Chiodo and Spires Named PM&R Associate Chairs

March 25, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Accolades and Milestones

The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Chiodo, MD, MBA as the Associate Chair of Clinical Affairs. Dr. Chiodo is a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In his role as Associate Chair, Dr. Chiodo will be charged with helping to develop and implement the clinical strategy for the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He will work with leaders in PM&R and in the Medical Center on expansion of the inpatient rehabilitation program; greater involvement in post-acute care; and our strategies relating to expanding to a statewide network. In his current roles, he has been significantly involved in the UM Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Center, the PM&R role in Neurosciences, and in our ACU functions, and he will continue working on growth in those areas. Please join me in welcoming him to this role.

We are also pleased to announce that Dr. M. Catherine Spires will transition from her Clinical Affairs role to become the founding Associate Chair of Education for PM&R. Our department has grown, and our educational programs have grown with them, and there are many opportunities as well as challenges in this area. Dr. Spires will be charged with overseeing our medical education programs, coordinating with our other training programs in psychology, orthotics and prosthetics, physical therapy, occupational therapy and others, as well as strengthening PM&R’s presence with medical students.

Read more about Drs. Chiodo and Spires and their new roles at the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation website (