Lisa A. DiPonio, MD

Service Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Ann Arbor VA Medical Center
Service Chief, Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders - Ann Arbor VA Medical Center
Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Adult Clinical Faculty


Dr. DiPonio is an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan and serves as the Chief of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center. She attended undergraduate and medical school at the University of Michigan and completed her residency training in PM&R at the University of Michigan in 1999.  She is board certified in PM&R,  Spinal Cord Injury medicine, and Electrodiagnostic medicine.  She also holds a teaching appointment at the University of Michigan Medical School.  Dr. DiPonio’s research interests include functional electrical stimulation systems and quality of life in spinal cord injury patients, as well as medical education pedagogy. Her clinical responsibilities include the inpatient rehabilitation consult service, as well as an outpatient practice focusing on the rehabilitation of spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, spasticity and other neurologic conditions.  She currently serves as the Chief of the Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders service at the Ann Arbor Veterans Hospital.


Medical School or Training

University of Michigan Medical School, 1995


University of Michigan Health System, Physical Med & Rehab, 1999

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine & Rehab

Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Research Interests

Postural problems in back pain