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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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Mar 18, 2020

Dr. Naomi Gerber serves as the Director of Research for the Department of Medicine at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia and the Outcomes Program at the Beatty Center for Integrated Research. After graduating from Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Gerber completed two residencies in internal medicine and rehabilitation medicine and a fellowship in rheumatology. She served as the Chief of the Rehabilitation Medicine Department at the Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland and was instrumental in helping to develop the sub-specialty of rehabilitative rheumatology. In 2006, Dr. Gerber joined the faculty of George Mason University in the Health Administration and Policy Department and is co-director of the Laboratory for the Study and Simulation of Human Movement. 

In Part 1 of her presentation, Dr. Gerber’s aim is to decipher fatigue in the context of proteomics, performance, and perception. She wants to describe the construct that is beginning to be shaped to enable us to understand fatigue better and indicate how it is effectively measured both objectively and subjectively. She mentioned that the term biosignature is a more robust term than biomarker because it represents multiple domain measures to help us understand complex ideas, such as fatigue. When talking about fatigue, it is necessary for individuals to report what they are experiencing. Expectation plays a role in what a person is trying to accomplish. In order to treat fatigue effectively, it is necessary to know the parameters. Her presentation included the topics of cancer fatigue and liver fatigue, noting that if we do not study the liver better, an important concept in the rehabilitation world, we are not going to conquer this problem. She made a distinction between pathological and non-pathological (normal) fatigue and how to treat these conditions. She also discussed peripheral and central fatigue. There is confusion in the domain culture about these kinds of fatigue and an effort is underway to identify a biosignature that gives a mix of objective measures linked to perception. A portion of the tryptophan pathway is critical for understanding fatigue, both peripheral and central.

Mar 4, 2020

Dr. Bartels received his MD and MPH degrees from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and completed an internship and internal medicine and rehabilitation residencies at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York.

Prior to becoming the Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in September 2013, Dr. Bartels directed Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and the Human Performance Laboratory at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where he has served as director of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and founder and director of the Human Performance Laboratory.

Over the years, Dr. Bartels has also been recognized for his commitment to educating future physicians, including those outside of his specialty of rehabilitation medicine.  While at Columbia, he served as a clinical mentor to two first-year medical students each year and coordinated research teaching for the Rehabilitation residents. He also participated in lecture series events for fellows in the areas of Cardiology and Pulmonary Medicine, sharing the rehabilitation perspective for each specialty.

Feb 19, 2020

Dr. Bartels received his MD and MPH degrees from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and completed an internship and internal medicine and rehabilitation residencies at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York.

Prior to becoming the Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in September 2013, Dr. Bartels directed Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and the Human Performance Laboratory at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where he has served as director of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and founder and director of the Human Performance Laboratory.

Over the years, Dr. Bartels has also been recognized for his commitment to educating future physicians, including those outside of his specialty of rehabilitation medicine. While at Columbia, he served as a clinical mentor to two first-year medical students each year and coordinated research teaching for the Rehabilitation residents. He also participated in lecture series events for fellows in the areas of Cardiology and Pulmonary Medicine, sharing the rehabilitation perspective for each specialty.

Feb 5, 2020

Dr. Charla Fischer one of New York City’s top minimally invasive spine surgeons. She specializes in lumbar disc herniations, lumbar spinal stenosis, lumbar degenerative disc disease, instability, and cervical spine degeneration. She is also an expert in advanced minimally invasive spine surgery techniques such as minimally invasive microdiscetomy, MIS lumbar fusions, robotic-assisted spine surgery, and advanced MIS techniques.

Dr. Fischer completed her residency at Columbia after completing both medical school and undergraduate school on a full academic scholarship at University of Southern California. She spent a year specializing in spine surgery at NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases.

As an associate professor of spine surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Fischer regularly teaches residents and medical students in the areas of compassionate patient care and minimally invasive spine surgery. She has received grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF). The funding helps her pursuits in the advancement of minimally invasive surgical techniques, and quality of life improvements after spine surgery. She routinely publishes in the top peer-reviewed journals and presents her findings at internationally attended academic meetings. She serves on the SRS Research Committee and is an Associate Editor for the prestigious Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Jan 22, 2020

Dr. Charla Fischer one of New York City’s top minimally invasive spine surgeons. She specializes in lumbar disc herniations, lumbar spinal stenosis, lumbar degenerative disc disease, instability, and cervical spine degeneration. She is also an expert in advanced minimally invasive spine surgery techniques such as minimally invasive microdiscetomy, MIS lumbar fusions, robotic-assisted spine surgery, and advanced MIS techniques.

Dr. Fischer completed her residency at Columbia after completing both medical school and undergraduate school on a full academic scholarship at University of Southern California. She spent a year specializing in spine surgery at NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases.

As an associate professor of spine surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Fischer regularly teaches residents and medical students in the areas of compassionate patient care and minimally invasive spine surgery. She has received grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF). The funding helps her pursuits in the advancement of minimally invasive surgical techniques, and quality of life improvements after spine surgery. She routinely publishes in the top peer-reviewed journals and presents her findings at internationally attended academic meetings. She serves on the SRS Research Committee and is an Associate Editor for the prestigious Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Jan 8, 2020

Dr. JR Rizzo is a physician scientist at Rusk Rehabilitation. He leads the 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 deficiencies worldwide. This is a two-part Grand Rounds presentation.

In Part Two, Dr. Rizzo discusses assistive technology. There is lots of it for physical impairments, but what about for sensory impairments, such as mobility? Visually impaired patients may use a white cane while walking, but it misses large physical objects. So, they came up with something they called the Dragon Fly, which may become available commercially by the end of 2019. A form of push and clear technology, it should prove to be highly useful. He talked about advanced driver assist systems (ADAS), systems which, for example, help motor vehicle drivers by improving road safety. Rear end collisions are being reduced significantly. Why can’t we do this for falls experienced by patients with sensory impairments? This work is being done now and he gave examples of how visually impaired pedestrians are being assisted. He also described assistance devices that can help patients in their homes, such as reaching and grasping accurately.

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