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Expert in Adult and Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Expert ID: 726696 New York, USA

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Expert is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation with a specialty in pediatrics. She received her MD from Dartmouth Medical School in 1984 and completed her internship in pediatrics and resident training in physical medicine and rehabilitation in New York in 1988. She has over twenty years of experience in adult and pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation. Her experience include holding several academic and professional appointments including her current position as a Deputy Medical Director and Residency Program Director at her affiliated medical center in Brooklyn, NY, where she designs residency training programs in adult and pediatric rehabilitation.

Her current clinical responsibilities include diagnosing and treating patients in rehabilitation clinics and equipment clinics as well as providing consultation on a variety of physical medicine problems especially tone management, speech delay, scoliosis, orthosis, wound management and chronic pain. Her teaching responsibilities include supervising and teaching rehabilitation medicine residents during rotations on inpatient wards and clinics as well as providing didactic lectures to physiatrist residents on cerebral palsy, development, neonate examination, school age child examination, spinal cord injury, torticollis, traumatic brain injury, hypotonia diagnosis, juvenile rheumatoid disease, treating limb-deficient child, spasticity management, meningomyelocoele, neonatal reflexes and selective dorsal rhizotomy.

She has been pediatric physiatrist at her private practice firm as well as at Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center where she was responsible for designing therapy programs, orthotics and durable medical equipment for 136 children in the skilled nursing facility. She is also skilled in insurance appeals as she has worked in that industry since 1998 and also does malpractice cases in NY and Philadelphia.

Expert has consulting experience at the Seton Pediatric Center as the physiatrist to 136 children.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Stamford, Connecticut - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1984 Degree: MD Subject: Medicine Institution: Dartmouth Medical School
Year: 1979 Degree: M.A. Subject: Cell Biology & Biochemistry Institution: Temple University
Year: 1977 Degree: B.A. Subject: Biology Institution: Bryn Mawr College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Deputy Medical Director/Residency Program Director Department: Rehabilitation Medicine Responsibilities: Expert is the deputy medical director and residency program director of rehabilitation medicine; her direct responsibility is with the residency training program in adult and pediatric rehabilitation medicine
Years: 1990 to 2007 Employer: Saint Vincents Catholic Medical Centers Title: Attending Physician Department: Rehabilitation Medicine Responsibilities: Expert was the attending in charge of pediatric rehabilitation medicine in the department of rehabilitation medicine - she consulted three times a week at the Seton Pediatric Center as the physiatrist to 136 children
Years: 1988 to 1990 Employer: Childrens Specialized Hospital Title: Physiatrist Department: Rehabilitation Medicine Responsibilities: She was the physiatrist in a free-standing pediatric rehabilitation hospital responsible for the care of medically fragile children during their rehabilitation - including therapy, orthotics and durable medical equipment. She also commuted to clinics in New Jersey to service outpatients.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert belongs to the following professional organizations: AAPMR, AACPDM, AAP and the
Association of Academic Physiatrists
Licenses / Certifications
Expert is licensed as a physician in NY State.
Professional Appointments
Expert currently works as a Deputy Medical Director and the Residency Program Director
Medical / Professional
Expert completed an internship in pediatrics at North Shore University Hospital (Cornell)in 1985 and then did a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation in the Einstein/Montefiore/Jacobi Combined Program from 1985 to 1988.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
She has experience in litigation consulting and as an expert witness in NY and Philadelphia both in depositions and in federal/state court for plaintiffs and defendents.
Training / Seminars
As a residency program director, her main focus is on education - to that end, she lectures on multiple subjects in rehabilitation medicine during the academic year.
Vendor Selection
She works with specific durable medical equipment vendors and orthotic /prosthetic vendors daily - using only specific vendors whom she trusts to provide the best products for her patients. She has found them after patient careful search via word of mouth within the industry.

Fields of Expertise

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