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Medical Director, Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit

Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship

Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine



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My Biography & Research

Clinical Interests

Inpatient pediatric rehabilitation; pediatric cancer rehabilitation; pediatric neuro-oncology

Research Interests

Functional outcomes of children with brain tumors

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine

Clinical Divisions

Rehabilitation Medicine, Brain Tumor, Leukemia

Research Divisions


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My Education

BS: University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 1994.

MD: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 1998.

Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Certification: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, recertification 2014; Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, recertification 2014.

My Publications

Assessing the Field of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine's Interest in Expanding Fellowship Training to Pediatricians. Pruitt, DW; Zigler, CK; Massagli, TL; Houtrow, AJ. PM and R. 2021.

Cerebral Palsy. McMahon, M; Pruitt, D; Vargus-Adams, J. Pediatric Rehabilitation. 2020.

Cancer. Pruitt, DW; Bolger, AK; Bolikal, PD. Pediatric Rehabilitation. 2020.

Gender-Based Salary Inequities Among Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Physicians in the United States. Houtrow, AJ; Pruitt, DW; Zigler, CK. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2020; 101:741-749.

The Impact of Spatial Distribution of Pain on Long-Term Trajectories for Chronic Pain Outcomes After Intensive Interdisciplinary Pain Treatment. Williams, SE; Homan, KJ; Crowley, SL; Pruitt, DW; Collins, AB; Deet, ET; Samuel, ND; John, A; Banner, K; Rose, JB. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2020; 36:181-188.

The State of the Field: Results from the 2014 and 2017 Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Practice Surveys. Houtrow, AJ; Zigler, CK; Pruitt, DW. PM and R. 2020; 12:168-179.

Rehabilitation Considerations in Pediatric Brain Tumors. Pruitt, DW; Bolikal, PD; Bolger, AK. Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports. 2019; 7:81-88.

Benefits of Methylphenidate for Long-Term Attention Problems After Traumatic Brain Injury in Childhood: A Randomized, Double-Masked, Placebo-Controlled, Dose-Titration, Crossover Trial. Kurowski, BG; Epstein, JN; Pruitt, DW; Horn, PS; Altaye, M; Wade, SL. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2019; 34:E1-E12.

Botulinum Toxin: Techniques Within Pediatric Physiatry. Paulson, A; Zigler, CK; Houtrow, A; Pruitt, D. PM and R. 2019; 11:38-44.

Rehabilitation of the Pediatric Cancer Patient. Pruitt, DW; Bolikal, P. Cancer Rehabilitation. 2018.