AMA Journal of Ethics. June 2015, Volume 17, Number 6:593-596.
About the Contributors
Theme issue: Ethics in Rehabilitation Medicine
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Gaurav Jay Dhiman is a third-year medical student at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. After completing his clinical training, he hopes to become a clinical, bioethics, and health policy professor and possibly join a think tank. He has interned for US Senators Dianne Feinstein and Bill Nelson and for the Center for American Progress.
Kyle T. Amber, MD, completed his first year of residency in the Department of Internal Medicine at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Illinois, in 2015, after which he became a resident in dermatology at the University of California, Irvine. His areas of research interest include immunodermatology, medical ethics, and medical humanities.
Levan Atanelov, MD, MS, is a fourth-year resident in PM&R at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. His interests include telerehabilitation, quality improvement, and early mobility.
John D. Banja, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine in the medical school and a medical ethicist at the Center for Ethics at Emory University in Atlanta. He is the author of Medical Errors and Medical Narcissism (Jones and Bartlett, 2005) and consults frequently on medical malpractice cases.
William L. Bockenek, MD, is a professor in and the chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Carolinas Medical Center/Carolinas Rehabilitation in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Antonio J. Carvalho is a researcher for the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine and its programs at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He is involved in research that investigates treatments and therapies to advance the care, recovery, and rehabilitation of those with extremity trauma and traumatic brain injury, and he is interested in the impact of scientific advancements on law and regulation.
Mitchell J. Cohen, MD, is the vice chair for education and an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and the director of the Pain Medicine Program at Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Cohen has served on committees at national organizations, including the American Pain Society, the American Board of Pain Medicine, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and the National Board of Medical Examiners. His areas of expertise are medical education and pain medicine.
William Filer, MD, is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, where he serves as the associate director of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program. His clinical interests include neuromuscular and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, amputee care, electrodiagnosis, and performing arts medicine.
Michael Fredericson, MD, is a professor and the director of physical medicine and rehabilitation sports medicine and of nonoperative sports medicine fellowships at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California. He has been a team physician with Stanford Athletics for more than 20 years and has lectured and published extensively on the treatment of sports injuries.
James Hill, MD, MPH, is director of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program and an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. Dr. Hill is a graduate of the NIH-sponsored Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program (RMSTP). His research and clinical work focus on the intersection of work and health, including work disability, absenteeism, and return to work after injury and illness.
William C. Jangro, DO, is an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, the assistant director and overseer of the curriculum of the Psychiatry Residency Training Program, and an attending physician on the consultation liaison service and the pain medicine program at Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He treats patients with chronic pain and evaluates hospitalized medical and surgical patients with psychiatric and behavioral complications.
Kristi L. Kirschner, MD, is on the medical staff of Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and a faculty member in the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She specializes in neurological rehabilitation and disability ethics.
Eric Kodish, MD, is the director of the Center for Ethics, Humanities and Spiritual Care at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, where he is also the F. J. O’Neill Professor and chairman of the Department of Bioethics and executive director of the Cleveland Fellowship in Advanced Bioethics. Dr. Kodish has an appointment as professor of pediatrics in the Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.
Martin Kohn, PhD, is director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Program in Medical Humanities within the Center for Ethics, Humanities and Spiritual Care and an associate professor in the Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. His research interests are in the pedagogical aspects of the medical humanities and in developing performance pieces that engage health care professionals and the public in dialogue about the nature and future of health care.
Michael Krawitz is executive director of Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access, in which capacity he negotiated the first Veterans Affairs policy on medical marijuana. He is a disabled United States Air Force Veteran and volunteer patient advocate.
Debjani Mukherjee, PhD, is director of the Donnelley Ethics Program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and of medical humanities and bioethics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her interests include ethical dilemmas posed by neurological impairments, cultural contexts of medical decisions, and the impact of emotionally demanding cases on clinical staff.
Vu Nguyen, MD, MBA, is an associate professor and the vice chair of academics and the residency program director in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Carolinas Medical Center/Carolinas Rehabilitation in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Colonel Paul F. Pasquina, USA (Ret), MD, is the inaugural chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and director of the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences Research at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and director of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Training Program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. His research efforts explore new technologies to enhance the recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration of those with combat casualties, particularly traumatic brain injury and extremity trauma.
Terrence Patrick Sheehan, MD, is the chief medical officer of Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital in Rockville, Maryland. He is also the division director for rehabilitation medicine at The George Washington University Hospital and an associate professor of rehabilitation medicine in the Department of Neurology at The George Washington School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He has served as the national medical director for of the Amputee Coalition since 2006.
Steven A. Stiens, MD, MS, is an associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Stiens is a spinal cord medicine physician practicing rehabilitation and primary care. His published research is primarily in the area of neurogenic bowel rehabilitation, life care planning, and neurological recovery after spinal cord injury, and his current projects focus on vocational rehabilitation, video simulations for distance learning, and telemedicine.
Adam S. Tenforde, MD, is a physician in Redwood City, California, and a PM&R sports medicine fellow at Stanford University, where he was a former All-American long-distance runner. His clinical and research interests are in management and prevention of overuse and sports injuries in athletes.
Steven G. Ullmann, PhD, is the director of the Center for Health Sector Management and Policy and a professor in the School of Business Administration at the University of Miami, Florida.
Richard Weinmeyer, JD, MA, MPhil, is a senior research associate for the American Medical Association Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs in Chicago. Mr. Weinmeyer received his master’s degree in bioethics and his law degree with a concentration in health law and bioethics from the University of Minnesota, where he served as editor in chief for volume 31 of Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice. He obtained his first master’s degree in sociology from Cambridge University. Previously, Mr. Weinmeyer served as a project coordinator at the University of Minnesota Division of Epidemiology and Community Health. His research interests are in public health law, bioethics, and biomedical research regulation.
Julian Willoughby, MD, MPH, is a third-year resident in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Carolinas Medical Center/Carolinas Rehabilitation in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Mark A. Young, MD, MBA, is chair of PM&R at the Workforce & Technology Center, State of Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), Department of Education. He is also a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and the New York University School of Medicine. His scholarly interests include vocational rehabilitation and technology, pain, and neurologic rehabilitation.
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