Ohio State's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has been an industry leader for more than 50 years.

Ohio State is nationally known for our comprehensive, multidisciplinary rehabilitation education and training. Our Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) has been a leader in caring for those with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and stroke for more than 50 years. We are one of only seven centers in the nation chosen to participate in the NeuroRecovery Network, which uses activity-based therapies for spinal cord injury rehabilitation. 

The PM&R Department is part of Ohio State’s multidisciplinary Neurological Institute, a network of specialists collaborating in research, education and training. 

Our faculty conduct advanced clinical and basic science research in areas such as brain and spinal cord injury, stroke, bone and mineral metabolism and EMG. We’re a leader in clinical applications of rehabilitative care and neurorecovery for diverse neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, stroke and brain and spine injury. Our breakthroughs include life-changing technologies such as Neurobridge — a brain implant that enabled a quadriplegic man to move his hand with the power of his thoughts.

Our Team


A Collaborative Network

Our faculty, staff and specialists share diverse expertise — from research, education and administration to clinical care and collaborative insights. Our educators, clinicians and scientists serve leadership roles in professional organizations and are widely published in major journals, in addition to serving on medical editorial boards. This dedicated team shares a passion for service and excellence in academic medicine.

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Residency Program

Ohio State’s PM&R Residency Program provides advanced inpatient, outpatient and consultative experience. Residents receive training in general and neurorehabilitation, neuromuscular medicine, electrodiagnostics and musculoskeletal ultrasound. Residents lead and present research, and learn from some of the best faculty in the field, including pediatrics, psychology and sports medicine rehab specialists.

As a resident, you may have the opportunity to work with our Rehabilitation Psychology, the Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, the Traumatic Brain Injury Network, Ohio Brain Injury Program and Star Behavioral Health Providers.

Fellowship Program

Offered through our Nationwide Children's Hospital affiliate, the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) Fellowship trains physicians in the physiatric care of children.

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Divisions and Clinical Centers

Divisions and Clinical Centers

Research and Clinical Trials

Research and Clinical Trials

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