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Alba Miranda Azola, M.D.

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  • Co-director of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Post Acute Covid Team Clinic
  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Female

Languages: English, Spanish

Expertise

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Swallowing Disorders ...read more

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Maryland Phone

443-997-5476

Outside of Maryland

410-464-6641
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+1-410-502-7683
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Locations

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5476
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5476
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Background

Alba Azola, M.D., is a rehabilitation physician helping patients restore function and movement after an injury or illness. Her expertise includes neurorehabilitation and rehabilitation for swallowing disorders.

Dr. Azola completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, where in her final year she was awarded the Frank L. Coulson, Jr. Award for Clinical Excellence. Prior to the residency, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Swallowing Neurophysiology Laboratory at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Azola received her medical degree from the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico, where she grew up. After the devastating hurricane Maria in 2017, she returned to her homeland to help with hurricane relief.

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Titles

  • Co-director of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Post Acute Covid Team Clinic
  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD; Medicine; Ponce School of Medicine (2008)

Residencies

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2020)
  • Otolaryngology; University of Maryland Medical Center (2012)

Board Certifications

  • Pending/Scheduled (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation) (2020)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Kim, S. Y., Kumble, S., Patel, B., Pruski, A. D., Azola, A., Tatini, A. L., & González-Fernández, M. (2020). Managing the Rehabilitation Wave: Rehabilitation Services for COVID-19 Survivors. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, 101(12), 2243-2249

Azola, A., Mulheren, R., Mckeon, G., Lloyd, T., Christopher-Stine, L., Palmer, J., & Chung, T. H. (2019). Dysphagia in myositis: A study of the structural and physiologic changes resulting in disordered swallowing. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation.

Mulheren, R. W., Azola, A., Kwiatkowski, S., Karagiorgos, E., Humbert, I., Palmer, J. B., & González-Fernández, M. (2018). Swallowing changes in community-dwelling older adults. Dysphagia, 33(6), 848-856

Azola, A., Sunday, K. L., & Humbert, I. A. (2016). Kinematic Visual Biofeedback Improves Accuracy of Learning a Swallowing Maneuver and Accuracy of Clinician Cues During Training. Dysphagia 32 (1), 115-122

Azola, A., Greene, L. R., Taylor-Kamara, I., Macrae, P., Anderson, C., & Humbert, I. A. (2015). The relationship between submental surface electromyography and hyo-laryngeal kinematic measures of Mendelsohn Maneuver duration. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research 58 (6)1627-1636

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Junior Fellowship recipient, Global Conference on Myositis, 2019
  • Hopkins Healer Award PGY2, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2018
  • 1st Place, Post-Doctoral Fellows Association Retreat Poster Competition 2016
  • Springer Publishing Junior Investigator Scholarship, Dysphagia Research Society, 2015
  • Nancy Conrad Volunteer Award, Catholic Charities, 2013

Memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2017
  • Dysphagia Research Society, 2015

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

‘Dynasty’ Reunites To Fight Against Long CovidTown Square with Ernie Manouse, Houston Public Media (March 2021)

COVID-19 'long-haulers' spark area health care movement to create new coronavirus recovery programs, clinics | WNEP (February 2021)

Most Common COVID-19 Symptoms That Won't Go Away | AARP (January 2021)

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The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

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