Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

UVA’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation strives to enhance the quality of life and functional independence of persons with injuries and disabling illness by ensuring excellence in rehabilitative care and management, training and educating persons in the discipline of rehabilitation medicine, and the advancement of knowledge through research.

Our department has an efficient, professional, and detail-oriented staff of 17 expert faculty who treat a wide variety of rehabilitation needs. Our residency training program strives to provide the finest education possible for the next generation of rehabilitation doctors who will enter the workforce.




Residency Training Program

The University of Virginia Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program offers outstanding training, research, and educational opportunities with two tracks available to MD and DO candidates. We offer a four-year Categorical Program and a three-year Advanced Program and applicants are able to apply to either or both programs.

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Ivy Mountain Orthopaedic Center

UVA Health has a new space for Orthopedic services and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. This new home is one of the largest outpatient centers in the nation where you’ll get expert care in a facility built for health and healing through sustainable design.

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The Runner’s Clinic

Running injuries require a specialized expertise. Today, injured runners have their own place to go for expert care and healing, The Runner’s Clinic at UVA.

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UVA WorkMed

UVA-WorkMed is a comprehensive occupational health and team member wellness clinic within the University of Virginia Medical Center.

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What Does Osteopathic Physiatry Mean To You?

In a submission to AOCPMR's "What Does Osteopathic Physiatry Mean to You?" video essay contest, our resident, Dr. Emily Hillaker won first place. We could not be more proud of her thoughtful and inspiring composition and are excited to see her recognized at the 65th Annual Mid-Year Meeting and Scientific Seminar in Knoxville, TN. Congratulations Dr. Hillaker!

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UVA PM&R Newsletter

Click the link below to read the July 2023 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Newsletter and stay up to date with everything happening in our department.

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Colin Derdeyn, MD, Appointed to Chair the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

[caption id="attachment_19060" align="alignright" width="250"] Colin Derdeyn, MD[/caption] The University of Virginia School of Medicine has named Colin Derdeyn, MD, a national leader, clinician, and pioneer in advancing stroke care, to…

Department of Anesthesiology Faculty Attend the World Congress of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

[caption id="attachment_18941" align="alignright" width="300"] left to right: Nabil Elkassabany, MD, Lynn Kohan, MD and Pryia Singla, MD[/caption] The School of Medicine's Department of Anesthesiology attended the 6th World Congress for…

BIMS PhD Student Synphane Gibbs-Shelton and Mentor Ukpong Eyo, PhD, Awarded the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Gilliam Fellowship

[caption id="attachment_18929" align="alignright" width="500"] Synphane Gibbs-Shelton (left) and Ukpong Eyo, PhD[/caption] Doctoral candidate Synphane Gibbs-Shelton and mentor, Ukpong Eyo, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience, are this…

American Academy of Arts and Sciences to Induct Mariano A. Garcia-Blanco, MD, PhD

[caption id="attachment_15751" align="alignright" width="500"] Mariano Garcia-Blanco, MD, PhD[/caption] The University of Virginia School of Medicine’s Mariano A. Garcia-Blanco, MD, PhD, will be inducted this weekend into the American Academy of…

UVA Health Celebrates Hispanic National Heritage Month — Highlighting Visionary Leaders and Events

Every year from September 15 to October 15, UVA Health unites with people across the country to mark National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of people…


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Support Our Mission

It is our goal to transform and improve the quality of lives of people who experience disabilities, diseases, injuries and all debilitating conditions. While there are many way to support the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, gifts are crucial to achieve our mission. We welcome your support in any way you are able to give.