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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation





Erika E. Erlandson, M.D.



Dr. Erlandson received a B.A. in psychology with distinction from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. She received her M.D. with distinction from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. Her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was also completed at the University of Kentucky. She was the chief resident in 2012-2013 and then joined the faculty in July of 2013. She was awarded the “David L. Cowen” award for outstanding performance as a resident in 2011-2012and 2012-2013.

Dr. Erlandson is currently attending the Stroke Unit at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital. She also has outpatient clinics at Cardinal Hill and the University of Kentucky. Her clinical interests include pediatric rehabilitation, neurorehabilitation, animal assisted therapy, spasticity management, movement disorders, gait analysis, and amputation management.

Dr. Erlandson received the PM&R department award for “Best Research Presentation” as a resident in 2010 and 2011. She was featured in the department’s Researchers in Focus newsletter in 2013. She is currently involved in both clinical and educational research.

Dr. Erlandson is the co-leader of UK’s team working in conjunction with the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education to research the impact of interprofessional care on patient experiences, health outcomes, and cost of health care. She also remains active within the department in clinical research and serves as a mentor to resident and medical students involved in PM&R related research.

Dr. Erlandson is the Assistant Program Director for the PM&R Residency program at the University of Kentucky. In addition, she is actively involved in the education of residents, as well as clinical and non-clinical medical students. She is the course director for the “I am a Physiatrist” and “SAE review” didactic courses for the PM&R residents. She serves on the departments’ residency recruitment and education committees. In addition, she is an interviewer for the College of Medicine admissions committee.

Dr. Erlandson is also an instructor for the Interprofessional Core Curriculum which is a required course for students in the school of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Social Work, Communication Disorders, Nursing, and Allied Health. She is also involved in theWilderness Medicine and Interprofessional Student organizations. Finally, she is the Faculty Leader for the Leadership Legacy program, a leadership course for health professional students.

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