Congratulations to AAP Treasurer, John Chae, MD, ME
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The MetroHealth System Appoints Dr. John Chae to Chairperson of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
(Cleveland) - The MetroHealth System appoints John Chae, MD, as the
new Chairperson of the Department of Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation. Dr. Chae joined the medical staff at MetroHealth in
1994, and was serving as the Interim Chair since August 2013.
Dr. Chae pioneered the development of percutaneous peripheral nerve
stimulation for the treatment of post-stroke shoulder pain (PSSP),
currently considered the only intervention for PSSP with long-term
treatment effect. Publications describing the intervention have received
numerous awards. He has authored 84 peer reviewed publications, 13 book
chapters and is Associate Editor of the premier PM&R textbook in
In addition, Dr. Chae was awarded the Braddom Research Award in 2007,
which “recognizes an individual who, over the previous decade, has
conducted research that has had the most significant impact on the
science and practice of PM&R.” His team is currently evaluating the
effectiveness of this intervention for the treatment of chronic
musculoskeletal pain for non-neurologically impaired conditions such as
shoulder pain and low back pain.
Dr. Chae has chaired several National Institutes for Health (NIH)
panels, including the Function, Integration and Rehabilitation Sciences
Subcommittee Review Panel and the Blue Ribbon Panel for Rehabilitation
Research at the NIH. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the
Association of Academic Physiatrists (President in 2018) and the Board
of Scientific Counselors for the NIH Clinical Center.
In 2011, Dr. Chae was elected into the Institute of Medicine of the
National Academies as one of its youngest members, and as one of only a
handful of physiatrists nationally to be recognized.