Medical Director, SCI Program, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

MedStar Health Profile:

As the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, DC region, MedStar’s 10 hospitals, the MedStar Health Research Institute, MedStar Medical Group, and its many other programs and services are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. MedStar National Rehabilitation Network has over 50 locations in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware and provides inpatient rehabilitation services at its flagship hospital in Washington, DC as well as at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, MD.


Medical Director, SCI Program, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MNRN) seeks an experienced spinal cord injury physician who will lead its Spinal Cord Injury Program. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-years of experience in spinal cord rehabilitation and be responsible for direct oversight of the spinal cord injury system of care, including inpatient, day program, and outpatient care. Clinical duties are based at our flagship hospital, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (MNRH), and include inpatient rehabilitation on the CARF specialty-accredited spinal cord injury unit, inpatient call, and two half-days per week in the outpatient clinic. The candidate will be a part of a large spasticity program, including the use of chemodenervation and intrathecal baclofen pump management. At MNRH, the candidate has access to an on-site orthotics & prosthetics clinic, multidisciplinary seating clinic, driver’s evaluation program, adaptive technology services, and fitness program for persons with disabilities.  The candidate will be part of the clinical leadership responsible for quality/safety outcomes, compliance, CARF accreditation, and success of the program.

The candidate should possess a strong interest in academics. MNRN has a highly regarded PM&R residency program with 18 residents as well as 5 fellowship programs in Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury Medicine, Sports Medicine, Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, and Cancer Rehabilitation. Our SCI fellowship became ACGME accredited in 2016 and the successful candidate will participate in selection of the initial fellow, helping to shape the program from the ground up. In addition, the ideal candidate will be a key player in mentoring our fellows and providing development and education to our residents.

A key driver in the success of the SCI program is its portfolio of research. The Medical Director of the SCI program will work closely with the program’s Director of Research to integrate ours and others research findings into clinical practice, as well as provide input to our research initiatives. The Medical Director of the SCI program at MNRH will work very closely with the Medical Director of the SCI Program at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, MD to ensure consistency of programming, outcomes, and the development of rehabilitation strategic planning throughout the network.

The candidate will be eligible for a faculty appointment commensurate with his/her experience in the Department Rehabilitation Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center, the academic partner of MedStar Health.

Job Requirements:

  • Medical degree - MD, DO or equivalent
  • Completion of an accredited residency program
  • Fellowship trained (preferred)
  • Licensed for the practice of medicine in Washington, DC
  • Board certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Board certification in SCI (preferred)

This is a full-time employed position with MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and our website is  We offer highly competitive benefits and a compensation package that is commensurate with training and experience. Professional malpractice and medical liability are covered by MedStar Health. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.  MedStar Health is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to achieving diversity among its faculty and staff.


Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae to:

Curtis Whitehair, MD
Interim Vice President of Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer
[email protected]
(202) 877-1504 [P]
(202) 829-3487 [F]


About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

At MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MNRN), we've been treating adults and children with disabling illness or injury for more than 30 years. We're the post-acute care experts helping our patients regain independence, return to their community, and their lives. We offer the very best in rehabilitative services, including:

  • Award-winning inpatient care, with 137 licensed beds at our flagship hospital in Northwest Washington, DC.
  • Unique day treatment programs.
  • Outpatient services at numerous sites throughout Washington, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Delaware.
  • Home care through MedStar Health Visiting Nurse Association.

MNRH Highlights

  • Accredited by The Joint Commission and CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
  • CARF Accredited Specialty Programs in: Amputation, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, and Stroke.
  • An interdisciplinary team approach to care that puts the patient first.
  • Advanced rehabilitation technology, such as the ZeroG gait training tool and AlterG anti-gravity treadmill.
  • International leader in rehabilitation research.
  • Respected center for the education of rehabilitation professionals.