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Welcome from the Program Director

Dr. Josh Levin, MD

Welcome to our Resident Portal!  Here you will find more about what our program has to offer.  It is our goal to provide residents with the environment and resources to fulfill their highest professional potential as physiatrists.  Here you will find a variety of information about our world-class teaching faculty and their specialized expertise in a variety of clinical and research areas.  Check out our facilities and curriculum – we encourage our residents to not only learn but to enjoy their experience here as residents.  Inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient clinics, and research are all part of the curriculum.  Additionally, amazing things are being developed and invented here at Stanford.  The potential here is limitless! 

Latest News

Stanford at AAPM&R Annual Assembly

November 14-17, 2019

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!

4th Annual Ultrafest

Hosted by the Stanford Emergency Medicine Department

On September 28th, 2019 the Stanford Emergency Medicine Department hosted its 4th annual Ultrafest event.  Ultrafest is a conference that gathers hundreds of medical students from around the country to learn bedside ultrasound.  Dr. Karen Cosby, author of the Practical Guide to Emergency Ultrasound, was the keynote speaker.  Small group sessions reviewed the spectrum of ultrasound applications including, abdominal, echocardiograms, line placement, orbital, pediatrics, patient simulation, extended focused assessment with sonography in trauma (EFAST), Rapid Ultrasound in SHock (RUSH), and musculoskeletal.  Members of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation department volunteered to teach the musculoskeletal station.  Department volunteers included attending physicians (Dr. Henry Huie, Dr. Molly Timmerman), sports fellows (Dr. Kevin Mullins, Dr. Dan Sisk, and Dr. Lauren Bosshardt), and residents (Anne Kuwabara, Nolan Gall, Emily Miller, Michelle Lee, Anthony Kenrick, and Khanh Huynh).

2019 Ultrasound Anatomy Skills Lab

September 11, 2019

Dr. Eugene Roh headed this years Ultrasound Anatomy Skills Lab with the help from fellow Stanford PM&R faculty Dr. Jeremy Stanek, Dr. Vivian Shih, and our Spine Intervention Fellow, Dr. Buzz Barrette.  Additionally he recruited the expertise from some our affiliated teaching faculty, Dr. Molly Timmerman from the Palo Alto VA and Dr. Henry Huie from Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.  This amazing group of dedicated and experienced doctors worked with our residents, as well as some medical students, sharing their wealth of knowledge with hands on training covering injection skills on the joint, hip, biceps, ankle, and nerve.  Ultrasound practice on each other was also included in the days offering. These skills labs are one of the most valued learning sessions, allowing residents to practice their techniques in a controlled environment.  Thank you to all those faculty who help make our program so unique, and a big thanks to Dr. Roh, for once again, providing this outstanding learning opportunity!

From left to right: Dr. Vivian Shih, Dr. Jeremy Stanek, Dr. Eugene Roh, & Dr. Buzz Barrette.

Stanford PGY4 Resident Spotlight

The long term effects of concussions in professional football players and the launch of CrashCourse Concussion

Check it out!  Stanford PM&R PGY4 Resident, Dr. Daniel Daneshvar, MD, PhD, was interviewed about his research regarding the long term effect of concussions in professional football players.  His interview was posted in the"Members Making Movies" section of the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Inner Circle Weekly News.   We are so proud of his part in this groundbreaking research! 

New Residents and Fellows
Welcome BBQ 2019

Dr. Smuck welcomed our 2019 PGY2’s with a fun BBQ for faculty, residents, and fellows.  It was a wonderful evening, topped off with a competitive game of Volleyball…just another testament to how versatile our residents are

Graduation 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 Graduates!  We are so proud of their achievements - see where they are heading:

  • Kevin (Buzz) Barrette, MD: Stanford PM&R Interventional Spine Fellowship
  • Tiffany Chang, MD: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod, Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Carter Docking, DO: Private practice, Associates in PM&R at St. Joseph Mercy hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Ryan Fraiser, DO: Fellowship in pain medicine at UCSD
  • Stephanie Jones, DO: Renown Regional Medical Center Outpatient neurorehabilitation clinic in Reno
  • Yumi Mitsuya, MD: UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
  • Shara Yurkiewicz, MD: Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at UCLA

It was a lovely night with faculty, family, and friends celebrating this moment and cheering them on to their next adventure!


We celebrated just a few of our outstanding teaching faculty, residents, and staff:

Humanitarian Award
Dr. James Crew

Teaching Award
Dr. Ninad Karandikar

Resident Award
Dr. Kevin (Buzz) Barrette

Arbor Free Clinic Award
Dr. Sharlene Su &
Dr. Emily Miller

Team Player Award
Dr. Anne Kuwabara

Our Residents Presented at the
2019 ISPRM World Congress & JARM Conference!

Three of our PM&R Residents were invited to present at the 2019 International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) World Congress & The Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine (JARM) 2019 Conference. The theme of the conference was "Cutting-edge Trends of Rehabilitation Medicine," which suited our Stanford Residents perfectly.  Dr. Mitsuya and Dr. Tamura presented posters, and Dr. Kuwabara presented a poster and delivered an oral presentation. 

We are so proud of their work – see the topics below:

  • Dr. Tamura: "Weight Management in Spinal Cord Injury- Intervention and Monitoring via Tele-Nutrition"
  • Dr. Mitsuya: “Elective transtibial amputation in a teenager with spina bifida: a case report"
  • Dr. Kuwabara: "Gait features for distinguishing between mobility-limiting musculoskeletal disorders: lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis"
  • Dr. Kuwabara (oral presentation): "The effect of dantrolene on swallowing: a retrospective review"

Special thank you to faculty mentor, Dr. Kazuko Shem of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, for her support in getting our residents there.  This is just another great example of all the opportunities the Stanford PM&R Residency Program has to offer.

Resident Research Day 2019

2019 Resident Research Day was another outstanding day!  Residents presented their Original Research or System Review to a packed audience of faculty and residents and fellows.   Dr. John Chae, Case Western Reserve University Professor and PM&R Chair was our visiting Professor and Judge.   His talk “To Mentor, Discover and Lead: One Academic Physiatrist’s Journey” was inspirational and enjoyed by all. Dr. Manoj Mohan received our Outstanding Research Award and Dr. Sharlene Su took the award for Outstanding Presentation - it was a tough competition and we applaud their achievements.  Please see agenda and some pictures of this years event.

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Stanford PM&R Residents and Faculty made quite a showing at the annual AMSSM Meeting in Houston

Our Stanford Sports Medicine attendings, fellows, alumni, and PM&R Residents had a strong presence at the annual AMSSM Meeting In Houston, Texas in April. We had a total of four podium presentations, four poster presentations, and ultrasound instructors among the Stanford community! Presenters and instructors included Michael Fredericson,  Emily Kraus, Eugene Roh, Andrea Kussman, Sara Raiser, Rick Lawley, Emily Miller and Christina Giacomazzi.

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Nothern California: Discover Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation Expo

The Stanford PM&R interest group is hosting the first "Northern California: Discover Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Expo" Saturday February 9th from 9a-1p at the Li Ka Shing Building, Room 101 & 102, 291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305. The purpose of the event is to showcase the specialty and department to medical students throughout the region (Stanford University, University of California-San Francisco, University of California-Davis, Northstate and Touro) and connect with others in the field. 


9:00-9:30am Breakfast & Introduction Lecture

9:30-12:00noon Rotation through stations (spasticity management through botox injections on Allergan models, spinal cord injury, interventional spine, sports medicine, prosthetics, wound care, pet therapy, and pediatrics)

12-1pm Networking and Mentorship Lunch

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/pzNwyU013tbTGXwt2

Questions: pmr_interest@stanford.edu


CrashCourse at Stanford -USC Tailgate

Dan Daneshvar, MD, PhD, Stanford PGY3, helped launch CrashCourse in September, a new virtual reality concussion education program aimed at youth athletes. The first product, CrashCourse Football was released at the Stanford-USC football game, where the Stanford players showed off their support wearing “CrashCourse” shirts during “The Walk”, and a couple PSA media spots were shown on the Jumbotron, including one featuring former Cardinal and Super Bowl MVP Jim Plunkett and former Trojan and NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott. In October, CrashCourse announced a partnership with Pop Warner football to provide concussion education to its 325,000 athletes nationwide. Dr. Daneshvar serves as a Medical Advisor for CrashCourse and all CrashCourse products are free. 


Ultrafest  - 2018

The Stanford Emergency Medicine Department hosted its 3rd an annual Ultrafest event on October 20th, 2018. Ultrafest is a conference that gathers hundreds of medical students from around the country to teach them the important and life-saving skills of bedside ultrasound. Small group sessions focused on the didactics of ultrasound and the development of the practical manual dexterity skills of this technology. This year, for the first time, the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation department volunteered to teach the musculoskeletal station focusing on the shoulder and the knee. Department volunteers included Dr. Eugene Roh, Dr. Lisa Huynh, Dr. Richard Lawley, Dr. Emily Kraus, Dr. Kevin Barrette, Dr. Anne Kuwabara, Dr. Emily Miller, Dr. Manoj Mohan, and Dr. Tiffany Chang. PM&R interest group medical student volunteers included Torsten Rotto.

For more information: https://emed.stanford.edu/specialized-programs/ultrasound/ultrafest.html


Anatomy and Ultrasound Workshop

On September 19 and 26 Dr. Roh held his annual 2 day Anatomy and Ultrasound workshop.  This was a unique experience with the primary audience being our Residents but included both Fellows and Medical Students too.  This workshop allowed the residents to have dedicated hands on time to practice their ultrasound scanning and guided interventions for a variety of conditions.  Training in the anatomy lab gives the students a unique opportunity to enhance their skills without the stress of working on a live patient. 


New Resident Welcome Dinner

We welcome 9 new resident this year into our PM&R Program, including 7 PGY2's and 2 PGY3's! 

Welcome to Stanford!! 


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Graduation 2018

Congratulations to our class of 2018! On Friday 8th June we had the chance to celebrate our graduates and we honored a few of our faculty at Michaels at Shoreline, Mountain View. We are so proud of all of our resident and wish them luck in their new adventures. 


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AAPMR 2017 Annual Assembly

Shara Yurkiewicz was one of six speakers selected for a plenary session at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) 2017 Annual Assembly in Denver, Colorado. The plenary was the inaugural PhyzTalks competition, featuring TED-style talks focusing on the most transformative PM&R topics. Dr. Yurkiewicz's talk drew on her experience with her own critically ill family member to share lessons learned involving the emotional and social components of navigating disability after a life-changing injury.



Research Day 2018

The division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation welcomed Dr Heidi Prather, MD, Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Vice Chair, department of Orthopeadic Surgery at the University of Washington. PGY3 and PGY4 residents presented their research presentations to PM&R residents and approximately 7 faculty.