Daniel Tanenbaum, MD

Dr. Daniel Tanenbaum provides a comprehensive range of rehabilitation services to help people experiencing acute or chronic conditions, who have a sports or work-related injury, or who suffer the long-term limitations caused by conditions such as multiple sclerosis, ALS, arthritis, amputations, fractures, stroke, brain or spinal cord injury. He enjoys working closely with other members of the rehabilitation team including physical, occupational and speech therapists, nurses, social workers, orthotists, prosthetists, primary care providers, and specialist physicians to coordinate and maximize functional recovery. Dan provides diagnostic services—including EMG’s and diagnostic nerve blocks—and performs therapeutic procedures including nerve blocks, botulinum toxin injections, and management of intrathecal baclofen pumps.

Board certified in electrodiagnostic medicine, and physical medicine and rehabilitation, he received his MD from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston, MA. Dan is a staff physiatrist at Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital, Heywood Hospital and Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and coordinates the Brace and Amputee Clinic at Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital.

His professional affiliations include the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, New England Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and he is the founder and past chairperson of New England Rehabilitation Residents’ Didactic Society. A fellow at the American Academy of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Dan was recognized in Boston Magazine in their “Best Doctors in 2007” edition and as Physician of the Year at Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital. He has presented at numerous conferences and seminars and his articles have been featured in professional publications including Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

An avid cyclist, Dan rode over 5,000 miles in 2015, and has participated in fundraising events such as the Ride Pan Mass Challenge. He enjoys classical music, hiking, and spending time with his family and three cats.

Our Philosophy

“It is really gratifying to be able to help people improve their overall level of physical functioning and ability, so that they can get back to doing things that are meaningful to them. Our holistic approach to care—looking at an issue from as many points of view as possible—means we will do whatever it takes to optimize a person’s quality of life.”

Daniel Tanenbaum, MD