Wayne Stokes, MD is a Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and also director of musculoskeletal education for NYU Langone’s residency program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Stokes specializes in the comprehensive diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal problems. In this interview, Dr. Stokes discusses the exciting new musculoskeletal fellowship, the tremendous benefits of a leading academic medical center, and his work in sports medicine from supporting the New York City marathon to area sports teams. He also reviews the importance of exercise as medicine and the future of health in this regard.
Preeti Raghavan, MD directs the Motor Recovery Research Laboratory, whose mission is to develop innovative strategies to restore hand function after stroke and other neuromuscular disorders. She and her multidisciplinary team investigate how brain injury affects motor skills and how sensorimotor integration can be used to enhance motor learning and control. In this interview, Dr. Raghavan provides an in-depth look at her leading research in stroke rehabilitation, employing strategies to engage patients in their care and in utilizing the unaffected arm to promote plasticity and affected arm recovery.
John-Ross (JR) Rizzo, MD is a physician scientist at Rusk Rehabilitation where he is an Assistant Professor. He leads the newly formed Visuomotor Integration Laboratory where his team focuses on eye-hand coordination as it relates to acquired brain injury. Dr. Rizzo has been recognized as a Top 40 under 40 by Crain’s for his industry-leading innovation and dedication to transforming the lives of those with vision impairment worldwide. In this interview, Dr. Rizzo discusses his cutting-edge brain injury research and how alterations can uncouple eye-hand coordination. His work is a major step in designing better outcomes for those with brain injury and understanding and combatting visual impairment.
Mara Sproul, MS, is a registered nurse with experience in rehabilitation, pediatrics, geriatrics, cardiology, and nursing administration. As the Concussion Center Program Manager at NYU Langone, she manages, coordinates and implements all aspects of patient care through the multidisciplinary center. Mara discusses how her nurse training has assisted her in caring for patients in an individualized manner and promoting better outcomes.
Prin Amorapanth, MD, is a clinical fellow in brain injury medicine at Rusk Rehabilitation. His fellowship provides him with training in the rehabilitation and management of patients with a wide range of acquired brain injuries in multiple settings. In this interview, Dr. Amorapanth discusses various topics related to the care of brain injury patients, including using transcranial electrical stimulation to improve emotional regulation and attention.