Welcome to the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center! We are excited for your interest. Our residents receive comprehensive rehabilitation education and training, while caring for a diverse patient population in a mix of academic, private and government health care settings in Columbus, Ohio.

Our primary inpatient rotations take place at Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital, a stand-alone hospital established in 1964, which is located on the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center campus. Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital is part of the model systems program for traumatic brain injury and is Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accredited in brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, cancer rehabilitation and comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation.

Our residents train as multidisciplinary team leaders on dedicated inpatient rotations in traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, general and transplant rehabilitation, and oncology rehabilitation.

Our outpatient clinics continue to build on these fundamental physical medicine and rehabilitation principles. We train with nationally recognized leaders in electrodiagnostics (EMG), musculoskeletal ultrasound, interventional spine and pain management, spasticity management including botulinum toxin injections, sports medicine and orthobiologics, prosthetics and orthotics, and mobility equipment and assistive technology.

In addition, our residents have a robust inpatient and outpatient pediatric rehabilitation experience with the largest pediatric physiatry group in Ohio at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, which is the second largest children’s hospital in the nation.

We have faculty-led morning didactics that cover a breadth of physical medicine and rehabilitation topics. Additionally, we hold monthly resident-led journal club sessions that analyze published literature to maintain the most up-to-date practices. Our extensive clinical opportunities and formal didactics prepare our graduates to excel in board examinations, fellowships, job opportunities, and academy leadership positions.

Columbus is an ideal place to live, with a lower cost of living than other metropolitan areas. Whether you choose to live in the heart of downtown or in one of the surrounding suburban neighborhoods, most everything is within a 20 minute drive, which makes the daily commute a breeze.

There are plenty of activities for residents and their families. Columbus has one of the nation’s top children’s and science museums (COSI) and zoos (Columbus Zoo and Aquarium), a vast selection of outstanding restaurants and breweries and a variety of festivals, markets, museums, art exhibitions, concerts and theaters. There is also fantastic Metro Parks and multipurpose trail system for those who enjoy spending time outdoors. And last but not least, Columbus is an exciting place to be a sports fan, where you can cheer on the Columbus Crew (MLS), Columbus Bluejackets (NHL), Columbus Clippers (Triple A Baseball) and — of course! — THE Ohio State University Buckeyes. As residents, we have the opportunity to buy discounted tickets to all Ohio State Athletic events. Learn more about the amazing things that Columbus has to offer.

Thank you for your interest in Ohio State Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. O-H..!

Amanda Olney, MD
Academic Chief Resident

Christopher Benhatzel, DO
Clinical Chief Resident

Adam Given, MD
Recruitment Chief Resident

Paxton Ott, MD
Wellness Chief Resident