Creating a New Kind of Doctor
We recruit and train physician leaders as comfortable taking on systemic challenges in health as caring for individual patients.
Radical Collaboration. Real-World Impact.
Texas expertise fuels the discovery, delivery and diffusion of the next generation of preventions, diagnoses, treatments and cures.
World Class. Close to Home.
We’re working to make person-centered, integrated care the standard in Central Texas and beyond.
Health Starts Here
More Information
Meet Dell Med
We’re rethinking the role of academic medicine in improving health — and doing so with a unique focus on our community.
More Information
Make an Appointment Give Faculty Students Alumni Directory

It is an exciting time to be a physiatrist. I would like to personally thank you for your interest in our program. I think you will find we offer an excellent education in the vibrant, growing community of Austin and Central Texas. The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin strives to develop leaders who will transform health care. 

Physiatrists empower patients to focus on what is possible. To that end, we train physicians in the art and science of functional improvement. This mission necessitates a diverse and capable faculty that integrates with our Central Texas health care system. We strive to provide interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary patient care. This patient care extends through all ages despite diagnoses and impairments. 

Our former residents have had incredible success in fellowships, private practice, academic practice and beyond following their residency program experience. We are excited that you will consider our program for the next stages of your career development. 

Deborah Bergfeld, M.D.
Program Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency