Gautam Malhotra, MD


Contact Information


197 Ridgedale Ave
Ste 225
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927

Phone: 973-206-1477

Clinical Interests

Electrodiagnostic medicine, general musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions, prosthetics/orthotics


Dr. Malhotra is quadruple board-certified in electrodiagnostic medicine, neuromuscular medicine, brain injury medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) – also known as "physiatry."


A physiatrist subspecializing in electrodiagnostic medicine, Dr. Malhotra uses evidence-based approaches and neurophysiologic techniques to diagnose, treat and restore function to patients suffering from musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and other conditions.

Just as he educates patients as part of the clinical process, Dr. Malhotra also educates physicians-in-training as a clinical professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation’s residency program where he has won multiple teaching awards.

Dr. Malhotra is an invited lecturer at American Board of Emergency Medicine PM&R national board review courses. A fellow of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, he has presented at national meetings and served as a member of several committees and an oral board examiner. He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Malhotra publishes original papers in peer-reviewed journals and serves as a reviewer for PM&R Journal, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Malhotra completed his residency training at the nationally top ranked Rutgers New Jersey Medical School /Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. He spent the next 17 years at the VA New Jersey Healthcare System where he provided clinical care to veterans and developed local, regional and national programs. He served as Director of Polytrauma, liaison to the Amputee System of Care, Director of Strategic Development and a member of numerous committees and task forces. Designated an early "champion" of telehealth, Dr. Malhotra’s clinical encounters are not only informed by his wealth of practical experience and academic knowledge, but also from years of spending time at the bedside of veterans, family, and friends in need.

"When I meet a new patient, I conduct a thorough evaluation so I can answer their questions about what's going on and what the next steps might be. I help them understand how they can best help themselves with the fewest procedures or medications. "

In his spare time, Dr. Malhotra is the lead singer in cover rock bands that perform locally.