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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Joshua M. Kotler OTD, OTR/L, CBIS (he/him/his)

Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

Keck Hospital
(323) 442-5370
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Dr. Joshua M. Kotler completed his undergraduate degree in Childhood Education and English Language Arts at the City University of New York Hunter College. After starting a sports program for children with developmental disabilities, he went on to pursue his Master of Science degree at New York University. Dr. Kotler began his occupational therapy career at The Mount Sinai Hospital Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program, which is a CARF-accredited specialty center for brain injuries, and has been designated as a Model System for Brain Injury nationwide. Dr. Kotler has rotated as a senior occupational therapist at The Mount Sinai Hospital, where he spent time in the outpatient clinic and acute care stroke unit.

In 2020, Dr. Kotler completed his post-professional Occupational Doctorate at Columbia University with a focus on functional cognition with stroke and brain injury populations. His capstone research focused on effective interventions for treating attention deficits in the stroke population. He also taught as an assistant clinical instructor in physical disability and rehabilitation for Master’s level occupational therapy students at Columbia University.

Dr. Kotler’s specialty areas of practice are in stroke, TBI, brain tumor, seizure disorder, SCI, and a variety of other neurological conditions. His clinical certifications include Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS), and Arnadottir OT-ADL Neurobehavioral Evaluation (A-ONE) Certification.

Research Interests

Functional cognition and attention deficits in stroke and traumatic brain injury populations.


Selected Publications