Carolinas HealthCare System

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Faculty

Dr. Aggarwal Puneet K. Aggarwal, MD
Medical Director, Sports Medicine & Injury Care

Dr. Aggarwal is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia-Roanoke and his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine. Later, he completed an interventional spine fellowship at Medical College of Virginia Hospital and the Sheltering Arms Spine and Sport Center. He is board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine.

Associations in which Dr. Aggarwal is active include the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiatric Association of Spine, Sport and Occupational Rehabilitation, North American Spine Society, International Spinal Injection Society and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Aggarwal's primary interests are in interventional spine care, musculoskeletal and sports medicine, as well as electromyography (EMG/NCS).

Dr. Aggarwal enjoys spending time with his wife, swimming, jogging and reading. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing racquetball, tennis and ultimate Frisbee.

Dr. Agner David Agner, MD
Faculty Physician

Dr. Agner is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Agner completed his undergraduate degree in pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a member of Rho Chi, the Pharmaceutical Honor Society. He completed his medical degree at East Carolinas University and completed his internship in internal medicine at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, and his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Bockenek William L. Bockenek, MD
Chair, Department of PM&R, Carolinas Medical Center
Medical Director, Carolinas Rehabilitation
Director, Post Polio Program

Dr. Bockenek, Medical Director of Carolinas Rehabilitation, graduated from medical school at the University of South Florida and completed his residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/New Jersey Medical School, which is affiliated with the Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation. Dr. Bockenek received the highest score in the nation on the physical medicine and rehabilitation board qualifying examination and the Spinal Cord Injury subspecialty examination.

He sits on the American Board of PM&R and is a member of the American Paraplegia Society, the American Spinal Injury Society, the Association of Academic Physiatrists, American Academy of PM&R and the residency review committee for PM&R of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). In addition to certification in PM&R and SCI Medicine, Dr. Bockenek is also certified in electrodiagnostic medicine by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Dr. Bockenek is President of the American Paraplegia Society and the Vice President of the Spinal Cord Injury Professionals. Dr. Bockenek enjoys hiking, bicycling, kayaking and spending time with his family.

Dr. Boncimino Kathleen Boncimino, MD
Medical Director, Carolinas Rehabilitation-NorthEast

Dr. Boncimino received her undergraduate degree from State University of New York and her medical degree from New York Medical College. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine as well as physical medicine and rehabilitation from Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Following residency, Dr. Boncimino was an attending physician at Morristown Medical Center. She joined a private practice in New Jersey and served as Vice Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Morristown Memorial Hospital. She is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Boncimino is also certified by the American Board of Physical medicine and Rehabilitation with a subspecialty in sports medicine.

Dr. Boncimino is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American College of Physician Executive and the North Carolina Medical Society.

Dr. Boncimino is married with three children and enjoys outdoor activities including water sports, golf and tennis.

Dr. Chandler J. Leon Chandler, MD
Faculty Physician

Dr. Chandler is a graduate of the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate College of Medicine. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital and his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Temple University Hospital. 

Associations in which Dr. Chandler is active include the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation. Special interests include orthopedic rehabilitation and stroke as well as complementary/alternative medicine.  Dr. Chandler enjoys playing the trumpet, jogging and playing basketball. He and his wife have a daughter.

Lori M. Grafton, MD
Program Director, Brain Injury Program

Dr. Grafton received her undergraduate degree in biological sciences with distinction and honors from Goucher College and her medical degree from the University of Rochester. She studied molecular and genetic aspects of endocrine and metabolic diseases at the Amsterdam International Medical Summer School. Her internship in internal medicine was at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation was completed at Sinai Hospital in Maryland where she was chief resident.

Dr. Grafton completed her brain injury fellowship at Carolinas Rehabilitation. She is an active member of the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Hirsch Mark Alexander Hirsch, PhD
Research Faculty

Dr. Mark Hirsch is a leading research scientist with the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He received his PhD at Florida State University (1996) with a randomized controlled trial titled: “Activity-dependence enhancement of balance and muscle strength in Parkinson’s disease”. He completed his training in neurorehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with Barbara J. de Lateur, MD (PM&R) and obtained international expertise in movement disorders through a neurology fellowship in motor control with Harald Hefter, MD, PhD at Dusseldorf University School of Medicine, Germany. His research and scholarship address issues of motor coordination in Parkinson’s disease, including balance and gait impairment. Two research areas of particular interest are innovation and participatory medicine, including conceptual and empirical studies on spouse and patient-as-partner in delivering health care, shared decision making, and potential barriers to physical activity. 

In 2012 Dr. Hirsch together with Dr. Sanjay Iyer developed RENEW Carolinas Parkinson Disease Initiative (Research and Education in Neuro-Wellness), a joint initiative with Carolinas HealthCare System Neurosciences, Carolinas Rehabilitation, LiveWELL Health Center and local branches of the YMCA of greater Charlotte, to promote community-based neuro-wellness care for people living with Parkinson’s disease.  Dr. Hirsch’s participatory research has been externally funded both privately and through the National Institutes of Health. He serves on several international editorial boards and is the past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas (2010-2012).  Dr. Hirsch is especially passionate about mentoring resident physicians, junior faculty, and teaching.

Dr. Hirsch is married and has two sons. A “retired” ballroom dancer (World Amateur Formation Ballroom Championships, Blackpool, England), he is still an avid salsa fan and enjoys swimming and soccer.

Dr. Jackson Thomas R. Jackson, MD
Faculty Physician

Dr. Jackson received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Jackson is board-certified by the physical medicine and rehabilitation with certification in Pain Medicine and American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is an active member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the International Spine Intervention Society. He has made numerous presentations in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Jackson won the James T. Demopoulos Physical Medicine & Rehab Outstanding Resident Award.

Dr. Jackson is married and enjoys running and traveling.
Shilpa R. Kasuganti, MD
Faculty Physician

Dr. Kasuganti is a graduate of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her internship in internal medicine at Evanston Northwestern Hospital and her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. 

Associations in which Dr. Kasuganti is active include the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Association of Academic Physiatrists.

Dr. Kennelly Michael J. Kennelly, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Charlotte Continence Center
Director, Urology Services

Dr. Kennelly is a specialist in female urology, neurourology, urodynamics and pelvic reconstruction. Prior to completing an internship and residency in Surgery and Urology at the University of Michigan, Dr. Kennelly earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. He received his fellowship training through the Division of Urology at the University of Texas.

He is certified as a Diplomate of the American Board off Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In addition, he is a member of the American Urological Association, the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology, the American Urogynecology Association and the American Spinal Injury Association.

He has authored or co-authored several articles and book chapters in these areas of specialty. Dr. Kennelly holds various teaching positions at Carolinas Medical Center and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is Medical Director of CMC's Continence Center and Director of Urology at Carolinas Rehabilitation. In addition, he is Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Urology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and President of the American Spinal Injury Association. 

Jesse Lieberman, MD
Faculty Physician

Jesse Lieberman, MD received his undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University and his medical degree from Wake Forest University. He completed his internship in internal medicine at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Carolinas Rehabilitation.  Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in spinal cord injury medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  Dr. Lieberman is currently pursuing a Master's of Science in Public Health. 

He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and board eligible in spinal cord injury medicine. He is a member of the American Heart Association, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Spinal Injury Association and the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals.

Dr. Lieberman’s clinical interests include spinal cord injury medicine, research of cardiovascular disease, and prevention and detection in individuals with spinal cord injury. 

Dr. Lieberman is married with twins. He enjoys spending time with his family and reading.

Dr. Lofton LaTanya D. Lofton, MD
Program Director, Spinal Cord Injury Program

Dr. Lofton is a graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. She completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She was a clinical fellow in Spinal Cord Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine.  Dr. Lofton is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Associations in which Dr. Lofton is active include the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Association of Academic Physiatrists, the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association and the Arkansas Medical Society. Her clinical interests include spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, spasticity, amputee rehabilitation and neuromuscular disease.  Dr. Lofton enjoys cooking, reading, playing the piano and playing the saxophone.

Dr. Lorch Frank E. Lorch, IV MD
Faculty Physician

Dr. Lorch is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Ohio State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Ohio State University and a fellowship in Spine and Sports Medicine following his residency. He came to our program from a well-respected, multi-disciplinary spine group in Charlotte, where he has lived since 2002. Dr. Lorch is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, pain medicine and sports medicine, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force where he received several commendation medals and awards while proudly serving our country.

Among his many talents, Dr. Lorch is a whitewater kayak instructor at the U.S. National Whitewater Center where he can often be found in his spare time. He and his wife Rachel live in Dilworth and are allowed to share their home with Cosmo, their Jack Russell terrier.

Dr. Martini Dana L Martini, DO
Faculty Physician

Dr. Martini received her undergraduate degree in biology from Carlow College and her medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her internship at St. Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA and her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation form University of Pittsburgh. She is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Prior to joining Carolinas Rehabilitation, Dr. Martini had been in clinical practice since 2005. She has expertise in brain injury, stroke rehabilitation, neurotrauma, electrodiagnosis, musculoskeletal medicine, prosthetics and orthotics and spasticity management. Dr. Martini is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

In free time, she enjoys watching sports, cooking, creative writing and traveling.
Dr. Miller Timothy B. Miller, MD
Faculty Physician

Dr. Miller received his undergraduate and medical degree from Louisiana State University. He completed his internship in internal medicine in Earl K. Long Medical Center and his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at New York University’s Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine where he was also Chief Resident. Following residency, he became the medical director of an inpatient rehabilitation center in Louisiana. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. His clinical interests include stroke rehabilitation and electrodiagnostic medicine.

Dr. Miller is married with two daughters and enjoys playing basketball, traveling and watching Louisiana State University football.
Dr. Nguyen Vu Q.C. Nguyen, MD
Vice-Chair of Academics
Director, Residency Program
Director, Stroke Program
Director, Acupuncture Clinic

Dr. Nguyen graduated from Michigan State University and completed an internship in Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics. He served as a physician in the United States Air Force, functioning as an emergency medicine physician and Interim Medical Director, and later practicing family medicine. After leaving the Air Force, he returned to residency training at Carolinas Rehabilitation where he served as chief resident and subsequently joined the faculty of Carolinas Rehabilitation. As of January 1, 2006, he became Residency Program Director.

Dr. Nguyen is board certified in the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. He subspecializes in stroke rehabilitation. His research interests involve post-traumatic amnesia, dysphagia, spasticity and neuromodulation of shoulder subluxation.

Dr. Nguyen is married to another physician. They have four children - three humans and one feline. Their current interests include hiking, camping, and going to the beach.

Dr. Niemeier Janet P. Niemeier, PhD, ABPP
Professor, Senior Director of Research

Dr. Niemeier is the Principal Investigator for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) NICHD RO1 randomized controlled trial of an acute neurobehavioral and cognitive intervention for persons with TBI. She is also co-principal investigator for a community-based ABC Board grant for modifying the traditional 12-step treatment model to make it more accessible for persons with brain injury. Dr. Niemeier received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed post-doctoral work at the University of Virginia in neuropsychology and was a Fellow of the Drexel University College of Medicine’s Hedwig von Amerigen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women from 2009–2010. She is one of only 144 persons in the United States who is board certified in rehabilitation psychology.

In addition to her leadership role at Carolinas Rehabilitation, Dr. Niemeier has served as president of Division of Rehabilitation Psychology of the American Psychological Association, and was awarded a Lifetime Service Award from APA last year. She has been PI or project director of federally funded grants over 15 years, including the Virginia Commonwealth University Traumatic Brain Injury Model System of Care. She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Rehabilitation Psychology and an Ad Hoc reviewer for over 15 peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Niemeier serves as an appointed or Ad Hoc panel reviewer for NIDRR, NIH, and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. 

Dr. Niemeier enjoys distance running and has won medals for competitive 10K and 5K races. She has a coastguard certificate for safe boating and you can find her on Lake Norman from time to time. She is also an avid hiker and gardener. She loves to visit her three grown children in Michigan, Washington, DC, and Virginia.

Dr. Otey Asim S. Otey, MD
Faculty Physician

Dr. Otey is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine and his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center. During the final year of residency, Dr. Otey served as chief resident.

Associations in which Dr. Otey is active include the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation, the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the American Medical Association. Special interests include musculoskeletal medicine, general rehabilitation and electrodiagnostics. Dr. Otey enjoys exercising, playing chess, traveling and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Dr. Raj Vish Raj, MD
Vice-Chair of Clinical Operations
Associate Medical Director
Director, Cancer Rehabilitation
Co-Director, Lymphedema Program

Dr. Raj is a graduate of Princeton University where he received his bachelor's degree in Biophysical Chemistry. He subsequently received his Medical Doctorate from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School on the campus of Rutgers University. His internship in internal medicine was completed at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pa.; and he completed his training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Raj is an active member of the cancer rehabilitation community contributing work at the local, regional and national levels. His academic interest relates to cancer fatigue and treatment as well as a variety of other rehabilitation issues pertinent to cancer diagnoses. With active membership in national organizations such as the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Association for Academic Physiatrists, Dr. Raj hopes to further the cause of cancer rehabilitation and contribute to research that will promote appropriate treatment protocols for Hematological and Oncological rehabilitation issues.

Dr. Raj is married and currently lives in the Charlotte area. Though he enjoys all of the cultural and sporting events Charlotte has to offer, he particularly enjoys outdoor activities with his three dogs: Yogi, Missy and Mr. Pickles.

Dr. Rissmiller Sonya G. Rissmiller, MD
Faculty Physician

Dr. Rissmiller graduated from the Medical College of Virginia and completed her residency training at Carolinas Medical Center. Her special interests include musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, amputee rehabilitation, management of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain, and exercise prescription for the elderly. Dr. Rissmiller is married with two children, two cats and two dogs. She enjoys weightlifting, fitness activities, Dr. Phil and chocolate.

Dr. Shall Matthew B. Shall, MD
Director, Carolinas Rehabilitation, Mount Holly
Associate Residency Program Director

Dr. Shall earned his undergraduate degree from Miami of Ohio and his Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical University of Ohio. He then completed his internship in internal medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School before completing his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Carolinas Rehabilitation where he served as Chief Resident. Following his residency, Dr. Shall joined a private practice in Seattle, WA, before returning to Carolinas Rehabilitation in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to become Medical Director of our new facility in Mount Holly. Dr. Shall is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as being a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In addition to participating in numerous volunteer activities and community service projects, Dr. Shall has received several honors and awards.  Dr. Shall resides with his wife, Amanda, in the northwest suburbs of Charlotte.

Dr. Socha Laurel Socha, NP

Mrs. Socha received her master degree to become a Nurse Practitioner at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Nashville, TN. She worked as a staff nurse in the Progressive Care and PICU at Levine Children’s Hospital and at Duke Children’s Hospital as a Nurse Practitioner in the Pediatric Cardiac ICU. Laurel has been on staff at Levine Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation since March, 2012. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Laurel is married and has two children and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Judi Tassone, MD
Faculty Physician

Dr. Tassone joined Carolinas Rehabilitation and Carolinas Back and Sports Specialists in 2009.  She is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and electrodiagnostic medicine and is a member of the American Medical Directors Association.

Dr. Tassone is originally from Hammonton, NJ, and has published articles in various medical journals. She is a specialist in diagnosing and treating problems of the musculoskeletal system.  She offers an aggressive, non-surgical approach to pain and injury, including low back and neck pain, sports and work-related injuries, arthritis and herniated discs. She works to restore function to people with stroke, hip fracture and walking difficulty. 

In her spare time, Dr. Tassone enjoys ballet, sailing, bird watching and spending time with family. She believes in caring for the whole person- body, mind and spirit.
Dr. Thomas J. George Thomas, MD
Medical Director, Carolinas Rehabilitation-Pineville

Dr. Thomas received his medical degree from Trivandrum Medical College in Kerala, India. He completed his internship in internal medicine at St. Francis Hospital and his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at University of Missouri School of Medicine. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in spinal cord injury medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital. After completing his fellowship, he was an attending physician on the inpatient rehabilitation unit and teaching faculty for the PM&R residency program at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He has won several teaching awards from graduating residents. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and received a subspecialty certification in spinal cord injury, burns rehabilitation and wound care. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Paraplegia Society. His clinical interests include the use of neuropharmacology in cerebral injuries, spinal cord injury and burns rehabilitation and wound care. 

Dr. Thomas is married with two daughters and enjoys photography, traveling and playing soccer.
Dr. Thommen Douglas M. Thommen, MD
Faculty Physician

Dr. Thommen is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey and his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the JFK-Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, where he was chief resident. His clinical special interests include musculoskeletal and electrodiagnostic medicine. Dr. Thommen is married with one son. He enjoys marathon running, triathlons, reading and playing guitar. 

Dr. Toaston Tanisha Toaston, DO
Faculty Physician

Dr. Toaston is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor University Medical Center and a fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Toaston is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. She will be working primarily at Carolinas Rehabilitation as a faculty attending with the Carolinas Rehabilitation Spinal Cord Injury Program. Prior to joining Carolinas Rehabilitation, Dr. Toaston worked at a rehabilitation hospital in Dallas.

Dr. Toaston is a self-proclaimed sports enthusiast (especially professional football) and enjoys traveling, spending time with her friends, family and her cat Gypsie.

Dr. Tsai Tobias Tsai, MD
Interim Medical Director
Pediatric Rehabilitation at Levine Children’s Hospital

Dr. Tsai received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University. He completed his internship at University of Rochester and his residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Tsai is nationally recognized as a leader in pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation, providing comprehensive services for children of all ages who have experienced a debilitating illness or injury. His clinical interests include cerebral palsy and brain injury. Dr. Tsai has presented at national and international medical conferences and is a member of many pediatric and rehabilitation medical organization.

Dr. Tsai is married and has a son and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Shawn Van Wallendael, PA-C Shawn Van Wallendael, PA-C

Mr. Van Wallendael has been a member of Carolinas Rehabilitation staff – in one capacity or another – for nearly 10 years. He worked as a pediatrics CNA before attending Bowman Gray for his Physician's Assistant certification. He has assisted the physicians in stroke, pediatric, oncology and spinal cord rehabilitation. Those from the Salisbury area may recognize him from his numerous stage appearances with Piedmont Players and the St. Thomas Players. Besides amateur theater, Van Wallendael's other interests include chess/games and spelunking.

Jeffrey M. Wiggins, PA-C Jeffrey M. Wiggins, PA-C

Mr. Wiggins received his undergraduate degree in biology from Georgia Southern University and earned his masters degree to become a Physician Assistant at South University in Savannah. Prior to PA school, he worked as a physical therapist assistant for almost seven years. He has been on staff at Carolinas Rehabilitation since June 2004. A member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the National Stroke Association, Jeff is certified through the National Commission of Physician Assistants. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching sporting events, traveling, listening to live jazz and the outdoors.
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