Joline E. Brandenburg, M.D.

  1. Pediatric Physiatrist

Joline Brandenburg, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the area of Pediatric Physiatry. She has presented as an expert internationally and nationally for many years. She is an actively advancing the science in her department, and teaching regularly on the topics of:

  • cerebral palsy
  • spasticity and muscle stiffness in children
  • pediatric neuromuscular disorders
  • ultrasound elastography
  • Botulinum toxin injections
  • functional gait disorders

Dr. Brandenburg is an honored member of the PM&R faculty, having received recognition most recently from the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the Association of Academic Physiatrists. She in constantly mentoring residents and fellows, as well as participating in large-scale research projects.

  1. Acquired brain disorder
  2. Cerebral palsy
  3. Gait unsteadiness
  4. Muscle spasms
  5. Muscle twitching
  6. Muscular dystrophy
  7. Neurodevelopmental disorder
  8. Neurologic muscle weakness
  9. Neuromuscular disorder
  10. Pediatric trauma
  11. Spasticity
  12. Spina bifida
  13. Spinal cord injury
  14. Traumatic brain injury
  1. Botox injection
  2. Injection
  3. Musculoskeletal exam
  4. Neurological rehabilitation
  5. Pediatric rehabilitation
  6. Rehabilitation therapy
  7. Spasticity management for spinal cord injury
  8. Spasticity therapy
  9. Ultrasound elastography
  10. Ultrasound-guided injection
  11. Ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injection
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spina bifida
  • Neurodevelopment disorders
  • Pediatric muscular dystrophies
  • Pediatric spinal cord injury
  • Pediatric traumatic and acquired brain injuries
  • Pediatric musculoskeletal disorders
  • Spasticity management and gait disorders
  1. 2010
    Fellow - Pediatric Physical Medicine and RehabilitationGillette Childrens Specialty Healthcare/University of Minnesota
  2. 2008
    ResidentPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2005
    Transitional ResidentGundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, La Crosse
  4. 2004
    MDUniversity of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
  5. 2000
    BS - BiologyMichigan Technological University

Certifications

  1. 2010
    Pediatric Rehabilitation MedicineAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  2. 2009
    Physical Medicine & RehabilitationAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Mayo Clinic Office of Development Benefactor FundingMayo Clinic in Rochester
  2. 2018
    Research Career Support and Advancement AwardMayo Clinic
  3. 2016
    Featured LecturerPediatric Broadcast Med
  4. 2016
    Travel Stipend for the Training in Grantsmanship in Rehabilitation ResearchAssociation of Academic Physiatrists
  5. 2015
    Focus on Muscle: Selected as the First Lecturer in this 3-Part Video Series Mayo Clinic Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation National Video Series
  6. 2015
    Mayo Clinic Pediatric Team Science AwardMayo Clinic
  7. 2015
    Mayo Clinic CCaTS Career Transition AwardMayo Clinic in Rochester
  8. 2015
    Member SpotlightAAPMR Pediatric Passages
  9. 2008
    Earl Elkins Outstanding Resident AwardDepartment of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  10. 2008
    G. Keith Stillwell Memorial Award for Resident ResearchJayanthi Charitable Foundation
  11. 2008
    2008-2010 Mayo Clinic ScholarMayo Clinic
  12. 2007
    Mayo International Health Program ScholarshipMayo Clinic International Health Program
  13. 2006
    Margaret Milbank Bogert Fellow in Pediatric Physical Medicine and RehabilitationAwarding Organization
  14. 2001
    Catherine and Donald D. Finlayson, M.D. Endowed Scholarship FundAwarding Organization
  15. 2000
    Coleman J. and Lois R. Ross Jr., Scholarship FundAwarding Organization

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    TreasurerAmerican Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  2. 2022 - present
    Steering CommitteeNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  3. 2021 - 2022
    Treasurer ElectAmerican Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  4. 2020 - present
    ChairCerebral Palsy Common Data Elements, NINDS
  5. 2020 - present
    LiaisonACS PIPs
  6. 2020 - present
    Co-ChairScientific Program Committee, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  7. 2020 - present
    ChairNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  8. 2020 - present
    CollaboratorCerebral Palsy Research Network
  9. 2018 - 2021
    ChairCommunity Leaders, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  10. 2017 - present
    Board of DirectorsAmerican Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  11. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  12. 2016 - 2020
    MemberCerebral Palsy Common Data Elements, NINDS
  13. 2016 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  14. 2015 - 2016
    LeadNeuromotor Skills Workgroup Leader, Cerebral Palsy Common Data Elements, NINDS
  15. 2015 - 2017
    Work Group LeaderNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  16. 2014 - 2018
    Vice Chair and Chair-electPediatric and Developmental Disabilities Council, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  17. 2012 - 2017
    ChairResearch Committee, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  18. 2012 - 2013
    Elected Active MemberSociety for Research into Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida
  19. 2012 - 2020
    MemberPM&R Education Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  20. 2012 - present
    MemberPediatric & Adolescent Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  21. 2012 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Education Committee
  22. 2012 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education Committee
  23. 2010 - present
    MemberAssociation of Academic Physiatrists
  24. 2008 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  25. 2007 - 2008
    MemberSpinal Cord Injury Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  26. 2007 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  27. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  28. 2006 - present
    MemberPediatric Rehabilitation Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  29. 2005 - 2008
    MemberAdolescent Autonomic Dysfunction Work Group, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  30. 2005 - 2006
    MemberPM&R Resident Education Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  31. 2005 - 2008
    MemberMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  32. 2005 - 2006
    MemberMayo Clinic Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Resident Education Committee
  33. 2005 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  34. 2005 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  35. 2000 - 2004
    Active ParticipantMentorship Program, American Medical Women's Association
  36. 2000 - 2004
    Student MemberAmerican Medical Women's Association
  37. 2000 - 2004
    Student MemberAmerican Medical Student Association

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.