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As part of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program, approximately three to five times per year visiting professors are brought in for a series of resident lectures followed by a noon time MEC. This exposes our resident staff to nationally known experts for both educational and networking purposes. Among the visiting professors who have lectured at Carolinas Medical Center over the past five years are:

2017 Visiting Professors

Lawrence W. Frank, MD
Medical Director, Spine and Sports Physiatrists
Dept. of Neurological Surgery and PM&R
Rush University School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Lawrence R. Robinson, MD
Chief of Rehabilitation Science and Senior Scientist
Sunny Brook Health Sciences Center
Professor and Division Director of PM&R
University of Toronto
Ontario, Canada

Amy K. Wagner, MD
Associate Professor, Vice Chair Faculty Development and Endowed Chair Translational Research
Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Associate Director Rehabilitation Research, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research
Training Faculty, Center for Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2016 Visiting Professors

Christopher Visco, MD
Sports Medicine Fellowship Director
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

Dennis Matthews, MD
Professor, Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Children’s Hospital Colorado,
Aurora, CO

Visiting Scholars

James Hill III, MD, MPH
Residency Program Director
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

Bryan Loeffler, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Charlotte, NC

Paul Cohen, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychology Fellow
UPMC Sports Concussion Program
Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA

2015 Visiting Professors

Adam Stein, MD
Chairman of the Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
Long Island, NY

Julie Silver, MD
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School –Dept. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Staff, MA Gen., Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA
Co-founder, Oncology Rehab Partner
Boston, MA

Patrick M. Foye, M.D.
Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,
Interim Chair, Department of PM&R
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ 

Alberto Esquenazi, MD
John Otto Haas Chair of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA

2014 Visiting Professors

Jonathan T. Finnoff, DO
Director of Sports Medicine, Barton Healthcare
Tahoe Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
South Lake Tahoe, CA

William Walker, MD
Ernst & Helga Prosser Professor
Dept. of PM&R, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Richmond, VA

2013 Visiting Professors

Karen Kowalske, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Professor and Chair, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Brian J Krabak, MD, MBA
University of Washington, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor, Departments of Rehabilitation and Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, UW

2012 Visiting Professors

Michael O’Dell, MD
Medical Director, Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center

Gary Clark, MD
Residency Program Director, Professor and Chair
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Associate Chief Medical Officer for Education, MetroHealth Medical Center
Medical Director, MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio

Gerard Malanga, MD
Director, Pain Management
Overlook Pain Center