Peter C. Esselman, M.D., is chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington and chief of rehabilitation medicine at Harborview Medical Center, both in Seattle.
Dr. Esselman’s clinical interests include inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation of individuals after traumatic injuries and stroke, with a focus on traumatic brain injury and burn injuries. His research interests include improving the outcome of individuals after burn injuries, especially regarding return to work.
Dr. Esselman is a professor for the UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.
When it comes to the patient’s care, Dr. Esselman believes the patient and family are the most important part of the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team.