At the University of Michigan Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, our goal is to educate and prepare the next generation of national and international leaders in PM&R including research, clinical care and education. We aspire to be a premier training program for PM&R residency, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine and Pain Management Medicine. We are committed to Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accreditation with commendation. And we are dedicated to increasing the diversity of the physicians in PM&R to reflect the rich diversity of the patient populations that we serve.
The specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation also is called physiatry. This medical specialty provides medical care to children and adults to maximize recovery, achievement of independence and community integration after physical injury or illness due to developmental delay. Physiatrists are the physicians dedicated to the diagnosis and medical management of the consequences of disease, injury and congenital disorders.
PM&R means teamwork!
Upon completion of any of our training programs, you will be an effective team leader. You will have the knowledge and skills to be the head of the rehabilitation team, which is made up of the patient, the rehabilitation psychologist and other rehabilitation therapy professionals. You will be able to guide the team members to collaborate with the patient and each other to create an effective treatment plan focused on the specific needs of the patient. You will gain experience in methods of obtaining your team’s goal of assisting the individual to maximize his/her potential and achieve the highest quality of life, physically and psychosocially, and to ameliorate the consequences of disease, injury or developmental delay.
Our educational training programs achieve success through a commitment to:
- Compassionate medical care
- Cultural competence
- Excellence and professionalism
- Fostering patient /human dignity
- Innovation, adaptation and discovery
- Integration, collaboration and teamwork
- Integrity, trust and respect
Be a part of our team as we shape the future of PM&R by training exceptional leaders in all aspects of physiatry. We are on the move. Join us!
Edward Hurvitz, M.D.
M. Catherine Spires, M.D.
Associate Residency Director:
Sonya R. Miller, M.D.
Assistant Residency Director:
Brian Kelly, D.O.
University of Michigan Health System
Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
325 E. Eisenhower Pkwy., Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-5744