Victoria Lent, MD, joins Helen Hayes Hospital as director of spinal cord injury rehabilitation at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw, NY.

In this position, Lent will work closely with an interdisciplinary treatment team to manage the care of all patients in the spinal cord injury unit, both inpatient and outpatient.

Prior to joining Helen Hayes Hospital, Lent completed her fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif, and her internship and residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC, where she also served as chief resident.

She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her medical degree from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, according to a media release from Helen Hayes Hospital.

Per the release, Lent has volunteered as a physician in Haiti, working with children with disabilities at an orphanage and with the rehabilitation unit at the University Hospital. In addition, she volunteered as a physician in Nicaragua staffing a remote clinic.

Her memberships include Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, the Association of Academic Physiatrists and both the International Society and American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In addition, she has received awards from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

“We are extremely happy to welcome Dr Lent to Helen Hayes Hospital,” says Marjorie King, MD, chief medical officer, in the release.

“She brings a very strong background in the management of spinal cord injury, one of the most devastating injuries an individual can sustain, and is passionate about helping her patients make the fullest possible recovery. With access to the latest technology and equipment available here at HHH, we are confident she will succeed in providing the compassionate and expert care patients require to move on to healthy and fulfilling lives,” King adds.

[Source: Helen Hayes Hospital]