Welcome New Faculty!
The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest faculty members. If you see them in the hallway, say hello.
Dr. Daniel Lueders is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in sports medicine. After completing undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Missouri, he completed an internal medicine internship and three years of PM&R residency training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. During that time, he was elected by his peers and served as chief resident, presented at more than ten national conferences, and was primary author of two peer-reviewed journal publications.
Dr. Andrew Chrisman is a native of Southwest Michigan and obtained his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in 2005. He attended medical school at Boston University, and completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Oakland University-William Beaumont Hospital in 2016. Dr. Chrisman is a current Spine Fellow in the PM&R Department at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Ryan Stork grew up in southeastern Michigan. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan where he majored in movement science and received his medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. During his residency with the University of Michigan Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation he served as chief resident and was a recipient of the Kathy Kielb Memorial Award. Dr. Stork was a Brain Injury and Rehabilitation Fellow at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and is excited to build the brain injury rehabilitation program at Michigan.
Dr. Zachary Schott attended medical school at St. George's University and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Albany Medical College in 2014. He spent two years working in private practice before joining the University of Michigan in 2016. Dr. Schott's clinical practice is focused on spine care including back and neck pain, musculoskeletal medicine and electrodiagnostic medicine.
It's Resident Recruitment Season
Overview The University of Michigan Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program offers a three-year residency training experience beginning at the program year (PGY) II. Acceptance of a PGY II position requirescompletion of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited transitional year or equivalent experience in family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, pediatrics, or surgery. Beginning September 1 we accept applications for PGY II positions beginning July 1 of the subsequent year.
Six positions are available annually in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP)
To Apply To Our Program
University of Michigan Participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The deadline to complete your ERAS application is November 5th. We will review applications as they become available through ERAS beginning September 1. Top candidates will be contacted to arrange for a personal interview with our staff physicians and residents. Interviews are offered in November through January on designated days.For more information on our residency program and how to apply, visit out main PM&R Residency Website.
Dr. Smith Featured in Medicine at Michigan Story About Rehab of Terrorism Survivor
Dr. Sean Smith was featured in a Medicine at Michigan story about the rehabilitation of Sebastien Bellin, a professional basketball player and survivor of the Brussels airport terrorist attack. Bellin had this to say about his time with Dr. Smith:
“They did a phenomenal job in Brussels,” he says. “But they told me I wouldn’t walk unassisted for a year, and I just didn’t believe that. I felt I needed hands-on, really top-of-the-line physical therapy and occupational therapy that would push me to my max, but at the same time make sure the recovery wasn’t going too far too quick.”
Bellin says he found that “ideal combination” under the care of Sean Smith, M.D. (Residency 2013), a physician specializing in physical medicine and instructor at the U-M Medical School.
You can read more about Bellin's time spent with Dr. Smith and our entire inpatient rehabilitation unit at Medicine at Michigan.