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Matthew Severson , MD Joins Gillette Children’s Rehabilitation Medicine Team

November 09, 2023

ST. PAUL, Minn. (09/01/23) – Matthew Severson, MD, has joined Gillette Children’s as a pediatric rehabilitation medicine physician. He specializes in treating conditions such as cerebral palsy, toe walking, brain injury, birth brachial plexus injury and more. 

Severson attended medical school at the University of Minnesota before completing his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic. After finishing his fellowship in pediatric rehabilitation medicine at Gillette Children’s, Severson is excited to now be seeing patients at Gillette locations in St. Paul, Duluth, Maple Grove and Burnsville. 

“The principles of service, education, and teamwork are central to my approach to patient care as a pediatric physiatrist,” Severson said. “We have a unique opportunity in our field to work closely with other healthcare professionals to impact children's lives and improve their well-being by helping them achieve their functional goals at home, in school, and in the community. I believe in empowering kids and their families by listening to what's important to them, teaching them about their condition, and partnering with them as we make a treatment plan.” 

Severson is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR). He is also a member of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) and the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R). 

Gillette Children’s has the highest concentration of pediatric rehabilitation medicine specialists in the nation. Gillette is one of just three pediatric specialty programs in Minnesota accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) to meet the needs of young children and adolescents seeking acute inpatient rehabilitation. Gillette is one of eight U.S. pediatric inpatient rehabilitation facilities to have CARF accreditation for both its pediatric specialty and pediatric brain injury programs.   

Learn more about Gillette Children’s rehabilitation medicine team here.