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Board of Governors

Specialty Leadership

Lead our PM&R BOLD mission and vision as a Board of Governors member. These leadership positions help define the strategic direction for the Academy and its initiatives to transform the specialty and position members for success.

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Michelle S. Gittler, MD, FAAPMR

Past President

Peter C. Esselman, MD, FAAPMR


Stuart M. Weinstein, MD, FAAPMR

Vice President

Deborah A. Venesy, MD, FAAPMR


Steven R. Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR


Scott R. Laker, MD, FAAPMR


Amy J. Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAPMR
Atul T Patel, MD, MHSA, FAAPMR
Kerrie M. Reed, MD, FAAPMR
Charlotte H. Smith, MD, FAAPMR

Strategic Coordinating Committee Chairs

Inclusion and Engagement: D.J. Kennedy, MD, FAAPMR
Medical Education: John C. Cianca, MD, FAAPMR
Quality, Practice, Policy, and Research: Thiru M. Annaswamy, MD, MA, FAAPMR
Specialty Brand Expansion: Andre Panagos, MD, FAAPMR

Ex-Officio Liaisons to Board of Governors

PM&R Journal Editor-in-Chief

Janna L. Friedly, MD, FAAPMR

Physiatrist in Training Council

Charles D. Kenyon, DO, MS

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Thomas E. Stautzenbach, MA, MBA, CAE