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UPMC Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Represented at the 2022 Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting

June 1, 2022

UPMC and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation were well-represented at the 2022 Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Annual Meeting from May 24-28 in New Orleans, LA.

The annual meeting, Physiatry ’22, brought together rehabilitation professionals from around the country to foster lively discussions, collaborate, and share new ideas. 

Following is a list of courses, posters, and presentations delivered by physicians and researchers from UPMC.

Plenary Session

Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD
NIH Heal Initiative and BACPAC

Faculty-led Workshops

Allison Bean, MD, PhD
Enhancing Evidence-Based Medicine Education Within PM&R: A Hands-on Workshop for Residents and Faculty

Wendy Helkowski, MD

  • Residency & Fellowship Program Directors (RFPD) Workshop
  • ACGME Residency Review Committee (RRC) Web ADS Updates

Mary Ann Miknevich, MD, & Allison Schroeder, MD
Resident Bootcamp 

Faculty Presentations

Allison Bean, MD, PhD
Your First Job: Searching, Signing, Starting

Allison Bean, MD, PhD, & Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD
Regenerative Medicine Consultations – Enhancing Patient-Physiatrist Communication

Amanda Harrington, MD
Use of a Shared Mini-didactic Curriculum to Enhance Inpatient PM&R Rotations Across Multiple Institutions

Allison Schroeder, MD, & April Hyon, MD
Mentorship: A Two-way Street

Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD

  • Demystifying Compensation – Lessons Learned
  • Women in Academic Physiatry: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Resident/Fellow Presentations

Kuntal Chowdhary, MD
Coming of Age – An Investigation into the Impact of Aging on the Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment in Osteoarthritis

Kuntal Chowdhary, MD; April Hyon, MD; Merna Naji, MD
Resident/Fellow Hot Topics Roundtable

April Hyon, MD
Billing & Coding Crash Course

Resident/Fellow Posters

Kaivalya Deshpande, MD
Ultrasound as a Diagnostic Tool in the Management of Terminal Neuroma in Traumatic Upper Limb Amputation

Kaivalya Deshpande, MD, & Michael Glicksman, MD
Refractory Right Upper Quadrant Pain Secondary to Slipped Rib Syndrome

James Eubanks, MD
Pre-Operative Exercise in Lumbar Spine Surgery: A Scoping Review

Connor Fultz, MD
Botulinum Toxin Use for Extensor Dystonic Posturing of the Arm in Neuromuscular Movement Disorders: A Case Series

Kristen Harris, MD
I Prefer Not To: Cases of Diminished Motivation

Kristen Harris, MD; Nicholas Race, MD, PhD; Jesse Champi, MD 
Profound Cerebellar Ataxia Secondary to Phenytoin Toxicity

Isaiah Levy, MD
Development of Guillain-Barre Syndrome During Stroke Rehabilitation: A Case Report

Kristen Milleville, MD, & Kristen Harris, MD
A Case of Periodic Hypothermia After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in Inpatient Rehabilitation (IPR)

Deklerk Ngankam, MD
Rehabilitation Outcomes of Cortical Blindness and its Characteristics and Prognosis Secondary to Cardiac Arrest

Nicholas Race, MD, PhD
Delayed Serotonin Syndrome After Intracranial Hemorrhage in the Setting of Chronic Premorbid Dual Serotonergic Agents

Michael Smith, DO
Accelerated Intrathecal Ziconotide Toxicity with Concomitant Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Use: A Case Report and Review of Current Guidelines

Alexander Stanton, MD

  • Treatment of Refractory Low Back Pain Secondary to Epidural Fibrosis
  • Successful Rehabilitation of a Multivisceral Transplant Patient

Lisa Wiesenberger, MD, & Ella D’Amico, MD
A Specialized Prosthetic Device for a Young Golfer with a Right Transradial Amputation

Physiatry ’22 also featured a President’s Reception hosted by Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, chair of the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute and president of the board, AAP. 

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