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.