Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Rittenhouse building
Newsweek Ranks Penn Medicine Among Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers

The Penn Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine is proud to be ranked #4 in Pennsylvania and #2 in Philadelphia in Newsweek magazine's "Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers 2021."

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Timothy R. Dillingham, MD, MS

Welcome From Timothy R. Dillingham, MD, MS – Chair

As the most recent William J. Erdman II, Professor and Chairman, I am humbled at the honor of serving in this capacity as the leader of the oldest rehabilitation department in the United States. With this role comes the responsibility of negotiating the many challenges facing academic medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation in particular.
Timothy R. Dillingham, MD, MS

Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Chief Medical Officer and Physiatrist-in-Chief, Good Shepherd Penn Partners

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About Us

Penn's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation offers multidisciplinary treatment, conducts innovative research and is an influential leader in the field of PM&R.


Meet the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation faculty.

Clinical Care

Discover the programs and services provided by the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Education and Training

Penn's PM&R department offers training and education programs for future physiatrists including our Residency Training Program and the Spine & Sports Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship.


Penn is conducting research in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation that promote independent living for patients with all types of disabilities.

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Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
1800 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146