William Filer, MD

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Assistant Professor;  Associate Director, UNC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program; UNC Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation On-Call Physician for Carolina Performing Arts


Medical School: Saint Louis University, 2008
Residency: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012


American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


  • neuro-rehabilitation
  • traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion
  • musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • performing arts medicine
  • amputee care, including prosthetics/orthotics prescription
  • disability evaluation and independent medical examiations (IMEs)
  • electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies

Recent Honors

  • PM&R Educational Module of the Year Award, 2013 & 2015
  • PM&R Teacher of the Year Award, 2013
  • Academic Chief Resident, UNC PM&R, 2011-2012
  • Dr. Tom Dooley International Elective Scholarship for international service elective in Ecuador, 2008

Recent Publications

Filer W, Carneiro, K, Poplawski K. Back pain - tennis. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2011; 45(5) Supplement: S139.

Professional Associations

Performing Arts Medicine Association