After 38 years with the department, Joseph M. Czerniecki, MD, MS, has retired from his regular faculty appointment in the Department of Rehabiliation Medicine and begun work in his new appointment as an active professor emeritus.
Czerniecki began his career at VA Puget Sound Health Care System and as an acting assistant professor in the UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine in 1986, following completion of his residency (1982-1985) and an additional research fellowship year (1985-1986) also in the department. In his role as associate director of the Center for Limb Loss and MoBility (CLiMB), he was principal investigator or co-principal investigator on grants totaling more than $28 million. In 2005, he became the third director of the VA’s Rehabilitation Care Service Line.
Read more in Kevin Hakimi’s reflection upon Czerniecki’s remarkable career.