Stephen Schaaf, MD
PGY-3

Research Projects
Association of Serum Biomarkers with Pain and Pain Related Function in Older Adults with Lower Back Pain. Mentor: Dr. Gwendolyn Sowa

Why did you choose UPMC residency program?
UPMC was the program that would provide me with the most comprehensive PM&R training during residency. There is a core curriculum in place that you are assured to learn the fundamental aspects needed to be a physiatrist. In addition, at UPMC you have access and receive training in many PM&R sub-specialties that most programs do not have available. UPMC has many research opportunities and support for residents that are interested. Lastly, Pittsburgh is an up and coming city that is both a fun and affordable place to live. These factors combined with UPMC being nationally recognized as a top PM&R program made me choose UPMC.

Career Interests
Clinical and Research: Sports medicine, pain medicine, movement disorders

Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, OH

Undergraduate: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Personal Interests
Travel
Detroit Pro Sports and college football
Podcasts