Gianna Rodriguez, MD

Clinical Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injury Program Director
Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship Program Director
Medical Director, Wheelchair Seating Services
PMR Lead, Domino's Farms Comprehensive Wound Care Program
PMR Lead, Michigan Bowel Control Program
PMR Lead, Adult Assisted Ventilation Program
PMR Lead, SCI Peripheral Nerve Program


Dr. Rodriguez is the Director of the Spinal Cory Injury (SCI) Program in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) at Michigan Medicine. She is also the Medical Director of the Wheelchair Seating Program and PMR Lead in the Michigan Bowel Control Program, Wound Care Program, Assisted Ventilation Program, and SCI Peripheral Nerve Transfer/Tendon Transfer Program. She has been actively involved in research and is currently the co-principal investigator for the SCI Model Systems at Michigan Medicine. She has written and collaborated on several research publications and written chapters on SCI sequelae in premier journals and textbooks in PMR.  Dr. Rodriguez has been recognized for her teaching of trainees with the Silver Crutch Award. 

Dr. Rodriguez is the SCI Fellowship Program Director.  She also serves on the International Standards and Autonomic Standards Committees, two crucial committees of the American Spinal Injury Association that are responsible for the development of any new standards documents related to SCI, continuous review, and improvement of the existing neurological and autonomic standards. 


Medical School or Training

University of the East, 1994


Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, Physical Med & Rehab, 2001


University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Spinal Cord Injury, 2002

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine & Rehab

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Research Interests

  • Spinal cord injury and sequelae
  • Wheelchair seating and mobility