A.J. Rush, MD
Pain Management
Pediatric Rehabilitation
(Pediatric PM&R)

A.J. Rush, MD


Board Certification & Training

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and

Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (ABPMR)

Pediatrics (ABP)

Pain Medicine (ABPM)

Fellowship: Gait & Motion Analysis at MossRehab

Chief resident: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Temple University Hospital

Combined residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pediatrics at Temple University Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center

Medical school: Temple University School of Medicine

BS (psychology) & BA (chemistry): University of Iowa


Experience & Community Service

Mary Free Bed Medical Group, Grand Rapids, MI, February 2010–December 2018

Interim Residency Program Director, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital (MFBRH), November 2017–September 2018

Medical Director, Pediatric Outpatient Clinics, MFBRH, February 2014–January 2019

Advisory Board, Grand Valley State University Therapeutic Recreation Program, August 2012–present

Director-at-Large, Commission for Motion Laboratory Accreditation, August 2009–October 2010

Medical Director, Multidisciplinary Myelomeningocele Clinic, MFBRH, July 2008–February 2014

Rehabilitation Medicine Associates, Grand Rapids, MI, November 2007–January 2010

Motion Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2006–November 2007

The Children’s Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2005–August 2006



I'm married to Dr Shana Rush, who beyond all her professional talents is a truly wonderful person. We love the outdoors and working together on our home.

My daughter Abby is into horses and has perfect pitch. My younger daughter Belle was born with the gift of happiness.

My hobbies include tai chi (I taught an introductory course a couple of years ago... if you think it looks hard to do you should try teaching it!), archery, cooking (the pages are falling out of Julia Child's The Way to Cook), barbecue, and backpacking. I still entertain delusions that someday I'll write a novel.

Shana Rush, PhD, CCC-SLP


"The Child Whisperer"

Dr A.J. Rush: "Finally, I am very proud and happy to again share workspace with my wife, Dr Shana Rush. For me she is my soulmate, the person I turn to for strength, but for everyone else she is simply the best pediatric neuropsychologist they have ever heard of. Truly 'the child whisperer.'"

Rush Pediatric Neuropsychology

Dr Rush's Blog

I like what I do. It can be fascinating, exhilarating, and truly uplifting.

Sometimes I have something to say about it.