Greetings from the Chair

Dr. Kevin Vincent

Over the last decade, we embarked on a journey to meet the growing, unmet need of providing outstanding physiatric care to people who need it in north Florida. This dream began with one physician and one researcher. That vision has become a reality as we have established independence as a clinical department in the UF College of Medicine. Our ability to care for the under served populations with disabilities and complex musculoskeletal conditions has exponentially increased. We have grown to be a team of more than 14 faculty and mid-levels, and are continuing to grow.

We are proud to announce the start our PM&R Residency Training Program with the first class entering 2021. Education of the next generation of physiatrists will ensure that patients will continue to receive the highest quality of physiatric care in the UF Health System. Our educational curriculum represents the emerging evidence in the field taught by faculty who are among the most respected in their specialty areas. We also place strong emphasis on resident well-being, community service and mentorship. Our goal is to graduate physicians with curiosity and drive for knowledge, who become contributors to the field while balancing a personal life.

We strive to build strong relationships with our patients, and together, keep advancing the field of PM&R. Through innovative research with our patient partners, we expect to make significant strides in several areas including neurorehabilitation, pediatric rehabilitation, comprehensive spine care and sports injury prevention. A unique strength of our faculty is our integration clinically and academically among numerous departments in the College of Medicine. We provide distinctive insight on functional outcomes that affect quality of life across the spectrum of musculoskeletal and brain injury in adults and children. We are proud to be selected as part of UF’s Problem Solvers Campaign for our ability to find solutions for complex medical problems. Where you see transitions in medical care from bedside to home and management of challenging medical cases – you will see our physiatry team.

We have arrived at this point by collective, strong efforts of our faculty who have come from all over the country to help develop a leading PM&R program, our college administration with the belief in the value of PM&R to the health care system and community, our generous donors and our patients who provide daily inspiration in their journey toward better functional health.

Join us in our journey as we continue evolving to serve you and your family with outstanding care.


Kevin R. Vincent, MD, PhD

John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Chair in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Interim-Chair and University Term Professor: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Director: UF Running Medicine Clinic

Medical Director: UF Sports Performance Center