October 29, 2015


WASHINGTON, DC – Oct. 29, 2015 – MedStar National Rehabilitation Network physicians and residents proudly took place in this year’s American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Conference held in early October in Boston.

Once again, MedStar NRH Network physicians and residents presented posters on a wide array of topics relevant to rehabilitation clinicians. Poster highlights included:

  • Charcot Spine as an Early Complication of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Report
  • Prevention of Pressure Ulcers Among People with Spinal Cord Injury
  • Regenerative Medicine to Treat an Unresponsive Painful Shoulder
  • How to Incorporate Social Media into Your Medical Practice
  • Adaptive Sports Medicine: A Case-based discussion of Injury Management and Prevention
  • Rehabilitation of Breast Cancer Survivors with Post-Mastectomy Syndrome
  • A Structural Examination for Lower Back Pain
  • From the Clinic to the Ballpark and Back Again: Preventing Throwing Injuries Before They Happen

We also want to congratulate the following physicians and residents for their participation in presenting posters at this year’s conference:

  • Cynthia Pineda, MD
  • Pamela Ballard, MD
  • Bryan Murtaugh, MD
  • Marina Ma, MD
  • Camilo Castillo, MD
  • Jean Hsieh, PhD
  • Joseph Connor, MD
  • Esperanza Guillermety, MD
  • Ali Mirdamadi, MD
  • Christopher Karam, MD
  • Rajat Mathur, MD
  • Mayur Amin, MD
  • Rachna Malhotra, MD
  • Cyrus Kao, MD
  • James Liadis, MD
  • Caroline Sizer, MD
  • Robert Bunning, MD
  • Eric Scholten, MD
  • Eric Wisotzky, MD
  • Michael Auriemma, MD
  • Kritis Dasgupta, MD
  • Sharon David, MD
  • Stephen Gunther, MD
  • Jose Baretto, MD
  • Gina Benaquista DeSipio, DO
  • Jason De Luigi, DO
  • Julie Lanphere, DO
  • Kristin Garlanger, DO
  • John Lavelle, DO
  • Amir Mahajer, DO
  • Shounuck Patel, DO
  • Jonas Sokolof, DO
  • Samuel Yoakum, DO
  • Julia Iafrate, DO
  • Cheri Lauwet, MD
  • Suzy Kim, MD
  • David Popoli, MD
  • Maria Reese, MD
  • Katarzyna Ibanez, MD
  • Michael Stubblefield, MD
  • Robert Donlan, MD
  • Brian Krabak, MD
  • Julio Martinez, MD
  • William Macheo, MD
  • Jason Zaremski, MD
  • Vivek Babaria


 About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRH) is a regional system of rehabilitation care that offers inpatient, day treatment and outpatient services in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia.

The Network’s interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation experts provides comprehensive services to help people recover as fully as possible following illness and injury.  Rehabilitation medicine specialists, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists work hand-in-hand with other rehab professionals to design treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs.  Rehabilitation plans feature a team approach and include the use of state-of-the-art technology and advanced medical treatment based on the latest rehabilitation research.  

The Network provides comprehensive programs specifically designed to aid in the rehabilitation of adults and children recovering from neurologic and orthopedic conditions such as amputation, arthritis, back and neck pain, brain injury, cancer, cardiac conditions, concussion, fibromyalgia, foot and ankle disorders, hand and upper extremity problems, post-polio syndrome, stroke, spinal cord injury and disease, and sports and work-related injuries.

Inpatient and day treatment programs are provided at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital located in Northwest Washington, DC and at more than 40 outpatient sites conveniently located throughout the region.  MedStar NRH is consistently ranked by physicians in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s “Best Hospitals” for Rehabilitation, and is fully accredited by The Joint Commission,  the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), with CARF accredited specialty programs for Amputations, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.

For more on MedStar NRH and to find a location near you, log on to MedStarNRH.org.

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