Congratulations to Bruce Gans, MD, Recipient of the Frank H. Krusen, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award

Members & Publications


June 22, 2016

Gans Headshot 030216Your Academy is pleased to announce that Bruce Gans, MD, is the 2016 Frank H. Krusen, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Dr. Gans is receiving the Academy’s highest honor, which is given to a member who has provided outstanding and unique contributions to the specialty of PM&R in the areas of patient care, research, education, literary contributions, community service, and involvement in AAPM&R activities. Dr. Gans is the executive vice president and chief medical officer for the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, NJ, the national medical director for rehabilitation for Select Medical, the parent company for Kessler, and physical medicine and rehabilitation professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Dr. Gans, served as AAPM&R President in 2005, received the AAPM&R Distinguished Member Award in 2008, and delivered the Academy’s 34th Annual Walter J. Zeiter Lecture in 2001. Dr. Gans has also published extensively, and has held more than $10 million in research and educational grants from the public and private sectors. He received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, his MS in biomedical electronic engineering from the Moore School of Engineering, and completed his residency at the University of Washington.

His generous commitment, extensive service, and continued leadership have been invaluable to the Academy and to the specialty. Please join your Academy and the Awards Committee in congratulating Dr. Gans, who along with the other 2016 AAPM&R award recipients (to be announced soon), will be recognized at the 2016 Annual Assembly.

Legislation Introduced to Alleviate Impact of Conversion Factor Cut for 2021

Nov 09, 2020

Last month, two bills were introduced in the House proposing solutions to the estimated 10.6% Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor cut expected to go into effect January 1, 2021.  The bills offer some relief to the cut, but do not reflect a comprehensive or long-term solution.  AAPM&R has therefore chosen to remain neutral regarding these bills. 

Your Academy continues to advocate for a permanent solution to the conversion factor cut while maintaining the important payment increases to office and outpatient evaluation and management services.