New ACGME Residency Program in Physical Medical and Rehabilitation to Begin at Burke

Published June 10, 2016

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, which has been a longstanding leader in clinical care, research and innovation in the field of medical rehabilitation, is pleased to announce approval of its new Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program. This new residency program marks the first time Burke will welcome its own residents. Approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the Physical Medical and Rehabilitation residency program will begin in July 2016.

 “Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is well known for its excellence in clinical care. The newly approved ACGME residency program expands Burke’s reach as an academic institution and adds a formalized dimension in medical education,” says Anne Felicia Ambrose, M.D., Burke’s Residency Program Director.

Burke’s goal is to train the next generation of healthcare leaders known for innovation in all branches of physiatry and to produce residents that will utilize their training to improve patient care, advance the field of Physical Medical and Rehabilitation and enhance the communities they serve. This will be accomplished through a rigorous training program designed to develop highly skilled clinical and academic physiatrists.

The Burke residency program aims to be the future benchmark for all Physical Medical and Rehabilitation residency programs in the country. 

“This new residency program brings us to the forefront of physical medicine and rehabilitation training for physicians,” says Mary Beth Walsh, MD, Burke’s CEO and Executive Medical Director. “We are very grateful for the leadership of Burke’s medical staff in attaining this prestigious program—specifically, Dr. Barry D. Jordan, Assistant Medical Director, Dr. Karen Pechman, Medical Director of Burke’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Dr. Anne-Felicia Ambrose, Residency Program Director. Their guidance and vision has helped create this wonderful educational opportunity for young physicians who wish to dedicate their careers to the field of rehabilitation medicine.”

This fully accredited, three-year residency program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) begins at the PGY-2 level.

For questions about the program, contact GME/Program Administrator, Michelle Kenny at For additional information about the new residency program, please visit

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