JenFu Cheng, MD earned his B.A. in Psychology from Princeton University and a second B.A. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the University of California-Santa Cruz. He continued his education at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Cheng completed his internship at St. Barnabas Medical Center and his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. He completed two additional years of fellowship training in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children’s Specialized Hospital. He is board-certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Cheng served as Chief of Physiatry at Children’s Specialized Hospital for seven years until 2021 when he established his private practice, Pediatric Rehabilitation Specialists LLC (www.peds.rehab).
Dr. Cheng has special interests in the treatment of children with Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity Management as well as Adaptive Sports and Recreation. He has lectured nationally on these subjects.
Dr. Cheng has a strong connection to his community, volunteering for several non-profit organizations. He is the founder of Peak Potential, Inc., an entirely volunteer-run charity that provides free, adaptive rock climbing programs for children with physical disabilities. He also served as medical advisor and divemaster for Stay-Focused, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides adaptive SCUBA diving programs for young adults with mobility challenges.
Education and Training
Undergraduate: Princeton University, A.B. (Psychology), University of California-Santa Cruz, B.A. (Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology)
Medical School: Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
Internship: Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Residency (PM&R): Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
Fellowship (Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine): Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School/Children’s Specialized Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of PM&R, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Clinical and Research Interests
Adaptive Sports and Recreation
Use of Technology for Gait Training