A Message from the Chief of PM&R:

The Stanford University PM&R Residency Program is home to one of the largest networks of rehabilitation professionals in the West. Our faculty are located at Stanford Hospitals and Clinics, the Veterans Affairs Administration Hospital in Palo Alto, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco. We are expert clinicians, award winning researchers, and internationally recognized authorities in physical medicine and in rehabilitation subspecialties. We hold leadership positions in physician societies and multiple scientific journals. We are dedicated and enthusiastic educators and proud mentors of our PM&R residents and alumni.

-Matthew Smuck, MD

Stanford University School of Medicine


VA Palo Alto Health Care System

  • Ninad Karandikar, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated)
  • Min Kim, DO, Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) 
  • Roger Klima, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated)
  • Doug Ota, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated)
  • Vandana Punj, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated)
  • Roy Sasaki, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated)
  • Theodore Scott, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated)
  • Kamala Shankar, MD, Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated)
  • Jeffrey Teraoka, MD, Associate Residency Director and Chief of PM&R
  • Molly Timmerman, DO, Clinical Instructor (Affiliated)

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Affilitated Institutions

  • Christine Aguilar, MD, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Oakland Kaiser
  • Benjamin Mandac, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated), Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Homestead
  • Marc Wakasa, MD, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of PM&R, St. Mary's Medical Center