Hospital for Special Care (HSC) has appointed William J. Pesce, DO, to the position of Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for the hospital.
In his new post, Pesce will now oversee inpatient and outpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation services including spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury, cerebrovascular accident and orthopedic trauma patients.
“With his extensive expertise in neurologic and orthopedic rehabilitation, Dr. Pesce is a tremendous asset to the hospital, and our patients, and I am confident that he will continue this leadership in his expanded role,” said John J. Votto, DO, FCCP, president and CEO, HSC.
“Pesce has been instrumental in remaining at the forefront of spasticity management in spinal cord and other neurologically compromised patients, as well as bringing his expertise in treating patients with various musculoskeletal conditions,” Votto said.
Pesce has specialized experience in the areas of neurologic and orthopedic rehabilitation, spasticity management, electrodiagnosis, musculoskeletal disorders and pain management.
Since joining the Hospiatl for Special Care in 1993, Pesce has been Attending Physiatrist, a position he has held since 2006. He also is an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
Pesce, a Southington resident, graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.
About Hospital for Special Care
As the only long-term acute-care hospital in the nation serving adults and children, Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is nationally recognized for the advanced care and rehabilitation in the highly-specialized areas of pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders (including ALS research) and spinal cord injury. Responding to rising community needs, HSC leads Connecticut by opening the first inpatient unit dedicated to comprehensive heart failure care.
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