Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Fellowship Training Programs at the Medical College of Wisconsin

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Zablocki VA Medical Center are proud to offer fellowships in the areas below.  

Ample research opportunities with established investigators complement these positions.  Moonlighting opportunities are available.

ACGME-accredited fellowships:  Please see Graduate Medical Education's Benefits, Conditions & Terms of Employment Web page.

 Pain Management

This ACGME-accredited one-year program in collaboration with Anesthesia trains physiatrists in the management of complex pain syndromes.

 Spasticity Management

This one-year program teaches advanced techniques for spasticity and dystonia management including neurolytic procedures and intrathecal pump management. Program includes additional training in clinical and dynamic EMG and involvement in the motion analysis lab.
Detailed information on the Spasticity Management Fellowship

 Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship Training Program

The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (Froedtert Hospital, Zablocki VAMC, and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin campuses) offers a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine (SCIM).

The SCIM Fellowship is a program with specialized training in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injury. The program is open to physicians (US citizen or work eligible) who have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited residency in PM&R, plastic surgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine, neurological surgery, neurology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, surgery, or urology. Successful completion of the fellowship program satisfies the eligibility requirement to take the examination in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine to obtain subspecialty certification in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine.

The SCIM Fellowship program at MCW is designed to provide an educational experience to ensure that its graduate possess the advanced knowledge and competencies necessary to practice this subspecialty.

The Fellow will be given the opportunity to gain knowledge of:

  • The impact of spinal cord dysfunction (SCD) on the various organ systems,
  • The natural history, pharmacologic management and evolution of organ system functioning after SCD and the interaction among the various organ systems,
  • The impact of aging and long-standing injury on organ system decline,
  • The prevention and treatment of secondary complications of SCD, and
  • The maximal functions possible, based on the characteristics and level of SCD and how to achieve them.

The Fellow will be given the opportunity to become proficient in:

  • Coordination in the post initial care setting of the impact and timing of treatment of each organ system’s dysfunction so that an optimum treatment effect can be obtained,
  • Planning of the most efficient and effective treatment approaches for acquisition of skills and knowledge by the patient in order to acquire the highest level of functioning, and
  • Promotion of patient education about all aspects of SCD in order to promote patient independence and patient recognition of illness.

Applications are accepted until July 31, 2014 for position available July 2015. Interviews will be conducted in August and September. To apply, please send a completed application, current CV, letter of interest and three LORs to Sue Abrahms.

Fellowship program director: Vaishnavi Muqeet, MD:

Fellowship coordinator: Sue Abrahms:

Additional accreditation information can be found on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Web site.

 Sports Medicine

This one-year or two-year fellowship in collaboration with Orthopedics and Primary Care provides a comprehensive experience in management of sports and musculoskeletal injuries. Additional training in EMG and spinal injections is optional.

 Fellow Profiles


Karin Goodfriend, MD
Spasticity Management Fellowship

Erin McGonigle, MD
Spasticity Management Fellowship

Amy Ford, DO
Sports Medicine Fellowship


Beth Weinman, DO
Sports Medicine Fellowship

Dana Seslija, MD
SCI Fellowship

Shiqiang Tian, MD
Pain Fellowship

2012 - 2013

Omar Bhatti, MD
Sports Medicine Fellowship

Jesus Ramos Garcia, MD
Spasticity Management Fellowship

 Fellowship Applications

To apply for one of our fellowships, please complete the following forms:

MCWAH application

VAMC application


Candidates interested in Pain, Spasticity and Spinal Cord Injury Medicine should send a curriculum vita and cover letter to:

Sue Abrahms, Medical Education Coordinator
Medical College of Wisconsin
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Candidates interested in Sports Medicine should send a curriculum vita and cover letter to:

Karen Gonzalez
Sports Medicine Center
Medical College of Wisconsin
8700 W. Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226


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