Tariq Rajnarine, MD

Tariq Rajnarine, MD, is medical director of the Brain Injury Program at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital in Center Valley, Pa. He is a physician who specializies in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (also known as a Physiatrist), and is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Rajnarine joined Good Shepherd in 2024 after serving as an attending physician in both the stroke and spinal cord injury rehabilitation programs at Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehabilitation in Philadelphia. During his tenure, he also co-established and was the clinical director of Klein Family Parkinson’s Rehabilitation Center.

He earned his medical degree from New York Medical College in 2011, and completed his residency at New York Medical College’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2015. Dr. Rajnarine completed his fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City in 2016.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Rajnarine enjoys traveling, music and collecting coins and stamps.

Subspecialties

  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke

Languages Spoken

  • English

Why did you choose Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation?

“I wanted to be an ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) doctor and perform surgery. But during summer between the first and second years in medical school, I was in a car accident that resulted in a brain injury, loss of my left ear, damage to my cervical spine and 19 fractures in my arm — so I couldn’t perform surgery. Following the accident, I was introduced to rehabilitation as a patient and it made such a difference in my life. I had to retrain my brain. I used that experience and made it positive — turned lemons into lemonade.”

What motivates you as a physician?

“Using what happened to me and my experience to help families and patients.”

What inspires you when working with patients?

“The little differences you can make in someone’s life. Giving a person a little more dignity — something like performing hygiene on their own. It’s a little difference that many of us take for granted. From my own personal experience, I know what that little thing can mean.”


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