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Osorio Appointed Division Chief of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

May 1, 2021

Marisa Osorio, DO


Marisa Osorio, DO
 (Associate Professor) will begin her new role as Division Chief of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Seattle Children's, effective May 1, 2021.  Dr. Osorio has been serving as an Interim Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine for the past two years.

In this role, she will provide leadership for all programs and personnel in the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.  These programs and activities include research, teaching, clinical care, and relevant administrative work. The position entails responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Pediatric Rehabilitation division, including the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, the Ambulatory clinic, and the Therapy clinics at Seattle Children's.  She will also be responsible for the growth of current programs as well as developing new programs to meet the needs of our pediatric patients. 

Among her goals, as the new Division Chief, is to establish a Cerebral Palsy (CP) clinic and a network of care that is more streamlined and specific to the care of children with CP.  She wants to expand our regional therapy presence to better serve the needs of our growing patient population and partner with other divisions to provide comprehensive care to children with concussions.

Dr. Osorio received her medical education from Ohio University (2006) and completed both an internship and PM&R residency at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where she was Chief Resident and received the University of Cincinnati Humanism Award (2010). She also was a Pediatric Rehabilitation fellow at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2010-2012).  

A physician at the Rehabilitation Medicine clinic and Inpatient Rehabilitation unit at Seattle Children's and member of our faculty since 2012, Dr. Osorio also serves as Program Director of the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship, lectures in the PM&R Residency Program, and has presented as part of the department’s PM&R Review Course. She is a member of our Committee for Resident Education, Evaluation, and Development (CREED). Her primary clinical interests are cerebral palsy, pediatric brain injuries, and spasticity management, with areas of expertise including concussion, electrodiagnostic medicine, pediatric rehabilitation medicine, and rehabilitation medicine.