Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests
  • Brain injury rehabilitation
  • Disorders of muscle tone
Medical Education
  • MD, New York University
  • Residency, New York University Medical Center
  • Fellowship, New York University Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Charlestown: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Dr. Glenn earned his medical degree from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) and then a fellowship in spinal cord injury medicine at NYU. In 1982 he joined the faculty of the Dept. of PM&R at Tufts University and the staff of its affiliates New England Medical Center Hospitals, New England Sinai Hospital (NESH), and Greenery Rehabilitation Center. He was Director of Rehabilitation Medicine at Greenery's Brain Injury Program, and then Director of the Brain Injury Program at NESH. From 1993 until 1998, he was Professor and Chairman of the Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Chief of Rehabilitation Medicine at Boston Medical Center, where he was the Project Director of the New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center's Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems grant. In 1998, he joined the staff of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH) as Director of Outpatient and Community Brain Injury Rehabilitation, and has since been made Chief, Division of Brain Injury for the Dept. of PM&R at SRH Network. He is an Associate Professor of PM&R and Associate Chair of the Brain Injury Division of the Dept. of PM&R at at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr. Glenn was Project Director of the Spaulding/Partners TBI Model System at HMS, a research grant funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, from 1998 to 2008. He has been Medical Director of Brain Injury Services in MA for Mentor ABI/NeuroRestorative since 1991 and Medical Director of Community Rehab Care since 1996. Dr. Glenn was the editor of the Update on Pharmacology column of Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation from 1985 to 2013.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

1995-97: Project Director, New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (Boston University Medical Center), funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

1998-2008: Project Director, Spaulding/Partners Traumatic Brain Injury Model System at Harvard Medical School, funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

2007-2012: Project Director, Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Follow-up Center at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

2012-present: Advisor, Spaulding-Harvard Traumatic Brain Injury Model System, funded by the National Institute on Independent Living, Disability and Rehabilitation Research.


Strangman GE, O'Neil-Pirozzi TM, Goldstein R, Kelkar K, Katz DI, Burke D, Rauch SL, Savage CR, Glenn MB. Prediction of memory rehabilitation outcomes in traumatic brain injury using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2008;89:974-81.

O'Neil-Pirozzi TM, Strangman GE, Goldstein R, Katz DI, Savage CR, Kelkar K, Supelana C, Burke D, Rauch SL, Glenn MB. A controlled treatment study of internal memory strategies (I-MEMS) following traumatic brain injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil 2010;25(1):43-51.4.

Glenn MB. Update on pharmacology: Sudden cardiac death and stroke with the use of antipsychotic medications: Implications for clinicians treating individuals with traumatic brain injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil 2010;25(1):68-70.

Dowds MM, Lee P, Sheer JB, O'Neil-Pirozzi TM, Xenopoulos-Oddsson A, Goldstein R, Zainea KL, Glenn MB. Electronic reminding technology following traumatic brain injury: Effects on timely task completion. J Head Trauma Rehabil 2011;26(2):339-347.

Glenn MB, Herman SD. Post-concussion symptoms. In Frontera W, Silver J, Rizzo TD, editors. Essentials of Rehabilitation Medicine: Musculoskeletal Disorders, Pain, and Rehabilitation, 3rd Edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders; 2015, p. 782-790.

Eum RS, Brown AW, Watanabe T, Zasler ND, Goldstein R, Seel R, Roth EJ, Zafonte RD, Glenn MB. Risk factors for institutionalization after traumatic brain injury inpatient rehabilitation. J Head Trauma Rehabil 2017;32(3):158-167.


Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA 02129-3109
Phone: 617-952-5230
Fax: 617-952-5934