Dr. Isaacson was born and raised in North-East New Jersey. He gained an interest in medicine and particularly rehabilitation medicine after undergoing spinal surgery at Presbyterian Hospital at age 13 with a period of rehabilitation following. In 1986 Dr. Isaacson received a bachelor of arts from Rutgers-Newark with high honors, college honors and the distinction of being accepted to Phi Beta Kappa. He also published an article based on parasitology research under the tutelage of Professor Jane E Huffman. Dr. Isaacson subsequently received his Doctor of Medicine from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1991, completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Morristown memorial Hospital in 1992 then underwent residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center from 1992-1995.
In 1995, Dr. Isaacson joined the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Nassau University Medical Center where he engages in resident teaching and maintained a directorship of Industrial Rehabilitation, Co-Chairmanship of the Institutional Review Board, Chairman of the medical records Committee and Directorship of Inpatient Rehabilitation Services as well as Consult Service liaison. He has since gone on to become the department Associate Chairman under Dr. Lyn Weiss and has taken on the additional responsibilities of Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation services, Director of Quality Management for Rehabilitation Medicine Services and Director of medical student education as well as continuing his clinical responsibilities for in and outpatient rehabilitative care, electrodiagnostics and hospital based consult services. Dr. Isaacson has also published a variety of case studies in peer review journals and authored a chapter in a recently published Rehabilitation Medicine handbook.
In addition to his professional life, Dr. Isaacson enjoys family life and has interests in photography, composing music and playing the piano and guitar.