Prior to joining Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine, Dr. Beer was an attending physician at the renowned Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, NJ, where he directed Spine Rehabilitation and Interventional Services. Following residency, Dr. Beer completed the highly regarded Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine Fellowship program at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. During his fellowship, in addition to caring for patients at an internationally recognized center of excellence in the areas of surgical and non-surgical spine care, Dr. Beer participated in the physiatric care of the New York Knicks professional basketball team.
After a medical internship at the Staten Island University Hospital, Dr. Beer completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York. During his senior year of residency, Dr. Beer was elected to serve as Chief Resident and was among a select group of nationally recognized scholarship recipients honored by the American Pain Society at its national conference in Chicago. As a resident, Dr. Beer was also elected President of the National Resident Council of the Association of Academic Physiatrists. Dr. Beer received his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Health Science Center in Brooklyn. He received his undergraduate degree from Queens College, where he graduated cum laude with a major in Economics. He also completed a four year curriculum during his undergraduate years and continues to devote time to the study of Talmudic Law.
While at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Dr. Beer was deeply involved in the residency training program, acting as a mentor to the physiatry residents, lecturer, and member of Residency Education Committees. With Dr. Beer’s return to the Long Island medical community, he remains actively involved in resident education at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Well published and a sought after lecturer in the areas of Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Dr. Beer has been honored as one of the featured speakers at the nationally recognized Kessler Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review Course since 2005. Dr. Beer is board certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Management and is board eligible in Electrodiagnostic and Neuromuscular Medicine. He maintains an active membership in numerous professional organizations, including the International Spinal Intervention Society and American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Honors and Recognition
Dr. Beer has received numerous prestigious awards over the past several years, including Castle Connelly’s Top Doctors, New York Times Magazine Super Doctors, Newsday Top Doctors, and America’s Top Physicians from the Consumers Research Council of America.
Publications & Lectures
Dr. Beer has been active in lecturing nationally and publishing original articles. Read more about his publications and lecture appearances.
Dr. Beer is an active member of several medical societies, including the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R).
Dr. Beer lives on Long Island with his wife and five children. He remains a devoted member of his community and is involved with numerous charitable organizations. In addition to an interest in recreational sporting activities, Dr. Beer also enjoys playing the piano and is a former professional keyboard player.