PM&R Knowledge NOW Editorial Board

AAPM&R would like to thank the following members of the PM&R Knowledge NOW Editorial Board for the countless hours of hard work and expertise they provide to the development of this one-of-a-kind resource.

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 Editorial Board Members

 
Keith M. Robinson, MD
Keith M. Robinson, MD

Keith M. Robinson, MD

Title: Knowledge NOW Initiative, Chair
Institution: Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Years in Practice: 25

Areas of Expertise:

  • Neurological rehabilitation for diseases that affect the brain

Awards & Distinctions:

Matthew N. Bartels, MD, MPH
Matthew N. Bartels, MD, MPH

Matthew N. Bartels, MD, MPH

Title: Essentials of Rehabilitation Editorial Board Leader
Institution: Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine
Affiliation: New York Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, New York
Years in Practice: 17

Areas of Expertise:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Transplant Rehabilitation
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Autonomic Physiology
  • Debility

Awards & Distinctions:

  • Reviewer for multiple journals including PM&R, American Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, Archives of Physical medicine and Rehabilitation, CHEST, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, European Respiratory Journal, Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, Clinical Physiology and Neurobiology, and others
  • Past Editorial Board member of the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Current Editorial Board Member/Associate Editor of PM&R
David Berbrayer, MD
David Berbrayer, MD

David Berbrayer, MD

Title: Medical Rehabilitation Editorial Board Member
Institution: University of Toronto Sunnybrook HSC
Affiliation: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Years in Practice: 27

Areas of Expertise:

  • ​General musculoskeletal
  • Chronic pain
  • Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Complex neurological rehabilitation education: medical students, residents, fellows, interprofessional education
  • Amputee and orthotic management
  • IME and medical legals

Awards & Distinctions:

  • ​Ontario Medical Association Physiatry Section Service Award
  • OMA Advocate for Students Award
  • Glenn Sawyer Award
  • 2009 Pre-Clerkship Teaching Award
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Ontario Medical Student Bursary Fund - AWARDS Benefactor
  • Division of Physiatry Achievement Award 2008 University of Toronto
  • Physician Leadership Award 2005 and 2006 Sunnybrook
  • 25 year service award University of Toronto, Academic Educator Membership Centre Faculty Development University of Toronto
  • Long Term Service Award Sunnybrook health Sciences Centre 2008
  • Life Time Achievement Award Department of Medicine Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre April 2009
  • Volunteer Recognition CAPMR 2008, 2009
  • Recognizing Academic Mission University of Toronto 2003 [awarded book}, 1st Prize Poster and Audiovisual Presentation, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • Natalie Riedel Award - highest academic standing 4th year medicine.
Rina Bloch, MD
Rina Bloch, MD

Rina Bloch, MD

Title: Medical Rehabilitation Editorial Board Member
Institution: Tufts Medical Center
Affiliation: Tufts University School of Medicine
Years in Practice: 23

Areas of Expertise:

  • ​Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatological Rehabilitation

Awards & Distinctions:

Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH
Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH

Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH

Title: Pain/Neuromuscular Medicine Editorial Board Member
Institution: Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery, Spine Center
Affiliation: Tufts Medical School
Years in Practice: 5

Areas of Expertise:

  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Comprehensive Pain Management
  • Interventional Spine Procedures
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Awards & Distinctions:

  • 12 year Veteran of US Navy Medical Corps
  • Recipient of the Navy Commendation medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Meritorious Service Awards, and Conflict related accolades 
  • Recipient of the "Patient’s Choice Award" each year since 2008
Deborah A. Crane, MD, MPH
Deborah A. Crane, MD, MPH

Deborah A. Crane, MD, MPH

Title: CNS Resource Link Editor
Institution: Harbor View Medical Center
Affiliation: University of WA
Years in Practice: 2

Areas of Expertise:

Awards & Distinctions:

Adrian Cristian, MD, MHCM
Adrian Cristian, MD, MHCM

Adrian Cristian, MD, MHCM

Title: Central Nervous System Rehabilitation Editorial Board Member
Institution: Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
Affiliation: Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
Years in Practice: 17

Areas of Expertise:

  • ​Brain injury rehabilitation
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Electrodiagnosis
  • Pain management
  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Amputee rehabilitation

Awards & Distinctions:

  • ​“Teacher of the year” - Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • “Best Doctors in America” citations
  • “New York Federal Executive Board Distinguished Government Service Award” 
Segun T. Dawodu, MD, JD, MBA, LLM
Segun T. Dawodu, MD, JD, MBA, LLM

Segun T. Dawodu, MD, JD, MBA, LLM

Title: Pain/Neuromuscular Medicine Editorial Board Member
Institution: Albany Medical College
Affiliation: Albany Medical Center and Capital Region Orthopedics Center, both in Albany, NY
Years in Practice: 27

Areas of Expertise:

  • Interventional Pain/Spine Management
  • Sports Medicine, and
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Awards & Distinctions:

  • See www.pmrehab.com/doctors.htm 
  • 1981 – Representative,Nigerian Delegation to International Federation of Medical Student's Association – 1981-83
  • 1982 – Public Relations Officer, Nigerian Medical Students' Association – 1982-83 
  • 1984 – Assistant-Secretary, Association of Resident Doctors in University of Benin Teaching Hospital 
  • 1997 – Member, Institution Ethics Committee, Albany Medical Center, Albany 
  • 1999 – Member, Albany Medical Center Internal Review Committee of Department of Urology Residency program 
  • 1999 – Chief Resident, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Albany Medical Center, Albany New York, NY 
  • 1999 – National PMR Scholar, Rhone-Poulenc Rhone Pharmaceurticals 
  • 1999 – Winner, Ernest Johnson's EMG Prize, SUNY, Syracuse Electrodiagnostic Medicine course for upstate NY PMR residents
  • 2001 – ABPMR Recertification Examination Item Writer, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
  • 2001 – Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Board Of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
  • 2001 – VOICE OF AMERICA TV, Guest Speaker on Healthy Living 
  • 2002 – Listed, Who's Who in Medicine & Healthcare, MARQUIS WHO'S WHO 
  • 2002 – Diplomate, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 
  • 2002 – Module Tutor, Medical Informatics Diploma/Msc, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Faculty of Medical Informatics 
  • 2003 – Board Certified in Electrodiagnostic Medicine, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine 
  • 2003 – Board Certified, Independent Medical Examiner, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners 
  • 2003 – Board Certified in Pain Medicine/Management, American Board Of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
  • 2003 – Guest Speaker PG County Hospital Symposium, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: EMG and Concepts 
  • 2003 – VOICE OF AMERICA TV, Guest Physician on Healthy Living 
  • 2003 – VOICE OF AMERICA TV, Guest Speaker, STROKE 
  • 2003 – Listed, Marquis Who's Who in America, MARQUIS WHO'S WHO 
  • 2003 – Listed, Who's Who in Medicine & Healthcare, MARQUIS WHO'S WHO 
  • 2003 – Listed, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, MARQUIS WHO'S WHO 
  • 2003 – Listed, Who's Who in The WORLD, MARQUIS WHO'S WHO 
  • 2004 – Board Certified in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, American Board Of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
  • 2004 – Member, Academic Committee, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine 
  • 2008 – MBA, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School 2010 Board Certified Sports Medicine, American Board Of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Mark I. Ellen, MD
Mark I. Ellen, MD

Mark I. Ellen, MD

Title: Musculoskeletal Medicine Editorial Board Member
Institution: Birmingham VAMC
Affiliation: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Years in Practice: 19

Areas of Expertise:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Former consultant to several college teams and the Atlanta Ballet
  • Ailments of the extremities mostly that of the shoulder, elbow and knee

Awards & Distinctions:

  • First author of the 1999 AAPMR Sports Medicine Syllabus Sections on Upper Extremity and Lower Extremity Injuries
  • Primary Faculty for AAPMR MOC3 Industrial Medicine On-line learning Course
  • Section Editor of "The 5 Minute Sports Medicine Handbook" 2nd Edition
  • Contributor to the AMA's Complete Home Medical Guide (1st and 2nd editions)
  • Former Associate Editor of" Pain Physician"
  • Served on Education Committee of PASSOR- 1994-1996
  • AMSSM Education Committee 2007-present
  • Question Writer for Sports Medicine Boards In-service Training Exam
  • Samuel L. Stover Teaching Award at UAB, 2007-2008
  • Guide to America's Top Physicians, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctor for Sports Medicine, 1996, 1998, 2001
Elie Elovic, MD
Elie Elovic, MD

Elie Elovic, MD

Title: Central Nervous System Rehabilitation Editorial Board Member
Institution: University of Utah
Affiliation:
Years in Practice: 23

Areas of Expertise:

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Spasticity
  • Chemodenervation
  • Endocrine dysfunction after traumatic brain injury

Awards & Distinctions:

  • Teacher of the Year, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, JFK Hospital, 1997
  • Volunteer Faculty of the Year, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Medicine and Dentistry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 1998
  • America’s Top Physicians, Guide to America’s Top Physician, Consumers Research of America, 2003-2004
  • Education and Research Fund Best Paper Award, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2004
  • President’s Citation Award, Best Abstract, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly, 2004
  • America’s Top Physicians, Guide to America’s Top Physician, Consumers Research of America, 2004-2005
  • Mentor of the Year, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Medicine and Dentistry - New Jersey Medical School, 2004
  • Best Doctor Award, Best Doctors Inc., 2005-2006
  • Excellence in Research Writing, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2006
  • Mentor of the Year, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Medicine and Dentistry - New Jersey Medical School, 2006
  • America’s Top Physicians, Guide to America’s Top Physician, Consumers Research of America, 2006-2007
  • Top Doctors New York Metro Area, Castle Connolly, NY, 2007
  • Best Doctor – New York Magazine, 2008
  • America’s Top Physicians, Guide to America’s Top Physician, Consumers Research of America, 2008-2009
  • Best Doctor, 2009
  • Best Doctor, 2010
  • America’s Top Physicians, Guide to America’s Top Physician, Consumers Research of America, 2010-2011
Mitchell Freedman, DO
Mitchell Freedman, DO

Mitchell Freedman, DO

Title: Pain/Neuromuscular Medicine Editorial Board Leader
Institution: Rothman Institute
Affiliation: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Years in Practice: 25

Areas of Expertise:

  • Pain medicine
  • EMG/NCV
  • Interventional management of spine
  • Spinal cord injury and mixed disability

Awards & Distinctions:

  • “Best Docs” Philadelphia Magazine, 2002
  • “Best Docs” Philadelphia Magazine, 2007
  • Chairman of American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Study Guide on Chronic Pain Management, 2008
  • Robert H Condon Teaching Award for Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, awarded by the Thomas Jefferson University Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2009
  • Gerald J Herbison, MD Award for Mentorship by Thomas Jefferson University Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2010
Marlís González-Fernández, MD, PhD
Marlís González-Fernández, MD, PhD

Marlís González-Fernández, MD, PhD

Title: Central Nervous System Rehabilitation Editorial Board Member
Institution: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Affiliation: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Years in Practice: 7

Areas of Expertise:

  • Swallowing and speech disorders after stroke and its rehabilitation
    • Her work has focused on how patient characteristics affect the development of swallowing and speech dysfunction after stroke in order to identify patients for early intervention
    • Neuroanatomical basis of persistent swallowing and language dysfunction after stroke with the ultimate goal of identifying neural targets for brain-based interventions
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Amputee rehabilitation
  • Dysphagia rehabilitation

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • Ramón Ruiz Arnau research Award, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, 1999
    • Glaxo Wellcome Research Clinical Research Award, 1999
    • Chief Resident, PM&R, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, 2004
    • Traveling Fellow Award, Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2008
    • New Investigator Award, Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2008
    • Program for Academic Leadership, Association of Academic Physiatrists, 2008
    • Passano Physician Scientist Award, Passano Foundation, 2010
    • Clinician Scientist Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2011
    • Leadership Program for Women Faculty, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, 2011
    Ari C. Greis, DO
    Ari C. Greis, DO

    Ari C. Greis, DO

    Title: Pain/Neuromuscular Medicine Resource Link Editor
    Institution: Rothman Institute
    Affiliation: Thomas Jefferson University
    Years in Practice: 3

    Areas of Expertise:

    Awards & Distinctions:

    Marika Hess, MD
    Marika Hess, MD

    Marika Hess, MD

    Title: Central Nervous System Rehabilitation Editorial Board Member
    Institution: VA Boston Healthcare System
    Affiliation: Tufts Medical Center
    Years in Practice: 15

    Areas of Expertise:

    • ​Spinal Cord Injury
    • Neurogenic bladder / management

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • ​Recipient VA Boston Healthcare System Golden Heart Award
    • Teacher of the Year Award,  Tufts School of Medicine, 2011
    • EPVA SCI Clinical Research Award
    Edward A. Hurvitz, MD
    Edward A. Hurvitz, MD

    Edward A. Hurvitz, MD

    Title: Pediatric Rehabilitation Editorial Board Member
    Institution: University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems
    Affiliation:
    Years in Practice: 23

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Pediatric Rehabilitation, including children, adolescents and adults with cerebral palsy
    • Spina Bifida
    • Congenital Syndromes
    • Traumatic Injury
    Dr. Hurvitz has a particular interest in adults with pediatric onset disability.

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • James W. Rae Collegiate Professorship in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • Chair, Department of PM&R
    • Silver Crutch teaching award from PM&R residents
    Shawn Jorgensen, MD
    Shawn Jorgensen, MD

    Shawn Jorgensen, MD

    Title: Pain/Neuromuscular Medicine Editorial Board Member
    Institution: Adirondack Rehabilitation Medicine, PLLC
    Affiliation: Albany Medical College
    Years in Practice: 10

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Neuromuscular medicine
    • Electrodiagnostics
    • Sports medicine
    • He performs interventional, musculoskeletal, and neuromuscular ultrasound and is particularly interested in advancing the field of neuromuscular ultrasound.

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • Clinical Assistant Professor at Albany Medical College and maintains a private practice in Glens Falls and Saratoga, NY 
    • Oral examiner for both the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and was involved in the most recent ABPMR Rehabilitation Part 1 Examination Standard Setting committee  
    • Serves as a question writer for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neuromuscular Medicine Board Certification examination
    • Previously served on the committees writing both the electrodiagnostic and neuromuscular self-assessment exam for the American Academy of Electrodiagnostic and Neuromuscular Medicine
    • Peer reviewer for the recent Painful Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment guidelines of the AAN, AANEM, AAPM&R 
    • Nominated as a Member-at-Large of the Pain/Neuromuscular Medicine Council on the Nominating Committee 
      Serves on the local ALS regional center medical advisory committee
    • Lectures locally and nationally on electrodiagnostic and neuromuscular topics 
    Chong Tae Kim, MD, PhD
    Chong Tae Kim, MD, PhD

    Chong Tae Kim, MD, PhD

    Title: Essentials of Rehabilitation Editorial Board Member
    Institution: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Affiliation: The University of Pennsylvania Depts of Pediatrics and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Years in Practice: 10

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Neurorehabilitation
    • Electrodiagnosis and evoked potentials
    • Spasticicty management with chemoneurolysis
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Pediatric Rehabilitation Outcome

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • Faculty of Study Guide of AAPMR, 2003-2005, 2008-2010
    • Editor of Rehabilitation Medicine (current), eBook (INTECH, www.intechweb.org).
    • Top physician in US, 2007-2010
    Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD
    Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD

    Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD

    Title: Musculoskeletal Medicine Editorial Board Member
    Institution: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Affiliation: Mount Sinai School of Medicine/The Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Years in Practice: 2

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine, using conservative means as well as ultrasound and fluoroscopically guided injection techniques
    • Performs diagnostic studies, including EMG and nerve conduction studies, discography of the cervical and lumbar spine, selective spinal nerve blocks, and musculoskeletal ultrasound evaluations
    • He is actively involved in medical student and resident teaching and serves as Team Physician for the Globe Institute in New York City

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sports Medicine and Electrodiagnostic medicine
    • Received the Earl C. Elkins award for achieving the highest score in the nation on the PMR board examination (2009)
    • Named Academic Chief Resident at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and received the James Mclean Resident  As Teacher Award for teaching excellence
    • Complete fellowship training in Sports Medicine and Interventional Pain Management at Orthopedic and Spine Specialists in York, PA
    John J. Lee, MD
    John J. Lee, MD

    John J. Lee, MD

    Title: Editorial Board Leader
    Institution: Cleveland Clinic
    Affiliation: None
    Years in Practice: 9

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Medical
    • Stroke
    • Neurological rehabilitation
    ​​

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • ​Medical Director, Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital, Main Campus
    Charles E. Levy, MD
    Charles E. Levy, MD

    Charles E. Levy, MD

    Title: Central Nervous System Rehabilitation Editorial Board Member
    Institution: North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
    Affiliation: Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Florida
    Years in Practice: 18

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Leads the effort in NF/SG VHS to care for U.S. combat veterans with mild traumatic brain injury
    • Directs the Low ADL Monitoring Program and the Rural Veterans Telerehabilitation Initiative
    • Ongoing interests include wheeled mobility, and the use of interactive virtual world environments and virtual humans to treat cognitive and affective impairments in returning combat veterans
    • Dr. Levy is also active as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Center for Arts in Healthcare, Research and Education at the University of Florida, and a Charter Member of the Advisory Board for the College of Orthotics and Prosthetics at St. Petersburg College
     

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • Chief of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, and Associate Director of the Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center at North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SG VHS)
    • Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida 
    • Second place in the national VHA Systems Redesign Champion Awards, listing in America’s Best Doctors since 2001, The Association of Academic Physiatrists Young Academician Award, the Performing Arts Medicine Association’s Young Investigator Award, Disabled American Veterans Department of Florida Citation for Achievement, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Distinguished Service Award 
    • Author on over 40 peer-reviewed publications
    • Associate Editor for the American Journal of Physical Medicine, and serves on other editorial boards
    • Served as a panel member for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and has been called twice to give expert testimony to the United States Congress
    • Reviews grants for various federal agencies 
    • Served as a consultant for the television show “ER”
    Chiawen Lucy Liang, MD
    Chiawen Lucy Liang, MD

    Chiawen Lucy Liang, MD

    Title: Pain/Neuromuscular Medicine Editorial Board Member
    Institution: CNS Combined Neurodiagnostic and Sports Multispecialty Clinic, Wellesley, MA
    Affiliation: Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
    Years in Practice: 2

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of Neuromuscular Disease, with particular interest in motor neuron disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), peripheral neuropathy, radiculopathy, myasthenia gravis, and muscle disorders such as myositis or muscular dystrophy
    • Diseases of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons and nerves 
    • Electrodiagnostic study (nerve conduction study and electromyography, also known as EMG)
    • Spasticity management and other procedures such as: botulinum toxin injection, peripheral joint injection, knee joint viscosupplementation, trigger point injection, and nerve block.

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • Board certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
      Additional subspecialty fellowship training in Neuromuscular Medicine 
    • Graduated Summa Cum Laude with full scholarship from The Cooper Union in New York City with a Bachelor degree in Engineering 
    • Inducted into the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society 
    • During residency, was elected as the resident delegate to the Committee of Interns and Residents at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in New Jersey 
    • Active member of various medical associations including: the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP), the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM), and the Massachusetts Medical Society 
    • Serves on the Electrodiagnostic Medicine Self-Assessment Exam Committee of the AANEM and on the Knowledge Now Pain/Neuromuscular Medicine editorial board of AAPM&R
      Elected liaison of the Residents and Fellows Council to the Advancement Committee of the AAP
    • Written an EMG Case for the AAPM&R online CME Course
    Lisa A. Lombard, MD
    Lisa A. Lombard, MD

    Lisa A. Lombard, MD

    Title: Central Nervous System Rehabilitation Editorial Board Member
    Institution: Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana
    Affiliation:
    Years in Practice: 9

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Concussion
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Stroke

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • Sarah Baskin Research Award for Excellence in Research, 2nd Prize - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, June 2003
    • Scholl Recognition Award for Rehabilitation Research, With Distinction - Dr. Scholl Foundation, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2003
    • Rehabilitation Services Administration Scholar - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2002-2003
    • William Randolph Hearst Resident - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2002-2003
    Michael K. Mallow, MD
    Michael K. Mallow, MD

    Michael K. Mallow, MD

    Title: Essentials of Rehabilitation Editorial Board Member
    Institution: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Affiliation: Jefferson Medical College
    Years in Practice: 2

    Areas of Expertise:

    • ​Sports Medicine
    • Acquired Brain Injury
    • Electrodiagnosis

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • ​Associate PM&R Residency Program Director, Thomas Jefferson University
    • James T. Demopoulos Resident of the Year Award, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Temple University Hospital
    Robert Samuel Mayer, MD
    Robert Samuel Mayer, MD

    Robert Samuel Mayer, MD

    Title: Medical Rehabilitation Editorial Board Leader
    Institution: Johns Hopkins
    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital
    Years in Practice: 21

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Medically Complex Rehabilitation
    • Transplants
    • Cancer
    • Non-interventional Pain
    • Quality Improvement
    • Medical Education

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • Vice Chair for Education, Deputy Director for Quality Improvement, Residency Program Director
    • Best Doctors in America since 1998
    • Elkins Award / ABPMR, 1990
    • previous oral examiner, ABPMR
    Mary McMahon, MD
    Mary McMahon, MD

    Mary McMahon, MD

    Title: Pediatric Rehabilitation Editorial Board Member
    Institution: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Affiliation: University of Cincinnati Department of PM&R
    Years in Practice: 14

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Graduate Medical Education
    • Pediatric neuromuscular disorders
    • Myelodysplasia
    • Pediatric acquired brain injury

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • Program Director, PM&R adult and combined residency programs at the University of Cincinnati
    • Board of Directors, ABPMR
    • PM&R Milestones Project Working Group, ACGME
    • Program Directors Advisory Committee, AAP
    • Pediatric Rehabilitation and Developmental Disability Council, Education Advisory Group, AAPMR
    Jose Mena, MD
    Jose Mena, MD

    Jose Mena, MD

    Title: Essentials of Rehabilitation Editorial Board Member
    Institution: University of Miami
    Affiliation: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
    Years in Practice: 4

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Interventional Spine
    • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
    • Musculoskeletal Medicine

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • ​America’s Top Physicians- Consumers’ Research Council of America (2009, 2010, 2011)
    • Patients’ Choice Award (2010, 2011)
    • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011)
    • Educator of the Year: University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine; Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (2010)
    Scott M. Paul, MD
    Scott M. Paul, MD

    Scott M. Paul, MD

    Title: Pediatric Rehabilitation Editorial Board Leader
    Institution: Rehabilitation Medicine Department-National Institutes of Health
    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
    Years in Practice: 20

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Pediatric Rehabilitation
    • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
    • Neurofibromatosis
    • Polyostotic Fibrous Dysplasia
    • Rheumatologic Rehabilitation
    • Rehabilitation of Rare Diseases
    • Rehabilitation Engineering
    • Scoliosis
    • Stereophotogrammetry
    • Rehabilitation Research

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • 2002 Harold S. Diner Memorial Lectureship, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    • AAPM&R Membership Committee and Knowledge Now Steering Committee member
    • PM&R Associate Editor
    • Manuscript reviewer for: PM&R, Medical Engineering & Physics, American Journal of PM&R, and Archives of PM&R.
    • 23 abstracts and 12 articles in peer reviewed journals, 3 book chapters
    K. Rao Poduri, MD
    K. Rao Poduri, MD

    K. Rao Poduri, MD

    Title: Essentials of Rehabilitation Editorial Board Member
    Institution: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York
    Affiliation: University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital
    Years in Practice: 33

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
    • Geriatric Rehabilitation
    • Stroke Rehabilitation
    • Non-interventional Pain Management
    • Management of Fibromyalgia

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • 2003 to present inclusion in “Top Doctors in the USA” list by the Center for the Study of Services
    • International Who's Who in Medicine 1988
    • International Who's Who in Women 1985
    • Listed in Marquis' Who's Who in American Women
    • Physician's Recognition Award, American Medical Association 1981, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2001 & 2004, 2007 and 2010 
    • Specialty Boards: Diplomat: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: May 1985; Diplomat: American Academy of Pain Management: February 1991; Diplomat: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Subspecialty in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine: December 2003 
    • Editorial Board: Disability and Rehabilitation: 2005-Present; Journal of the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) Scientific Society: 2008-Present; Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Reviewer: 1992-Present; American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: 2005-Present; Journal of Neurology: 2005-Present; Journal: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes: 2007-Present; Internet Journal of Medical Update: Advisor: November 2008-Present; AAPM&R KnowledgeNOW: Member, Editorial Board and Contributing Editor: 2011-Present; Member & Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: 1981-Present; Member, Association of Academic Physiatrists: 1993-Present; Member, American Spinal Injury Association: 1998-Present; Member, Bylaws Committee, American Spinal Injury Association: 2004-Present; Member, Monroe County medical Society: 1986-Present; Member, International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine: 1986-Present; Member, New York State Head Injury Association: 1988-1998; Charaka Society, an association of Indian physicians in Greater Rochester, Member Rochester, NY: Member 1993-Present; Vice President 1993-1996, & President 1994-1996, Vice Chair, Council of the Medical Staff: Strong Memorial Hospital 2001-2003; Chair, Rehabilitation Quality Council, Strong Memorial Hospital: 1996-1998, 2004-Present 
    Sunil Sabharwal, MD
    Sunil Sabharwal, MD

    Sunil Sabharwal, MD

    Title: Central Nervous System Rehabilitation Editorial Board Leader
    Institution: VA Boston Health Care System
    Affiliation: Harvard Medical School
    Years in Practice: 17

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Spinal Cord Injury

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • The Excellence Award (American Paraplegia Society)
    • Outstanding Performance Award (American Board of PM&R)
    • Curtis Prout Fellowship in Medical Education (Harvard Medical School)
    • Excellence in Tutoring Award (Harvard Medical School)
    • Teacher of the year (Medical College of Wisconsin)
    • Innovative Medical Education Award (Medical College of Wisconsin)
    Deepthi S. Saxena, MD
    Deepthi S. Saxena, MD

    Deepthi S. Saxena, MD

    Title: Medical Rehabilitation Editorial Board Member
    Institution: Avant-Garde Medicine, Henderson, NV
    Affiliation: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospitals, IRF; Progressive Hospital, LTAC; Life Care Centers, LTC ; DelMar Gardens, LTC; TLC Care Center, LTC
    Years in Practice: 8

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Medical Rehabilitation
    • Geriatric Rehabilitation
    • Neurological & Neuromuscular Rehabilitation
    • Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Brain Injury & Nerve Injury
    • Cardiac, Pulmonary, Pain & Cancer Rehabilitation
    • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
    • Trauma & Amputation Rehabilitation

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • Medical Director of Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center, a new unit, which she worked to put together, started in December 2011
      Serves as the Vice-Chair of the Geriatric Forum within the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    • Serves as a reviewer for the PM&R Journal and the Journal of Palliative Medicine
    • Editorial Board member of the AAPMR’s Knowledge Now initiative
    • First recipient of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation's "Outstanding Council Service Award, 2010" for the Medical Rehabilitation Council
    • Speaker at the Academy and in the communities that she worked in, on topics in Inpatient Rehabilitation. Her course, Nutritional Assessment And Management Of Geriatric Inpatients In Rehabilitation, was presented in collaboration with a Geriatrician and a Gastroenterologist at the 2009 AAPMR Annual Assembly. That year, she was also a speaker on another course, Pharmacologic Management in Geriatric Rehabilitation
    • 2011 – Served as a speaker for a course entitled Dementia, Depression And Delirium In Disability: The Misdiagnosed, The Under-Diagnosed And The Fatal presented at the 2011 AAPMR Annual Assembly with a guest speaker, a Geriatrician from Chicago
    • Serves as a moderator for the Medical Rehabilitation Council discussions on the PhyzForum, the online professional networking site for the AAPM&R
    • The American Medical Association recognized Dr. Saxena’s efforts under the section for outstanding International Medical Graduates in their November 2010 news wire
    • Served as a speaker at the AMA meeting in 2010; representing the IMG section to the minorities group to collaborate efforts in a common cause of unified medical care in diverse populations
    Andrew L. Sherman, MD
    Andrew L. Sherman, MD

    Andrew L. Sherman, MD

    Title: Musculoskeletal Medicine Editorial Board Leader
    Institution: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
    Affiliation: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
    Years in Practice: 13

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Spine, Sports, and Musculoskeletal Rehabiliation
    • Electrodiagnosis
    • SCI Rehabilitation

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine,University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
    • PM&R Residency Director, PM&R Residency Education Program, Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
    • American Academy of PM&R: Musculoskeletal Council Outstanding Service Award, 2010
    • “Patients' Choice Award” (Vitals.com), 2010-2011
    • Castle Connolly “Regional Top Doctor”, 2010-2011
    • South Florida "SuperDoctors", 2008-2011
    • PM&R Residency Educator of the Year, 2008
    Maurice G. Sholas, MD, PhD
    Maurice G. Sholas, MD, PhD

    Maurice G. Sholas, MD, PhD

    Title: Pediatric Rehabilitation Editorial Board Member
    Institution: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
    Affiliation: Children's Rehabilitation Associates; Emory School of Medicine
    Years in Practice: 13

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Complex Medical Equipment
    • Limb Deficiencies
    • Musculoskeletal Medicine
    • Oncological Rehabilitation
    • Osteopenia Rehabilitation
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Traumatic Brain Injury

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Award, 2001
    • Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research, 2003
    • American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Travel Award
    Clark Charles Smith, MD MPH
    Clark Charles Smith, MD MPH

    Clark Charles Smith, MD MPH

    Title: Musculoskeletal Medicine Editorial Board Member
    Institution: Columbia University Medical Center
    Affiliation: Columbia/Cornell/New York Presbyterian
    Years in Practice: 2

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Pain Medicine
    • Interventional Spine Care
    • Musculoskeletal Medicine
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Sports Medicine
    • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • ​Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2011
    • Excellence in Research Award, Emory University Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2010
    • Resident of the Year Award Emory University Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2008, 2009
    • Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2011
    Mary Catherine Spires, MD
    Mary Catherine Spires, MD

    Mary Catherine Spires, MD

    Title: Essentials of Rehabilitation Editorial Board Member
    Institution: University of Michigan Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Affiliation: University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems
    Years in Practice: 23

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Amputee management
    • Electrodiagnosis
    • Pediatric Brachial Plexus
    • Orthotics and Prosthetics
    • Burn Rehabilitation
    • Graduate Medical Education

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Michigan State University, 1988
    • Medical Education Scholars Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1999-2000
    • Silver Crutch Teaching Award, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2001
    • Recipient of Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs Clinicians Recognition, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2003
    • Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) National Fellowship, School of Medicine Drexel University, Pennsylvania (Awarded to 48 women in the U.S. each year; requires nomination of the Medical School Dean), 2007-2008
    Vikki Stefans, MD
    Vikki Stefans, MD

    Vikki Stefans, MD

    Title: Editorial Board Member
    Institution: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Affiliation: Arkansas Children's Hospital
    Years in Practice: 29

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Pediatric Rehabilitation
    • Trauma and Neurological Rehabilitation
    • Neuromuscular Diease
    • Dysphagia
    • Rehabilitation Technology

    Awards & Distinctions:

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    • Alpha Omega Alpha
    • PM&R Dept. Teaching Award
    • Best Doctors
    • Little Rock MDA Clinical Excellence Award
    Kathryn A. Stolp, MD
    Kathryn A. Stolp, MD

    Kathryn A. Stolp, MD

    Title: Pain/Neuromuscular Medicine Editorial Board Member
    Institution: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    Affiliation:
    Years in Practice: 22

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
    • EMG
    • Neuromuscular Disease
    • Spasticity Management

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • AANEM (American Association of Neuromuscular Electrodiagnostic Medicine)
    • ABEM (American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine)
    • AAPMR (American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
    • AAP (Association of Academic Physiatrists)
    • American Congress of Rehab Medicine
    • American Medical Association
    • American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA)
    • Minnesota Medical Association
    • Minnesota Psychiatric Society
    Melissa K. Trovato, MD
    Melissa K. Trovato, MD

    Melissa K. Trovato, MD

    Title: Pediatric Rehabilitation Editorial Board Member
    Institution: Kennedy Krieger Institute
    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Years in Practice: 10

    Areas of Expertise:

    ​Dr. Trovato is speciality board certified in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. She primarily evaluates and treats children and adults with cerebral palsy, as well as infants with torticollis and/or plagiocephaly. Administratively, she is the Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

    Awards & Distinctions:

    Kevin R. Vincent, MD, PhD
    Kevin R. Vincent, MD, PhD

    Kevin R. Vincent, MD, PhD

    Title: Musculoskeletal Medicine Editorial Board Member
    Institution: University of Florida
    Affiliation: Divisions of Sports Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation; UF Running Medicine Clinic
    Years in Practice: 5

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Sports Medicine
    • Running Medicine
    • Musculoskeletal Medicine

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • US Bone and Joint Decade Scholar
    • Claude Pepper Scholar
    • Scott Nadler Research Foundation Award (AAPM&R)
    • NIH funded researcher
    Christopher J. Visco, MD
    Christopher J. Visco, MD

    Christopher J. Visco, MD

    Title: Musculoskeletal Medicine Resource Link Editor
    Institution: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons-New York Presbyterian Hospital
    Affiliation: Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York Presbyterian Hospital
    Years in Practice: 3

    Areas of Expertise:

    • ​Sports medicine
    • Musculoskeletal injuries
    • Applications of musculoskeletal ultrasound, regenerative treatments, preventative spine care, osteoarthritis, and physiatric education.
    • Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine 

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • Program for Academic Leadership – Association of Academic Physiatrists
    • Teacher of the Year – NYP – Columbia/Cornell Residency
    • Baskin Award for Fellow Researcher – Northwestern and RIC
    • James P. McLean Award – UMDNJ, Resident teaching Residents award
    • Academic Chief Resident – UMDNJ
    Sam S. Wu, MD, MA, MPH, MBA
    Sam S. Wu, MD, MA, MPH, MBA

    Sam S. Wu, MD, MA, MPH, MBA

    Title: Pediatric Rehabilitation Resource Link Editor
    Institution: Children’s Specialized Hospital
    Affiliation: UMDNJ-NJ Medical School
    Years in Practice: 15

    Areas of Expertise:

    Awards & Distinctions:

    Henry S. York, MD
    Henry S. York, MD

    Henry S. York, MD

    Title: Essentials of Rehabilitation Practice & Science Resource Link Editor
    Institution: Kernan Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Hospital
    Affiliation: University of Maryland
    Years in Practice: 7

    Areas of Expertise:

    Awards & Distinctions:

    Faisel M. Zaman, MD
    Faisel M. Zaman, MD

    Faisel M. Zaman, MD

    Title: Musculoskeletal Medicine Editorial Board Member
    Institution: Utah Spine and Joint Specialists
    Affiliation: University of Utah
    Years in Practice: 7

    Areas of Expertise:

    • ​Spine care

    Awards & Distinctions:

    • ​Founding member of Utah Spine and Joint Specialists, PLLC, serving as director of interventional physiatric care.
    • Adjunct instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Utah and is also certified in Pain Medicine
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