Jennifer Shen, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jennifer Shen, MD, assistant professor, joined the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in 2008. Dr. Shen is particularly interested in the treatment of stroke (non-traumatic brain injury) as well as traumatic brain injury including concussion and electrodiagnostic evaluations. She was the medical director of the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute at Mercy Hospital from 2008 to 2016.

Her scope of practice includes both inpatient and outpatient services as well as participation in clinical research to further the field of rehabilitation medicine. Beyond clinical and research interests, she is actively involved in the education of PM&R residents as well as University of Pittsburgh medical students.

Board Certifications
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Education & Training
BA, Chemistry, University of Illinois, 2000
MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine, 2004
PM&R Residency, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, 2008

Honors and Awards
Best Doctor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pittsburgh Magazine, 2016
Chief Resident, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, 2008

Professional Organization Membership
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Association of Academic Physiatrists

UPMC OnTopic Discussions
Stroke Rehabilitation