Vanderbilt PM&R Grand Rounds

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) hosts monthly grand rounds representing a range of topics in the department’s subspecialties. Speakers include faculty from PM&R, the Vanderbilt community, and invited lecturers from academic institutions throughout the country. Presentations are designed for faculty, residents, fellows, researchers, and other healthcare professionals within PM&R and Vanderbilt.   

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


PM&R Grand Rounds are held monthly on the second Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:00 a.m. throughout the academic year. Currently, grand rounds are held virtually.


Thursday July 11, 2024  Flyer

"Burn Rehabilitation"

Karen J. Kowalske, MD
Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
President, Association of Academic Physiatrists


Past PM&R Grand Rounds

VUMC faculty, residents, and staff can view past PM&R Grand Rounds by going to: Vanderbilt PM&R Grand Rounds Archive.


Thursday June 13, 2024

"DVT prophylaxis after Musculoskeletal Trauma and CPGs of Lower Extremity Fractures in Patients with SCI" 

William T. Obremsky, MD, MPH, MMHC 
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Director of Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship
Director, Division of Orthopaedic Trauma Research
VUMC Executive Medical Director of Supply Chain
Center for Musculoskeletal Research
Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Thursday May 30, 2024

"Functional MRI Imaging of the Brain: Changes Associated with Pain and Treatment"

James W. Atchison, DO 
Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Jacksonville, FL
Program Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program (Florida,) Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science


Thursday, April 11, 2024    

"Motoric Risk Syndrome: Exploring Potential Rehabilitation Approaches"   

Anne F. Ambrose, MD, MS, FAAPMR, Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Neurology
Vice Chair of Research and Faculty Development, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center, The University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Thursday, March 14, 2024

"Evolution of Botulinum Toxin Therapies: Unlocking Relief and Function Across Various Conditions " 

Atul T. Patel, MD, M.H.S.A.

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic, Inc. 

Division of Signature Medical Group of KC, PA

Research Associate Professor 

School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City


Thursday, February 8, 2024

"The Imposter Syndrome: Guidance for You and Those You Mentor"   

Maureen Gannon, Ph.D.

Department of Medicine

Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Vanderbilt University Medical Center 


Thursday, January 11, 2024

"Surgical Rehabilitation of the Upper Extremity after Cervical Spinal Cord Injury"   

Shady Elmaraghi, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery 
Department of Plastic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Thursday November 9, 2023

"Seeing Disability: Awareness, Competence, and Health Equity" 

Emily Tarvin, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine 
Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health
Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Thursday October 12, 2023 

"Trajectory of Spasticity in People with CP-Life Span Care: Focused on Spasticity Management” 

Heakyung Kim, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Kimberly-Clark Distinguished Chair in Mobility Research
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Thursday September 14, 2023

"Repetitive Head Impacts and Neurodegenerative Disease”

Daniel H. Daneshvar, M.D., Ph.D
Chief, Division of Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Director of Training, Rehabilitation Outcomes Center at Spaulding Rehab, Boston MA
Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School


Thursday August 10, 2023

"How to Develop and Implement a Free Rehab Clinic" 

William N. Niehaus, MD
Associate Program Director of CU Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program
Outpatient Medical Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Anschutz Medical Campus
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Thursday July 13, 2023

"Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Surgeries for Chronic Shoulder & Hip Pain"

Sayed Emal Wahezi, M.D., Professor of PM&R, Anesthesiology, and Orthopedic Surgery Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship, Montefiore Medical Center


Thursday, June 8, 2023

"Applying Health Equity Frameworks in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy"

Molly Fuentes, M.D., M.S., Assistant Professor 
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seattle Children's Hospital


Thursday, May 11, 2023

"Time to Step UP"

Joel M. Press, MD, Physiatrist-in-Chief, The Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chair in Physiatry
Hospital for Special Surgery, NY, NY