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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Faculty, Residents, Fellows Represent UPMC at AAPM&R 2023 Annual Assembly

November 20, 2023

The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) 2023 Annual Assembly brought the physiatric community together November 15-19 in New Orleans, LA, to connect, learn, and share their expertise through presentations, workshops, and networking sessions.

UPMC faculty, residents, fellows, and researchers were well-represented with a variety of presentations and poster sessions, including the following:

Faculty Presentations

Christopher Standaert, MD

  • Understanding and Demonstrating your Worth: What is the Value of Physiatry in Health Care?
  • Concerns With Steroid Use in Patients with Musculoskeletal and Spine Problems: What We Do About the Current Overuse of All Forms of Steroids?

Christopher Standaert, MD, Charlotte Brown, PhD, Karen Barr, MD, James Eubanks, MD, and Joseph Shivers, MD

  • The Program for Spine Health: A Novel, Evidence-Based Interdisciplinary Clinic

Eric Helm, MD, Matthew Maxwell, MD, and Ryan Nussbaum, DO

  • Cervical and Thoracic Interventional Ultrasound Application Skills Lab

James Eubanks, MD

  • Manual Medicine Workshop: Structural Examination and Muscle Energy Treatments for Pelvis, SI Joint, and Lumbar Somatic Dysfunction

Kerry DeLuca, MD

  • AAPM&R Advocacy Priorities: Advancing PM&R on Capitol Hill and Beyond

Michael Munin, MD

  • STEP Interventional Spasticity Certificate Program Skills Assessment Faculty
  • Hands-On Ultrasound Guidance and Review of Functional Anatomy for Head and Neck Botulinum Toxin Injections

Suehun Ho, MD

  • Learn About Exam Development with the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Resident and Fellow Posters

Bryan Chadwick, MD    

  • New Bladder Malignancy Presenting with Paraneoplastic Movement Disorder: A Case Report

Drew Redepenning, MD

  • A Preliminary Study on the Respiratory Benefits of Adaptive Video Gaming in Individuals with Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries

Ella D’Amico, MD

  • Role of Dynamic Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Snapping Triceps Syndrome in a 19-Year-Old Male

Learn more about #AAPMR23 by visiting the conference website here.