Dr. Glen Gillen Announced as New Program Director

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Dr. Glen Gillen has accepted the position of Director of the Programs in Occupational Therapy at Columbia. He will begin this new role on September 1, 2018, when Dr. Janet Falk-Kessler will be retiring from her distinguished service in this role.

Dr. Gillen received his undergraduate degree from New York University, as well as a Masters degree from NYU as well. He later obtained an EdD from Teachers College/Columbia. He has been a part of the NYP/Columbia community since joining the staff at the hospital in 1990, and a faculty member in the OT program at Columbia since 1993. Most recently, he has served as a full Professor at Columbia, and as the Associate Program Director for OT.

Dr. Gillen has been highly accomplished as an academician within the field. He has authored 30 original publications, and more than 100 publications in total, including serving as the editor of the definitive textbook on stroke rehabilitation for Occupational Therapists, now in its fourth edition, and as co-editor of Willard and Spackman. He has received numerous awards and invited lectureships, including the keynote Eleanor Clarke Slagle lecture at the national meeting of the AOTA. He is widely acknowledged as a leader in the field of Occupational Therapy nationally and internationally.

In addition to his role as Program Director, Dr. Gillen will serve as a Vice-Chair in the Columbia Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, and will also service as an Assistant Dean at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University.

Please join us in warmly welcoming Dr. Gillen to his new role!

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