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Carolinas Rehabilitation and the Levine Cancer Institute is offering a one year non-ACGME accredited fellowship in cancer rehabilitation for a board-eligible/board-certified physiatrist interested in developing further expertise in the academic, administrative, clinical, and research components necessary for successful program development. Carolinas Rehabilitation was the first ever hospital accredited in cancer rehabilitation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and hosts the core inpatient services. Cancer providers also serve a consultative role at Carolinas Medical Center, which is the premier tertiary acute care center in the Charlotte metro area. Outpatient services are focused at the Levine Cancer Institute, a US News Top 50 Cancer Center and first cancer center in the United States to receive CARF accreditation. This fellowship allows for flexibility to maximize experiences which will most benefit the candidate for their future career in cancer rehabilitation.

Clinical opportunities include:
• Inpatient cancer rehabilitation services, including solid, liquid, and benign pathologies
• Inpatient consultations and outpatient evaluations
• Supportive care services, including integrative medicine, oncological psychiatry, palliative care, and survivorship
• Oncological specialties, including solid tumor, benign and malignant hematology, radiation oncology, and surgery

Interested candidates must have excellent clinical and academic credentials and be very motivated to be challenged in a dynamic academic, clinical, and operational environment.

Please send cover letter and curriculum vitae to:
Sandra M Watson
Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
1100 Blythe Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
Email: Sandra Watson

 Raj      

Vishwa Raj, MD
Vice-Chair of Clinical Operations
Medical Director, Carolinas Rehabilitation
Chief of Cancer Rehabilitation, Levine Cancer Institute

Dr. Raj is a graduate of Princeton University where he received his bachelor's degree in Biophysical Chemistry. His training includes completing his medical doctorate from Rutgers University-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, internal medicine internship at the Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington Pennsylvania, and physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Raj has several clinical interests, including inpatient and outpatient services, with specific emphasis on lymphedema management, hematological malignancy, and solid tumor rehabilitation. He remains active in many regional, national, and international initiatives regarding the rehabilitation of oncology patients, and participates in research activities relating to functional improvement for individuals suffering from cancer. Dr. Raj is also very involved in national initiatives relating to health care reform, patient accessibility, and utilization for inpatient rehabilitation in the United States.
Dr. Raj is married and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter while taking advantage of everything the Charlotte community has to offer.

 

 Pugh

Terrence Pugh, MD
Faculty Physician
Associate Director, Oncology Rehabilitation

Dr. Pugh received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Alabama in 2006. He later attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine and graduated in June 2010. He completed his internal medicine internship at the University of Alabama School of Medicine-Montgomery program and residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Carolinas Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident in his final year of training.

Dr. Pugh is currently the Director of Oncology Rehabilitation for Carolinas Rehabilitation and is Vice Chief of the Rehabilitation Section at Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Pugh provides inpatient and outpatient services to patients with all cancer diagnoses including hematologic and solid tumors. His interests include improving comprehensive cancer care delivery throughout the region and watching University of Alabama athletics.

 

 Mitchell

Charlie Mitchell, DO
Faculty Physician

Dr. Mitchell graduated with honors from the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medical School in 2014. During medical school he was inducted into Sigma Sigma Phi (the honorary Osteopathic service fraternity), earned an MBA from the Lincoln Memorial University, and taught for an additional year as an OMM/Anatomy Teaching Fellow at his medical school. He later graduated from the University of Cincinnati's PM&R residency program in 2018. During residency he was awarded the Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award and participated in several research projects, including a retrospective pediatric cancer rehabilitation chart review and a prospective robotic intervention for post-stroke hemi-neglect.

Dr. Mitchell's career interests are in cancer rehabilitation with the management of lymphedema, post-mastectomy pain, radiation fibrosis, and spasticity. In his free time he enjoys fitness, travelling, hiking, and family life.


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