Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship

The goal of our ACGME-accredited program is to prepare the fellow for a career in academic pediatric rehabilitation. We offer a well-rounded experience to fully develop skills related to patient evaluation, management, data collection and interpretation in pediatric rehabilitation patients. We provide quality clinical training, as well as teaching and research opportunities with outstanding mentoring that will lead to development of the next generation of leaders in the field.

UTSW is a top-ranked, multifaceted academic institution nationally recognized for its excellence in educating physicians, biomedical scientists, and other health care professionals. Our fellows have the distinct advantage of learning from an elite group of leaders in their fields.

Children’s Health℠ is one of the largest and most esteemed pediatric hospitals in the United States and is the only hospital in North Texas to be nationally ranked by US News & World Report.

Program Director

Dr. Didem Inanoglu integrates the latest advancements in pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation in her care for children with special needs and functional deficits. Her patient population includes children with congenital conditions to those with neurological disorders or traumatic injuries. She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. After completing her residency and fellowship training at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Inanoglu worked overseas with People to People Foundation as a program director providing clinical care and training for rehabilitation professionals in Turkey. She then worked in private practice for a few years before returning to UTSW to help establish the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) department at Children’s Health and the fellowship training program at UTSW.  She serves on the Pediatric Rehabilitation and Developmental Disabilities Council of the AAPM&R and on the Education Committee for AACPDM. She also volunteers at the ABPMR as an oral examiner and item writer.

Faculty

Didem Inanoglu, M.D. – Associate Professor
Clinical Interests: spasticity management, gait analysis, pediatric concussion care

Rajashree Srinivasan, M.D. – Assistant Professor
Clinical Interests:  inpatient rehabilitation medicine, spasticity management, cerebral palsy

Fatma Gul, M.D. – Professor
Clinical Interests: spasticity management

Bob Rinaldi, M.D. - Associate Professor
Clinical Interests: rehabilitation of neuromuscular disorders, peripheral nerve injury rehabilitation, intraoperative neurophysiology, telemedicine

Mentorship

Kathleen R. Bell, M.D.
Professor/Chair
Kimberly Clark Distinguished Chair in Mobility Research
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
President, AAPMR

Karen Kowalske, M.D. - Professor
President, ABPMR

Bob Rinaldi, M.D. – Associate Professor
Chief, Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Member, Pediatric Subcommittee, ABPMR
Member, Board of Governors, AAPMR

Clinical Rotation SitesRotation Months
  Year 1Year 2
Children’s Health℠ Children’s Medical Center 8 5
Children’s Health℠ Children’s Medical Center 3 3
Our Children’s House, Inpatient Rehabilitation 4 4