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Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship

An ACGME-accredited fellowship is available at the University of Michigan Health System in conjunction with the University of Michigan Model Spinal Cord Injury Care System. The fellow is offered clinical training in the diagnosis and classification of various types of SCI, pathophysiology of the spinal cord and affected body systems, clinical decision making and management of traumatic and atraumatic SCI, urological and pain interventions, spasticity management, research statistics in SCI medicine, rehabilitation technology/engineering, exercise physiology, biomechanics and cognitive/behavioral management strategies for persons with SCI. Successful completion of this one-year fellowship enables the fellow to sit for the Spinal Cord Injury Certification Medicine Exam.

For more information about the Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship, contact:
Tammie Wiley-Rice
Phone: 734 936-7201
Fax: 734 763-4224

PM&R Spine Fellowship

This is a one year PASSOR recognized, non-ACGME accredited fellowship. The purpose of this program is to suppliment standard PM&R musculoskeletal training with spine focused exposure to advanced biomechanical evaluation, comprehensive multidisciplinary management, and advanced interventional treatment. Fellows work under the supervision of The Spine Program faculty in the comprehensive management of acute and chronic spine disorders. The Spine Program offers a stimulating academic environment that results in frequent interaction with other physiatrists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, physical and occupational therapists, pain psychologists, case managers, etc. The fellow will benefit from the full resources of the University of Michigan including a comprehensive didactic program and busy clinical services in a multidisciplinary setting. Fellows are required to participate in resident education and spine research.

Applicants must be a PGY-4 PM&R resident in good standing, or PM&R board certified/eligible.

Interested candidates should contact the program coordinator for application instructions:

Program Coordinator:
Joanna Krueger
The Spine Program
325 E. Eisenhower Pkwy., Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-5744
Phone: 734-936-7379
Fax: 734-615-6713

Program Director:
Anthony E. Chiodo, M.D.
The Spine Program
325 E. Eisenhower Pkwy.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-5744

Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) Fellowship

The ACGME accredited PRM fellowship at the University of Michigan provides a broad perspective in the evaluation as well as the in-patient and outpatient management of various disorders encountered in pediatric rehabilitation including many rare genetic conditions. In-depth training opportunities are available for the more commonly encountered conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Neuromuscular Disorders, Traumatic injuries including Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury, Amputations and Burns. We also address Transition concerns and have a CP clinic for adults as well as an adult home ventilator program. Fellows also have the opportunity to participate in other settings, such as school clinics and a weeklong camp for children on home ventilation and every effort will be made to tailor the program to suit the fellows specific interests while still maintaining focus on the core curriculum needs.

The Department of PM&R already has a longstanding, well-recognized core residency training program and an accredited fellowship program in Spinal Cord Medicine along with a non-accredited Spine Fellowship program.  Additionally it has trained numerous Pediatric Rehabilitation fellows over the in the previous non-accredited PRM fellowship and T32 Research Training Program. Research is part of the fellowship curriculum with opportunities for the fellow to complete for scholarship in medical education as well as research training

The University of Michigan Health System, housed in the charming and very livable city of Ann Arbor is a renowned academic institution that boasts of a brand new Children’s and Women’s Hospital with state of the art facilities. The pediatric rehabilitation physicians are well-respected and integrated into many different treatment teams within the health system including pediatric brachial plexus program, home ventilator management program, spina bifida, pediatric palliative care etc. PM&R faculty include 36 physicians, among them five of whom are pediatric rehabilitation trained physicians with two being PRM board certified. The department also has 26 PhD faculty, 4 of whom have a pediatric focus.  There is excellent camaraderie within and between departments which makes it a very pleasant work environment.

If interested in applying to this program, please submit a current CV and 3 letters of recommendation to:

Tammie Wiley-Rice/ Nina Galanti
Coordinators, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship
University of Michigan, Dept of PM&R
325 E. Eisenhower, Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI  48108-0744
Phone:   734- 936-7201
Fax:       734-763-4224

Pain Medicine Fellowships

The Pain Medicine Fellowship Program is facilitated through the Department of Anesthesiology and offers eight ACGME-accredited positions. This multidisciplinary one-year training involves all aspects of diagnostic and interventional pain management techniques across a spectrum of acute, chronic, cancer and palliative pain medicine. It also incorporates the combined resources of the Department of Anesthesiology Back and Pain Center, the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Spine Program and the Veterans Administration Medical Center Pain Program. Each fellow also receives subspecialty education in headache, palliative care, physical therapy, psychology, addiction medicine, radiology, dental, alternative medicine and EMG, as it relates to the field of Pain Medicine, by clinicians belonging to each respective specialty.

Please visit our website or contact the program coordinator:

Program Coordinator:
Jaclyn Meinke
325 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 310
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: 734-647-9983
Fax: 734-232-1181

Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology

Post-doctoral training focuses on neuropsychological and health psychology assessment and treatment. Fellows in our program are central and critical members of the multidisciplinary treatment teams, providing ongoing psychological and neuropsychological care in conjunction with Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Speech-Language Pathology, Rehabilitation Psychology, Therapeutic Recreation, Social Work and Physiatry. Postdoctoral fellows typically provide a number of clinical services in addition to testing, including participation in cognitive rehabilitation programming, family interventions, and empowering persons with disabilities and their family members to ease re-entry into the community. Fellows often provide more traditional clinical psychological services as well, such as general psychological assessment and psychotherapy. More information (pdf)

Rehabilitation Research Training Fellowship Program

The Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Research (NIDRR) provides post-doctoral fellows with accelerated research training and experience in issues of rehabilitation research.  Through this research training experience, fellows acquire and enhance specific research skills, learn how to collaborate effectively across important rehabilitation areas and disciplines and demonstrate a capacity to apply the results to clinical and community settings.  This program is offered in partnership with the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living (AACIL).

For more information, contact:

Denise G. Tate, PhD, ABPP, FACRM
Associate Chair for Research and Professor
Co-Director, University of Michigan Model Spinal Cord Injury System
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Michigan Medical School
325 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 3067
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48108-5744

Phone: (734) 936-7052
(734) 763-0971