September 15, 2021
Meet Jeremy Hartman, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist
Dr. Hartman specializes in the nonoperative treatment of sports-related injuries, overuse injuries, acute injuries and pain in the shoulder, hip, elbow, knee and foot or ankle. He also sees patients at the Orthopedic Injury Clinic in South County.
Where are you from?
I'm originally from Columbia, Missouri, home of the Mizzou Tigers.
What made you choose physical medicine and rehabilitation as a specialty?
I chose physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) because I love where anatomy and function intersect in medicine.
What brought you to Washington University Orthopedics?
The people here are what brought me. It's great to get to work with so many of the leaders in their respective fields. I love the collegial work environment.
What aspect of your practice do you find most interesting or rewarding?
The best part of my practice is the variety. Every day is different. One day I'll do a complex EMG to help with a nerve injury and the next I help manage an acute knee injury.
Are you working on any trials or studies right now?
Right now, I'm collaborating with some people at the Regional Health Commission to help improve access to care to underserved populations at the institution. We're currently in the process of trying to write up our data and improve how we're doing.
What’s on the horizon for PM&R care? What are you excited about?
I'm most excited about the growing body of data for regenerative medicine techniques for mild arthritis, and wellness-based programs such as our Washington University Living Well Center.
What's the best advice you ever received and who/what was it from?
My grandpa always encouraged me to learn as much as I could about whatever I was doing, and I feel that advice has served me well throughout life.
What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work?
Play with my two kiddos and dog, although if you asked other people, they'd probably tell you it's working out.
If you weren’t a doctor, what would you like to be doing?
When I was a kid, I always wanted to be a paleontologist, so I'd probably be traveling the world looking for dinosaur bones.
Anything else you'd like to share (family, pets, travel)?
My family and I love to go backpacking. We recently went backpacking for four days in the Smokey Mountains.
Dr. Hartman treats patients at the Center for Advanced Medicine - South County. Learn more about Dr. Hartman and and why patients choose Washington University Orthopedics.