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Physiatry (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)

Board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellow

Pam May Clinic Building, 8th Floor
911 Bypass Road
Pikeville, KY 41501

Phone/Schedule an Appointment (606) 218-2208
Speciality Physiatry
Degrees M.D.
Areas of Expertise
  • Physiatry

About Dr. Chirumamilla

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Sankar R. Chirumamilla, MD, physiatrist.

Dr. Chirumamilla received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from Kakatiya Medical College in Warangal, India and his Master of Public Health degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington and a fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.

Dr. Chirumamilla specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation and is one of only seven spinal cord injury medicine specialists in Kentucky.

He said, “I like physical medicine and rehabilitation because it treats patients as individuals and focuses on helping them function as independently as possible in society rather than just treating the medical problems.”

During Dr. Chirumamilla’s career, he has continually set goals.

He said, “Every time I reach my goal, I take that as a stand out moment and try to set another goal. Getting into a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program was a great milestone for me.”

Dr. Chirumamilla’s new goal is to help grow the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at PMC.

“I consider Kentucky as my home away from home,” said Dr. Chirumamilla. “I feel a special connection to this beautiful state.  When I came here for my interview, I realized that this is the only hospital with a large number of medical specialties within a two- to three-hour drive. That tells me this hospital is very important for this community. I believe PMC will continue to grow and I would like to be part of that.”

When he’s not treating patients, Dr. Chirumamilla enjoys working out, biking, running, camping, traveling and spending time with his family.

Dr. Chirumamilla is located in the PMC Rehabilitation Hospital on the 10th floor of the May Tower.  For more information, call 606-218-2208.

Medical Education

Kakatiya Medical College

University of Kentucky

University of Texas Medical School

Pikeville Medical Center