Wes Chay, M.D.

Program Director of Graduate Medical Education at Shepherd Center
Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit
Spinal Cord Injury Program

Dr. Chay’s Medical Background

Wes Chay, M.D., is the program director for graduate medical education at Shepherd Center. Dr. Chay joined Shepherd Center in 2017. He is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) and is subspecialty board-certified in spinal cord injury medicine. Dr. Chay currently leads one interdisciplinary team in the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit and two interdisciplinary teams in the Spinal Cord Injury Program.

Dr. Chay came to Shepherd from MossRehab in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, where he served as the clinical director of the Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Program in the Department of Physical Medicine at Rehabilitation.

Dr. Chay received both a bachelor’s degree in zoology and his medical degree from the University of Florida. He completed residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Emory University, where he also served as chief resident in his final year. He completed a fellowship in spinal cord injury medicine at Kessler-Rutgers University, under the mentorship of Dr. Steven Kirshblum.

Dr. Chay is an assistant professor (adjunct) in PM&R at Emory University School of Medicine. He received the Teacher of the Year Award from Temple University Hospital Department of PM&R in 2017 and the Robert L. Bennett, M.D., Award for Teaching Excellence in Physiatry from Emory University in 2019.

Patient Programs Involving Dr. Chay

Medical staff members at Shepherd Center often work with many different teams, and some choose to work closely with select patient programs and clinical focuses. Dr. Chay works with the following programs:

Dr. Chay in the News and Media

Watch an interview with Dr. Chay: