- Patient Education
Dr. Stephen Kanter is a licensed physical therapist in New York and New Jersey. He was hired as the Supervisor of Rehabilitation Services at the IMSMP in April 2008 after spending the previous five years as a homecare specialist, working primarily with patients with multiple sclerosis and patients with balance, gait, and endurance impairments. He is a nationally recognized expert in rehabilitation for people with MS and has worked to develop the AthCare MS Rehabilitation Professionals Network to promote education and clinical collaboration to improve the care provided to people with MS and their families. In 2015, Dr. Kanter was inducted into the National MS Society Healthcare Professionals Volunteer Hall of Fame. As a homecare clinician and accessible design specialist, Dr. Kanter has consulted on many home and business remodeling projects. Along with his clinical work, Dr. Kanter is a professor of Biomedical Ethics at Seton Hall University.
Dr. Kanter earned his undergraduate degree from the University at Albany, SUNY, and his Masters of Science and Doctorate Degrees in Physical Therapy at Rutgers University - School of Health Professions (formerly UMDNJ). Prior to earning his doctorate, Dr. Kanter worked on the sports medicine staffs of several professional sports teams including time with the New York Football Giants (NFL). Dr. Kanter is an active member of the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Professionals.