UPMC on TOPIC is a patient education series featuring our physicians discussing their rehabilitation specialties. The series highlights many aspects of rehabilitation medicine and the services available at UPMC.

Michael L. Boninger, MD, PMR Chair and Director UPMC Rehabilitation Institute talks about "Rehabilitation: Recovery Each Step of the Way."

Betty Y. Liu, MD, Assistant Professor discusses medical acupuncture in the treatment of pain from injury and disease in "Acupuncture as a Treatment Option."

Gwendolyn A. Sowa, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, discusses low back pain in "A Comprehensive Approach to Treating Low Back Pain."

Maria Twichell, MD, Assistant Professor, with the dedicated physicians and staff discusses the multidisciplinary approach to "Rehabilitation at UPMC."

Cara Camiolo Reddy, MD, Assistant Professor and Medical Director, UPMC Rehabilitation Network addresses "Brain Injury Rehabilitation."

Michael C. Munin, MD, Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Program Development reviews the processes involved in "Rehabilitation After Amputation."

Amanda Harrington, MD, Assistant Professor and Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Unit discusses the rehabilitation process after "Spinal Cord Injury."


Our clinicians and scientists give presentations within their clinical and research specialties. Some of the presentations below offer CME accreditation through UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh.

Developing Pathways for Low Back Pain, Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD
         CME expires 2/25/2015

The Pathology of TBI-Related Seizures, Amy Wagner, MD

Research on Post Traumatic Depression, Amy Wagner, MD,

Quantitative EMG in Clinical Practice, Michael C. Munin, MD
       CME expires 7/14/2015

Management of Spastic Hypertonia: Current Concepts , Michael C. Munin, MD
           CME expires on 7/14/2015