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Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez, MD PhD

Medical Director, Outpatient Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Female
Appointment Phone

410-614-4030

Primary Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Medical Director, Outpatient Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics
  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Expertise

Amputee Rehabilitation, Botulinum Toxin Injections, Dysphagia Evaluation - Adults, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthotics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Prosthetics, Rehabilitation, Spasticity Management, Speech and Language Disorders After Stroke, Swallowing Disorders

Research Interests

Epidemiology of Swallowing Disorders (dysphagia); Neural Control of Swallowing; Swallowing disorders (Dysphagia) after stroke

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships

Association of Academic Physiatrists
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM)
Dysphagia Research Society

Additional Resources

Additional Resources +
  • Education +

    Training

    • University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine ( San Juan) (1999)

    Residencies

    • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore/Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ( Baltimore MD ) (2004)

    Certifications

    • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab (2005)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

    Peer-Reviewed Publications

    1: Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Sanchez JL. Malignant Melanoma in Puerto Rico: an Update. PR Health Sci J. 1999 Jun; 18(2):95-8.

    2: Matsuo K, Hiiemae KM, Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Palmer JB: Respiration during Feeding on Solid Food: Alterations in Breathing during Mastication, Pharyngeal Bolus Aggregation and Swallowing. J Appl Physiol, 104: 674-681, 2008. DOI 10.1152/japplphysiol.00527.2007.

    3: Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Kuhlemeier K, Palmer J.B. Racial Disparities in the Development of Dysphagia after Stroke: Analysis of the California (MIRCal) and New York (SPARCS) inpatient databases. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1358-1365, 2008.

    4: Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Kleinman J, Ky P, Palmer JB, Hillis AE. Supratentorial Regions of Acute Ischemia Associated with Clinically Important Swallowing Disorders: A Pilot Study. Stroke, 39:3022-8, 2008. DOI 10.1161/STROKEAHA.108.518969.

    5: Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Gardyn M, Wyckoff S, Ky PKS, Palmer JB. Validation of ICD-9 Code 787.2 for Identification of Individuals with Dysphagia from Administrative Databases. Dysphagia, 24:398402, 2009. DOI 10.1007/s00455-009-9216-1.

    6: White KT, Dillingham TR, Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Rothfield L. Opiates for Chronic Non-Malignant Pain Syndromes: can appropriate candidates be identified for outpatient clinic management? Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 88:995-1001, 2009.

    7: Erdek MA, Halpert DE, Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Cohen SP. Assessment of celiac plexus block and neurolysis outcomes and technique in the management of refractory visceral cancer pain. Pain Medicine 11: 92100, 2010. DOI 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2009.00756.x

    8: Ozaki, K, Kagaya H, Baba M, Yokoyama M, Eiichi Saitoh, Okada S, Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Palmer JB, Uematsu H. The Risk of Aspiration during Videofluoroscopic Examination of Swallowing Varies depending on Food Types. Tohoku J. Exp. Med., 220:41-46, 2010.

    9: Bussell SA, Gonzalez-Fernandez M. Is Dysphagia After Stroke Associated with Race? Further Evidence from the Medical Provider Analysis and Review Data (MedPAR). Arch Phys Med Rehabil. In press.

    Scientific Presentations

    1: White KT, Dillingham TR, Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Rothfield L. Opiates for Chronic Nonmalignant Pain Syndromes: can Appropriate Candidates be Identified? Presented at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2004. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2004, 85(9): e40.

    2: Kuhlemeier KV, Palmer JB, Palmer S, Filart R, Gonzalez-Fernandez M. Health Maintenance Organizations: Do they provide less SCI care? Presented at the annual meeting of the American Spinal Injury Association. J Spinal Cord Med 28:365, 2005.

    3: Kuhlemeier K, Palmer JB, Gonzalez-Fernandez M. Epidemiology of upper digestive tract cancer in hospitalized patients. Presented at the annual meeting of the Dysphagia Research Society, Scottsdale, AZ, 2006. Dysphagia 21:334, 2006

    4: Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Kuhlemeier KV, Palmer JB. Post-stroke Dysphagia: Racial differences in the state of New York. Presented at the annual meeting of the Dysphagia Research Society, Scottsdale, AZ, 2006. Dysphagia 21:330, 2006.

    5: Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Kleinman JT, Ky P, Palmer JB, Hillis AE. Neuroanatomical Basis of Swallowing Disorders after Stroke. Presented at the International Stroke Conference 2008, New Orleans, LA. Stroke 39(2):548.

    6: Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Gardyn M, Wyckoff S, Ky P, Palmer J. Dysphagia Coding in Administrative Databases. Presented at the annual meeting of the Dysphagia Research Society 2008, Charleston, SC. Dysphagia 23:432, 2008.

    7: Inamoto Y, Metani H, Matsuo K, Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Palmer J. The effect of initial bite size and consistency on bolus position in feeding. Presented at the annual meeting of the Dysphagia Research Society 2008, Charleston, SC. Dysphagia 23:428, 2008.

    8: Ozaki, K, Kagaya H, Baba M, Yokoyama M, Okada S, Inamoto Y, Saitoh E, Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Uematsu H. Foods and consistencies that are more likely to cause aspiration during videoflurographic evaluation of swallowing. Presented at the Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting 2009, New Orleans, LA. Dysphagia 24:474, 2009.

    9: Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Sein MT, Palmer JB. The Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability (MASA) for Identification of Patients at Risk for Aspiration in Mixed-Disease Populations. Presented at the annual meeting of the Dysphagia Research Society 2009, New Orleans, LA, Dysphagia 24:472, 2009.

    10: Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Bussell SA. Is the Risk of Dysphagia After Stroke Associated with Race? Further evidence from the Medicare Medical Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) database. Presented at the annual meeting of the Dysphagia Research Society, March 2010, San Diego, CA. Dysphagia (in press).

    11: Brodsky MB, Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Needham DM. Factors Associated with Speech-Language Pathology Referral for Swallowing Evaluation in Intensive Care Patients. Presented at the annual meeting of the Dysphagia Research Society, March 2010, San Diego, CA. Dysphagia (in press).

    12: Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Davis C, Molitoris JJ, Hillis AE. Effect of Education on Severity of Language Dysfunction after Stroke. Accepted for presentation at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, April 2010, Toronto, Canada.

    Invited Editorials

    1: Gonzalez-Fernandez M. Why Not Call 911? Stroke, 2010. Stroke. 2010 May 13. [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.110.585117

    Invited Review Articles

    1: Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Daniels SK. Dysphagia in Stroke and Neurological Disease. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2008 Nov; 19(4):867-88.

    EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

    Publications

    Books

    1: Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Friedman JD, co-editors. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Pocket Companion. Demos. New York. In press, Jan 2011.

    Book Chapters

    1: Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Monahan DM, Matsuo K, Palmer JB. Dysphagia. In: Stein J, Harvey RL, Macko R, Winstein CJ, Zorowitz RD, ed. Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation. New York: Demos; 2008:183-200.

    2: Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Feldman DR. Rehabilitation of the Stroke Patient. In: Rakel RE, Bope ET, Hellerman RD, ed. Conns Current Therapy 2010 and 2011. Philadelphia: Saunders; 2010:903-906.

    3: Feldman DR, Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Singla A, Krabak B, Singh S. Chapter 9: Hip and pelvis injuries in special populations; in The Hip and Pelvis in Sports Medicine and Primary Care, Seidenberg PH and Bowen JD, editors, New York: Springer; 2010: 187-205.

    4: Feldman DR, Gonzalez-Fernandez M. Dysphagia in Stroke and Neurologic Disease. In: Preedy VR, ed. The Handbook of Behavior, Diet and Nutrition. Springer. (In press)

    Reviews

    1: Kim DH, Bleys J, Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Gottesman R, Hudspeth M. Risk of Ischemic Stroke Associated with Low Dose Oral Contraceptive Use: A Meta Analysis. The Jefferson Medicine Forum, 7(1):31-38, 2005.

    Case Reports

    1: Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Harwood D, Felsenthal G. Decreased CMAP Amplitude Correlates with Symptoms Occurring with Limb Position Changes. (Abstract) Presented at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, 2004. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2004 March; 83(3):232.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    1999 3rd Place, Glaxo Wellcome Research Awards
    1999 Leadership Award, University of Puerto Rico School
    of Medicine
    1999 Research Pathway Award, University of Puerto Rico
    School of Medicine
    1999 Dr. Ramon Ruiz Arnau Award, graduating medical
    student Research Award.
    2002 American Pain Society Meeting Scholarship
    2003 Chief Resident, Physical Medicine and
    Rehabilitation, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore
    2008 Traveling Fellowship Award, Japanese Association
    of Rehabilitation Medicine.
    2008 New Investigator Award, Foundation for Physical
    Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    2008 Association of Academic Physiatrists, Program for
    Academic Leadership Recipient.
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  • Upcoming Events +
  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Meyer Room 1-163
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-502-2435
    Appointment Phone: 410-614-4030
    Fax: 443-769-1243
    Location Map
    Good Samaritan Professional Building
    5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
    Baltimore, MD 21239
    Phone: 443-444-4700
    Appointment Phone: 443-444-4714
    Fax: 443-444-4943

    Department/Division

    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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