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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The SPEED Clinic

UVA’s world-renowned SPEED Clinic (Strength, Power, Endurance, Education, and Development) is a motion analysis and athletic performance laboratory. We serve UVA by helping individual athletes; conducting research; and teaching other health professionals.
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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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School of Medicine Public Health Sciences Confers Degrees

On Sunday, May 22, a total of 62 Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Clinical Research degrees were conferred by the UVA School of Medicine in an…

Dr. J. Kim Penberthy President-Elect of Division 12 of the American Psychological Association, The Society of Clinical Psychology

J. Kim Penberthy, PhD, ABPP, was named president-elect of the Society of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association, the leading scientific & professional organization for psychology. The post Dr.…

Karen Johnston, MD, MSc, First US Woman to Win International Award

Dr. Karen C. Johnston, the Harrison Distinguished Professor of Neurology and Associate Vice President for Clinical and Translational Research, won the 2022 William M. Feinberg Award for Excellence in Clinical…

Patrick Jackson, MD, Discusses Paxlovid in The Conversation

Patrick Jackson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine’s division of  Infectious Diseases and International Health, has helped care for hundreds of COVID-19 patients and assisted in Paxlovid clinical trials.…

Thomas Platts-Mills, MD, featured in The Daily Mail

The Daily Mail – one of the world’s most-read publications – highlighted the work of Dr. Platts-Mills and his discovery of a meat allergy caused by a tick bite in…


Running selfie? Retraining #running gait w/ the help of a mirror to relieve patellofemoral pain in female runners.

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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.

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