Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, lectures are virtual. Didactic sessions are protected from clinical duties and are held on Thursday mornings from 8 am to 12 pm. Subject matter rotates corresponding to a 12-month cycle.

Fall 2020

Introduction to Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (H&P, SCI/BI Emergencies)
Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury
Spinal Cord Injury
Pediatric Rehabilitation
Cancer Rehabilitation
* William H. Donovan Critical Review of the Literature

Spring 2021

Prosthetics & Orthotics
Musculoskeletal Medicine in adjunct with Cadaver Anatomy Course
Comprehensive PM&R Review
* Quality Improvement Project Presentations (lectures/small groups discussions throughout both

Grand Rounds

Date Speaker Title
September 18, 2020 Richard Huang, MD “COVID-19 and Inpatient Rehabilitation”
August 28, 2020 Radha Korupolu, MD, MS “Comparing Outcomes of Mechanical Ventilation with
High vs. Moderate Tidal Volumes in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury”
August 21, 2020 Sudha Tallavajhula, MD “Abnormal Nocturnal (Sleep-Related) Behavior”
August 14, 2020 Cindy B. Ivanhoe, MD “Practice Overview of Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy”
July 24, 2020 Brian M. Bruel, MD, MBA “Electroceutical Innovations for Pain Modulation”
May 29, 2020 Marlis Gonzalez Fernandez, MD, PhD “Dysphagia”
February 21, 2020 Mark L. Latash, PhD “Impaired Control of Action Stability in Subcortical Disorders”
January 31, 2020 Summer Ott, PsyD & Manuel Mas, MD “Multidisciplinary Management of Acute Concussion and Post-Concussive Symptoms”
December 20, 2019 Joseph Arthur, MD “Safe Opioid Prescribing Practices in the Era of the Opioid Crisis”
October 18, 2019 Eva Sevick, PhD & Carolina Gutierrez, MD “Cancer-Acquired Lymphedema: Diagnosis, Staging and Treatment”
September 27, 2019 Luca Giancardo, PhD “Learning Brain Imaging Patterns from Temporal and Spatial Differences”
August 23, 2019 Claire Hulsebosch, PhD “Persistent Inflammation and Pain after Spinal Cord Trauma”
July 26, 2019 Argyrios Stampas, MD “Management of Spinal Cord Injury Neurogenic Bladder with Transcutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation”
June 28, 2019 Maryam Sultan, MD & Rebecca Rauch, PT, DPT “Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: An Integrated Approach to Evaluation and Treatment”
May 24, 2019 Gad Alon, PhD, PT “Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES): On the Road to Personalized Intervention”
April 26, 2019 Alicia Kowalski, MD “Strategies and Tools to Mitigate Burnout and Promote Career Sustainability”
March 29, 2019 Nicole L. Stout, DPT, CLT-LANA, FAPTA “Exercise Prescription in Cancer Rehabilitation: A Precision Medicine Approach”
February 15, 2019 Steven Wolf, PhD, PT “Machine-Based Learning in Treating the Extremities of Post-Stroke Survivors: A Progressive Dynamic”
January 18, 2019 Danielle Melton, MD “Osseointegration: How Direct Skeletal Attachment Impacts Amputee Care”
November 16, 2018 Kelly Knupp, MD, MSCS “Medical Marijuana and CBD Oil: Facts and Myths”
October 19, 2018 Angela Shippy, MD “Evolution of Quality and Patient Safety”
September 24, 2018 Todd Stitik, MD, RMSK 1)”Shoulder Pathology and Rehabilitation” 2)”Ultrasound-Guided Stellate Ganglion Blocks”
August 31, 2018 Monica Perez, PhD, PT “Neuroplasticity Following Human Spinal Cord Injury”
August 24, 2018 Susan Apkon, MD “Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Novel Treatments and their Ethical Quagmires”
July 27, 2018 Gabriel Lopez, MD “Integrative Medicine in Oncology Care Delivery: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Supporting Health”
June 29, 2018 Radha Korupolu, MD, MS & Nuray Yozbatiran, PhD, PT “Non-Invasive Brain and Spine Stimulation in Motor Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury”
May 25, 2018 Steven Kirshblum, MD “SCI Clinical Research: Past, Present & Future Directions”
April 20, 2018 Jack Fu, MD “Past, Present & Future of Cancer Rehabilitation”
March 23, 2018 Randolph Nudo, PhD “Shaping Plasticity to Enhance Recovery after Brain Injury”
February 23, 2018 Carl Josehart, MSW “Healthcare Disparities in the LGBTQ Community”
January 19, 2018 Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD “Using Social Media to Strategically Advance Research and Advocacy for PM&R”
December 1, 2017 Pedro Mancias, MD & Crystal Parker, MS, MPH “Ethical Implications of Unconscious Bias in the Healthcare Setting”
November 8, 2017 Alberto Esquenazi, MD “Gait Assessment and Orthotic Prescription”
October 27, 2017 Juan Galloza, MD “Overcoming Challenges in the Management of Musculoskeletal Problems in Patients with Neurological Disorders”
September 29, 2017 Lumy Sawaki, MD, PhD “Neuromodulation after Neurological Impairment: A Strategy to Promote Functional Recovery”
July 21, 2017 Khader Hasan, PhD “Introduction to Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Clinical Applications”
June 16, 2017 Stanley Herring, MD “Sports Concussions: Addressing Persistent Symptoms and Long Term Concerns”
June 15, 2017 Milap Sandhu, PT, PhD “Acute Intermittent Hypoxia Induces Spinal Plasticity in Individuals with SCI”
June 15, 2017 W. Zev Rymer, MD, PhD “Pathophysiology of Spasticity: New Findings and Implications for Clinical Management”
April 7, 2017 Walter Frontera, MD, PhD “Exercise as a Countermeasure for Sarcopenia”
March 31, 2017 Dale Needham, FCPA, MD, PhD “Early Rehabilitation in the ICU: Moving Back to the Future”
December 16, 2016 Ajai Sambasivan, MD “Steroids, An Interventionist Perspective”
October 7, 2016 William Micheo Martinez, MD “ACL Injury: What Have We Learned Over the Last 30 Years”


Please view our archived PM&R lecture recordings via Panopto.