Phillip R. Bryant, DO

Phillip R. Bryant, DO

Phillip R. Bryant, DO, is Chief of the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Medical Director of the Center for Rehabilitation at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Brain and spinal cord injury, Electrodiagnosis, Limb deficiency and amputation, Neuromuscular disorders, Rehabilitation technology, Stroke
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

DO - College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


Flexible Internship - William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC), Washington, DC


Pediatric Rehabilitation - Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC

Board Certification

Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Titles and Academic Titles

Division Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Medical Director, Center for Rehabilitation

Distinguished Chair in the Department of Pediatrics

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Rehabilitation technology
Gait analysis
Limb deficiency and amputation




Masaba O, Dua S, Bryant P: Acute Myeloid Leukemia presenting as gait abnormality:  A case report spinal cord chloroma resulting in cauda equine syndrome. AAPMR Annual Assembly Submitted 2014.

Bryant P, Brant D, Markov M, Sullivan M, Hillman M, Benford C, Taylor A, : Improving patient flow from inpatient acute to inpatient rehab at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Submitted 2014.

Asante K, Brant D, Bryant P: Cloves syndrome. AAPMR Annual Assembly Accepted 2014.

Levy SE, Blum NJ, BryantP, Glanzman MG, Owusu-McKenzie J, Pipan MP, Tanzer LD, Taylor A.: Improving the quality of handoffs for weekend coverage for inpatient care in rehabilitation medicine. Academy of Pediatrics April 2014.


Bryant PR, Koch B. Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Pediatric Population. In: Buschbacher RM, editor. Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Practical Guide for Diagnosis and Rehabilitation. Waltham: Butterworth–Heinemann; 1994.

Bryant PR, Timok S. In: Buschbacher RM, editor. Manual Physiotherapy. Musculoskeletal Disorder: A Practical Guide for Diagnosis and Rehabilitation. Waltham: Butterworth–Heinemann; 1994.



Robinson MD, Bryant PR. Peripheral Nerve Injuries. In: Belandres PV, Dillingham TR, editors. Rehabilitation of the Injured Combatant. Vol 2. Textbook of Military Medicine. Surgical Combat Casualty Care. Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  Office of the Surgeon General. Department of the Army, United States of America. Borden Institute, II: 419-574, 1999.


Bryant PR. Exercise and Sports in Persons with Medical Illness. In: Buschbacher R, Braddom R, editors. Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation: A Sports-Specific Approach. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus; 1994.

Posters and Presentations


Bryant P: Rehabilitation Process Improvement Project (RPIP). at the 2015 CHOP (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)Quality and Patient Safety Day.  March 2015 Poster presentation, March 2015.

Invited Lectures


Bryant, P. Integrative Health Seminar, PiMR Experiethal Seminar/Osteopathic Medicine, Pediatric Residency Program, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, March 2016.


Bryant, P. "Stroke Assessment and Rehabilitation in Pediatrics", Temple/Moss Rehabilitation, PM&R Grand Rounds Residents Lecture, Elkins Park, PA, Apr, 2015.


Bryant, P. "Stroke rehabilitation in infants & young adults", Temple/Moss Rehabilitation, PM&R Resident Lecture, Philadelphia, PA, Mar, 2014.

Awards and Honors

2012-present, John Morgan Society
2003-2004, Special Contribution Award, Salt Lake City Veterans Administration Medical Center
1998-1999, 2000-2001, Outstanding Instructor of the Year, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
1995, Outstanding Teacher Award, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Unit
1992, Physical Med. & Rehab. Research Paper Award, Commendation from Department of the US Army, Co-authorship of paper; "Analysis of Causalities Referred to Army Physical Medicine Services during Wartime", American Journal of PM&R, Volume 72, August 1993, pp. 214-218.
1992-1993, Resident Teaching Excellence Award, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, DC
1991, The "Golden Spoon" Teaching Award, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2016-present, Clinical Advisory Committee for Integration Medicine Program
2015-present, Quality Improvement Regulatory Subcommittee
2015-present, Spasticity Committee Program
2011-present, Executive Leadership Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
2011-present, Rehab Executive Council, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine
2011-present, Rehabilitation Research Committee, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

1998-present, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
 - 2013-present, Member; Quality, Practice, Policy and Research Committee
 - 2013-present, Chair, Resource and Policy Committee