Adjustment to Chronic Illness, Amputee Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Psychologist, Rehabilitation Psychology, Spinal Cord Injury
Prevention of disability; Improving outcomes following injury; Pain; Psychology; Self-management; Rehabilitation
Dr. Stephen Wegener is an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also an associate professor of health policy and management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Wegener serves as the director of the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins.
His clinical activity is focused on providing psychological services to persons with chronic illness or traumatic injuries including chronic pain, amputation and traumatic injury.
A 1985 graduate in clinical psychology from St. Louis University, Dr. Wegener completed his residency in clinical psychology at the University of Virginia and served on the faculty there until he came to our department in 1995.
He is a Fullbright Scholar serving as Visiting Academic at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. He has served as President of Division of Rehabilitation Psychology of the American Psychological Association, is currently on the American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.
His research interests are related to pain, improving patient outcomes following injury and prevention of disability.
When he is not working, Dr. Wegener can be found in the garden tending the flowers or occasionally fishing and working with his dog.
Consider referring patients who need:
- Help adapting to traumatic injury or chronic illness
- Rehabilitation psychology assessment and treatment
- Pain management
- Screening for interventional pain procedures and opioid therapy