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Rehabilitation Physicians

Physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation are called "physiatrists." They diagnose and treat patients with musculoskeletal injuries and pain syndromes, neurological disorders and other conditions affecting nearly every aspect of physical and cognitive functioning. They are also trained in using electrodiagnostic medicine for the evaluation of various conditions. Many Johns Hopkins physiatrists are not only highly trained doctors, but also active researchers in the field of rehabilitation who teach future leaders in the specialty. 

Photo of Dr. Akhil Chhatre, M.D.

Chhatre, Akhil, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Spine Rehabilitation
Director, Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Fellowship
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Back Pain, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Cervical Degenerative Disc Herniation, Cervical Radiculopathy, Cervical Spondylosis, Lumbar Degenerative Disease, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Lumbar Spine Diseases, Neck Pain, Pain Management, Peripheral Neuropathies, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spinal Disorders, Spinal Pain, Spinal Stenosis
 
Photo of Dr. Albert C. Recio, M.D.

Recio, Albert C., M.D.

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Botulinum Toxin Injections, Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spasticity Management, Spinal Cord Injury, Wound Healing
 
Photo of Dr. Alexius Enrique G Sandoval, M.D.

Sandoval, Alexius Enrique G, M.D.

Medical Director, Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Program
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Cerebral Palsy, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation, Neurologic Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spasticity Management, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke Rehabilitation, Traumatic Brain Injury
 
Photo of Dr. Ashot Sergeevich Kotcharian, M.D.

Kotcharian, Ashot Sergeevich, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Assistant Fellowship Director, Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Back Pain, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Cervical Disc Herniation, Cervical Radiculopathy, Cervical Spondylosis, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Myofascial Pain, Neck Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Peripheral Nerve Injury, Peripheral Neuropathies, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sacroiliac Joint Conditions, Scoliosis, Spinal Disorders, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Thoracic Disc Herniation, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
 
Photo of Dr. Barbara Jane De Lateur, M.D.

De Lateur, Barbara Jane, M.D.

Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Lawrence Cardinal Shehan Professor
Director Emerita, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Distinguished Service Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Deconditioning, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Neuromuscular Disease, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Prevention of Frailty
 
Photo of Dr. Cristina L. Sadowsky, M.D.

Sadowsky, Cristina L., M.D.

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Clinical Director, International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Director, Paralysis Restoration Clinic, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Cord Dysfunction, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Cord Trauma, Traumatic and Non-traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
 
Photo of Dr. Dale M Needham, M.D., Ph.D.

Needham, Dale M, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Medical Director, Critical Care Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Program
Director, OACIS Group
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
 
Photo of Dr. Dominique Luong Vinh, M.B.A., M.D.

Vinh, Dominique Luong, M.B.A., M.D.

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Botox Spasticity Treatment, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Neurologic Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke Rehabilitation
 
Photo of Dr. Dorianne Rachelle Feldman, M.D., M.S.

Feldman, Dorianne Rachelle, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Medical Director of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Back Pain, Cancer Rehabilitation, Joint Pain, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Myofascial Pain, Neck Pain, Neurologic Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spasticity Management, Transplant Rehabilitation
 
Photo of Dr. Erik Hans Hoyer, M.D.

Hoyer, Erik Hans, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Deputy Director for Patient Safety, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Back Pain, Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG), Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Neurologic Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
 
Photo of Dr. Frank S. Pidcock, M.D.

Pidcock, Frank S., M.D.

Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Vice President, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kennedy Krieger Institute
 
Photo of Dr. Kenneth H C Silver, M.D.

Silver, Kenneth H C, M.D.

Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG), Neurologic Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spasticity Management, Stroke Rehabilitation
 
Photo of Dr. Krishnaj Gourab, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Gourab, Krishnaj, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Botox Spasticity Treatment, Medical Informatics, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation, Spasticity Management
 
Photo of Dr. Levan Atanelov, M.D.

Atanelov, Levan, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Falls Prevention Program
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Patient Safety and Risk Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Prevention of Frailty, Spasticity Management
 
Photo of Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez, M.D., Ph.D.

Gonzalez-Fernandez, Marlis, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Vice Chair, Clinical Operations, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Managing Director, Outpatient Operations, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Amputee Rehabilitation, Botulinum Toxin Injections, Dysphagia, Dysphagia Evaluation - Adults, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthotics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Prosthetics, Rehabilitation, Spasticity Management, Speech and Language Disorders After Stroke, Swallowing Disorders
 
Photo of Dr. Melissa Katrina Trovato, M.D.

Trovato, Melissa Katrina, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
 
Photo of Dr. Pablo Ariel Celnik, M.D.

Celnik, Pablo Ariel, M.D.

Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Professor of Neurology
Professor of Neuroscience
Director, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physiatrist-in-chief, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Lawrence Cardinal Shehan Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Medical Director, Outpatient Neurorehabilitation Program
Director, Human Brain Physiology and Stimulation Laboratory
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Neurologic Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation, Traumatic Brain Injury
 
Photo of Dr. Philippines Garcia Cabahug, M.D.

Cabahug, Philippines Garcia, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Director, Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship Program
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Botulinum Toxin Injections, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spasticity Management, Spinal Cord Injury
 
Photo of Dr. Robert Samuel Mayer, M.D.

Mayer, Robert Samuel, M.D.

Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Vice-Chair, Education, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Director, Undergraduate Medical Education, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Residency Director, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Botox Spasticity Treatment, Botulinum Toxin Injections, Cancer Rehabilitation, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Concussion Rehabilitation, Headache, Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy, Joint Pain, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Neurological Restoration, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spasticity Management, Spinal Disorders, Spinal Pain
 
Photo of Dr. Stacy Jennifer Suskauer, M.D.

Suskauer, Stacy Jennifer, M.D.

Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
 
Photo of Dr. Tae Hwan Chung, M.D.

Chung, Tae Hwan, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Dermatomyositis, Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG), Inclusion Body Myositis, Motor Neuron Diseases, Myositis, Neuromuscular Disease, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neuromuscular Pathology, Peripheral Neuropathies, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
 
Photo of Dr. Tracy Friedlander, M.D.

Friedlander, Tracy, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Associate Residency Director, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Botox Spasticity Treatment, Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spasticity Management
 
Jeffrey Palmer, M.D.

Palmer, Jeffrey, M.D.

Professor Emeritus

Retired from medical practice

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Amputee Rehabilitation, Back Disorders, Degenerative Disc Disease, Dysphagia, Spinal Cord Injury and Dysfunction, Swallowing Disorders

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