Angela Stolfi, DPT, is the Director of Physical Therapy, Center Coordination of PT Clinical Education, and Director of PT Residency Programs at Rusk Rehabilitation. A practitioner for over 18 years, she has assumed progressive leadership positions throughout the continuum of care in the physical therapy department. In this interview, Dr. Stolfi discusses some of the most pressing issues in the field today and her work in ensuring a safe workplace.
Kate Parkin, DPT, is the Senior Director of Rehabilitation Therapy Services at Rusk Rehabilitation. She is responsible for directing the clinical and educational programs at Rusk, where she provides leadership, guidance, and administrative support to site directors, clinical directors, and their leadership. In this interview, she describes how therapy services (PT, OT, speech, vocational, psychology, cardiopulmonary) are expanding and evolving care from inpatient to community offerings.
Tamara Bushnik, PhD, oversees the activities, research, and administration of the Research Department at Rusk Rehabilitation. Her research interests lie in the areas of community integration and independent living, approaching this research from a multidisciplinary perspective. In this interview, Dr. Bushnik discusses specific studies relating to cultural disparities, access to care, quality of life, and traumatic brain injury.
Steven Flanagan, MD, is Professor and Chairman of Rehabilitation Medicine and Medical Director of Rusk Rehabilitation. Listen in to this inaugural episode as Dr. Flanagan provides front-line insights on research and translational medicine and discusses Rusk, one of the oldest and most well-known rehabilitation facilities in the world. Among the many topics Dr. Flanagan reviews, his commentary on healthcare reform, mobilization in critical care, improving outcomes while reducing costs, and international leadership are some that can't be missed.