Rehabilitation Medicine

Welcome to the online home of Stanford Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Our primary objective is to restore function to patients afflicted with the entire spectrum of musculoskeletal and neurologic disorders. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialists (also referred to as “physiatrists”) often diagnose and evaluate patients with back or joint pain, sports injuries, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and amputations. The primary goal is to maximize function, often through focused physical therapies, medications, and non-operative interventions.

The Stanford rehabilitation professionals are amongst one of the largest networks on the west coast. Our physicians are located at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and St. Mary's Medical Center.

To learn more about patient services and referrals, please see Stanford Hospital & Clinics Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Stanford PM&R News Feed (updated 7/1/2015)

  • Please welcome The Class of 2018 to the PM&R Residency! Pictures and full profiles coming soon.
  • The 2015 Resident Research Day is set for Wednesday, April 8 at the Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center in Redwood City. Dr. Kathleen Bell, Chair of PM&R at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, is our invited speaker.  Details
  • Congratulations to Drs. Emily Kraus, Neal Varghis, and Patricia Zheng, our new Chief Residents! They will serve from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016.
  • PM&R extends a warm welcome to the candidates who matched with our Residency Program on March 20!  The Class of 2019
  • It is our great pleasure to introduce Dr. D.J. Kennedy as the new Director of the PM&R Residency Program.
  • Stanford faculty and residents were represented well at the 2015 AAP Annual Meeting in San Antonio. A list of our posters and presentations will be posted shortly.