Richard J. Malone, D.O., FAAPM&R
Attending Physician, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Dr. Richard Malone specializes in the inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation of patients with traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries.
Dr. Malone received a bachelor’s degree in biology from St. Ambrose College in Davenport, IA. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey. Subsequently, he completed a one-year internship at Kenned Memorial Hospital’s – University Medical Center in Southern New Jersey where he served as Chief Intern overseeing 42 interns. He then completed a three year residency Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute where he served as Chief Resident from 1993-1994.
Dr. Malone has been an attending physician in the acute Brain Trauma Unit at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute since 1994. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Malone is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a subspecialty certification in Brain Injury Medicine.
His research interests include being a treating physician in the Amantadine/Placebo Medication Study in patients with traumatic brain injury who are in a minimally conscious state or vegetative state.
In 2002, 2014 and 2015, Dr. Malone received the Kathy Wong, M.D., Memorial Award from JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This award is presented to the physician who exhibits the highest degree of kindness, compassion and concern for patients and their families. He was also the recipient of the Volunteer Faculty Member of the Year Award from the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2004, 2015 and 2020.
In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Malone holds the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic, summa cum laude, from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.