Dr. Allison Bean is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She obtained BS in Bioengineering from Rice University before graduating with an MD as well as a PhD in Bioengineering as a student in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Scientist Training Program. She completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a primary care sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Bean is currently board certified in both physical medicine and rehabilitation and sports medicine by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Bean’s research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of musculoskeletal tissue injury and repair, using this knowledge to guide the development of novel regenerative rehabilitation therapies to improve physical function. She is particularly interested in how sex and aging influence disease and recovery in musculoskeletal disorders. Her work is currently funded by the University of Pittsburgh KL2 scholars program, as well as the Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training.
Dr. Bean’s clinical practice focuses on non-surgical treatment of sports injuries, including joint, tendon, and ligament disorders. She specializes in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnostic and interventional applications including administration of orthobiologics.
She is a member of the Association of Academic Physiatrists (Board of Trustees), American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and the Orthopedic Research Society. Dr. Bean is an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
View a list of Dr. Bean’s publications here.