Derrick B. Allred, MD
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Dr. Allred is the program director of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency program (one of the largest residency PM&R residency programs in the country and ranked in the top 20 PM&R programs nationwide). He has recently been working diligently with this year’s chief residents to completely re-vamp our program’s PM&R didactic curriculum in various ways in order to prioritize a flipped classroom model that has been shown to be more effective for adult learning than passive, lecture-based education. He has taken unprecedented steps to include hands-on, case-based, and cadaver-based learning modules for residents to more effectively teach residents clinical concepts in PM&R as well as enhance technical skills for procedures, electrodiagnostics, ultrasound and advanced imaging, and spasticity management. He has served as a tremendous leader and staunch advocate for our PM&R residency program throughout the pandemic and has mentored and motivated learners at every level from rotating medical students, intern through senior level residents, and even some of his faculty colleagues (including myself). Dr. Allred would never consider nominating himself for this honor as he generally prefers to quietly toil away on ideas and projects that can further enhance resident education and learning. But I can think of no faculty member more deserving than him for this recognition for which he is long overdue.