Our Leadership

The MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute is the only Rehabilitation Institute in the world led by members of the prestigious National Academies: 

  • John Chae, MD, Director of the Institute and Department Chair, is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. The AAP recently honored Dr. Chae at its annual meeting. Attendees saw this video, which highlights his pioneering work and professional accomplishments, and received a copy of the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute’s current outcomes report.  
  • P. Hunter Peckham, PhD, Co-Director of the Institute, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. 

“We are very much committed to changing the world,” says John Chae, MD, Vice President of Research and Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. “We change the world by doing innovation that becomes the standard of practice.”

To hear more from Dr. Chae, and to get a glimpse of our dedicated doctors, therapists and patients who are at the heart of what we do, watch this video.

 John Chae, MD


P. Hunter Peckham, PhD

John Chae, MD Co-Director
The MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute
The MetroHealth System

Professor and Chair, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University


P. Hunter Peckham, PhD Co-Director
The MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute
The MetroHealth System

Distinguished University Professor
Donnell Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Case Western Reserve University