The Team

William H. Restum, PhD

William H. Restum, PhD

President, DMC Rehabilitation
Institute of Michigan

Management Committee,
Life Beyond Barriers

William H. Restum, PhD, was named President of the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) and Senior VP, Detroit Medical Center (DMC) in 2008, and brings over 35 years of experience in the field of Rehabilitation Medicine to this role. Dr. Restum’s career has been focused on administration, strategic planning, and organizational development. He provides leadership and oversight for RIM’s 94-bed inpatient hospital and over 30 outpatient therapy sites.

Dr. Restum has a doctorate in Communication Disorders and Sciences from Wayne State University, and obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Michigan University.

He began his career at the DMC in 1978 as a speech-language pathologist. Since then he has gone on to hold several key leadership positions at the DMC including, Vice-President, Clinical Programs, Sinai Hospital; Vice-President Clinical & Ambulatory Services, Northwest Region, Detroit Medical Center; and Director for Strategic Initiatives, RIM.

In addition, Dr. Restum served as President and CEO, Great Lakes Rehab Hospital in Southfield, MI, and Chief Executive Officer, Health Care Partners, Inc.

Among his many awards and honors, Dr. Restum received the George A. Kopp Outstanding Alumnus Award from Wayne State University in 1988. He is a graduate of Leadership Detroit XVII and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He also serves on the board of Zaman International and the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association.