The health and safety of our patients, families and staff is our highest priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is requiring hospitals to meet established criteria as part of the state’s reopening plan. The Springfield Shriners Hospital submitted its Phase 1 attestation on May 29, 2020, its Phase 2 attestation on June 9, 2020, and its Phase 3 attestation on July 8, 2020.

If your child has an upcoming appointment, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location.

Screening protocol and updated policies at the Springfield Shriners Hospital.

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Kerstin M. Sobus, M.D.

Kerstin M. Sobus, M.D.

Kerstin M. Sobus, M.D., is the medical director of inpatient rehabilitation at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield. She received her undergraduate degree in physical therapy from the University of North Dakota. She initially practiced as a pediatric physical therapist in Grand Forks, North Dakota, before returning to earn a medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. Dr. Sobus completed a year in internal medicine and her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Sinai Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed a fellowship in pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation in clinical management and research at the Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware.

Areas of special interest to Dr. Sobus include cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy, dance, inclusion of children with disabilities into sports and recreational activities with peers.


  • Medical Degree, University of North Dakota
  • Internship, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore/Johns Hopkins Hospital, Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore/Johns Hopkins Hospital, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Fellowship, Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Clinical Management and Research