• Cifu
  • Dec
  • Kreutzer
    • Jeffrey Kreutzer, Ph.D.
    • Rosa Schwarz Cifu Professor
      Director, neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology
      jeffrey.kreutzer@vcuhealth.org
      (804) 828-9098

  • Team member
    • Timothy Lavis, M.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Chief, spinal cord injury and disorders (Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center)
      timothy.lavis@va.gov
      (804) 675-5455

  • McGowan
    • Pat McGowan, M.D.
    • Associate professor
      Vice chair for clinical care
      Medical Director for RRC & ACC 6 Clinic
      james.mcgowan@vcuhealth.org
      (804) 828-4985

  • McKinnley
  • Monastario
  • Pai
    • Ajit B Pai, M.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Chief, physical medicine and rehabilitation (Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center)
      ajit.pai@va.gov
      (804) 675-5117

  • Wehman

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VCU Faculty

  • Cifu
    • David Cifu, M.D.
    • Herman J. Flax, M.D. Professor and chairman
      Clinical – PM&R
      Administration, brain injury, geriatrics
      david.cifu@vcuhealth.org
      (804) 828-4230

  • Team member
  • Carter
  • Dec
    • Katherine Dec, M.D.
    • Professor
      Clinical – PM&R
      Sports medicine, electromyography, dance medicine
      katherine.dec@vcuhealth.org
      (804) 828-3417

  • Hsu
    • Nancy Hsu, Psy.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Clinical – rehabilitation and neuropsychology
      Peds, BI
      nancy.hsu@vcuhealth.org
      (804) 327-1166

  • Team member
  • Klyce
  • Kreutzer
    • Jeffrey Kreutzer, Ph.D.
    • Rosa Schwarz Cifu professor
      Director, neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology
      Clinical – rehabilitation psychology
      Administration, BI
      jeffrey.kreutzer@vcuhealth.org
      (804) 828-9098

  • kunz
  • Marwitz
  • McGowan
    • James McGowan, M.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Vice chair for clinical care
      Director, outpatient and consults
      Director, compliance – PM&R
      Administration, stroke, amputation, orthopedics
      james.mcgowan@vcuhealth.org
      (804) 828-4985

  • McKinnley
    • William McKinley, M.D.
    • LaFratta Endowed Professor
      Vice chairman for education
      Program director, PM&R residency
      Director, spinal cord injury
      Clinical – PM&R
      Education, SCI, EMG
      william.mckinley@vcuhealth.org
      (804) 828-0891

  • Team member
    • Ana Mills, Psy.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Clinical – rehabilitation psychology
      Peds, BI
      ana.mills@vcuhealth.org
      (804) 828-3706

  • Monastario
    • Eugenio Monasterio, M.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Chair, Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation
      Clinical – PM&R
      Pediatric PM&R, EMG, spasticity
      eugenio.monasterio@vcuhealth.org
      (804) 228-5836

  • Qutubuddin
    • Abu Qutubuddin, M.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Director, community rehabilitation
      Clinical – PM&R
      Geriatrics, pain, Parkinson’s disease
      abu.qutubuddin@vcuhealth.org
      (804) 975-5690

  • Rolston
    • Cynthia Rolston, Ph.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Clinical – rehabilitation psychology
      Stroke, orthopedic, general
      cynthia.rolston@vcuhealth.org
      (804) 628-1633

  • Sizemore
  • Skelton
  • Steidle
  • Stovall
  • Walker
  • Wehman
    • Paul Wehman, Ph.D.
    • Professor
      Chair, Division of Rehabilitation Research
      Vice chairman for research
      Clinical – supported employment
      Administration, return to work, BI
      paul.wehman@vcuhealth.org
      (804) 827-0581

Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center faculty

  • Team member
    • Timothy Lavis, M.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Chief, spinal cord injury and disorders
      Clinical – SCI&D/PM&R
      SCI
      timothy.lavis@va.gov
      (804) 675-5455

  • Pai
    • Ajit Pai, M.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Chief, physical medicine and rehabilitation
      Program director, TBI/Polytrauma Fellowship
      Clinical – PM&R
      BI, SCI, general rehabilitation, CAM
      ajit.pai@va.gov
      (804) 675-5117

  • Team member
    • Sharon Benedict, Ph.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Director, assisted living for TBI
      VHA Office of Rehabilitation Services
      Administration, BI
      sharon.benedict@va.gov
      (804) 675-6572

  • Team member
  • Bindal
    • Meenu Bindal, M.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Clinical – PM&R
      Pain management, musculoskeletal
      meenakshi.bindal@va.gov
      (804) 675-5117

  • Burkhardt
    • Brian Burkhardt
    • Assistant professor
      Clinical – biomedical/rehabilitation engineering
      Assistive technology
      brian.burkhardt@va.gov
      (804) 675-5000 ext. 2176

    • Deborah Caruso, M.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Clinical – PM&R
      Musculoskeletal, geriatrics, spasticity, SCI
      deborah.caruso2@va.gov
      (804) 675-5117

  • Castillo
    • Teodoro Castillo, M.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Clinical – SCI&D/PM&R
      SCI, telehealth
      teodoro.castillo@va.gov
      (804) 675-5455

  • Cornis-Pop
    • Micaela Cornis-Pop, Ph.D.
    • Associate professor
      Director of polytrauma rehabilitation
      VHA Office of Rehabilitation Services
      Administration, BI
      micaela.cornispop@va.gov
      (804) 675-5046

  • Drake
    • David Drake, M.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Medical director, interventional pain clinic
      Clinical – PM&R
      Pain management, intervention, CAM
      david.drake4@va.gov
      (804) 675-5188

  • Farrell-Carnahan
    • Leah Farrell-Carnahan, Ph.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Program coordinator, veterans integrative pain clinic
      Clinical – psychology
      Pain, CAM
      leah.farrell-carnahan@va.gov

  • Fox
    • Aaron Fox, M.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Clinical – primary care
      Polytrauma
      aaron.fox@va.gov

  • Goetz
    • Lance Goetz, M.D.
    • Associate professor
      Program director, SCI Medicine Fellowship
      Clinical – SCI&D/PM&R
      SCI, employment
      lance.goetz@va.gov

  • Goldberg
    • Gary Goldberg, M.D.
    • Professor
      Medical director, PTRP
      Medical director, EMG clinic
      Clinical – PM&R
      BI, EMG, neuromuscular ultrasound
      gary.goldberg@va.gov

  • Team member
    • Ashraf Gorgey, LPT, Ph.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Research – SCI
      SCI, exercise, obesity
      ashraf.gorgey@va.gov
      (804) 675-5455

  • Hickman
    • Allison Hickman, D.O.
    • Assistant professor
      Clinical – PM&R
      Musculoskeletal, pain management, stroke, general
      allison.hickman@va.gov
      (804) 675-5117

  • Team member
    • Anne Hudak, M.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Medical director, polytrauma network site
      Clinical – PM&R
      BI
      anne.hudak@va.gov
      (804) 675-5576

  • Team member
    • Denise Lester, M.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Clinical – anesthesiology
      Pain management, anesthesiology
      denise.lester@va.gov
      (804) 675-5188

  • McDonald
    • Scott McDonald, Ph.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Research – psychology
      Clinical – SCI&D/psychology
      Polytrauma, SCI, resiliency
      scott.mcdonald@va.gov
      (804) 675-5455

  • Team member
    • Douglas Murphy, M.D.
    • Associate professor
      Medical director, Regional Amputation Center
      Program director, Polytrauma Amputee Fellowship
      Clinical – PM&R
      Amputation, EMG, musculoskeletal U/S
      douglas.murphy3@va.gov
      (804) 675-5117

  • Oliver
    • Melissa Oliver, OTR
    • Assistant professor
      Program director, assistive technology
      Clinical – occupational therapy
      Assistive technology
      melissa.oliver@va.gov
      (804) 675-5000 ext. 2134

  • Pickett
    • Treven Pickett, Psy.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Associate chief of mental health
      Clinical – psychology
      PTSD, BI
      treven.pickett@va.gov

  • Qutubuddin
    • Abu Qutubuddin, M.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Clinical – PM&R/PADRECC
      Parkinson’s disease
      abu.qutubuddin@va.gov
      (804) 675-5117

  • Stevens
    • Lillian Stevens, Ph.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Program director, VA TBI model systems
      Research/clinical – psychology
      TBI, family counseling
      lillian.stevens@va.gov
      (804) 675-5000 ext. 2859

  • Team member
    • Donald Tower, D.O.
    • Assistant professor
      Medical director, Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center
      Clinical – PM&R
      TBI, polytrauma
      donald.tower2@va.gov
      (804) 675-5117

  • Tubbs
    • Jeffrey Tubbs, M.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Section chief, inpatient SCI&D
      Clinical – SCI&D/PM&R
      SCI
      jeffrey.tubbs@va.gov
      (804) 675-5455

  • Webster
    • Joseph Webster Jr., M.D.
    • Associate professor
      National medical director, VHA Amputation System of Care
      Medical director, Servicemember Transitional Amputation Rehabilitation Program
      Clinical – PM&R
      Administration, amputation, prosthetics/orthotics
      joseph.webster@va.gov
      (804) 675-5576

  • Wilder Schaaf
    • Kathryn Wilder Schaaf, Ph.D.
    • Assistant professor
      Rehabilitation Psychologist, Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center
      Clinical/Research - Psychology, Polytrauma, BI, Family Needs
      kathryn.wilderschaaf@va.gov
      (804) 675-5000 ext. 4004

Secondary appointees

    • Pasquale Accardo, M.D.
    • Pediatrics developmental
      Pediatrics

    • Edmund Acevedo, Ph.D.
    • Health and human performance
      Exercise physiology

    • Brent Arnold, Ph.D.
    • Health and human performance
      Exercise physiology

    • Ou Bai, Ph.D.
    • Biomedical engineering
      Human-computer interface

    • Benjamin Darter, PT, Ph.D.
    • Physical therapy
      Amputation, gait, balance

    • Ronald Evans, Ph.D.
    • Health and human performance
      Exercise physiology

    • Robert Franco, Ph.D.
    • Health and human performance
      Exercise physiology

    • Tony Gentry, Ph.D.
    • Occupational therapy
      Assistive technology, BI

    • Steven Gudas, LPT, Ph.D.
    • Neuroanatomy
      Gross anatomy, cancer

    • Carolyn Hawley, Ph.D.
    • CRC rehabilitation psychology
      Resiliency, BI

    • Lydia Kernitzky, M.D.
    • Pediatrics

    • David Leszczyszyn, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Neurology
      Sleep medicine

    • Robert Litwack, M.D.
    • Anesthesiology
      Pain, intervention

    • Thomas Loughran, M.D.
    • Orthopedics
      Sports medicine

    • Diane Lowman, M.D.
    • Rehabilitation counseling
      Research

    • Peter Lum, M.D.
    • Biomedical engineering
      Human-computer interface

    • Satish Mahajan, M.D.
    • Pediatrics

    • George Masiello
    • Pediatrics
      Biomedical engineering

    • Brian McMahon, Ph.D.
    • CRC rehabilitation counseling
      Research, BI

    • Randall E. Merchant, Ph.D.
    • Anatomy and neurobiology
      CERSE executive director

    • Lori Michener, Ph.D.
    • Physical therapy
      Rehabilitation sciences

    • F. Gerard Moeller, M.D.
    • Psychiatry addiction
      Medicine

    • John Speich, Ph.D.
    • Mechanical engineering
      Robotics

    • John Ward, M.D.
    • Neurosurgery
      BI, spasticity

    • Michael West, Ph.D.
    • Education
      Research, employment

    • Paul Wetzel, Ph.D.
    • Biomedical engineering
      Diagnostics

Community faculty

    • Jeffrey Barth, Ph.D.
    • Neurosciences
      BI, Research
      University of Virginia

    • Heechin Chae, M.D.
    • PM&R
      Fort Belvoir Community Hospital

    • Roger Giordano, M.D.
    • General Rehab, EMG
      Richmond, Virginia

    • David Groopman, M.D.
    • Acupuncture, CAM
      Richmond, Virginia

    • Hillary Hawkins, M.D.
    • Administration, general PM&R
      Sheltering Arms Hospital

    • Albert Jones, M.D.
    • General PM&R
      Sheltering Arms Hospital

    • Gregory Leghart, M.D.
    • General PM&R
      Sheltering Arms Hospital

    • Katrina Lesher, M.D.
    • Peds PM&R
      Orlando, Florida

    • Linda McKinley, RN, CLCP
    • Case management
      Richmond, Virginia

    • Rick Parente, Ph.D.
    • BI, psychology
      Towson State (Maryland)

    • Rick Placide, M.D., PT
    • Orthopedics
      Richmond, Virginia

    • Scott Ross, M.D.
    • BI
      Richmond, Virginia

    • Timothy Silver, M.D.
    • Administration
      General PM&R
      Sheltering Arms Hospital

    • John Snyder, M.D.
    • Pain, intervention
      Petersburg, Virginia

    • Leon Reinstein, M.D.
    • Advocacy
      Sinai Hospital (Maryland)

    • Hans Robert Tuten, M.D.
    • Peds orthopedics
      Richmond, Virginia

    • Mary Wells, Ph.D.
    • Pain, psychology
      Sheltering Arms Hospital

    • Jane Wootton, M.D.
    • General PM&R
      Richmond, Virginia

    • Nathan Zasler, M.D.
    • BI
      Richmond, Virginia

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