The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Harvard Medical School is dedicated to the advancement of rehabilitation in clinical settings and research laboratories. Faculty members include nationally and internationally recognized physicians and scientists, who use evidence-based medicine, technology and innovation to improve function, clinical outcomes and quality of life for all patients. Research funding for the Department has increased exponentially over the past decade, despite reductions in funding at the national level. Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is the home of scientific, clinical and translational research for the Harvard Department of PM&R. Spaulding is the only rehabilitation hospital in New England continuously ranked since 1995 by U.S. News and World Report in its “Best Hospital” survey. Spaulding and the Department are leaders in providing high-quality, patient-centered, post-acute care with value-based outcomes. Faculty also deliver clinical care at several other Harvard-affiliated institutions, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Spaulding is one of only two hospitals in the nation that has achieved the distinction as a Model System in all three areas – burn injury, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury - from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).
Learn more about opportunities and information for researchers through the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network.