Edward Lowman Award 2017

Edward Lowman Award

The Lowman Award was established in 1989 in honor of Edward Lowman, MD, who recognized the importance of multidisciplinary teams in rehabilitation. A nominee must be an ACRM member whose career reflects an energetic promotion of the spirit of interdisciplinary rehabilitation.

Amy Houtrow

Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH


ACRM is pleased to honor Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH, with the 2017 Edward Lowman Award. Dr. Houtrow is chief of the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, vice chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, director of the Spina Bifida Program and associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh.


Dr. Houtrow is a pediatric rehabilitation medicine physician at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC where she serves as Medical Director of the Rehabilitation Institute. She is Associate Professor of PM&R and Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as Vice Chair for Quality, Vice Chair for Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine and the Program Director of the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Houtrow received her MD from Michigan State University, completed combined residencies in Pediatrics and PM&R at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the University of Cincinnati, pursued her MPH in health policy at the University of Michigan, and graduated with distinction with her PhD in medical sociology from UCSF.   She has dedicated her career to improving the health and function of children with disabilities.  In addition to her clinical, programmatic and educational endeavors, Dr. Houtrow is a health services and outcomes researcher for children with disabilities.

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