Greetings from the Chair

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The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was formed on July 1, 2021.  The Department’s formation was the realization of a dream to bring comprehensive Physiatric care to patient populations striving to improve function and quality of life. From our initial beginnings of two faculty, we have grown to be a team of more than 22 faculty and mid-levels. Our program is in an exciting phase of growth and development, both in Gainesville as well as other regional sites in Northeast and Central Florida. This summer we will be adding Cancer Rehabilitation and Diagnostic Ultrasound to our program offerings. 

Our PM&R Residency Training Program welcomed its first class in July 2021. Our innovative longitudinal 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.

A hallmark of our program is translating scientific discovery into more effective patient care. Through innovative research we have made significant strides in 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, CAQSM, FACSM, FAAPMR

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

Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Director: UF Running Medicine Clinic

Medical Director: UF Sports Performance Center