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Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH

Amy Houtrow,MD, PhD
Job Title Chief, Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Job Title Vice Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation
Job Title Director, Spina Bifida Program
Job Title Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Job Title Program Director, Fellowship in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5097 Phone
412-692-6462 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

2012 PhD, Medical Sociology, University of California, San Francisco, Calif.
2004 MPH, Health Policy and Management, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
2000 MD, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.  


2005 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio


  • American Public Health Association
  • AcademyHealth
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • Academic Pediatric Association
  • American Sociology Association
  • American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabiltation
  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Subspeciality Certification in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine


  • 2013 Young Academician Award Academy of Academic Physiatrists
  • 2012 Graduation with Distinction (PhD)
  • 2011 Academy of Academic Physiatrists Outstanding Scientific Paper Presentation 
  • 2009-2012 Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program Fellow 


  • Houtrow AJ, Kang T, Newcomer R. In-Home Supportive Services for individuals with cerebral palsy in California. 2012 Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. 5(3): 187-195.
  • Houtrow A, Jones J, Ghandour R, Strickland B, Newacheck P. Evaluating participation in children with special health care needs. Academic Pediatrics. 12 (4): 326-334.
  • Houtrow AJ, Yock TI, Delahaye J, Kuhlthau, K. The Family Impacts of Proton Radiation Therapy for Children with Brain Tumors. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing. May/June 2012 vol 29 (3): 171-179.

Research Interests

  • Pediatric rehabilitation of children with disabling conditions from neuromuscular disease, spina bifida, spinal cord injury, brain tumors and other acquired brain injuries
  • Health services research, health policy and advocacy for children with disabilitites, and medical sociology

Clinical Specialties

  • Spina bifida and spinal cord injury
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Other disabling conditions of childhood

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Informal Caregiving for Children with Disabilities
  • Family Impacts of Childhood Disability
  • MOMS 2: Management of Myelomeningocele Study Follow-up
  • National Spina Bifida Patient Registry
Last Update
February 21, 2014
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Last Update
February 21, 2014