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Hennepin County Medical Center

Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) is a nationally recognized, Level 1 Trauma Center located in downtown Minneapolis.  It is a tertiary care hospital that offers its own medical residency and fellowship training programs. Link directly to Hennepin County Medical Center.  

Rotations available at this site:

  • Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation – The Knapp Rehabilitation Center is an 18-bed unit designated solely for acute rehabilitation patients located within the main hospital with full access to its tertiary care services. This rotation site has consistently been rated highly by our residents for its outstanding teaching and patient mix.  As a resident, during your three month rotation you will be exposed to patients with a variety of diagnoses, including, traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, amputee, multi-trauma/orthopedics and spinal cord injury (SCI), as well as many other diagnoses.
  • HCMC PM&R Clinics – The majority are located within the main hospital (2 are off-site)and provide exposure to general PM&R, specialty and multi-disciplinary clinics.   Residents will actively take part in general PM&R, EMG, Burn, Traumatic brain Injury, ALS, Rheumatology and surgical wound clinics throughout their 3 month rotation.  The clinic resident will also participate in weekly journal club and bedside teaching rounds.

Staff Physicians

John Bowar, MD

Hennepin County Medical Center Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Chairman

Residency: University of Minnesota

Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal, Spinal Cord Injury, Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation

Nemesio Herrera , MD

HCMC Residency Site Director

Residency:  University of Minnesota

Clinical Interests: Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation, Outpatient General Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, & Amputee

Megan Popp, MD

Residency:  University of Minnesota

Clinical Interests:  TBI and General Rehabilitation

Sarah Rockswold, MD

Staff Physician

Residency: University of Minnesota

Clinical Interests: Traumatic Brain Injury, Specifically Mild to Moderate TBI, research of Hyperbaric Oxygen in Therapy in Acute TBI

Charlotte Roehr, MD

Associate Residency Program Director of University of Minnesota Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency

Residency: University of Minnesota

Clinical Interests: Rehabilitation of Neuromuscular Conditions, Electrodiagnostics, & Peripheral Nerve Blocks


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