Amy Houtrow is a pediatric rehabilitation medicine physician and disability equity health services researcher who has dedicated her career to improving the health, functioning, well-being and belonging of children with disabilities. She holds an Endowed Chair at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where she serves as the both the Vice Chair for Pediatric Rehabilitation and the Vice Chair for Quality for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine. She is the Division Chief of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh where she also serves as the Medical Director of the Spina Bifida and Related Disorders Program. 

Dr. Houtrow earned her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then completed dual residencies in Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Cincinnati. During her residencies she also earned her MPH from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health in health policy and management. During her career development award, she earned a PhD in medical sociology. She is board-certified in Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. 

 Dr. Houtrow currently is the PI for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program at the University of Pittsburgh. She has research funding from several federal agencies and foundations studying health disparities and access to care for people with disabilities and outcomes for individuals with spina bifida. She has published over 160 peer reviewed manuscripts and has authored and edited textbooks including the primary textbook for the field of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.