Dr. Joseph Hornyak

Joseph E. Hornyak, MD, PhD

Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation Centers
Adult and Pediatric Clinical Faculty


Dr. Hornyak is Medical Director of Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Services.  He serves on the Evidence Based Practice Committee, and chairs the Evidence Committee, for the AAPM&R.  He is actively involved in medical education, serving on the steering committee of the UM Academy of Medical Educators.  His teaching has been recognized with departmental (Silver Crutch x 4), medical school (inaugural League of Educational Excellence) and university (Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize) awards. 

Dr. Hornyak taught the medical portion of the Team-Based Clinical Decision Making course, the first course offered at UM for Inter-professional Education.  He frequently serves on graduate student committees in the UM School of Kinesiology as well.  Clinically, Dr. Hornyak practices pediatric and adult PMR.  Since joining UM, he has been key in the development of multi-disciplinary care clinics for children and adults with neuromuscular diseases.