Dr. Michael Alexander To Receive The First Molnar, MD Pediatric PM&R Lifetime Achievement Award

Oct 01, 2013, 08:30 ET from Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is honored to announce the inaugural winner of the Gabriella Molnar, MD Pediatric Lifetime Award.  This award will be given annually to a physiatrist who has made exceptional contributions to pediatric rehabilitation medicine. Dr. Michael Alexander has dedicated his entire career to the pursuit improving this subspecialty of PM&R.

Dr. Alexander was the Chief of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE for over 36 years and has two decades of experience as a Professor at Thomas Jefferson Medical College.  Dr. Alexander was selected as Physician of the Year by the Pennsylvania Governor's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped in 1986 and received the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation's 2010 Distinguished Clinician Award.

Dr. Alexander received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed a combined residency of Pediatrics and Physical Medicine from Ohio State University and Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  He is board certified in Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation –Subspecialty Board - Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.

Dr. Alexander is to receive the award Saturday, October 5, 2013 at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel and Convention center during the plenary Session of the AAPM&R Annual Assembly, and will be available for discussion at the beginning of the AAPM&R Developmental Council meeting on Saturday afternoon, October 5, 2013.

About The Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation:
More than 90% of Americans will suffer functional disability due to illness or injury at some point in their lives.  The Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, strives to enhance health and function for individuals with disability through research and education in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.  For more information about the Foundation, and research grants available, contact Phyllis Anderson at (847) 737-6062 or panderson@foundationforpmr.org or visit the Foundation's website at: www.foundationforpmr.org.

Contact: Jennifer L. Vince
Ph: 312-593-4470

SOURCE Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation