Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Senior Medical Director for Post Acute Care, UPMC Health Service Division Physician Research, Department of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Michael Boninger is a professor and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) endowed vice chair for research in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine. He has joint appointments in the departments of Bioengineering, Rehabilitation Science and Technology, and the McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine. He is senior medical director for post-acute care for the Health Services Division of UPMC. He also is a physician researcher for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Boninger earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and his medical degree from The Ohio State University. His research focuses on enabling increased function and participation for individuals with disabilities through development and application of assistive, rehabilitative and regenerative technologies. Boninger also has extensive experience and publications related to training researchers. His students have won more than 50 national awards. Boninger holds four United States patents and has received numerous honors, including being inducted into the National Academy of Medicine) of the National Academy of Science.