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Our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Experts

The experts in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Pittsburgh, Pa., represent a wide range of subspecialties and expertise, and are committed to bringing the combined resources of UPMC to help each patient meet their specific goals.

Many of our doctors and specialists have Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Pain Medicine, Brain Injury Medicine, and Spinal Cord Injury Medicine certifications from the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Additionally, doctors who specialize in electromyography and nerve condition studies have an Electrodiagnostic Medicine certification from the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Find rehabilitation doctors across Western PA, separated by expertise below, for more information.

Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD

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



Baclofen Pump Management

BOTOX®/Spasticity Evaluation

Brain Injury

Center for Assistive Technology (CAT)

Cancer Rehabilitation Care


Diagnostic Ultrasound

Electromyography (EMG)

General Musculoskeletal/Joint Pain

General Rehabilitation, Deconditioning/Debility

Interventional Pain


  • Tad Gorske, PhD
  • Christine Paul, PsyD, ABPP
  • Hillel Rubinsky, PhD

Prolotherapy/Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Spina Bifida

Spinal Cord Injury

Sports Medicine

Stroke Rehabilitation

Ultrasound Guided Injection