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MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute

U.S. News Ranks MetroHealth's Rehabilitation Institute Among Top in Nation

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MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute

U.S. News Ranks MetroHealth's Rehabilitation Institute Among Top in Nation

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Leaders in rehabilitation, research and education to improve care for the most complex injuries and illnesses.

As one of our nation’s first hospitals dedicated solely to rehabilitation, the mission of MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute is to restore function, social participation and quality of life to persons with significant disabilities.

Our approach delivers outstanding rehabilitation care, trains the next generation of rehabilitation clinicians and scientists, and discovers new knowledge that becomes part of our standard of care.

 

 

Treating Complex Conditions

We treat the most complex rehabilitation patients in the region, many of whom are admitted through our Level I Adult Trauma Center and Adult and Pediatric Burn Center, and Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Our premier Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program; Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury and Pain Medicine Fellowships; and post-doctoral Research Fellowship provide outstanding training for our future physicians and scientists. 

In partnership with Case Western Reserve University and the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, we are in the forefront of innovation and discovery that attracts research participants, clinicians and scientists from across the nation and internationally.

We look forward to working with you as we serve the northern Ohio community and the nation.

 

Rehabilitation Institute News

Find out about recent announcements and news about the Institute.

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Dr. Cunningham and Dr. Knutson awarded $3.4 million NIH grant 

David Cunningham, PhD and Jayme Knutson, PhD, Staff Scientists in the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and the MetroHealth Center for Rehabilitation Research, were awarded a 5-year $3.4 million NIH grant entitled “tDCS during contralaterally controlled FES for upper extremity hemiplegia.”

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Appointments

Convenient hours offered Monday through Friday, including evenings and select Saturdays.
  • Outpatient appointments for adults and children, call 216-778-4414.
    Designed to help adults and children who have functional limitations or pain due to disease or injury, but who aren't in the hospital right now.
  • Inpatient services or admission for adults and children 13 years and older, call 216-778-4167.
    Provides advanced care for adults and children (13 years and older) recovering from serious medical conditions, including spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic concerns, trauma or surgery.

Our Doctors/Medical Providers

Laura A. Abounader, APRN-CNP

Laura A. Abounader, APRN-CNP

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

34 ratings / 4 reviews
Erin S. Barnes, MD

Erin S. Barnes, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

157 ratings / 49 reviews
James J. Begley, MD, MS

James J. Begley, MD, MS

Fellowship Program Director

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

48 ratings / 12 reviews
John Chae, MD, ME

John Chae, MD, ME

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

No patient rating available.   Why?
Lixin Cui, MD, Ph.D

Lixin Cui, MD, Ph.D

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

30 ratings / 7 reviews
Elizabeth K. Dreben, Ph.D

Elizabeth K. Dreben, Ph.D

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

No patient rating available.   Why?
Felicia E. Fraser, Ph.D

Felicia E. Fraser, Ph.D

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

No patient rating available.   Why?
Joelle M. Gabet, MD

Joelle M. Gabet, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

93 ratings / 13 reviews

Locations

216-696-3876

3609 Park East Drive
North Building
Beachwood , OH 44122

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216-696-3876

9200 Treeworth Blvd.
Brecksville , OH 44141

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216-957-7678

Cleveland Sports Institute
1 Eagle Valley Court, Suite 204
Broadview Heights , OH 44147

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216-696-3876

10 Severance Circle
Cleveland Heights , OH 44118

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