Julie Lanphere, DO
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, UPMC Rehabilitation Institute-Montefiore

Julie Lanphere, DO is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the medical director of the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute at Montefiore. She is the leader of the ICU mobility committee through the ICU Service Center to standardize early mobility and rehabilitation for the critically ill patient population. She also is a leader throughout the system with the UPMC mobility initiative for hospitalized patients.

She is a strong advocate of patient physical conditioning, general health, and exercise. She has interests in working internationally to provide rehab services to underserved countries. She joined the Range of Motion Project in Haiti, an organization providing rehab care to spinal cord injured and amputee patients after the 2010 earthquake.

Specialized Areas of Interest
Critical illness rehabilitation with research interest in early mobility in the critically ill and acute care populations; rehabilitation of the medically complex, stroke, neuromuscular, general, and amputee rehabilitation


Board Certifications
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education & Training
BS, Canisius College, 2002
DO, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2008
PM&R Residency, McGaw Northwestern Medical School, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2012

Honors and Awards
Best Doctor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pittsburgh Magazine, 2016

Professional Organization Membership
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Association of Academic Physiatrists
American Osteopathic Association
ICU Recovery Network
Society of Critical Care Medicine
American Academy of Osteopathy

UPMC OnTopic Discussions and Video Rounds
"Early Mobility and Rehabilitation in the ICU: A Paradigm Shift" Video Rounds.