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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.



Latest News

Dr. Matthew Smuck
Newly Elected SIS President!

Our very own, Chief of PM&R, Dr. Matthew Smuck was elected by his peers to be the next Spine Intervention Society President.  Dr. Smuck has been a pioneer in his field and is just an all-round wonderful physician and mentor.  We look forward to all the great things he will be doing for the Society and our field. 

November 14-17, 2019

Stanford at AAPM&R Annual Assembly 

Stanford PM&R Residents & Faculty are taking the AAPM&R Annual Assembly in San Antonio by storm!  In addition to Faculty & Fellows, we have 8 residents presenting a total of 12 posters, 2 Phyz Talks, and 1 panel discussion. 

Come show them your love and make sure you check them out! A full list of residents with presentation titles can be found here:

November 15, 2019

Stanford AAPM&R Alumni Reception

November 15, 2019 , 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Alumni please save some time on Friday night for our Alumni Reception - come celebrate and reconnect!  Stay tuned, as we will be sending more details out to our Alumni list soon.

June 4, 2019

Congratulations to Dr Ninad Karandikar, MD

Winner of the AAP's 2019 Innovation & Impact Award. He is Medical Director at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Associate Professor at Stanford University. He has played a vital role in developing new programs at the VA (the MSK Ultrasound and Regenerative Medicine Program) and Stanford University (an innovative didactic curriculum in prosthetics and orthotics).

October 26, 2018

PM&R Alumni Event at AAPMR - Orlando, FL

Dr. Smuck hosted the 2018 Alumni Social at the October 25-28 AAPM&R in Orlando, FL.  We had an excellent turn out, current Faculty and Residents were able to reconnect with many of our past grads.  A fun time was had by all.  Please, if you did not receive an invite send us your email so we can update our Alumni List and we can catch up with you at the next one. You can send your updated email to erin8@stanford.edu.


February 6, 2018

Eugene Roh serving as Team USA physician in the Winter Olympics 2018

Dr Eugene Roh, a native of South Korea, he traveled to Seoul in 1988 to atend the Summer Olympics. Now a clinical assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the School of Medicine. Dr Roh is an expert in Sports Medicine and trears patients in the Stanford Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic in Redwood City, as well as Stanford athletics at the Sports Medicine Center at the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation. He specializes in nonoperative diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries using ultrasound and regenerative medicine.

Writer Grace Hammerstrom asked Dr Roh some questions abour his interests in Olympics and working with athletes, see full article here >