Our goals are to exceed our patients’ expectations and maximize the health, function and well-being of the people and populations we serve.



HANDOUTS for the 5th Annual Current Concepts in Brain Injury will be available until November 17, 2014.

Brain Injury Medicine: (ACGME #3474134001)
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine: (ACGME #3464131017)
Spinal Cord Medicine: (ACGME #345411017)
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.


December 17,2014
The Journal of Neural Engineering published results of Dr. Collinger's continuing work in brain computer interfaces used in controlling an advanced robotic arm. Reports from various news outlets can be seen...here.

November 14, 2014

Dr. Gwendolyn Sowa is the 2014 recipient of the PASSOR Legacy Award and Lectureship and will present at this year's AAPMR Annual Meeting in November.

Dr. Prakash Jayabalan, Academic Chief Resident, has been chosen to present during the "Best Neurological Rehabilitation Research Podiuim Presentations."

For a full list of presentations and posters by faculty and residents please click here.

November 7, 2014
Brad Dicianno, MD, MS
Dr. Dicianno was named a Pitt Innovator at the 10th annual "Celebration of Innovation"...more

Amy K. Wagner, MD
PM&R Research Chair

Dr. Wagner discusses personalized medicine and treating traumatic brain injuries with Pittsburgh Business Times...more

November 5, 2014
... joins medical panel of TBI Rehabilitation Guidelines Project..read more

October 3, 2014
...and is awarded the Dr. Nirmala Dilip Bharatwal Lectureship in Spinal Cord Research...more

September 10, 2014
Wendy Helkowski,MD
Vice Chair of Medical Education.

Our program is ranked among the top 10 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residencies in the country ... 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