In The News

If you would like to schedule an interview with a Department of Rehabilitation Medicine representative, please contact Douglas Blair, Communications Manager, at 404.778.5343 or

Garrard Named to AHA's Section for Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation Council
Emory - 3/5/2018
Eric Garrard, FACHE, PT, chief executive officer of Emory Rehabilitation Hospital, a part of Emory Healthcare, has been named to the council of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Section for Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation. His appointment will last for three years.
Hot Baths, Saunas can Relieve Pain, May Help Heart
CNN - 2/21/2018
Dr. David Burke, head of Emory University's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, discusses the benefits of including hot baths and saunas in rehabilitation therapy for various injuries, including brain injuries. "Hot baths expand the blood vessels and allow the healing properties within the blood to be delivered. They relax the muscles, which takes the tension off of them and the nerves that have been injured."