John A. Horton III, MD
Assistant Professor

John Allen Horton III, MD graduated cum laude and Departmental Distinction with undergraduate degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Duke University in 1983. After serving in the United States Navy as a Nuclear Submarine Officer and Nuclear Engineer Officer (1983 - 1988), he attended the University of Washington, School of Medicine and received his medical degree with Thesis Honors in 1993. He completed an internship in General Surgery at Dartmouth University and then went on to complete his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and subsequent Fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, both at University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey Medical School/Kessler Institute.

Dr. Horton is an assistant professor in the Department of PM&R and holds a secondary appointment in the University of Pittsburgh School of Rehabilitation Science and Technology. He has been with the University since 1998.

Specialized Areas of Interest
Spinal cord injury, neurogenic bladder, spasticity management


Board Certifications
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Education & Training
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Duke University, 1983
MD, University of Washington, 1993
PM&R Residency, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey, 1997
Spinal cord Injury Medicine Fellowship, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey, 1998

Honors and Awards
Best Doctor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pittsburgh Magazine, 2010-2016
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Best Doctors in America, 2007-2016