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Ewa B. Brandys, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida 6535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 Appointment: (407) 650-7715

Get to Know Me

I double trained in my specialty, first in Poland and then in the United States. At Nemours I hope to expand my research and involve colleagues who are interested in rehabilitation for conditions that affect the brain and spinal cord. My board certification in pediatric rehabilitation is rare. There are fewer than 250 of us who are board-certified in the entire country.

Why I Treat Children

I was born in Poland at the tail end of the last polio epidemic. Children I grew up with were living with post-disease disabilities. When I was about 5 years old, I made up my mind that I would be a doctor who could help children and search for cures. Children are a joy to work with. They have phenomenal potential to bounce back if you give them a chance and the tools.

What I'm Passionate About

I want to help every child that comes to me for care. My goal is to improve their quality of life to the highest degree possible. There is always a lot you can do to make a child’s life happier, no matter  where they’re starting from in their physical capabilities.

How I Try to Make A Difference

Gaining function is like food: you need to eat every day to be nourished, and you must practice new skills every day to make meaningful progress with rehabilitation. I try to give families the tools and information they need to play and interact with their child in a purposeful way that reinforces the skills they're working on in therapy. I also try to make it fun so it will be easy to practice daily.

Education & Training


  • Pediatric/Rehabilitation Med. - Johns Hopkins University, 2005
  • Physical Med Rehabilitation - Polish-American Children's Hospital, 1995


  • Transitional Year - Flushing Hospital Medical Center, 2000
  • Srodmiescie Health Care Center, 1987


  • Physical Med Rehabilitation - University of Pennsylvania, 2003
  • Pediatrics - St. Louis Childrens Hospital, 1991

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Jagiellonian University Medical College, 1986

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Physical Medicine/Pediatric Physical Med & Rehab

Insurance Accepted

  • Accountable Health Plans PPO
  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Health First Health Plans
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid HMO
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

Research Activities

  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Recovery of upper extremity function
  • Recovery of walking skills and mobility
  • Brain injury, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, stroke, neuromuscular disorders, neuropathies

  • English
  • Polish