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ALABAMA
ARKANSAS
CALIFORNIA

Dixie Lynne Aragaki, MD 
PM&R Residency Program Director/Associate Clinical Professor
UCLA/VA Greater L.A. Health Care System 
dixie.aragaki@va.gov
Phone: (310) 478-3711 x49595
10 years experience
Specialties/Interests: Program Director for 25 Residents across a large multicampus program in Greater Los Angeles area. Medical Student interest group mentor to UCLA and USC. Musculoskeletal curriculum instructor for 1st year medical students at UCLA. Academic interests in maintaining/expanding PM&R curriculum for residency and pain medicine fellowship training programs. Special clinical interests in geriatric rehab, cancer/cardiopulmonary rehab, outpatient musculoskeletal, inpatient consultations, electrodiagnostics, and wheelchair/prosthetics/gait analysis.
Programs: Academic/Educator, Administrator

COLORADO
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Alexander Dromerick, MD
Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine
National Rehabilitation Hospital/Georgetown University
alexander.w.dromerick@medstar.net
Phone: (202) 877-1946
21 years experience
Specialties/Interests: Stroke, TBI, UE amputation, neuroplasticity
Programs: Research

FLORIDA

Daniel Herman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Florida College of Medicine
hermadc@ortho.ufl.edu
Phone: (352) 273-7355
1 year experience
Specialties/Interests: Clinical: Non-op MSK, Sports Medicine, Concussion Management, EMG Research: Biomechanics of Human Motion and Injury including Running, ACL Injury, and Concussion; Effect of Neurocognition on MSK Injury Risk
Programs: Day in the Life, Research

GEORGIA
Jacob Lee, DO
Physician
Emory University
yslee1125@gmail.com
Phone: (951) 897-9363
1 year experience
Specialties/Interests: Neuromodulation, Chronic pain, Neuropathic pain, Tendonopathy, PRP, Stem cells, Spine pain
Programs: Day in the Life, Academic/Educator
ILLINOIS
INDIANA
KANSAS
KENTUCKY
LOUISIANA
MARYLAND

Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medical Director Outpatient Clinics
Johns Hopkins University
mgonzal5@jhmi.edu
Phone: (443) 416-5757
10 years experience
Specialties/Interests: Clinical: Prosthetics and Orthotics, Neurorehabilitation, Spasticity Management Research: Communication and Swallowing disorders after stroke (Behavior/Brain relationships), Pain measurement. Academic: Medical Information technology, Physiatry clinical management
Programs:
Day in the Life, Academic/Educator, Research


Jeffrey B. Palmer, MD

Professor; Departments of PM&R, Otolaryngology, and Functional Anatomy/Evolution
Johns Hopkins University
jpalmer@jhmi.edu
Phone: (410) 502-2446
31 years experience
Specialties/Interests: Clinical: Neurorehabilitation, Dysphagia rehab; Research: Mastication and swallowing, Biomechanics and kinesiology of the tongue and jaw, Swallowing disorders, Developing your research career in academic physiatry; Administrative: Career development in academic physiatry, Succeeding as a department chair
Programs:
Academic/Educator, Research, Administrator

MASSACHUSETTS
MICHIGAN

Michael Andary, MD
Professor
Michigan State University
andary@msu.edu
Phone: (517) 719-8898
27 years experience
Specialties/Interests: Pain, Electrodiagnosis, Residency Program Director
Programs: Academic/Educator

Edward A. Hurvitz, MD

Professor and Chair
University of Michigan
ehurvitz@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 936-8178
26 years experience
Specialties/Interests: Pediatric Rehabilitation, Academic Department Chair
Programs: Academic/Educator, Research

MINNESOTA

MISSOURI
NEW JERSEY

Susan Garstang, MD
Associate Chief of Staff for Education, Associate Residency Director
Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School
susan.garstang@va.gov
Phone: (973) 395-7025
16 years experience
Specialties/Interests: Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Spasticity management, Outpatient general PM&R, Geriatrics
Programs: Day in the Life, Academic/Educator

NEW YORK

Karen Morice, MD
Attending Physician
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
kmorice@alumni.ucla.edu
Phone: (917) 650-1390
6 years experience
Specialties/Interests: Spasticity, sports, general physiatry, ultrasound guided-injections
Programs: Day in the Life


Alex Moroz, MD

Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
New York University
Alex.Moroz@nyumc.org
14 years experience
Specialties/Interests: Musculoskeletal, Sports, Acupuncture
Programs: Academic/Educator


K. Rao Poduri, MD

Professor and Chair
University of Rochester
kr_poduri@urmc.rochester.edu
Phone: (585) 275-3274
34 years experience
Specialties/Interests: Stroke, SCI and pain management (non interventional); Medical director of an acute inpatient rehab unit, residency program director and Chair elect; Medical rehab council of the AAPM&R
Programs: Day in the Life, Academic/Educator


Matthew Shatzer, DO

Residency Program Director, PM&R
Hofstra North Shore-Long Island Jewish School of Medicine
mshatzer@nshs.edu
Phone: (516) 465-8609
11 years experience
Specialties/Experience: 1) Neurorehabilitation 2) Spinal Cord Injury Medicine 3) Musculoskeletal Medicine 4) Residency Program Director
Programs: Day in the Life, Academic/Educator


Adam B. Stein, MD

Chairman and Professor
Hofstra North Shore-Long Island Jewish School of Medicine
astein3@nshs.edu
Phone: (516) 465-8729
23 years experience
Specialties/Experience: Spinal Cord Medicine, Medical Education, Departmental Administration
Programs: Academic/Educator


Sayed Emal Wahezi, MD

Assistant Director, Program Director
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
swahezi@montefiore.org
5 years experience
Specialties/Interests: Interventional Pain Management: Ultrasound MSK Implantable Devices Percutaneous discectomy minimally invasive lumbar decompression
Programs: Day in the Life, Academic/Educator, Research


Christopher Visco, MD

Assistant Professor
Columbia University - New York Presbyterian Hospital
cv2245@cumc.columbia.edu
4.5 years experience
Specialties/Interests: Clinical: Musculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine, Spine Care Associate Residency Program Director Fellowship Director, Sports Medicine
Programs: Day in the Life

NORTH CAROLINA

OHIO
PENNSYLVANIA

Michael L. Boninger, MD
Professor and Chair
University of Pittsburgh
boningerml@upmc.edu
20 years experience
Specialties/Interest: Spinal cord injury, assistive technology, academic and research administration
Programs: Research, Administrator


Mendel Kupfer, MD, FAAPMR

Director of Resident Recruitment
Thomas Jefferson University
mxkupfer@gmail.com
Phone: (215) 435-2500
8 years experience
Specialties/Interests: SCI, neuro rehab, medical rehab, spasticity
Programs: Day in the Life, Academic/Educator

PUERTO RICO

TENNESSEE

TEXAS

Gerard E. Francisco, MD
Professor and Chair
University of Texas-Houston
gerard.e.francisco@uth.tmc.edu
Phone: (713) 797-5246
18 years experience
Specialties/Interests: Department administration, Medical Leadership in hospital organization, Leadership in national academic organizations, Clinical - Spasticity; TBI; Stroke; Robotics; Neuromodulation and Neural Interfaces
Programs: Day in the Life, Academic/Educator, Administrator


James McDeavitt, MD

Professor and Chair
Baylor College of Medicine-Houston
James.McDeavitt@bcm.edu 
Phone:(713) 798-4495
22 years experience
Specialties/Interests: Practice administration, leadership development, business development, academic administration, negotiation
Programs: Day in the Life, Administrator

UTAH
VIRGINIA

Emerald Lin, MD
TBI Physiatrist
lin.emerald@gmail.com
1 year experience
Specialties/Experience: TBI- from severe to mild, concussions- sports and blast injury, spasticity management- botulinum toxin injections, ITB pumps, med managment; headache management- botulinum toxin injections, advocacy- field and patient, patient education, some msk, ultrasound
Programs: Day in the Life. Academic Educator


William McKinley, MD

Professor, Residency Program Direcotr
Virginia Commonwealth University
wmckinley@mcvh-vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 828-4233
25 years experience
Specialties/Interests: SCI, EMG
Programs: Day in the Life, Academic/Educator


Antonio Quidgley-Nevares, MD

Association Professor, Chair
quidgla@evms.edu
Phone: (757) 446-5915
10 years experience
Specialties/Experience: Pain medicine
Programs: Day in the Life. Academic Educator

WASHINGTON
Gregory Carter, MD
Medical Director
St. Luke's Rehab Center
gtcarter@uw.edu
Phone: (509) 768-1272
25 years experience
Specialties/Experience: Neuromuscular disease
Programs: Research
WISCONSIN
CANADA
ALBERTA
BRITISH COLUMBIA

MANITOBA

NOVA SCOTIA
ONTARIO

David Berbrayer, MD
Head, Division of Physiatry
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto
david.berbrayer@sunnybrook.ca
Phone: (416) 480-4069
25+ years experience
Specialties/Interests: Amputee, Chronic Pain, Pediatrics, Spinal cord, General trauma
Programs: Day in the Life, Academic/Educator, Research, Administrator

QUEBEC
SASKATCHEWAN

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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