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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Faculty Recruitment

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is actively recruiting for THREE inpatient faculty positions. To learn more, please follow the link below.

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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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UVAToday: Too Much Treadmill? Outdoor Training Could Help Your Shin Splints

Treadmill runners who suffer painful shin splints can heal them quicker with gait training in the great outdoors in combination with physical therapy exercises say researchers, including UVA Health sports medicine expert Dr. David Hryvniak.

To read the entire article from UVAToday, please click the button below. You can read more about the study it originated from and it’s findings here.

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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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Applications Now Open for the Next Cohort of the UVA Health Leadership Institute

[caption id="attachment_29916" align="alignright" width="450"] First Cohort of the UVA Health Leadership Institute (photo by CeCe Rooney)[/caption] The UVA Health Leadership Institute (HLI) is ready to welcome a new cohort of…

Neuroscience Department Expands Brain Awareness Week to Year-Round Initiative

[caption id="attachment_30504" align="alignright" width="300"] Artwork by Levi Beling, Charlottesville High School[/caption] The University of Virginia School of Medicine's Neuroscience Graduate Program and Department of Neuroscience have transformed their annual Brain…

Committee on Women in Medicine and Science (COWIMS) Woman of the Month: Caroline Riedstra

[caption id="attachment_30477" align="alignright" width="300"] Caroline Riedstra[/caption] During July, the Committee on Women in Medicine and Science (COWIMS) is celebrating UV Safety Month and is honored to recognize Ms. Caroline Riedstra,…

Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Honors David Auble, PhD

[caption id="attachment_30485" align="alignright" width="450"] David Auble, PhD, (middle), with past and present trainees.[/caption] On June 27, 2024, the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics (BMG) celebrated the retirement of Professor…

School of Medicine’s Jennifer Phillips and Adam Griggs Receive Hoos Building Bridges Award

[caption id="attachment_30499" align="alignright" width="300"] (From left) Jennifer Phillips and Adam Griggs[/caption] Hoos Building Bridges celebrates cross-disciplinary partnerships and projects among UVA team members, and honors recipients for their leadership and…


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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.