Meet the Team


Meet the Team


Our physicians meet uncompromising standards for training, experience and commitment to excellence, and are backed by our technology and a wide variety of innovative services. With expertise and compassion, these dedicated physiatrists work with patients and their families toward the goal of recovery.

Memorial Rehabilitation Institute Physicians


Alan Novick, MD, FAAPMR
Medical Director
Memorial Rehabilitation Institute

Dr. Novick is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and electrodiagnostic medicine. A graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine, he completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Novick earned his undergraduate degree in electrical and biomedical engineering from Duke University. He has been the Medical Director of Rehabilitative Services for Memorial Healthcare System since 2001 and also held this position from 1991 to 1994. His professional memberships include the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Medical Association.

Janice Cohen, MD, FAAPMR

Dr. Cohen is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and is a fellow with the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Dr. Cohen completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas and relocated to South Florida. She has been affiliated with Memorial since 2009. Dr. Cohen's areas of specialty include inpatient rehabilitation and electromyography.

Keith Foster, MD, MBA, FAAPMR

Dr. Keith Foster is a board-certified doctor in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He earned his medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada in 2008, and completed his residency at Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University in 2012, where he served as Chief Resident. He earned his master's of business administration degree from East Carolina School of Business in 2012.

Ivor Nugent, MD, FAAPMR

Dr. Nugent is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation with specialty certification in sports medicine. A graduate of the University of the West Indies, he completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in New York and a primary care sports medicine fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Santa Clara, California. Dr. Nugent has been affiliated with Memorial Healthcare System since 2004. He is a member of the Kingston College Old Boys Association of Florida, and his professional memberships include the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Laura Wilner, MD,
Pediatric Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Medicine

Dr. Laura Wilner is a board-certified pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. Prior to joining Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, she served as the medical director in pediatric physiatry at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent in Indianapolis, IN, where she also served as the chair of the department of physiatry.


Dr. Wilner earned her bachelor’s degree in speech and language pathology from Northwestern University in Chicago, after which she earned her medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School. She has helmed numerous teaching appointments over the course of her career and has presented at many conferences and annual meetings over the past 25 years.

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