Department and Faculty
Team members in pediatric rehabilitation may include the patient and their family, physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, rehabilitation psychologists, social workers, nurses, and many other pediatric specialists. We draw on the expertise of each care professional, as needed, to ensure that patient needs are met and their questions are answered.
At Mayo Clinic, patients, their families, and staff work together to set and follow family-centered, individualized treatment plans for recovery. When implementing these treatment plans, patients benefit greatly from the low patient-to-therapist ratio. In most instances, patients work one-on-one with their therapists. Patients benefit, too, from the extensive array of patient care resources at Mayo Clinic, including more than 1,000 staff physicians and sophisticated diagnostic and laboratory equipment.
From the program director
We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about our Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
The needs of the patient come first is the primary value of Mayo Clinic. It is top of mind with every decision made, no matter how big or how small. This value results in an atmosphere of clinical excellence, truly collegial teamwork, mutual respect, inclusivity, and compassion. Rotating leadership, flexibility, and innovation result in a secure infrastructure on which individuals can layer their talents and skills for the good of the patients.
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine is a division of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, but resides physically within the Children's Center along with most of our pediatric and subspecialist colleagues. Collegial relationships with other pediatric specialists will enhance your learning experience.
Our unique program will provide you with a diverse patient population (local patients, as well as those from all over the world), a faculty and staff who care deeply about your professional growth and success, and the opportunity to individualize your training to meet your specific career interests.
We invite you to look around our website and learn more about our program.
Sherilyn Driscoll, M.D.
In addition to caring for patients in clinical practice, Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. All faculty members have academic appointments in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Many faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are nationally recognized in their fields.
There are two core faculty members in this program, one will serve as your research adviser and the other as your academic adviser. Both of our core faculty members will train you in botulinum and phenol injections. Drs. Driscoll, Brandenburg, and Rabatin staff all of the inpatient and outpatient clinics and work closely with the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine fellow throughout their training. Learn more about our core faculty members:
Amy Rabatin, M.D.
Advisers and mentors
You are assigned a dedicated faculty adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. You meet with your adviser periodically throughout the program to review your progress and career goals, and ensure that your educational needs are being met. Also, your adviser serves as a contact point for introducing you and your family to Rochester, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic system.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds, and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.