Our Mission

To maximize the health, function and well-being of the people and populations we serve by providing the highest quality rehabilitative medical care, conducting highly relevant, cutting-edge research, and training the next generation of clinicians and researchers.


6th Annual Current Concepts in Brain Injury Rehabilitation Conference
November 7, 2015
UPMC Mercy
Sr. Ferdinand Clark Auditorium

Registration now open: www.UPMCPhysicianResources.com/BIConf2015

Course handouts will be available after October 27, 2015 on our Events page.

Continuing education credits are available for physicians, allied healthcare professionals, physical therapists, and speech/language professionals and are listed on the Events page.

Brain Injury Medicine: (ACGME #3474134001)
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine: (ACGME #3464131017)
Spinal Cord Medicine: (ACGME #3454113017)
Sports Medicine: (ACGME #3424134013)


The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine provides physician services to UPMC Rehabilitation Institute throughout the UPMC health system.


September 2015
On September 12 the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute and the Pittsburgh Mighty Penguins sled hockey team took to the ice to celebrate the opening of the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. The event raised money for the Mighty Penguins’ organization to continue funding this competitive sport and the people with disabilities who compete in it. Read about the event here.

Low-income children with mental disorders who are eligible for federal benefits may not be receiving them. Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH, and vice chair of pediatric rehab medicine was a co-author on a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering  and Medicine report about low-income children with disabilities and mental disorders. ...read more…

Matthew Diamond, recent research assistant to Dr. Amy Wagner, will be presented the Epilepsia Prize at the 31st International Epilepsy Congress in Istanbul, Turkey in September...read more...

July 2015
“There’s nothing that makes me happier than seeing kids doing regular kid stuff,” said Jason Edinger, DO, medical director and co-founder of Camp Inspire and assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. Camp Inspire is an overnight camp ...read more

June 2015

Michael L. Boninger, Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is the recipient of the 2015 John Coulter Stanley Award recognizing his professional achievements that contributed significantly to the field of PM&R.... more

May 2015
Dr. Corina Bondi is the inaugural recipient of the new Early Career Award by the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society...more

February 13, 2015
Dr. Robert Gaunt is leading Pitt's research team in a multidisciplinary effort, with other universities and industry partners in developing advanced prosthetics...more



Our physicians and scientists in both clinical and research settings have presented several podcasts and presentation on various PM&R subjects. Discover what people are talking about.

Panther Rehab Rounds
monthly each 3rd Wednesday