Alberto Esquenazi, MD, is chief medical officer of MossRehab.
Q: How long have you worked at MossRehab?
A: 32 years
Q: What does “More than Medicine” mean to you?
A: It’s the fact that we do more than deal just with the medical needs of the patients, we deal with the comprehensive needs of the individual. We deal with each person’s emotional, social and physical needs.
Q: What gets you excited about coming to work at Einstein?
A: This is a place that’s all about people—the people who work here and the people we provide care for. We also provide care with a collective effort. Here, it’s the effort of many, not the individual.
Q: What is the one word or phrase that describes the type of person you need to be to be successful at Einstein?
A: You have to be a team player.
Q: What is an interesting thing that most people don’t know about you?
A: When I was 15 to 18 years old growing up in Mexico I was a nationally ranked swimmer in the 50-meter butterfly.
“One of our patients was very interested in taking one of the ReWalk devices, the first commercially viable upright device that enables wheelchair users to stand, walk and climb stairs, home with him. It allowed him to stand and to walk and to dance with his daughters. That was a very special moment for everybody in that family. For all of us to see that happen was very fulfilling.”