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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 directorSherilyn Driscoll, M.D.

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.
Program Director 

Faculty

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:

Joline Brandenburg, M.D.

Joline Brandenburg, M.D.

Dr. Brandenburg is a core faculty member with a special interest in cerebral palsy, including basic science and clinical research.

Fellowship: Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Gillette Childrens Specialty Healthcare, St. Paul, Minnesota
Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Medical school: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Amy Rabatin, M.D.

Amy Rabatin, M.D.

Dr. Rabatin is a core faculty member with special interest in pediatric exercise including adaptive sports.

Fellowship: Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Fellowship: Pediatric Sports Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Medical school: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota

 

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.

Visiting professors

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.