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Fellow of ACRM


The ACRM Fellows Committee and Board of Governors are pleased to recognize Dr. Andrea Cheville for her outstanding record of professional service to ACRM and for the nationally significant contributions she has made to the field of medical rehabilitation by conferring on her the designation of ACRM Fellow.

IMAGE - The designation of ACRM Fellow was conferred on Dr. Andrea Cheville in 2021.


Please join us in congratulating Dr. Cheville. She will be recognized for her achievement at the Henry B. Betts Awards Gala on 28 September during the ACRM 2021 VIRTUAL Annual Conference. All registered attendees are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Dr. Cheville received an MD degree from Harvard Medical School and a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, as well as a Pain and Palliative Care Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Cheville has served as Director of Cancer Rehabilitation and Lymphedema Services for the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center as well as the Mayo Clinic, Rochester. Currently, she serves as the Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

As a health services researcher, Dr. Cheville has developed cost-sensitive and patient-centric strategies for the delivery of rehabilitation services to patients with complex medical conditions. She has characterized the factors responsible for functional loss among people with cancer, demonstrated their widespread under-treatment, and developed scalable strategies to effectively address them. She has additionally developed novel patient-reported outcomes to direct rehabilitation service provision to hospitalized patients, and conducted over 20 randomized controlled trials which have been published in the New England Journal and JAMA.

She currently serves as the principal investigator on three National Institutes of Health grants. Dr. Cheville is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. In 2016 she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine.

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