Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (Physiatry) Fellowship

Training and Mentorship for Physicians

The Emory University Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, in conjunction with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, offers an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited one- or two-year fellowship in pediatric rehabilitation medicine. The program length has been established by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).

Clinical Setting

Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children’s provides care for children with special healthcare needs via more than 10,000 patient contacts each year. It is one of the largest pediatric inpatient units in the country. 


Participants in the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (Physiatry) Fellowship Program have the opportunity to:

  • Care for children with acute and chronic disabilities.
  • Gain exposure to unique areas of pediatric medicine and rehabilitation, such as cancer rehabilitation and cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Have access to a comprehensive team of board-certified medical and allied health specialist for both training and mentorship.
  • Learn medical and therapeutic interventions for improving patient quality of life. 
  • Experience inpatient and outpatient clinical encounters that are essential in providing the appropriate training and experiences that would lead to qualification for pediatric rehabilitation medicine subspecialty board examination.

How to Apply

Prerequisites for fellowship

In order to be considered, the applicant must have completed an ACGME-accredited three-year physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program (PM&R) or an ACGME-accredited combined five-year pediatric/PM&R residency by the beginning of the fellowship program.

Application requirements checklist

Applications should include:

  • Complete application form
  • Current curriculum vitae 
  • Personal statement (one page only)
  • Three letters of recommendation (no more than four letters). We appreciate letters from faculty members who know you well and can speak to the personal qualities that will make you a good fellow. One letter should be from the Director of your Residency Training Program.
  • A recent photograph
  • Medical school transcript
  • Copies of United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination of the United States (COMLEX) scores
  • Immigration visa copy (if applicable)
  • Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate (if applicable)


Gina Bratton Bell
Program Associate
Emory PM&R Residency and Pediatric Rehabilitation Fellowship 
Fax: 404-712-5895

Fellowship Director
Joshua Vova, M.D.
Children's Rehabilitation Associates



Udayan Kulkarni, M.D. Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)