Beth Israel Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center (includes resident teaching). She is a consultant at Mary Manning Walsh Nursing Home.
  • She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York Medical College and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College. She has authored a textbook chapter “Exercise in the Elderly” (Clinical Geriatrics, Panthenon Publishing Group, 2003) and a research paper on Carpal Tunnel and Overuse Syndromes (Archives of PM&R 1993).
  • Special interests include pregnancy related low back pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Ergonomics/Repetitive Strain Injuries.
  • We accept most insurances. If your insurance requires a referral from your primary physician to see a specialist, you will need to bring one with you for your appointment. We look forward to see you.


  • Medical School - University of Melbourne Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
  • Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center, Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Board Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Sports Medicine (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)

Awards and Publications

  • "Overuse Syndromes in Sign Language Interpreters" (Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1993)
  • Chief Resident PM&R 1986
  • Verbal/Poster Presentations at Annual Academic Meetings 1986-1995
  • Textbook Chapter "Clinical Geriatrics" 2003

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • North American Spine Society
  • New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Ukrainian