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Visiting Professors

As part of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program, approximately three to five times per year visiting professors are brought in for a series of resident lectures followed by a noon time MEC. This exposes our resident staff to nationally known experts for both educational and networking purposes. Among the visiting professors who have lectured at Carolinas Medical Center over the past five years are:

2013 Visiting Professors

Karen Kowalske, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Professor and Chair, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Brian J Krabak, MD, MBA
University of Washington, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor, Departments of Rehabilitation and Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, UW

2012 Visiting Professors

Michael O’Dell, MD
Medical Director, Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center

Gary Clark, MD
Residency Program Director, Professor and Chair
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Associate Chief Medical Officer for Education, MetroHealth Medical Center
Medical Director, MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio

Gerard Malanga, MD
Director, Pain Management
Overlook Pain Center

2011 Visiting Professors

Gregory M. Worsowicz, MD, MDA
Chairman, Department of PM&R
University of Missouri-Columbia

Gerald Herbison, MD
Thomas Jefferson University 

Harry Goshgarian, PhD
Wayne State University

2010 Visiting Professors

Larry Vogel, MD
Chief of Pediatrics at the Chicago Shriners Hospitals for Children
Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury program
Assistant Chief of Staff, Medicine
Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Rush Medical College

John Chae, MD, ME
Director, Rehabilitation Research
Director, Stroke Rehabilitation
Professor, Case Western Reserve University

Mark Harrast, MD
UW Medicine, Sports Medicine Physician
Medical Director, Seattle Marathon

2009 Visiting Professors

Lawrence Robinson, MD
Professor, Rehab Medicine
University of Washington

John R. Bach, MD
Professor of PM&R
UMDNJ-University Hospital

Alberto Esquenazi, MD
Chair and Professor PM&R
Moss Rehab At Einstein In PA

2008 Visiting Professors

Mel B. Glenn, MD
Associate Professor
Department of PM&R
Harvard Medical School

Karen Kowalske, MD
Chairman and Professor
Department of PM&R
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas

Joel B. Press, MD
Medical Director
Spine & Sports Rehabilitation Center
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

D. Casey Kerrigan, MD, MS
Professor and Chairman, Department of PM&R
Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Professor, Sports Medicine
University of Virginia

 2007 Visiting Professors

Anthony Chiodo, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Michigan

David O'Brien, MD
Orthopedic Specialists of the Carolinas, P.A.

William Micheo, MD
San Juan Department of PM&R
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Ross Zafonte, DO
Chair and Professor
Department of PM&R
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

2006 Visiting Professors

Mark Sherer, PhD
Neuropsychology Department
Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation

Barry Smith, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Ronald B. Tolchin, DO
Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Miami VA Healthcare System

2005 Visiting Professors

Steve Geiringer, MD
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Wayne State University

Joseph Fortin, MD
Spine Technology and Rehabilitation
Fort Wayne, Ind.

Karen Kowalske MD
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas  

2004 Visiting Professors

Michael L. Boninger, MD
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Daniel Dumitru, MD
Deputy Chairman
Department of Rehabilitative Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Gerald Herbison, MD
Thomas Jefferson University
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pa.

2003 Visiting Professors

David Cifu, MD
Professor and Chairman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Virginia Commonwealth

Andrea Cheville, MD
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Univ of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Paul Gorski, PhD
Coordinator, Diversity Works and Student
Intercultural Learning Center
University of Maryland

Michael Alexander,MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation
Departments of Rehabilitation and Pediatrics
Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, Pa.

Todd Stitik, MD
Pat Foye, MD
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
New Jersey Medical School

2002 Visiting Professors

Steve Gnatz, MD
Marianjoy, Inc.
Wheaton, Ill.

Gerald J. Herbison, MD
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Barbara de Lateur, MD
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Johns Hopkins Hospital

2001 Visiting Professors

Joel Press, MD
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Timothy Boone, MD
Department of Urology
Baylor College of Medicine 

John Corrigan, MD
Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehab
Ohio State University

Carson Schneck, MD
Temple Univ School of Med
Dept of Anatomy and SubBiology

2000 Visiting Professors

Todd Stitik, Director
Occupational/Musculoskeletal Medicine

Dr. Stuart Yablon
Methodist Rehabilitation Center
Jackson MS

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