Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dr. Boninger has over 80 peer-reviewed journal publications and numerous book chapters and extended abstracts. He has lectured internationally on biomechanics of repetitive strain injury, assistive technology and wheelchair propulsion. He also holds three U.S. patents. In 2003 Dr. Boninger was elected as a Fellow in the American Institute for Medical Biomedical Engineering (AIMBE). In 2002 Dr. Boninger was honored with the Pittsburgh Business Times Health Care Hero Award for Innovation and Research. Under his supervision, medical students, residents and graduate students have won over 30 national research awards. Dr. Boninger serves on the editorial board of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development.
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"As a physician and engineer, I understand the myriad of problems associated with aging and disability as well as the limitless capabilities of advanced engineering technologies. My interactions with patients needing help, drive me to work to improve their quality of life. After practicing medicine for 15 years, I believe that technologies that improve quality of life are frequently the single most important intervention I have to offer my patients."