Our physiatrists (physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation) are experts in the fields of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, diseases and disorders of the musculoskeletal and peripheral nervous system, and many other conditions that affect function and mobility. We are invested in the principles of Personalized Medicine and develop individualized treatment for patients facing the many challenges of living with limited mobility due to a trauma, illness or disease.
The UPMC Rehabilitation Network is comprised of over 170 inpatient rehabilitation beds at eight locations including the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute (RI) at UPMC Mercy.
Research in neural engineering and neuro-prosthetics, brain imaging, the effects of neurotransmitters, the role of gender on recovery after tbi and the effects of movement therapy for pain management are just a few studies occupying our research faculty. We are especially proud of our research collaborations with such well known institutions as Carnegie Mellon University, Safar Center for Resuscitation, and the VA Health Administration.
The residency program benefits from the expertise of PM&R physicians and scientists and exposure to the clinical and research sides of the department.