Welcome to the PM&R Residency Program

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also known as physiatrists, treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.

PM&R physicians evaluate and treat injuries, illnesses, and disability, and are experts in designing comprehensive, patient-centered treatment plans. Physiatrists utilize cutting‐edge as well as time‐tested treatments to maximize function and quality of life.

Founded in 1973, the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center is dedicated to providing superior, comprehensive training in rehabilitation care. PM&R residents work closely with skilled, experienced physicians in a variety of practice settings, including acute medical and surgical units, subacute rehabilitation facilities, and outpatient rehabilitation clinics.

Under faculty guidance, our residents care for a diverse patient population and gain in-depth exposure to a range of physical medicine and rehabilitation areas, including musculoskeletal medicine, spine care, chronic pain, spinal cord injury, neuropathy, neuromuscular disorders, joint replacement, disuse atrophy, brain injury, occupational injuries, sports medicine, stroke rehabilitation, electrodiagnostic, and prosthetics. PM&R faculty members encourage residents to make independent decisions on patient care, treatment, and management, yet provide appropriate guidance and supervision.

Through a balanced curriculum of didactics and clinical experience, PM&R residents graduate with the confidence, clinical skills, and knowledge they need to practice in the settings of their choice.

Stephen Kishner, MD

Program Director
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program

PM&R Program Office 

1542 Tulane Ave. Room 433
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: 504-568-2577
Fax: 504-568-2127



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PM&R Friday Conference

The PM&R residency program holds a weekly conference Fridays at noon.

A variety of topics related to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are covered.

Currently our conferences are being held via Zoom.  

All medical students are welcome to attend.

Please contact the program for more information.