Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Featuring a dynamic 21-resident training program with a full-time MetroHealth faculty of more than 25 Board-certified Physiatrists and rehabilitation Psychologists. Questions? Email Randa Karim, Fellowship Coordinator.
We are pleased to welcome you to the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute and the Department of PM&R at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio. Thank you for your interest in our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program.
- Dynamic 21-resident training program with a full-time MetroHealth faculty of more than 25 Board-certified Physiatrists and rehabilitation Psychologists
- As the primary certified Level One Trauma and Burn Center for all Northeastern Ohio, MetroHealth Medical Center treats a large number and variety of trauma cases.
- The MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute is designated as a Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Model System, in recognition of our state-of-the-art spinal cord injury care and cutting-edge clinical research.
- Sponsor of a Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship for the past 10 years and Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship for the past two years, and the Pain Medicine Fellowship.
Facility & Clinic Highlights
- Free-standing Rehabilitation Institute at the MetroHealth Old Brooklyn Healthcare Campus.
- Features 67 inpatient rehabilitation beds on three specialized floors for spinal cord injury and trauma, brain injury and stroke.
- Wide variety of outpatient clinics are based at the Rehabilitation Institute, MetroHealth Medical Center Main Campus, and multiple community-based satellites.
- In addition to disability-specific follow-up clinics and resident continuity clinics (PG3 & PG4), specialized clinics focus on musculoskeletal/sports, pain, amputee management, lymphedema, concussion, electrodiagnosis, spasticity management, as well as ultrasound-guided injections and interventional spine procedures.
- PM&R residents also rotate to the Cleveland Clinic for musculoskeletal/sports medicine and consults, the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation for inpatient and outpatient pediatric rehab, and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC for inpatient care, outpatient clinics, and electrodiagnosis (all within a 20 minute drive).
Rich History in PM&R Training
Established in 1958, the CWRU/MetroHealth residency program is one of the oldest PM&R training programs in the nation, with current accreditation by the Accreditation Committee on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) through 2022.
Our graduates consistently perform well on the ABPMR Board Certification Exams (100% pass rate for Part I on a 5-year rolling cycle), and have been consistently successful in securing fellowship positions or finding practice opportunities in both private and academic settings.
We thank you for you interest in the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute and the Department of PM&R Traning Program.
Jared Placeway, DO
Residency Program Director
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine