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. www.abms.org [7/1/2007: definition changed, source added]
Additional Resources: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2007. http://www.abpmr.org/.
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)