Outpatient Clinic Information

Established in 1982, the physical medicine and rehabilitation clinic provides primary follow-up care for patients who are recovering from traumatic incidents such as head or spinal cord injuries, strokes, amputations, and various surgeries. Our goal is to help medically stabilize patients with acute, subacute, and chronic musculoskeletal injuries to regain as much functional ability as can be expected in a reasonable period of time under the care of a specially trained interdisciplinary team. We provide general musculoskeletal services, specialized services such as independent medical evaluations, impairment ratings, and manual manipulation techniques, and specialty clinics in pursuit of that goal.


Two faculty members conduct multiple half-day electrodiagnosis clinics each week. This schedule allows about a 15-20 EMG/nerve conduction studies each week. These procedures help make diagnoses and prognoses by determining the level and severity of an injury.

Amputee Clinic
This clinic provides comprehensive services to individuals with amputations.

Spasticity Clinic
This is a comprehensive clinic for individuals with spasticity due to neurological insults such as spinal cord/head injury, stroke, or multiple sclerosis. Treatment includes oral medications, phenol/botulinum toxin injections, and the intrathecal lioresal delivery system.


Dwan Perry, D.O. Dr. Perry is a fellowship trained, and board certified sports medicine physiatrist (ABPMR/AOBPMR) with certificate of added qualification with training in musculoskeletal ultrasound, electrodiagnosis, musculoskeletal medicine including peripheral joint injections, regenerative techniques (PRP, ABI, Prolotherapy), and manual techniques. Dr. Perry has previous and current experience with team sports (including interscholastic, collegiate, and professional). He has experience with multiple levels of athletic participation including pediatric athletes, Division I collegiate athletes from Virginia Tech and Radford Universities, FedEx Cup PGA Tour Golf experience, the Virginia Commonwealth Games, and meeting the needs of “weekend warriors. His clinical experiences include injury prevention, pre-participation evaluation, return to play criteria, management of acute and chronic illness and injury, rehabilitation, ultrasound guided injection techniques, and osteopathic manipulative techniques


Susan M. McDowell, M.D. ,  Department Chair (1990, Medical College of Georgia; Residency in PM&R at the University of Kentucky, 1994), specializes in spinal cord rehabilitation and the rehabilitation of persons with amputations. Dr. McDowell is also the Medical Director of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Kentucky Clinic.

Gerald V. Klim, D.O. (1980, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Residency in PM&R at Thomas Jefferson University, 1984), specializes in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) rehabilitation, musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Robert B. Nickerson, M.D. and Chairperson of the Clinical Competency Committee(1989, Medical College of Georgia; Residency at University of Kentucky, 1993). He is board-certified in electrodiagnosis and PM&R.

Nancy Stiles, M.D.  Dr. Stiles is director and attending physician for the University of Kentucky Geriatric clinic. This clinic provides subspecialty geriatric care to adults experiencing aging syndromes such as dementia, failure to thrive, and falls.  In addition, this clinic also provides care for adults interested in 'successful aging'.

Cecil Hollen, D.O. Musculoskeltal Medicine. Dr. Hollen is a graduate Medical Education  from the University of Kentucky Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He specializes in Acute Care Consults, EMG, Neurorehabilitation and Spasticity management including accessing, programing and refilling Intrathecal baclofen pumps, Chemodenervation, Joint injections, Ultrasound guided injections and peripheral nerve evaluations

Jessica Colyer, M.D. Dr. Colyer graduated with honors from Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH) with a B.S. in biology. She received her M.D. degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 2006. She completed Medical Acupuncture for Physicians coursework through the Helms Institute (sponsored by Stanford University) in 2008.  She completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Kentucky in 2010.  She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Colyer joined the UK faculty in 2016.  She took the role of Residency Program Director in July 2016.  

Andrew Savoie, D.O. Dr. Savoie graduated from the University of Kentucky Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitaiton in Lexington, KY. He specializes in Cancer Rehabilitation in the Markey Cancer Center. Dr. Savoie is also a part of the Sigma Sigma Phi, Zeta-Alpha Chapter, National Osteopathic Honor Society, Academic, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

Jamie Key, D.O. Dr. Key graduated from the University of Kentucky Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in Lexington, KY. She is the Cardinal Hill Rehabilitaiton Hospital Brain Injury Unit Medical Director. She specializes in Brain Injury, Stroke, and General Rehabilitation. 

Dr. Paula Ackerman, D.O. Dr. Ackerman graduated from Albany Medical Center department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Albany, NY. She specializes in Neurorehabilitation and General outpatient musculoskeletal, Spasticity care including Botox, EMG, Amputee Care and coordination of outpatient Stroke Care.

Randal Schleenbaker, M.D. Dr. Schleenbaker graduated from Nassau County Medical Center department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in East Meadow, New York. He was the Chief at the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the VA Medical Center in Lexington, KY. Currently Dr. Schleenbaker sees patients in General Rehabilitation at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital for the University of Kentucky Physical Medicine & Rehabilitaiton.