Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Our department includes board-certified pediatric physiatrists and pain management specialists. Our faculty is dedicated to patient care and teaching residents, fellows and medical students in one-on-one clinical situations. Faculty participates in four to six hours a week of formal resident lectures, journal club and clinical case conferences on electrodiagnostics, gait analysis, sports medicine, ethics and practice management. Faculty members are also actively involved in research.
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) offers a three-year accredited residency training program (PGY2-PGY4) for a total of eleven residents. It provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient training experience for specialty care of patients with traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal-cord injury, trauma, amputee, orthopedic/spine injury, sports injury, pain and neuromuscular disorders.
In addition, we offer a one-year accredited pain management fellowship. Our fellows learn comprehensive medical evaluation, diagnosis and management of patients presenting with pain. They gain expertise in interventional pain management procedures including, but not limited to, cervical, lumbar and caudal epidural steroid injections; sacroiliac joint injections; facet blocks; intercostal nerve blocks; peripheral joint injections; and spinal cord stimulator trials. Our faculty works closely with local neurosurgeons for intrathecal pump medication trials and management. During the year, fellows gain experience in pain management from physiatric, anesthesia and neurology perspectives in both adult and pediatric patients, including end of life care.