Ellen S. Kaitz, MD, FAAPMR
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship
The Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) fellowship was established in 2002 to train physicians in the physiatric care of children. The ACGME-accredited program provides a broad experience in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of congenital and childhood-onset physical impairments. Understanding of related or secondary medical, physical, functional, psychosocial, cognitive, and vocational limitations or conditions, and of the life course of disability are also emphasized. Eligible candidates should have completed either a four year ACGME-accredited Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency program or a five year ACGME-accredited combined program in Pediatrics and PM&R. Eligible candidates should be board eligible or board certified in PM&R. The program currently accepts 1-2 fellows per year. Upon successful completion of the program, the fellow has met the training requirements for Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine certification by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
The Section of PRM is the pediatric branch of The Ohio State University Department of PM&R. The section is composed of six subspecialty certified faculty members. This section sees over 90 new inpatients, 250 inpatient consults, 150 EMGs and 4200 outpatient visits per year.
The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation inpatient unit (H09B) is a 12 bed CARF accredited unit on the 9th floor of the state of the art replacement hospital which opened in June 2012. The unit includes therapy gyms, private treatment rooms, an ice cream parlor for community re-entry, simulated cafeteria, food store, ATM, and greenhouse. A car for transfer training, school room, massage therapy room, and consultation rooms are also present.
The outpatient clinic space is located on the first floor of the Outpatient Care Center and has nine exam rooms and a physician work room. Outpatient pharmacy, laboratory, and radiology are adjacent. The myelomeningocele and inpatient rehab follow-up clinics are also located on the first floor of the Outpatient Care Center. The multidisciplinary Cerebral Palsy clinic is housed in the Orthopedic outpatient center across the street from the main hospital.