Patrick Kortebein, M.D.

  • Associate Professor (PAR) of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Deconditioning, Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG), Geriatric Rehabilitation, Peripheral Nerve Disorders, Peripheral Nerve Injury, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation more

Research Interests

functional recovery of post-hospitalization syndrome/deconditioning including exercise and myoanabolic interventions; geriatric rehabilitation; sarcopenia more

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4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Howard County

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Patrick Kortebein, M.D., is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician specializing in the evaluation and management of hospitalized patients who have experienced loss of function. This includes determining the most appropriate rehabilitation program and therapies after hospital discharge to optimize recovery, such as exercise or myoanabolics. In addition, Dr. Kortebein has expertise in electrodiagnostic medicine (EMG), geriatric rehabilitation and general musculoskeletal care, including joint and spine problems.  

After obtaining his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Kortebein completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has held numerous clinical and academic roles in rehabilitation at several institutions across the country, including University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, VA Northern California Healthcare System, and University of California, Davis.

An educator for many years, Dr. Kortebein provides clinic-based teaching in the inpatient and outpatient settings as well as didactic instruction for physical medicine and rehabilitation residents. His teaching concentrates on evidence-based medicine and optimizing residents’ diagnostic expertise and clinical reasoning.

Dr. Kortebein’s research interests focus on interventions to optimize the recovery of functionally compromised patients after hospitalization, with an emphasis on deconditioning, as well as developing more objective evaluation measures to aid in determining the optimal rehabilitation program for these patients. His other research interests include geriatric rehabilitation and sarcopenia. more


  • Associate Professor (PAR) of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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  • MD; Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis (1992)


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Mayo Clinic (2001)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation) (2002)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Haring RS, Rydberg LK, Mallow MK, Kortebein PM, and Verduzco-Gutierrez M. Development and implementation of an international virtual didactic series for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation graduate medical education during COVID- 19. Am 3 Phys Med Rehabil. 2022; 101(2): 160-63. Program conception and manuscript revision

Dennis RA, Garner KK, Kortebein PM, Parkes CM, Bopp MM, Li 5, Padala DP, Padala PR, Sullivan DH. Single-arm resistance training study to detennine the relationship between training outcomes and muscle growth factor mRNAs in older adults consuming numerous medications and supplements. J Nutr Health Aging. 2018; 22 (2):269-75. Study physician, manuscript revision

Kim IY, Schutzler 5, Schrader A, Spencer H, Kortebein P, Deutz NE, Wolfe RR, Ferrando AA. Quantity of dietary protein intake, but not pattern of intake, affects net protein balance primarily through differences in protein synthesis in older adults. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2015; 308 (1):E21-8. Study physician, manuscript revision

Wilson B, Spencer H, Kortebein P. Exercise recommendations in patients with newly diagnosed fibromyalgia. PM&R. 2012; 4 (4):252-5.

Kortebein P, Goodwin M, Arant A. Implementation of rehabilitation medicine consultant recommendations in acute care: a pilot evaluation. Rehabil Nurs. 2012; 37 (l):25-9.

Activities & Honors


  • Kilmer Annual Faculty Teaching Award, Department of PM&R, University of California Davis, 2018
  • Teacher of the Year Award, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2011
  • Excellence in Research Writing Award, Association of Academic Physiatrists, 2008
  • Program in Academic Leadership, Association of Academic Physiatrists, 2007
  • Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Award, American Geriatrics Society, 2004


  • PM&R Education Committee, University of California Davis, 2018
  • VA Northern California Healthcare System Research & Development Committee, 2019
  • Editorial Board, American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2010
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP), 2005

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