Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship

The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC are pleased to offer an ACGME accredited (#3464131017) two year Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship on an annual basis. The program is offered to 1qualified candidate.

Fellows are trained at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP), a level 1 trauma center and home to the Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Unit (CHRU). The two year curriculum includes training in general pediatrics, pediatric subspecialties, inpatient comprehensive pediatric rehabilitation, inpatient pediatric rehabilitation consults, outpatient pediatric rehabilitation, and research. Fellows also gain community service experience at the weekly clinic at Easter Seals West Virginia in Wheeling, West Virginia. The clinic is a community based pediatric rehabilitation clinic serving children and youth with a variety of disabilities.

Visit the Faculty and Program Overview pages for more fellowship information

Meet our Team: Fellows are assigned a faculty mentor based on their interests. Fellows are mentored in research by a team that includes the fellowship director and investigators engaged in research of interest to the fellow.

In addition to the training experiences in our hospital based settings, our fellows have the opportunity to learn hands-on about the lives and experiences of the children we serve through volunteer activities at Camp Inspire, a local camp for children with disabilities founded with the help of the fellowship's Dr. Edinger, and at the many adaptive sporting programs in the community (see Three Rivers Adaptive Sports and Active Cities-Pittsburgh).

Camp information on the the CHP website.

Christopher Lunsford, MD, 2015, PRM Fellow.
"The Pediatric Rehabilitation fellowship at UPMC offers a robust and comprehensive training. I felt our multidisciplinary clinics including Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, and Spina bifida were exemplary as well as our outreach and satellite clinics. Personally, I also had research interests and I was given the time and mentorship to learn and build upon those interests."

Application Process
Interested physicians should submit all applications through ERAS only. Please note our ACGME Number is 3464131017. Completed ERAS applications will be reviewed and personal interviews offered by invitation only. Applicants for this program must submit their rank list through the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Match in the NRMP. We are recruiting for our next fellow to start in July 2017. Applications are made through ERAS (


for more information contact:
Stacey Snead-Peterson, MS
GME Academic Manager
Department of PM&R
Building B, Suite 11522
1400 Locust Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219