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Dr. Charles Bonner and physician assistant Ayni Sharif are the practicing providers at the Physical Medicine Center. They are trained and prepared to help you in the areas you need and willing to work with you to help you achieve the goals you desire.

Dr. Charles H. Bonner


Dr. Charles H. Bonner was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, in 1947, the year that Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) became a board specialty. Dr. Bonner's father, Dr. Francis H. Bonner, Sr., applied his experiences in the 40th Field Hospital in World War II in playing a foundational role in this new discipline. Dr. Bonner attended medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, and completed his internship and residency in PM&R at the Ohio State University School of Medicine. He is board certified in PM&R and neuromuscular medicine.


Dr. Bonner originally came to Richmond in order to establish the rehabilitation unit of Sheltering Arms Hospital, where he served as medical director. He went on to create the rehabilitation wing of Johnston-Willis Hospital and his own private practice, the Physical Medicine Center. Dr. Bonner has served as president of the Virginia Society of PM&R and as a member of the Virginia Disability Commision. Dr. Bonner continues to reside in Richmond with his wife, Tina, and two children, where his over thirty years of medical experience remain a community asset.

 Ayni Sharif, DMSc, PA-C


Mrs. Sharif  graduated from  Howard University Physician Assistant Program in 1996. She obtained Master of Science degree from Pace University  and Doctor of Medical Science degree with concentration in Pain Management from Lynchburg University. She also has background in primary care and emergency medicine. Mrs. Sharif resides in Richmond with her family.

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