Cory Wernimont, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Associate Residency Program Director


Dr. Cory Wernimont is currently the Associate Residency Program Director and an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Michigan Medicine Health. He specializes in the management of spasticity, multiple sclerosis, and wound care, particularly as it relates to pressure injuries.

Dr. Wernimont obtained his Master of Science in physical therapy at Marquette University in Milwaukee in 2000. He worked as a physical therapist specializing in neurorehabilitation and adaptive wheelchair seating in Denver and Chicago before moving to Ann Arbor in 2005, where he joined the University of Michigan as a rehabilitation technology supplier. After working closely with the physical medicine and rehabilitation team for six years, he attended Wayne State University and received his medical degree in 2015. He completed his residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation medicine at the University of Michigan in 2019, where he served as chief resident, and completed a fellowship in spinal cord injury medicine at the University of Michigan in 2020.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Wernimont spends much of his time with his wife and their two daughters. As a group, they love to spend time outside snowboarding, mountain biking, running, and participating in various sports such as basketball, softball, baseball, and soccer.  He is an avid sports fan, particularly of the Cubs, Packers, and his alma mater, Marquette. 


Medical School or Training

Wayne State University, 2015


University of Michigan, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2019


University of Michigan, Spinal Cord Injury, 2020

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine


  • Adaptive mobility
  • Spinal cord injury