The Role of Research
Research is an integral aspect of rehabilitation training. Research is encouraged and supported at Jefferson but is not required for program completion. Within the Jefferson residency, many department members are engaged in clinical and/or basic science research. These physicians are assigned to act as advisors to residents interested in research activity. Dr. Ralph Marino a nationally-recognized expert in physiatric research, serves as the departmental director of research.
Many of our residents present at state and national conferences each year. A list of recent scholarly activity by our PM&R residents can be found here.
John Melvin, MD, MMSc
Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Ralph Marino, MD
Director, PM&R Residency
Michael Mallow, MD
Associate Program Director
Adam Schreiber, DO
Assistant Program Director, Evaluation
Chris Formal, MD
Assistant Program Director, Mentoring and Counseling
Mendel Kupfer, MD
Assistant Program Director, Recruiting
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitaion
25 S. Ninth Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
We participated in the National Residency Match Program and utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
- Medical rehabilitation of spinal cord injury following earthquakes in rehabilitation resource-scarce settings: implications for disaster research
- Advances in the rehabilitation management of acute spinal cord injury
- Clinical diagnosis and prognosis following spinal cord injury
- Development of an objective test of upper-limb function in tetraplegia: The capabilities of upper extremity test
- Association between the Functional Independence Measure following spinal cord injury and long-term outcomes