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. 

The MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute takes a collaborative approach to care understanding the medical, physical and psychological needs of every patient. We view patients and their families as equal partners in the overall care plan. We focus on their goals, whether it’s getting back to their job or school, or a certain hobby or milestone or attending a child’s wedding. We want them to be able to do the things they want to do or enjoy — and we will work with them until they reach their goals.

“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

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