In partnership with MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine encompasses a broad range of interdisciplinary academic activities.



We are a community of faculty, clinical researchers, post-doctoral fellows, and administrative staff.



Interdisciplinary research is an integral part of the Department. We strive to advance knowledge that can be translated to the care of the patients we serve and as well as perform basic science research.

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Medical Education

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine offers a number of education and training opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students, as well as residents and fellows.


Welcome to the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center.  In partnership with MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, we provide:

  • Specialized clinical rehabilitation care for adults and children with neurologic disorders, orthopedic and sports injuries, chronic pain, amputation, polio,  and complex wounds
  • Education for physician trainees in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation:  a PM&R residency program; Fellowships in Sports Medicine and Brain Injury Medicine. Click here to see where our graduates are going.
  • Advanced training for Physical Therapists, including residencies in Neurology, Sports, and Women’s Health. 
  • State of the art research in spinal cord injury (SCI) medicine, neuroplasticity, brain recovery, orthopedics, health disparities, biomechanics, and traumatic brain injury.

Recent News

Announcing New ASIA President, Suzanne Groah, MD

June 7th, 2022

Congratulations, to MNRH’s Suzanne Groah, MD, MSPH, for becoming President of the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA)! We are so proud and thankful to have Dr. Groah as the Director of…

Alexander Brunfeldt, PhD, awarded TL1 Fellowship

November 9th, 2021

Dr. Alexander Brunfeldt, Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgetown University Medical Center, was awarded a continuation of the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational…