Level III Area of Specialization
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
A physician who addresses the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of traumatic spinal cord injury and non-traumatic etiologies of spinal cord dysfunction by working in an interdisciplinary manner. Care is provided to patients of all ages on a lifelong basis and covers related medical, physical, psychological and vocational disabilities and complications. Source: American Board of Medical Specialties, 2007. [7/1/2007: definition changed, source added]

Additional Resources: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2007.

Board certification for Medical Doctors (MDs) is provided by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

ACGME Accredited Residency Program Requirements: 1 year of training with 3-5 years in relevant specialty for a total of 4-6 years.

ABMS Approved Subspecialty Certificate: (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)