Ranked #12 in the country for physical medicine and rehabilitation care by U.S. News and World Report

Ohio State's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) has been an industry leader for more than 50 years. U.S. News & World Report has ranked our Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as one of the top programs in America. This year, we're ranked #12 in the nation for delivering exceptional patient care.

Ohio State is nationally known for our comprehensive, multidisciplinary rehabilitation education and training, we have been a leader in caring for those with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and stroke for more than 50 years. We are one of only five centers in the nation chosen to participate in the NeuroRecovery Network, which uses activity-based therapies for spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

The PM&R Department is part of Ohio State’s multidisciplinary Neurological Institute, a network of specialists collaborating in research, education and training.

Our faculty conduct advanced clinical and basic science research in areas such as brain and spinal cord injury, stroke, bone and mineral metabolism and EMG. We’re a leader in clinical applications of rehabilitative care and neurorecovery for diverse neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, stroke and brain and spine injury. Our breakthroughs include life-changing technologies such as Neurobridge — a brain implant that enabled a quadriplegic man to move his hand with the power of his thoughts.

Welcome from the chair


Welcome to The Ohio State University Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation where we are known for training outstanding physicians who approach clinical care, research and education using innovation, empathy, inclusion and self-determination. We are among the oldest PM&R programs; one of five centers in the NeuroRecovery Network; and only one of eight programs that offer both traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury model system projects. In addition, our faculty include internationally recognized leaders in the use of ultrasound and electromyography studies to diagnose injury to the peripheral nervous system. I invite you to explore this website to discover the many ways we help patients transform their lives.

W. Jerry Mysiw, MD
Professor and the Ernest W. Johnson Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


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