Medical Residents and Physicians Deliver Presentations & Posters at 2016 AAPM&R Assembly in New Orleans

Subjects Included Leg Pain in Stroke Patients & Destroyed Muscle Cells

Washington, D.C. – Oct. 26, 2016 — MedStar NRH Network Medical Residents and Physicians made a very strong showing at the 2016 American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Conference (AAPM&R) Annual Assembly which took place recently in New Orleans. Sports medicine, neurorehabilitation and orthopaedics were major highlights of the poster presentations.

Staff physicians presented in seminars at this year’s conference on a wide array of topics including: Sports medicine; brain injury; back and neck pain; manual manipulation; pediatric rehabilitation; cancer rehabilitation; and neurological conditions.

MedStar NRH annually has a major presence at each year’s assembly and this year was no exception.

Some of the posters presented by MedStar NRH Medical Residents included:

  • “An Unusual Cause of Leg Pain in a Stroke Patient: A Case Report” – James Liadis, MD
  • “Acute Diffuse Tendinopathy Causing Systemic Weakness and Pain Secondary to Ciprofloxacin Use: A Case Report” – Emma Nally, MD; Luis Guerrero, MD; Robert Bunning, MD
  • “Hemiballismus as the Presenting Symptom of Polycythermia Vera: A Case Report” – Emma Nally, MD
  • “A Clinical Diagnosis of Athletic Pubalgia: A Case Report” – Michael Auriemma, MD; Luis Guerrero, MD; Bryan Murtaugh, MD
  • “Statin-Induced Rhabdomyolysis Triggered by Concomitant Colchicine Administration: A Case Report” – Michael Auriemma, MD; Robert Bunning, MD

Panel seminars featuring MedStar NRH Medical Staff physicians included:

  • “Training is Over, Now What? Practical Management Pearls for the Trainee in Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine” – Arthur Jason De Luigi, DO
  • “Basics of Manual Manipulation in Physiatry: Part I – Lumbosacral, Pelvis, and Lower Extremity” – Arthur Jason De Luigi, DO; Kristin Garlanger, DO
  • “ITB Pump Management Pearls for Patients with Spasticity, Dystonia and Related Motor Disorders” – Michael Yochelson, MD
  • “The Team, the Physiatrist, and Patient Outcomes: An Iterative Problem-Solving Approach to Improve Team Effectiveness” – Brendan Conroy, MD
  • “Basics of Manual Manipulation in Physiatry: Part II – Neck, Shoulder, and Upper Extremity” – Arthur Jason De Luigi, DO
  • “Manual Manipulation on the Sidelines: Getting your Athletes Back in the Game” – Arthur Jason De Luigi, DO
  • “Best Pediatric Rehabilitation Research Poster Presentations” – Justin Burton, MD
  • “Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) for Post-Mastectomy/Reconstruction Pain Syndrome” – Arthur Jason De Luigi, DO
  • “Unique Procedures in Cancer Rehabilitation” – Eric Wisotzky, MD
  • “Cancer Rehabilitation Summit: Integration Into Practice” – Eric Wisotzky, MD
  • “Best Neurological Rehabilitation Research Podium Presentations” – Richard Zorowitz, MD

For information on the MedStar NRH Residency & Medical Education program go to: MedStarNRH.org

 

About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

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

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 orthopaedic 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, MS, Parkinson’s, 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, D.C., and at more than 50 outpatient sites conveniently located throughout D.C., Baltimore, and all of Maryland, Northern Virginia, & Delaware.  MedStar National Rehabilitation Network 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 National Rehabilitation Network and to find a location near you, log on to MedStarNRH.org 

MedStar NRH Honors Its Residents for 2016 at Annual Medical Staff Banquet

WASHINGTON, DC – June 23, 2016 – MedStar National Rehabilitation Network/Georgetown University Rehabilitation Residents recently celebrated their time with the network during the annual Medical Staff Banquet and Residents Awards dinner on Friday, June 10, 2016.

The banquet took place at the Chevy Chase Club in Chevy Chase, MD.

Highlights/honors from this year’s banquet included:

Attending of the Year – Richard Zorowitz, MD

Outgoing Chiefs – Marina Ma, MD & Eric Scholten, MD

New Chiefs – Michael Auriemma, MD & James Liadis, MD

Top Five Residents For 2016 Include:

  • James Liadis, MD
  • Marina Ma, MD
  • Patrick Martone, DO
  • Michael Auriemma, MD (Resident of the Year)
  • Eric Scholten, MD

Residents with the top SAE Scores – 90% or above:

  • Daniel Reid, MD – 93.1
  • Simon Willis, MD – 96.8
  • Emma Nally, MD – 97.8
  • Rohan Kapoor, MD – 98.3
  • Rishi Vora, DO – 98.8
  • Patrick Martone, DO – 99
  • Joseph Sclafani, MD – 95.5
  • James Liadis, MD – 98.5
  • Michael Auriemma, MD – 99.8
  • Rajat Mathur, MD – 95.1
  • Eric Scholten, MD – 97.7
  • Marina Ma, MD – 98.7

 

 

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 50 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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Curtis Whitehair, MD’s, GME Leadership Lauded by ACGME; Receives Prestigious Parker J. Palmer Award for Work with Residency Program

Dr Curtis Whitehair receiving Parker J Palmer AwardWASHINGTON, DC – March 17, 2016 – Curtis Whitehair, MD, FAAPMR, program director for the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency program at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital/MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is one of just 10 recipients of a 2016 Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). He was chosen for this prestigious honor from among more than 9,800 residency program directors representing all specialties.

The award honors residency program leaders who find creative ways to teach residents and fellows, while providing quality health care. It recognizes those leaders who have fostered innovation and improvement in their residency programs and serve as exemplary role models for residents.

“We are very proud of Curtis—not simply for this recent recognition—but for his day-to-day inspiring approach to resident education,” says Michael Yochelson, MD, MBA, MedStar NRH vice president for medical affairs and chief medical officer. “He has brought real innovation to our program and helped propel it into one of the most sought after psychiatry residencies in the country.”

“Being a program director is very much like being the conductor of an orchestra. And to succeed you need the support of all the players,” says Dr. Whitehair. “I’ve been fortunate that the leadership at MedStar NRH has supported my efforts. They have made education a critical mission of this institution. I’m grateful for their support—and very grateful to ACGME for this honor.”

 


 

 

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 50 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.

Contact: Derek T. Berry
Director of Communications
Ph: 202-877-1773
[email protected]