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RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine

RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine is a top podcast featuring interviews with faculty and staff of RUSK Rehabilitation as well as leaders from other rehabilitation programs around the country. These podcasts are being offered by RUSK, one of the top rehabilitation centers in the world. Your host for these interviews is Dr. Tom Elwood. He will take you behind the scenes to look at what is transpiring in the exciting world of rehabilitation research and clinical services through the eyes of those involved in making dynamic breakthroughs in health care.
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Now displaying: February, 2016
Feb 24, 2016

Dr. Jonathan Whiteson is Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine; Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine; Medical Director of Rusk Outreach and Growth; and Medical Director of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. His research interests include: cardiac rehabilitation for patients with advanced congestive heart failure and after left ventricular assist device placement, pulmonary rehabilitation of individuals exposed to world trade center dust, and recognizing encephalopathy and delirium in the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation setting. His medical degree is from the University of London and he completed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation where he also completed a fellowship in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In this second interview with Dr. Whiteson, he discusses the importance of communication, how different provider roles are central to care, and continuous learning and application of techniques to improve patient outcomes. 

Feb 17, 2016

Laurie Kilmartin is Clinical Specialist for the Women’s and Men’s Health Outpatient Physical Therapy program where she works with a diverse population of patients including individuals with pelvic floor dysfunction, prenatal/postpartum related pathology, post-surgical cancer rehabilitation, osteoporosis, and lymphedema. A practicing Physical Therapist for over 11 years, she received her Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from New York University. An American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist, she is an adjunct faculty member at New York University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. She lectures frequently on the topic of lymphedema, cancer rehabilitation, osteoporosis, and Women’s & Men’s Health physical therapy to physical therapists, allied healthcare professionals, students, and the community. In this interview, Laurie discusses treatments for women's health and breast cancer as well as education in this important area. 

Feb 10, 2016

Dr. Gerard Francisco is Chairman and Clinical Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. He also serves as Director of the NeuroRecovery Research Center and Chief Medical Officer at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital. He currently is President of the Association of Academic Physiatrists and Chairperson of the Brain Injury Medicine Committee of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The recipient of a great many honors and awards, his medical degree is from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He also had a postdoctoral fellowship for training in brain injury rehabilitation at the Baylor College of Medicine. He has obtained several research grants and his work has been published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and as chapters in books on medicine. Dr. Francisco's interview is divided into two parts, please access Part One through iTunes. In Part Two, Dr. Francisco continues his discussion by examining current research endeavors, technology, education, and challenges in PM&R. 

Feb 3, 2016

Dr. Gerard Francisco is Chairman and Clinical Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. He also serves as Director of the NeuroRecovery Research Center and Chief Medical Officer at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital. He currently is President of the Association of Academic Physiatrists and Chairperson of the Brain Injury Medicine Committee of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The recipient of a great many honors and awards, his medical degree is from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He also had a postdoctoral fellowship for training in brain injury rehabilitation at the Baylor College of Medicine. He has obtained several research grants and his work has been published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and as chapters in books on medicine. Dr. Francisco's interview is divided into two parts. In Part One, he discusses patient-provider communication in long-term post-stroke spasticity management, brain machine interfaces, the role of technology, and prognostication in TBI. Next week Dr. Francisco will be back for Part Two. 

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