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Kevin MeansName: Kevin M. Means, MD
Title: Chairman
Rank: Professor
MD Degree: Howard University School of Medicine
Residency: PM&R, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; Chicago, IL
Certification: American Board of PM&R, 1986
Special Interests: Geriatric rehabilitation, rehabilitation of balance disorders / falls, and disability in minority populations.
Research Activity: Same as above

 

 



Name: Thomas S. Kiser, MD
Rank: Associate Professor
MD Degree: University of Missouri – Columbia
Residency: PM&R, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Fellowship: MPH, Tulane University
Certification: American Board of PM&R, 1997, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
Special Interests: Spinal Cord Injury and Spasticity
Research Activity: Mobilization after deep venous thrombosis, pressure sore prevention in spinal cord injury

 

 


Name: Rani Haley Lindberg, MD
Rank: Assistant Professor
MD Degree: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2007
Residency: PM&R, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
Certification: American Board of PM&R, 2012
Clinical Interests: Neurorehab, TBI, Spasticity.
Interests: Medical student and resident education, brain injury and stroke, spasticity.

 

 

 


Name: Eldon G. Schulz, M.D.
Rank: Professor of Pediatrics; Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation M.D.
Degree: University of South Dakota School of Medicine
Residency: Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego
Fellowship: Developmental Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts
Board Certification: Pediatrics, 1988
Clinical Interests: ADHD, methylphenidate, cerebral palsy, developmental delay
Research Interests: methylphenidate – placebo effect, motor function in children with Down Syndrome
Conditions/Diseases Treated: Children’s voice problems
Developmental Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

 

 


Vikki StefansName: Vikki A. Stefans, MD
Rank: Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitaton
MD Degree: Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Certification: American Board of PM&R, 1985; Pediatrics, 1985
Special Interests: Pediatric rehabilitation, disability-related electronic mailing lists, dysphagia, functional outcomes, seating and orthotics, pulmonary rehabilitation in neuromuscular diseases
Research Activity: Functional Outcomes
Hobbies: Choir-singing, computer programs
Developmental Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

 

 


Name: Esther H. Tompkins, D.O.
Rank: Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Degree: D.O. Degree, Ohio University of Osteopathic Medicine, 1994
Residency: Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Certification: American Board of PM&R, 2001
Special Interests: Traumatic Brain Injury, Spasticity, Spinal Cord Injury, Musculoskeltal disorders
Conditions/diseases treated: Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy
Developmental Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

 

 


Name: Alexandra Rivera Vega, M.D.Dr Rivera Vega 3
Rank: Assistant Professor
MD Degree: Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Residency: PM&R, Veteran’s Affairs Caribbean Healthcare System, 2011.
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, 2013
Certification: American Board of PM&R, 2012. Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification, 2013.
Clinical Interests: Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal problems, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Trigger point injections, Nerve conduction studies and teaching.
Special Interests: Medical student and resident education, brain injury and stroke, spasticity.

 

 

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Name:  Keerthi Atluri, M.D.Atluri photo
Rank:
Assistant Professor
MD Degree: 
Siddhartha Medical College, Vigayawada, AP, India 12/2005.
Residency: PM&R at Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 2008-2012
Certification: ABPMR part 1-8/2012, ABPMR part 2- 5/2013, ABEM 2014.
Clinical Interests:
EMG’s and Stroke rehabilitation.