Meet The Director

Under the leadership of Thomas Bryce, MD, the Mount Sinai Spinal Cord Injury Program has made significant progress in the treatment of spinal cord injury.

Dr. Bryce has served as Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program since 2001 and as Medical Director of Rehabilitation Ambulatory Services since 2008. He has also been appointed by Governor Cuomo to the New York State Spinal Cord Research Board.

Dr. Bryce received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and his MD from Albany Medical College. He received specialty training in Rehabilitation Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

He is Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has sub-specialty certification in both Pain Medicine and Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. Dr. Bryce works closely with physical therapists, occupational therapists, neuropsychologists, and other medical and surgical specialists in order to provide comprehensive care. He also performs all aspects of spasticity management especially as related to intrathecal therapy screening and management from intrathecal test trials to refills and dose adjustments.

Dr. Bryce is Chair of the steering committee of the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine, a group of national organizations that publishes clinical guidelines related to the care of individuals with spinal cord injury. He has been a research grant reviewer for the U.S. Department of Defense, the European Science Foundation, and the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation.

Dr. Bryce leads research related to spinal cord injury specifically as it relates to the assessment of pain after spinal injury, use of robotic exoskeletons to facilitate walking, and stem cell implantation for neurological recovery after spinal cord injury. He is the principle investigator of several ongoing studies in these areas. He has authored numerous chapters and scientific articles on spinal cord injury.