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Brad E. Dicianno, MD

Brad Dicianno, MD
Job Title Associate Medical Director, Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Job Title Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5097 Phone
412-692-6462 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

2001 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pa.


2005 University of Pittsburgh, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pittsburgh, Pa.


2008 Post-Doctoral, Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program, Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Pittsburgh,Pa.



  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • Spina Bifida Association
  • Spina Bifida Association of Western Pennsylvania
  • Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America (RESNA)
  • Clinician Task Force

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


  • 2012 Spina Bifida Research Award, First Place, 2nd World Congress on Spina Bifida Research and Care, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2011 Medicaid Health Plans of America Annual Best Practices Compendium Award Finalist
  • 2011 Young Academician Award, Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • 2010 UPMC “Pumping it Up!” Service Excellence Award
  • 2008 Innovative Design Award, University of Pittsburgh Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology
  • 2008 Best Faculty Paper Presentation Award, Association of Academic Physiatrists


  • Bellin MH, Dosa N, Zabel TA, Aparicio E, Dicianno BE, Osteen P. Self-management, satisfaction with family functioning, and the course of psychological symptoms in emerging adults with spina bifida. J Ped Psych 2012. In Press.
  • Kamaraj DC, Dicianno BE, Cooper RA, Hunter J, Tang JL. Acute Mountain Sickness in athletes with neurological impairments. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012. In Press.
  • Karmarkar AM, Dicianno BE, Graham JE, Cooper R, Kelleher A, Cooper RA. Factors associated with provision of wheelchairs in older adults. Assistive Technology 2012. 24(3):155-67.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Quality of Life Technology – Engineering Research Center
  • Wheelchairs and Associated Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students 
  • RERC on Telerehabilitation
  • Training Medical Students in Research in Integrative, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Building Specialty Medical Homes through Gain Sharing
  • National Spina Bifida Patient Registry
  • Rehabilomics: Revolutionizing 21st Century TBI Care and Research
  • iMHere: A Novel mHealth for Enhanced Wellness
  • Multidisciplinary Team Care to Adult Patients with Spina Bifida
Last Update
February 21, 2014
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Last Update
February 21, 2014