Medical Education

Carolinas Rehabilitation is offering a one year fellowship in brain injury rehabilitation for a board-eligible/board-certified physiatrist interested in developing further expertise in clinical management and research pursuits within this subspecialty. Carolinas Rehabilitation is a 172-bed CARF-accredited rehabilitation hospital with 30 beds dedicated to brain injury. This fellowship allows for flexibility between clinical and research time and will be specifically designed to meet the candidate's interest.

Clinical opportunities include:

  • Inpatient consultations and outpatient evaluations
  • Neuropsychological evaluations
  • Patient management of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients with a focus on treatment of active medical problems
  • Neuropharmacological trials
  • Procedural management of spasticity

The clinical experience also provides time for learning opportunities with neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons and trauma surgeons located at the Level-1 Trauma Center, Carolinas Medical Center, adjacent to Carolinas Rehabilitation. Brain injury research at Carolinas Rehabilitation includes opportunities to participate in clinical trials initiated at either Carolinas Rehabilitation or Carolinas Medical Center. Interested candidates must have excellent clinical and academic credentials and be very motivated to be challenged in a dynamic clinical/research environment.

Please view our brochure (PDF) for further information on the Brain Injury Rehabilitation fellowship.

For more information, go to Rehabilitation Match.

Please send cover letter and curriculum vitae to:
Elaine Haskell
Physician Recruiter, Physician & AP Recruitment
Physician Services Group, Physician & Advanced Practitioner Recruitment & Retention
2709 Water Ridge Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: 704-355-3814
Email: Elaine Haskell

Past Fellows

Frantz_Megan.jpg Megan Franz, MD, Brain Injury Fellow
2015-2016 Fellow
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital

Tara Chilakamarri, MD Tara Chilakamarri, MD, Brain Injury Fellow
2013-2014 Fellow
Medical School: University of Missouri
Residency: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Nisha M. Patel, MD, Brain Injury Fellow
2012-2013 Fellow
Medical School: Akademia Medyczna, Lublin, Poland
Residency Schools: Wyckoff Heights Medical Center (PGY -1)
Hofstra North-Shore Long Island Jewish School of Medicine (PGY-2 –PGY-4) 
Gemayaret Alvarez-Gonzalez, MD, Brain Injury Fellow
2011-2012 Fellow
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency: Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center 
Andrew Dennison, MD, Brain Injury Fellow Andrew Dennison, MD, Brain Injury Fellow
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine/University of Texas
Lori Grafton, MD, Brain Injury Fellow Lori Grafton, MD, Brain Injury Fellow 
2007-2008 Fellow
Medical School: University of Rochester
Residency: Sinai Hospital in Baltimore
Monica E. Crump, MD Monica E. Crump, MD
2006-2007 Fellow 
Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania-Hahnemann School of Medicine
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine/University of Texas
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