A Caring Team of Experts

The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation team includes both physicians and neuro-behavioral psychologists dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities.

Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD

Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD​

  • Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Director, UPMC Rehabilitation Institute

Brain Injury

Cancer Rehabilitation

 Consultation Services

General Deconditioning

Transplant Rehabilitation Medicine

Neuropsychological Testing
and Treatment

Prosthetic Ambulation Training

Spinal Cord Medicine

Stroke Rehabilitation


» Learn more about the comprehensive team of experts at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute.

UPMC | Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences | Supplemental content provided by Healthwise, Incorporated. To learn more, visit www.healthwise.org

For help in finding a doctor or health service that suits your needs, call the UPMC Referral Service at 412-647-UPMC (8762) or 1-800-533-UPMC (8762). Select option 1.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. UPMC policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

Medical information made available on UPMC.com is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely entirely on this information for your health care needs. Ask your own doctor or health care provider any specific medical questions that you have. Further, UPMC.com is not a tool to be used in the case of an emergency. If an emergency arises, you should seek appropriate emergency medical services.

Pittsburgh, PA, USA | UPMC.com