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Owen Perlman, M.D. Medical Director

Dr. Perlman is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Psychology.  He taught in the Psychology Department there.  He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1978 and completed his internship and residency in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan Medical Center in 1981.  He served as the Chief Resident during his senior resident year.

He is a Board-Certified Specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of PM&R at the University of Michigan where he served as the Director of the Adult Inpatient Rehabilitation Program and collaborated on initiating a Traumatic Brain Injury Evaluation Clinic and a Chronic Pain Management Program.

In late 1984 he went to the St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor.  He served as the Founding Medical Director of the Inpatient McAuley Rehabilitation Unit, the Director of the Department of PM&R, the Medical Director and Cofounder of the Joyce Massey Traumatic Brain Injury Day Treatment Service, and the Program Director for all Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services offered at the system’s three hospitals and satellites.  He participated in developing CARF-Accredited Programs for inpatient and outpatients related to traumatic brain injury.

He also serves as Medical Director for Post-Acute Residential and Outpatient Traumatic Brain Injury Programs including NeuroRestorative and Resilire Neuro Rehab. His has an extensive private practice and cares for brain injury survivors throughout the state who reside with family or are in post-acute residential brain injury programs. He was President of the Michigan Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a past Executive Board Member of the Washtenaw County Medical Society.  He has held offices and Board positions with several organizations in Ann Arbor and Metropolitan Detroit.

He is actively involved in leadership roles with the Brain Injury Association of Michigan including leading the Legacy Society since 2009 and previously serving as a Board Member from 2009-2015.  He remains a member of the Development Committee.

In 2021, he co-founded the Michigan Interfaith Coalition to help support changes to fix the Michigan Auto No-Fault Law changes of 2019. As part of this challenge, he has participated in the Silent Crash Podcasts, episodes 7 & 8, and Common Bridge Podcast, episode 147.