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At the University of Michigan Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), our goal is to educate and prepare the next generation of national and international leaders in PM&R including clinical care, research, and education. We aspire to be a premier training program for PM&R residency, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine and Pain Management Medicine. We are committed to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accreditation with commendation. We are dedicated to increasing the diversity of the physicians in PM&R to reflect the rich diversity of the patient populations that we serve.
The specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation is called physiatry. Our medical specialty provides an interdisciplinary approach to providing medical and rehabilitative care to children and adults. Our goal is to maximize recovery so our patients can achieve independence and community integration after physical injury,disease, or illness due to developmental delay. Physiatrists are  physicians dedicated to the diagnosis and medical management of the consequences of disease, injury and congenital disorders.

PM&R -an Interdisciplinary Approach to Medical Care

Upon completion of any of our training programs, you will be an effective team leader. You will have the knowledge and skills to lead the rehabilitation team, which includes the patient, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologist, rehabilitation psychologist, rehabilitation nursing and rehabilitation engineering. You will have the skills to guide team members to collaborate with the patient and each other, creating an effective treatment plan focused on the specific needs of the patient. You will learn skills to guide the rehabilitation teams’s goal of assisting the individual to maximize his/her potential and achieve the highest quality of life, physically and psychosocially, while ameliorating the consequences of disease, injury or developmental delay.
Our educational training programs achieve success through a commitment to:

Be a part of our team as we shape the future of PM&R by training exceptional leaders in all aspects of physiatry.

Department Chair:
Edward Hurvitz, M.D.

Residency Director:
M. Catherine Spires, M.D.

Associate Residency Director:
Sonya R. Miller, M.D.

Assistant Residency Director:
Brian Kelly, D.O.

Residency Coordinator:
Tammie Wiley-Rice
Phone: 734-936-7201
Fax: 734-763-4224


University of Michigan Health System
Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
325 E. Eisenhower Pkwy., Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-5744