• Jill Meilahn D.O.

  • Emeritus Researcher

    • MCRI - MCRI-Clinical Research Center
    • 1000 North Oak Avenue 1K3 Marshfield, WI 54449
    • (715) 389-5789


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Medical School, Minneapolis
Family Medicine, Iowa Health - Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines
MD, Des Moines University - College of Osteopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, Des Moines
Medical Technologist, Drake University/Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines
BS, Biology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Work Experience

2023 to Present:
Emeritus Researcher, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, a division of Marshfield Clinic, Inc., Marshfield, WI
2017 to Present:
Attending Physician, Marshfield Medical Center - Marshfield, Marshfield, WI
2006 to 2023:
Physician - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Marshfield Clinic, Inc., Marshfield, WI
1992 to 2006:
Physician - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Iowa Othopaedic Center, Des Moines, IA

Board Certifications

1997 to 2017:
Electrodiagnostic Medicine (1997, Recertified 2008)
2013 to 2023:
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (1993, Recertified 2003, 2013), Recertified
2013 to 2023:
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (2003, Recertified 2013)

Professional Societies

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
American Medical Association
Wisconsin Medical Society

Select Publications

  • Meilahn J. (2012 October). Identifying loss of function caused by cervical spondylotic myelopathy in young adults with nonathetoid spastic cerebral palsy. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 4(10):783-6.
    PubMed ID: 23093221
  • Moberg-Wolff E, Meilahn J, Ward M, McLeish D. (2013 March). Cerebral Palsy: Soup to Nuts Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports.
  • Meilahn J. (2013 January). Tolerability and effectiveness of a neuroprosthesis for the treatment of footdrop in pediatric patients with hemiparetic cerebral palsy. PM R. 5(6):503-9.
    PubMed ID: 23313040
  • Bethoux F, Rogers H, Nolan K, Abrams G, Annaswamy T, Brandstater M,...Kufta C [including Meilahn J.] (2014 September). The effects of peroneal nerve functional electrical stimulation versus ankle-foot orthosis in patients with chronic stroke: a randomized controlled trial. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 28(7):688-97.
    PubMed ID: 24526708
  • Meilahn J, McLeish D, Ward M, Moberg-Wolff E. (2014 September). Osteoporosis-osteopenia in children. PM&R knowledge Now. http://me.aapmr.org/kn/article.html?id=289
  • Bethoux F, Rogers H, Nolan K, Abrams GM, Annaswamy T, Brandstater M,...Kufta C [including Meilahn J.] (2015 December). Long-Term Follow-up to a Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Peroneal Nerve Functional Electrical Stimulation to an Ankle Foot Orthosis for Patients With Chronic Stroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repai. 29(10):911-22.
    PubMed ID: 25653225
  • Workinger MS, Kent RD, Meilahn JR. (2017 May 19). The effect of botulinum toxin A (Botox) injections used to treat limb spasticity on speech patterns in children with dysarthria and cerebral palsy: A report of two cases. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 10(2):137-143.
    PubMed ID: 28582880