Jeffrey Jenkins, M.D.

Dr. Jenkins is the director of the PM&R department’s electrodiagnostic laboratory and serves as the Program Director of the UVA Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Training Program. He is a Northern Virginia native who attended Columbia University and the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He arrived at UVA in 1998 to pursue residency training and joined the departmental faculty in 2002.

Dr. Jenkins is very active in graduate medical education at UVA and on a national level. He is the Vice Chair of the UVA Graduate Medical Education Committee. He served on the ACGME PM&R Milestones 2.0 taskforce, and he currently represents the Association of Academic Physiatrists at the Council of Medical Specialty Societies’ Organization of Program Directors Associations. He was also recently appointed Chair of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) Graduate Medical Education Committee.

Dr. Jenkins practices electrodiagnostic medicine, employing specialized nerve testing to diagnose and evaluate neuropathy, nerve entrapment syndromes, and nerve injuries. He has been recognized for clinical excellence with a place on the list of Best Doctors in America since 2015 and has been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor since 2014.

Training & Certification

Medical School: Georgetown University
Residency: University of Virginia


  • Licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine
  • Board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Board-certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Clinical Practice

Conditions Treated:

  • Neuropathy
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Focal Dystonia
  • Spasticity

Research Interest:

  • Electrodiagnosis
  • Flexibility Training
  • Therapeutic Exercise

Languages Spoken:

  • English