Stephan Pirnie MD

Stephan P. Pirnie, MD, PhD


Stephan Pirnie, MD, PhD, is a physiatrist with Lifespan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where he received a medical degree and PhD in biomedical sciences with a concentration in genetics and developmental biology. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, followed by a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Michigan, where he was awarded the Theodore Cole Award for Resident Clinical Excellence. Dr. Pirnie is a member of the American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Dr. Pirnie provides care to patients in the Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center acute inpatient rehabilitation unit to help them recover from acute changes in function following injuries, strokes, surgeries. He also sees patients with musculoskeletal and neurologic disorders, and performs electromyography tests (EMGs) in the outpatient setting.

Dr. Pirnie's research interests include the ways that genes turn on and off in response to spinal cord and peripheral nerve injuries, as well as injuries from strokes. He has had research published in several peer-reviewed scientific journals.



Lifespan Physician Group, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Newport Hospital
Newport Hospital (directions)
20 Powel Avenue
Newport, RI 02840


  • Medical School:  University of Connecticut
  • Internship:  University of Massachusetts
  • Residency:  University of Michigan Medical Center