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Inpatient Rehab Unit Featured on CBS News 48 Hours

The work of Dr. Sean Smith and the entire PM&R inpatient rehabilitation unit treating former professional basketball player and terrorism victim Sabastien Bellin was featured on the CBS News program 48 Hours.
Inpatient Rehab Unit Featured on CBS News 48 Hours


Dr. Carlozzi Featured at Michigan Health Lab About Smart Test Research

New Survey Methods to Measure Quality of Life in Huntington’s Disease Patients

Cutting-edge patient-centered “smart tests” will allow clinicians to evaluate specific quality of life concerns for individuals with Huntington’s disease.[A hand completing a Huntington's Disease test]Huntington’s disease is an inherited disease that leads to problems with movement, thinking and mood which can negatively affect an individual’s quality of life.

The fatal disease progressively causes nerve cell degeneration in the brain. Typically, individuals with Huntington’s disease develop symptoms during their 30s or 40s, and these symptoms gradually worsen until death.

“The cognitive, behavioral and motor symptoms associated with Huntington’s disease can significantly impair an individual’s ability to perform their daily routine or lifestyle,” says Noelle Carlozzi, Ph.D., associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and director of the center for Clinical Outcomes Development and Application  at the University of Michigan.

Carlozzi is the lead author of four new papers which present the results of her National Institutes of Health-funded study to develop new patient-reported outcome measures for Huntington’s disease.


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. Sarah Money is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan.  After finishing her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, she attended medical school at the University of Toledo, completed her PM&R residency at Eastern Virginia medical school in 2012 as chief resident, and attained a pain medicine fellowship at UC Davis.  Her interests include cancer pain management, interventional spine and musculoskeletal treatments and electrodiagnostics.
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.