School of Medicine

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Pain Medicine

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine Residency

LSUHSC Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Medicine has been ACGME accredited since 1972. The PM&R program emphasizes the development of leadership qualities that enable our residents to work effectively in teams with other health professionals in the rehabilitation treatment of a patient.

To build the quality of leadership, knowledge, and expertise required to be successful, residents go through a range of facilities and rotations, offering opportunities for interactions with skilled professionals at all levels. These interactions lead to the development of insight into the multiple perspectives and approaches employed by different health professionals to accomplish the rehabilitation of patients. 

Rotations in our spectrum of facilities are the cornerstone to the diverse exposure summed by our residents, enabling the program to graduate proficient and experienced leaders in physiatry.

The rotation sites are all within the greater New Orleans area and are conveniently located with no more than a fifteen-minute commute between them. Goals and objectives of each rotation are specifically designed to meet the program requirements for residency training set by the American Board of PM&R and the ACGME. In addition, the program calls for progressive delegation of responsibility to residents in their training.

Program Goals, Objectives, and Procedures


Overall Program Goals and Objectives

Demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

  1. Performing a physiatric history and physical including a functional assessment.
  2. Equipment prescriptions, including orthotics, prosthetics, and wheelchair.
  3. Electrodiagnosis
  4. Injection Techniques: peripheral and axial
  5. Physiatric prescription for therapies, exercise, and therapeutic modalities.
  6. Multidisciplinary setting with the physiatrist in the leadership role of the team.
  7. Demonstrate Competencies in
    1. Compassionate, effective patient care
    2. Medical knowledge, and apply to patient care
    3. Practice-based learning
    4. Communication skills
    5. Professionalism
    6. Systems-based practice



Our opportunities for procedures exceed the National ACGME Procedure Requirements.

National ACGME Procedure Requirements:

  • 200 EMG/NCS
  • 5 Axial Epidural Injection
  • 5 Axial Facet Injection
  • 20 Peripheral Joint Injection
  • 20 Botulinum Toxin Injection
  • 10 Ultrasound

LSU PM&R resident procedure average at the conclusion of a four year residency program:

  • 500 EMG/NCS
  • 75 Axial Epidural Injection
  • 75 Axial Facet Injection
  • 200 Peripheral Joint Injection
  • 75 Botulinum Toxin Injection
  • 100 Ultrasound

Faculty & Staff



Patrick Owens, MD
Residency Program Director,
Assistant Professor







Questions about our program may be directed to:

Maggie Niles, Fellowship Coordinator

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