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UPMC Physiatrists and Fellows to Present at the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Annual Meeting

January 23, 2023

The UPMC Rehabilitation Institute and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will be well-represented at the 2023 Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Annual Meeting, which will take place February 21-24 in Anaheim, Ca.

Physiatry ’23 will bring together 1,500+ rehabilitation professionals for four days of 800+ poster presentations, 75+ educational sessions, 50+ exhibitors, and several networking events. The conference will also include the President’s Reception, hosted by AAP’s President Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD, and sponsored by UPMC.

Following is a list of workshops, presentations, and poster sessions to be delivered by UPMC physicians, researchers, residents, and fellows. 


• Karen Barr, MD, Max Hurwitz, DO, & Angela Garcia, MD: Interactive Mentoring Skills Practice: A Framework to Enhance your Mentoring Conversations

February 23, 3:30 – 5 pm

• Allison Bean, MD, PhD: Finding Your Why: Developing a Personal Mission, Vision, and Values for Early Career Physiatrists

February 23, 3:30 – 5 pm

• Michael Boninger, MD:

> Changing Jobs/Transitions, Rehabilitation Scientist Training Program (RMSTP)

February 22, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

> Negotiations Lecture and Panel (RMSTP Program)

February 23, 2 – 3 pm

• Brad Dicianno, MD: Leveraging the Power of Digital Health to Improve Rehabilitation Outcomes

February 22, 3:30 – 5 pm

• James Eubanks, MD: The Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System: Opening the Black Box of Rehabilitation

February 23, 3:30 – 5 pm

• Wendy Helkowski, MD: So, You Want to be a Program Director? (PAL Program)

February 22, 3:30 – 5 pm

• Betty Liu, MD & Angela Garcia, MD: Acupuncture as Gateway to Wellness in PM&R

February 24, 2:45 – 4:15 pm

• Michael Munin, MD: Management of Spastic Hemiplegic Gait

February 23, 3:30 – 5 pm

• Christopher Standaert, MD, Joseph Shivers, MD, & James Eubanks, MD: From the Frontiers of Healthcare Transformation: A Fellowship in Value-Based Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine

February 22, 8 – 9 am

• Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD: An Interprofessional, Lifestyle Medicine Approach to Musculoskeletal Pain: The Latest Evidence

February 22, 3:30 – 5 pm


Resident/Fellow Presentations

• Jessica Prokup, MD: National Curriculum Initiative in Developmental Medicine: Community-Engaged Scholarship in Action

February 24, 1:15 – 2:15 pm

• Nicholas Race, MD, PhD: RMSTP Scientific Papers

February 24, 9:15 – 10 am

Resident/Fellow Posters

• Roshawn Brown, MD: Metformin Inhibits Scar Tissue Formation in Wounded Tendon Healing

• Kerry Cerana, MD: Use of Dynamic Ultrasound and Diagnostic Injection for Diagnosis of Atypical Sternoclavicular Joint Sprain

• Michelle Eventov, MD: The B12 Bounce Back: Successful Treatment of Nitrous Oxide-Induced Spinal Cord Injury

• Michael Glicksman, MD: Refractory Right Upper Extremity Pain and Paresthesias Due to Neurovascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

• Lisa Godbold, MD:

> A Case of Neuralgic Amyotrophy After COVID-19 Vaccination in a Young Healthy Female

> Transient Cerebellar Mutism from Right Cerebellar Intraparenchymal Hemorrhage (IPH) in a 24-year-old Woman

• April Hyon, MD: Using Ultrasound to Uncover Fibrolipomatous Hamartoma in the Electromyography Lab

• Kristen Milleville, MD:

> A Case of Musculocutaneous and Radial Nerve Injury after the Latarjet Procedure

> A Case of Treatment-Resistant Post-COVID Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension in Inpatient Rehabilitation (IPR)

• Deklerk Mgankam, MD: Posttraumatic Movement Disorder–Dyskinesia

• Nicholas Race, MD, PhD: Anxiety-spectrum Psychosocial Dysfunction, Safety Learning Impairments, and Altered Social Preferences Following Experimental TBI in Rats

• Alexander Stanton, MD: Recurrent Neuralgic Amyotrophy: Suspicion for a Hereditary Etiology

Learn more about the UPMC Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.