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Henry S. York

Henry S. York M.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Neurology
Location: UM Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute
Phone: (410) 448-6261
Fax: (410) 448-6617

Personal History:


  • B.A., 1997: The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD. Biology and English.
  • M.D., 2002: New York University School of Medicine. New York, NY.

Post Graduate Education & Training

  • Internal Medicine Internship, 2002-2003: Johns Hopkins-Sinai Internal Medicine Program at Sinai Hospital. Baltimore, MD.
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency, 2003-2006: Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Baltimore, MD.
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship, 2006-2007: Department of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Primary site: Kernan Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

Dr. York is the Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute, formerly known as Kernan Hospital. Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), he is a physiatrist who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is also board-certified in the sub-specialty of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Medicine.

As a physiatrist, Dr. York strives to maximize function and quality-of-life and advocate for patients with any disability who are navigating complicated medical problems. In addition to his interest in SCI rehabilitation, he is also interested in severe disability, trauma, dual-diagnosis (Traumatic Brain Injury and SCI), and medically-complex rehabilitation.

He has a particular interest in managing spasticity using a customized, multi-modal approach including traditional techniques such as positioning, therapy, and oral medications, as well as advanced tools such as chemodenervation and intrathecal baclofen pumps. He also enjoys working with disabled youth who are transitioning to an adult-care rehabilitation model, including young adults with a history of spina bifida and cerebral palsy.

Dr. York is also a faculty member in the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore PM&R Residency Training Program and has been honored twice with their Golden Goniometer Outstanding Teaching Award. He enjoys mentoring medical students who are interested in pursuing careers in PM&R. He is an officer in the Maryland Society of PM&R and actively participates as a Fellow of the American Academy of PM&R. He was named a Baltimore Magazine Top Doctor in 2014.

Research Interests:

  • Spinal cord injury medicine
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Medically complex rehabilitation
  • Dual diagnosis spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury

Clinical Specialty:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Certification, 2007-2017.
  • ABPM&R Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Sub-specialty Board Certification, 2007-2017.