Michael Stubblefield, MD
Dr. Michael D. Stubblefield is an internationally recognized leader in the field of cancer rehabilitation. His clinical expertise is in the identification, evaluation and rehabilitation of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, pain and functional disorders resulting from cancer and its treatment. He is best known for managing cancer survivors with severe and complex late effects of treatment, particularly those caused by radiation treatment.
Dr. Stubblefield graduated with honors from Brown University in Providence, RI, where he double majored in biology and philosophy. He received his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and completed a combined residency in internal medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. His three board certifications include physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), internal medicine, and electrodiagnostic medicine.
Dr. Stubblefield worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for nearly 14 years where he served as the Chief of the Rehabilitation Medicine Service. He joined Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation as Medical Director of Cancer Rehabilitation in 2015. He serves as National Medical Director of Cancer Rehabilitation for Select Medical where he oversees the development of comprehensive cancer rehabilitation programs across the organization’s national network of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation facilities. The most prominent of these is the ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation Program which provides comprehensive outpatient treatment to thousands of cancer survivors in hundreds of locations throughout the United States. Additionally he is Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.
Dr. Stubblefield has given hundreds of lectures nationally and internationally on a wide range of cancer rehabilitation and survivorship related topics. He has been listed as one of America’s top doctors, America’s top doctors for cancer, New York metro area’s top doctors and New Jersey’s top doctors by Castle Connolly for many years. He is an accomplished researcher who is widely published in the rehabilitation, oncology, pain management, palliative care, and neurophysiology literature. He has written numerous review articles and book chapters and is a peer reviewer for more than 30 prominent medical journals. Most notably, Dr. Stubblefield is the editor of Cancer Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice, the only comprehensive textbook in the field, now in its second edition.
Dr. Stubblefield serves as the National Medical Director for the ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation where he provides high-level input into the clinical, educational and academic activities of the program.