VP, Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer
Michael R. Yochelson, MD, MBA is a vice president of Medical Affairs and chief medical officer for the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. He is a highly trained and qualified board-certified neurologist and physiatrist. He is the founding program director of the Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship which he started at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital in 2009.
Dr. Yochelson is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and completed his residency training at the National Capital Consortium. Previously he served as staff physician in the Navy and has a particular interest in headaches, post-traumatic epilepsy, sleep disturbances and spasticity management after brain injury.
Dr. Yochelson is a professor and vice chair of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and professor of Clinical Neurology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He serves as acting chair of the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special Disabilities Programs, a congressionally-appointed position. Dr. Yochelson previously served on the board of directors for the Brain Injury Association of Washington, D.C. and is an active member of the Brain Injury Association of Maryland. He also is chair-elect of the Central Nervous System (CNS) Council in the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R).
Dr. Yochelson has received numerous awards, including the Outstanding Educator Award in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Georgetown University/MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (2008) and the Edward A. Eckenhoff Leadership Award, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (2009). He has been recognized as one of the "Top Rated Doctors" in Northern Virginia (2010 & 2011) and as a "Top Doctor" by Castle Connolly (2011-2014).