Heidi Prather, DO, receives PASSOR Legacy Award and Lectureship from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

At the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly in Denver, Colorado, Heidi Prather, DO, received the PASSOR Legacy Award and Lectureship.

The PASSOR Legacy Award and Lectureship Award was established in 2008 to preserve the legacy and namesake of the Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation (PASSOR), this award is meant to recognize an individual in mid career that has advanced musculoskeletal physiatry through clinical care, education, service or scholarship (research).

Dr. Prather is a Professor and Chief of Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University Orthopedics. She also serves as a Vice Chair for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Director of the Orthopaedic Spine Center, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Musculoskeletal Sports Medicine Fellowship Co-Director.

Dr. Prather is a national leader and an international influence in nonoperative musculoskeletal care. She has broken down barriers for interdisciplinary musculoskeletal care and is a great collaborator with researchers and physical therapists. She also serves as a tireless mentor to the new generation of physiatrists, with the intent to continue to advance the field in clinical care, education, administrative leadership, and academic pursuits.

Congratulations to Dr. Prather on this well-deserved honor.

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