Dr. Bryant Named CHOP's Rehab Chief

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September 20, 2011 — Phillip R. Bryant, DO, joins the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as the first chief of the newly created Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, within the Department of Pediatrics at CHOP.  

New role underscores CHOP's commitment to rehabilitation

“Dr. Bryant’s newly appointed leadership role will support the hospital’s commitment to elevating CHOP’s regional, national and international position in pediatric rehabilitation," said Alan Cohen, MD, physician-in-chief at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

“Dr. Bryant will provide overall direction and leadership for all rehabilitation medicine and therapy services, including all inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services throughout the Children’s Hospital enterprise. As head of Rehabilitation Medicine, he will play a crucial role in advancing care for severely injured children, especially those facing long recoveries.” 

Dr. Bryant's expertise, leadership in rehabilitation medicine

Dr. Bryant previously served as the chief medical officer and senior vice president of Medical Affairs of the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Allentown, PA. Dr. Bryant was also the vice chair of Clinical Operations for Good Shepherd Penn Partners and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Since May 2010, Dr. Bryant has been providing clinical leadership consultation for the Rehabilitation Medicine and Rehabilitation Therapies Programs at Children’s Hospital, through a contractual relationship with Good Shepherd. Dr. Bryant has special interests in pediatric musculoskeletal disorders, limb deficiencies, and neurorehabilitation, including neuromuscular disorders, stroke and cerebral palsy. He also has an interest in leading edge assistive and rehabilitation technology.

Dr. Bryant has many relationships with the rehabilitation community in Southeastern Pennsylvania, having also served as Division Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Lehigh Valley Health Network and at Easton Hospital, and holds active staff physiatrist appointments at numerous local hospitals. 

Dr. Bryant's education and training

Dr. Bryant received his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, and his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan. He completed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and his fellowship in pediatric rehabilitation at Children’s National Medical Center, both in Washington, DC.

Dr. Bryant began in his role at Children’s Hospital on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011.

CHOP's areas of rehabilitation specialization

Children’s Hospital’s world-renowned Rehabilitation Medicine team specializes in the care of children with diagnoses such as:

  • Brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brain and spinal cord tumor
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Peripheral nerve injury
  • Chronic pain syndrome
  • Amputation
  • Other musculoskeletal conditions