Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Fellowship

We have long recognized the need for more physicians with specialized training in the management of Parkinson’s. We have identified the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as physiatry, as an ideal space to develop and support neurorehabilitation training as applied to Parkinson’s and movement disorders.

Under the mentorship of Jennifer Goldman, MD and in partnership with the Shirley Ryan Ability lab, we have made a five-year commitment to fund a first-ever PM&R fellowship program to address this need.

To learn more about this program, contact Melani Dizon at mdizon@dpf.org.

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PM&R physicians are uniquely suited to provide care to people with Parkinson’s as this medical specialty seeks to restore and promote functional ability, reduce pain, and enhance quality of life, all of which are essential for living well. While these physicians treat a variety of conditions affecting the brain such as stroke, brain injury, and Parkinson’s, the time dedicated to training for the management of Parkinson’s is quite brief. With more training, we will support the development of many more physicians with a deep and thorough understanding of improving quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s.