Thomas R. Lorish, M.D., joined Providence as the medical director of Rehabilitation Services at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in 1989. Over the years, his leadership responsibilities expanded to include medical direction for Providence Health & Services’ orthopedics, rehabilitation and ambulatory services.
In addition to helping shape the vision for Providence Brain and Spine Institute, Dr. Lorish helped establish Providence Stroke Center, Providence Epilepsy Center, Providence ALS Center and Providence Multiple Sclerosis Center. He led the expansion of Providence’s hospital-based Rehabilitation Services into a community-based program that operates from 28 locations.
Dr. Lorish earned his medical degree at Oregon Health & Science University and completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minn. He is a past president of the Oregon Medical Association’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Section and has served on the Oregon Physical Therapy Licensing Board.
He has been a clinical instructor of orthopedics and rehabilitation at OHSU since 1989.
Physical medicine and rehabilitation