Vartgez K. Mansourian, MD

Assistant Professor
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Medical Director, Stroke Rehabilitation Program, Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
Office Address
Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
2201 Children's Way

Vartgez Mansourian, M.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Stroke Rehabilitation Program at Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. He is triple board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Medicine, and Pain Medicine. He graduated from Medical College of Georgia and completed his internship at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He then completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Temple University Hospital/MossRehab Center in Philadelphia. He began his private practice in 1992 in South Florida. The scope of his practice included inpatient and outpatient services in general rehabilitation, musculoskeletal, stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and limb loss rehabilitation. His outpatient services included pain medicine with interventional procedures, electrodiagnostics, prosthetics, and orthotics. Additionally, he was Medical Director of the outpatient stroke program and chief of staff at Pinecrest Rehabilitation Hospital. While in private practice, he volunteered as an advisor for the Post-Polio Society in Florida. He has been recognized by Castle Connolly Top Doctors as a top physician in his specialty for 10 years in Florida and for the past 5 years in Tennessee. Additionally, he was nominated for the Frist Humanitarian Award in Tennessee in 2013. His publications include a chapter in the Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Fourth Edition by Walter R. Frontera, M.D. titled “Stroke in Young Adults.” Dr. Mansourian enjoys educating residents, medical students, and health care providers through his one on one teaching, grand rounds, public speaking, and poster presentations. His current research interest is determining the prevalence and role of vitamin deficiency, specifically B1, in the inpatient stroke population. His priority is to encourage and counsel patients to choose a healthier lifestyle to prevent future strokes. His passion is to improve the current treatment and prevention of stroke through innovative rehabilitation techniques.

Board Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine (subspecialty)

Pain Medicine (subspecialty)

Independent Medical Examination



Dr. Mansourian is interested in the rehabilitation of patients with various disorders such as spinal cord injuries, limb loss, and chronic pain.




Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA




Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA




BS (Physics), Georgia State University



Past Academic and Professional Appointments

Attending Physician

Tristar Summit Medical Center, Hermitage, TN


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