Our goals are to exceed our patients’ expectations and maximize the health, function and well-being of the people and populations we serve.

The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine provides physician services to UPMC Rehabilitation Institute throughout the UPMC health system.


10th Annual Rehabilitation Institute Research Day
Best Rehabilitation Research Awards

PostDoctoral/Fellow: Corina Bondi, PhD
Attentional set-shifting after brain trauma is restored by a preclinical model of neurorehabilitation

PreDoctoral: Anne Ritter, MPH
GFAP autoantibody developmental trajectories after TBI: Characterization and association with Interleukin-7

Undergraduate: Matthew Diamond
Adenosine Kinase gene associated with post-traumatic epilepsy development


July 8, 2014
Dr. Gwendolyn Sowa is the 2014 recipient of the PASSOR Legacy Award and Lectureship and will present at this year's AAPMR Annual Meeting in November. Dr. Prakash Jayabalan, Academic Chief Resident, has been chosen to present during the "Best Neurological Rehabilitation Research Podiuim Presentations."

July 1, 2014
The newest location of UPMC Rehabilitation Insititute opens at UPMC East, in Monroeville with Dr. Peter Hurh as medical director.

June 10, 2014
Dr. Monica Perez, Assistant Professor was featured in a Post-Gazette article highlighting Pitt's attraction to foriegn-born scientists....more

June 9, 2014
Dr. Anthony Kline, Associate Professor, awarded an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health...moreAnd on June 5, Dr Kline and his associates presented at the 2014 International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Meeting in Las Vegas, NV. ...more


Our physicians and scientists in both clinical and research settings have presented several podcasts on various PM&R subjects. Discover what people are talking about, visit the Pod Cast section of our News section.

Panther Rehab Rounds
monthly each 3rd Wednesday