Professor, Chair, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
CU Medicine Endowed Chair
We have discovered the next miracle in medicine -- and it is you. The fields of Rehabilitation believe in using your whole body to improve your human performance. The department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado
(which we affectionately call "CU PM&R") is at the forefront of using team science, regenerative medicine, and exercise treatments. It is uniquely situated in the state-of-the-art CU Anschutz Medical Campus, the first campus in the nation to be built from the ground up to bring research, education, and patient care into one visionary collaboration. Like the Rocky Mountains that provide a backdrop of our institutions, CU PM&R is on the rise! We combine the disciplines of rehabilitation medicine, physical therapy, psychology, speech/language therapy, and rehabilitation sciences into a singular department. The following video stories reinforce the mission of the department: "Growing the Value of Rehab."
The stories of CU PM&R are countless, but here are a few. Joyce Olsezek, MD, a pediatric rehabilitation medicine physician at Children's Hospital Colorado, made an emotional appearance on the Dr. Oz Show describing medical miracles. She was part of the CHCO team that rehabilitated severely brain-injured high schoolers to later walk across the stage at his high school graduation. The miracle of rehabilitation was clearly evident in this story.
The CU Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation celebrated it's 35th Annual Gersten Day Rehabilitation Scientific Symposium. Attendees heard presentations from our outgoing residents as fellows, as well as CU PM&R faculty members Drs. Noel So and Cory Christiansen, and our keynote speaker Colonel Benjamin Kyle Potter, MD, FACS.
On Wednesday, July 20th, the CU Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation welcomed our incoming residents, fellow, faculty, staff, and congratulated 6 faculty members for their recent promotions, and 2 for their retirements.
Consider joining us on 6/23 and 6/27 for a series of events, titled Increasing Awareness of Suicide among Women Veterans: Coming Together to Make a Difference. These events aim to increase knowledge of suicide risk and how it can be addressed among women veterans.
|Wednesday, September 7, 2022||Daniel Craig, MD||Management of Acute Neurotrauma|
|Wednesday, October 5, 2022||Rachel Frank, MD||Joint Preservation with Cartilage Transplantation|
|Wednesday, November 2, 2022||Colin Franz, MD, PhD||Phrenic Nerve Mononeuropathies|
|Wednesday, December 7, 2022||Lisa Brenner, PhD, and Andrew Hoisington, PhD||The use of prebiotics or probiotics to improve health - the promise, current reality, and future directions|
|Wednesday, January 4, 2023||Danielle Melton, MD||Amputee care/Updates in osseointegration|
|Wednesday, February 1, 2023||Jeffrey Berliner, MD||Updates in Spinal Cord Injury|
|Wednesday, March 1, 2023||Francesca Konig, MD||Radiation Fibrosis|
|Wednesday, April 5, 2023|
Craig McDonald, MD
(University of California, Davis)
|Dennis J. Matthews Lectureship|
|Wednesday, May 3, 2023||Maryam Sohi, MD||ALS Updates in Treatment and Support|
|Wednesday, June 7, 2023||Vineet Chopra, MD||Mentor/Mentee Relationships and Mentorship Models|
|March||Brain Injury Awareness Month|
|March||Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month|
|March 8th||International Women's Day|
|March 30th||National Doctors' Day|
|May||National Stroke Awareness Month|
|May 27th||Psychology Day|
|September||National Pain Awareness Month|
|September||National Rehabilitation Awareness Month|
|September||National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month|
|September 7th||World Duchenne Awareness Day|
|October||National Physical Therapy Month|
|November 11th||Veteran's Day|