Since our inception, we have worked hard to assemble a team of highly qualified physical therapy experts.
Our staff stays current by partaking in regular training programs and continuing education. As a result, our patients always receive treatment from therapists who use the latest proven techniques to maximize the benefits of rehabilitative therapy.
The table below contains indvidual biographies of our Directors.
Dr. Rachel Guzman, PT, DPT
Rachel is our Clinical Director and is a born and raised New Yorker. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Cortland. Following college, she continued her education at Columbia University where she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Prior to working at RPT, her experiences […]
Dr. Carlo Chan, PT, DPT
Carlo Chan works at Recovery Physical Therapy’s Upper West Side office. After graduating with a B.S. in Biology from St. Thomas Aquinas College, he earned his DPT from Touro College School of Health Sciences in Manhattan. Carlo has over six years of experience working in orthopedic outpatient practices in Manhattan. Carlo specializes in orthopedic and […]
Dr. Kenneth Van, PT, DPT, CKTP, GTS
Kenneth is the Clinical Director at the Recovery Physical clinic located at 200 Park Ave Grand Central and Midtown East. He specializes in patient specific orthopedics and sports rehabilitation. In his time at Recovery Physical therapy, Ken has treated individuals with diagnoses ranging from cervical pain, shoulder pathologies, knee injuries, back/hip pain, and foot/ankle disorders. His philosophy […]
Dr. Jung Hyun Lee, PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT
Jung is the Director at our Upper East Side clinic. He graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Daemen College. He specializes in orthopedic and manual physical therapy. Jung is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). He also completed the rigorous certification process to become a Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT) […]
Dr. Nicole Listas, PT, DPT, OCS
Nicole serves as the Director of the Rockefeller Center office of Recovery Physical Therapy at 1221 Avenue of the Americas. She is Board Certified by the American Physical Therapy Association in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Nicole focuses on orthopedic and sports injuries, as well as overuse injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation. Nicole completed her Bachelors of Science […]
Dr. Gerard “Jerry” Desmond, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, NREMT
Jerry serves as Executive Director at 200 Park Avenue, where he specializes in orthopedics and sports physical therapy.
Russell Hartophilis, PT
Russell Hartophilis brings 23 years of orthopedic experience to his Rockefeller Center and Fashion District facilites, where he specializes in shoulder, knee, and postural decline mechanical issues.
Joel Hirschhorn, PT
Joel is the Director of Recovery PT’s Milburn, NJ and has been with the company since 1998. He specializes in orthopedics and sports-related injuries.