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Faculty

Kevin M. Means, MD
Title Chairman
Rank Professor
Degree Howard University School of Medicine
Residency Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; Chicago, IL
Certification American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1986
Clinical Interests Geriatric rehabilitation, rehabilitation of balance disorders/falls, disability in minority populations
Research Interests Geriatric rehabilitation, rehabilitation of balance disorders/falls, disability in minority populations

 

 

Thomas S. Kiser, MD
Rank Professor
Degree University of Missouri – Columbia
Residency Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Fellowship MPH, Tulane University
Certification American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1997, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
Clinical Interests Spinal cord injury and spasticity
Research Interests Mobilization after deep venous thrombosis, pressure sore prevention in spinal cord injury

 

 

Rani Haley Lindberg, MD
Title Program Director
Rank Assistant Professor
Degree University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2007
Residency Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Certification American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2012; Brain Injury Medicine, 2014
Clinical Interests Neurorehab, TBI, spasticity, medical student and resident education

 

 

Kamara M. Savage, MD
Rank Assistant Professor
Degree University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2012
Residency Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2016
Certification American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Part 1, 2016; American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Part 2, pending
Clinical Interests Musculoskeletal disorders, spasticity management, stroke rehabilitation, amputee rehabilitation, treatment disparities in minority populations
Research Interests Resident career interests, improving stroke rehabilitation outcomes, pain management during acute inpatient rehabilitation

 

 

Eldon G. Schulz, MD
Rank Professor of Pediatrics; Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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
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 StefansVikki A. Stefans, MD
Rank Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Degree Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Residency Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Certification American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1985; Pediatrics, 1985
Special Interests Pediatric rehabilitation, disability-related electronic mailing lists, dysphagia, functional outcomes, seating and orthotics, pulmonary rehabilitation in neuromuscular diseases
Research Interests Functional Outcomes
Developmental Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

 

 

Esther H. Tompkins, DO
Rank Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Degree Ohio University of Osteopathic Medicine, 1994
Residency Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Certification American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 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

 

Keerthi Atluri, MDAtluri photo
Rank 
Assistant Professor
Degree 
Siddhartha Medical College, Vigayawada, AP, India, 2005
Residency Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 2008-2012
Certification American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Part 1, 2012; American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Part 2, 2013; American Board of Emergeny Medicine 2014
Clinical Interests 
EMG and stroke rehabilitation