Joshua M. Kotler OTD, OTR/L, CBIS (he/him/his)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy
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.
Functional cognition and attention deficits in stroke and traumatic brain injury populations.
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2020 | Columbia University
Master of Science (MS)
in Occupational Therapy
2015 | New York University
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
in Childhood Education and English Language Arts
2010 | CUNY Hunter College
Kotler, J. M., Mahoney, D., Nilsen, D. M., & Gillen, G. (2023). Effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions to improve performance and participation in Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) among adult stroke survivors (2009–2019). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 77(Supplement 1), 7710393090. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2023.77S10009 Show abstract
Systematic Review Briefs provide a summary of the findings from systematic reviews developed in conjunction with the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Evidence-Based Practice Program. Each Systematic Review Brief summarizes the evidence on a theme and/or subthemes, related to a specific topic. This Systematic Review Brief summarizes findings from the systematic review on interventions to improve performance and participation in instrumental activities of daily living among adult stroke survivors. This theme reports on the effectiveness of virtual reality, exercise, vision rehabilitation, and community-based stroke empowerment group interventions.
Keywords. adult, cerebrovascular accident, ischemic stroke, survivors, systematic reviews, blind rehabilitation therapy
Samuel Eshborn Service Award | 2015
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development