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Newsmaker: Dr. Amy Houtrow

| Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, 9:00 p.m.
Dr. Amy Houtrow, division chief of pediatric rehabilitation medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, was appointed to the Institute of Medicine’s Standing Committee of Medical Experts to Assist Social Security on Disability Issues.
Dr. Amy Houtrow, division chief of pediatric rehabilitation medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, was appointed to the Institute of Medicine’s Standing Committee of Medical Experts to Assist Social Security on Disability Issues.

Dr. Amy Houtrow

Noteworthy: Houtrow was named to the Standing Committee of Medical Experts to Assist Social Security on Disability Issues, a committee of the Institute of Medicine that assists the Social Security Administration.

Age: 40

Residence: Shadyside

Occupation: Division chief of pediatric rehabilitation medicine at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Education: PhD, University of California at San Francisco, 2012; master's degree in public health, University of Michigan, 2004; medical degree, Michigan State University, 2000; bachelor's degree, Kalamazoo College, 1996

Background: Houtrow came to Pittsburgh in 2012 from UCSF Children's Hospital in San Francisco, where she was medical director of pediatric rehabilitation. She also completed a combined residency in pediatrics and physical medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in 2005.

Quote: “I feel that my role is to speak for children with disabilities (to) assure that children who qualify for services receive those services and have access to the health care and social resources to make sure they are able to live their lives to the fullest.”

— Alex Nixon

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