Dr. Elizabeth Sandel serves as Medical Director at Paradigm Management Services in Walnut Creek, California. She has held a variety of clinical, faculty, and administrative positions in health systems over the last three decades, including the University of Pennsylvania and Kaiser Permanente. Her research on brain injury and stroke outcomes has been supported with funding from the National Institutes of Health and other entities. She served on the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board of Governors for 8 years and as president from 2009-2010. She has been a member of the editorial board of the journal PM&R since its inception in 2009. She is Academy liaison to the National Quality Forum, chair of the Performance Metrics Committee, and a member of the Evidence-Based Practice Committee. She launched Playback/PM&R, a community oral history project, involving interviews with 80 physiatrists over the last 5 years. Holder of a faculty appointment at the University of California at Davis Health System, her medical degree is from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, which now is called Drexel College of Medicine.