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VCU Center for Rehabilitation Sciences and Engineering (CERSE)

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Department of Veterans Affairs Honors Dr. David Cifu for Pioneering Traumatic Brain Injury Research [View Image]

Department of Veterans Affairs Honors Dr. David Cifu for Pioneering Traumatic Brain Injury Research

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Celebrating VCU Inpatient Rehab History

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Leading the Way: A Message from our Chair

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Leading the Way: A Message from our Chair

The Department of PM&R is leading the way in meeting the 21st century needs of individuals with disabilities through compassionate care across a wide range of settings by training the next generation of professionals, serving as nationwide leaders and collaborators in innovative and actionable research and conducting inspired, imaginative leadership and advocacy that advances the rights and well-being for those we serve.

We are involved with clinical and academic work across the city and region through partnerships and affiliations with the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Sheltering Arms Institute, Children's Hospital of Richmond, more than a dozen skilled nursing facilities and long-term care facilities and a range of other area programs.

Our dedicated team aims to make Richmond the Disability Capital of the World — the premiere site to receive care, live and work if you have a disability and to train and work as a professional in the field.

David X. Cifu, M.D.

VCU Center for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering (CERSE)

CERSE anchors a consortium of multiple schools and departments across VCU with more than $25 million a year in grant and contract sponsorship. CERSE brings together a variety of professionals to enhance research, education and clinical care for individuals from all walks of life.Learn more about CERSE


Our three-year, Category 2 residency program trains highly competent and compassion-driven physical medicine and rehabilitation physician leaders.Learn more.


We offer robust, well-rounded training in all our major subspecialties, including sports medicine, traumatic brain injury, limb loss and pain management.Learn more

Student Opportunities

The department is proud to host medical students from VCU and other universities for clinical activities, didactic lectures and a PM&R interest group.Learn more.


Our dedicated team strives to maximize the quality of life for all our patients and provide compassionate, comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care and rehabilitation services across the following specialties:

  • Limb Loss Rehabilitation
  • Brain Injury Medicine
  • Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Interventional Spine Care and Pain Management
  • Neurodegenerative Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Veterans' Health and Polytrauma Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Workplace Support
  • Community Consultation
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