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Are you planning to attend the AAP annual meeting, Physiatry ’22, May 24-28? 

Visit us at Booth 301 in the Exhibit Hall and don’t miss the following presentations from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab clinicians, researchers and alumni (and be sure to check out the full list).

Those noted in orange bold are Shirley Ryan AbilityLab attendings, residents, fellows, therapists, researchers and, in some cases, alumni. Those noted in black bold are alumni who work at other institutions. Alumni graduating years are noted in parentheses. All times are in central daylight time (CDT).

Highlighted Events


Fellowship & Job Fair
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 25, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Location: Grand Salon A

Plenary Panel: NIH HEAL Initiative and BACPAC
Course Director: Gwen Sowa MD PhD (2004).
Keynote Speakers: Leslie Derr PhD. Linda Porter PhD. Rebecca Baker PhD.
Date/Time: Thursday, May 26, 9:30 – 10:30 AM
Location: Churchill C/D – 2nd Floor



AAP Annual Member Caucus & Awards Ceremony
Award winners include: Prakash Jayabalan MD PhD (2016) AAP Early Career Academician Award and Alice Ye MD (2023) Foundation for PM&R Pain Management and Spine Care Research Grant
Date/Time: Saturday, May 28, 8:00 – 8:30 AM
Location: Churchill C/D – 2nd Floor

Read More: Novel Approaches to Knee Osteoarthritis - Highlighting Dr. Jayabalan’s Research


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Resident, Fellow, Attending and Alumni Presentations


Pre‐Conference Workshops

Workshop: Residency & Fellowship Program Directors (RFPD) - Day 1 and Day 2
Workshop Directors: Sarah Eickmeyer MD (2011). Rita Hamilton DO.
Day 1 Speakers: James McDeavitt MD. Michael Saulino MD PhD. Greg Worsowicz MD. Michael Mallow MD. Danielle Perret Karimi MD. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez MD. William Filer MD. Sheital Bavishi DO. Alex Moroz MD MHPE.
Day 2 Speakers: Caroline Fischer MBA. Wendy Helkowski MD. Eric Holmboe MD.
Day/Time: Tuesday, May 24, 12:00 PM – 3:45 PM and Wednesday, May 25, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: St. Charles – 3rd Floor

Resident, Fellow & Medical School Boot Camp
Workshop Directors: Nathan Olafsen MD. Jennifer Soo Hoo MD (2018).
Faculty: Derrick Allred MD. W. David Arnold MD. Kathryne Bartolo MD. Amit Bhargava MD MS RMSK. Christian Custodio MD. Jeremy Hartman MD. Prakash Jayabalan MD PhD (2016). Dara Jones MD. Richard Kendall DO. Nicholas Ketchum MD. Heakyung Kim MD. Jonathan Kirschner MD. Mindy Loveless MD (2015). Maryann Miknevich MD. John McGuire MD. Subhadra Nori MBBS FABPMR. Leslie Rydberg MD (2009). Allison N. Schroeder MD. Asad Siddiqi DO. Brionn Tonkin MD. Christopher Visco MD (2009).
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 25, 8:00 AM ‐12:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom A

Workshop: Medical Education in Physiatry: Building Teaching Skills
Workshop Director: Leslie Rydberg MD (2009)
Faculty: Idris Amin MD. Robert Irwin MD. Nitin Jain MD MS. Nathan Katz BS. Patrick Kortebein MD. Adam Lewno DO. Michael Mallow MD. Jacqueline Neal MD (2013). Ben Seidel DO. Aaron Yang MD (2013). Ashlee Bolger MD. Maya Therattil MD. Amit Bhargava MD.
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 25, 12:00 ‐ 4:00 PM
Location: Prince of Wales ‐ 2nd Floor

Supporting Department Financial Health through Philanthropy and Other Creative Solutions
Course Director: David Steinberg MD MMM (1995).
Speakers: Catherine Raney Norman. Ross Zafonte DO.
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 25, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Port – Riverside Complex

Academic & Research Sessions

Off the Grid: Unusual Board Certifications and Fellowships
Course Director: Michael Saulino MD PhD.
Speakers: Kimberly Heckert MD. Hemant Kalia MD MPH FIPP. Christopher Plastaras MD (2000). Miriam Segal MD.
Date/Time: Thursday, May 26, 8:00 – 9:00 AM
Location: Churchill B2 – 2nd Floor

Unveiling the Hidden Curriculum: Active Learning for Teaching Residents Professional Skills
Course Director: Laura Malmut MD (2019).
Speakers: Shelly Hsieh MD. Emily Kivlehan MD (2020). Leslie Rydberg MD (2009). Eric Wisotzky MD.
Date/Time: Thursday, May 26, 11:15 AM ‐ 12:15 PM
Location: Churchill B2 ‐ 2nd Floor

Discussing Bad News: Skills and Strategies to Utilize in the Rehab Setting
Course Director: Dorothy Tolchin MD EdM.
Speakers: Kim Barker MD (2011). Andrea Cheville MD MSCE. Naomi Kaplan MBBS. Sean Smith MD.
Date/Time: Friday, May 27, 8:00 – 9:00 AM
Location: Churchill B2 – 2nd Floor

What's the Evidence? Research Initiatives at the American Board of PM&R
Course Director: Lawrence Robinson MD (1985).
Speakers: Carolyn Kinney MD.
Date/Time: Friday, May 27, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Location: Eglinton Winton – 2nd Floor

Facilitating Research and Clinician‐Researcher Interaction: The Research Accelerator Program
Course Director: James Sliwa DO (1984).
Speakers: Melissa Briody MOT OTR/L MS HSM. Richard Lieber PhD.
Date/Time: Friday, May 27, 2:00 ‐ 3:00 PM
Location: Marlboro A/B ‐ 2nd Floor

Women in Academic Physiatry: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
Course Directors: Anne Felicia Ambrose MD MS. Lyn Weiss MD.
Speakers/Faculty: Andrea Cheville MD MSCE. Sara Cuccurullo MD. Talya Fleming MD. Marlis Gonzalez Fernandez MD PhD. Nneka Ifejika MD MPH. Mooyeon Oh-Park MD MS. Danielle Perret Karimi MD. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez MD. Preeti Raghavan MD. Gwen Sowa MD PhD (2004). Carmen Terzic MD PhD.
Date/Time: Friday, May 27, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Location: Churchill B1 – 2nd Floor

Advocacy and Educational Principles for Developing Disability Education
Course Directors: Nethra Ankam MD. Katherine Goss MPH.
Speakers: Yelim Chung. Ravi Kasi MD. Courtney Reid MD. Leslie Rydberg MD (2009). Carley Sauter MD. Maya Therattil MD. Dorothy Tolchin MD EdM. Margaret Turk MD.
Date/Time: Friday, May 27, 3:30 ‐ 5:00 PM
Location: Churchill B2 ‐ 2nd Floor


Demystifying Compensation, Lessons Learned
Course Director: Greg Worsowicz MD.
Speakers: Diane Braza MD. James McDeavitt MD. Gwen Sowa MD PhD (2004). David Steinberg MD MMM (1985).
Date/Time: Thursday, May 26, 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Prince of Wales – 2nd Floor

Speak Up, Stand Out: Public Policy Committee Town Hall and Effectively Communicating with Members of Congress
Course Director: Felicia Skelton MD MS.
Speakers: Danielle Perret Karimi MD. John Melvin MD MMSc. W. Evan Rivers DO (2011, 2012). Chris Rorick MPA. Greg Worsowicz MD.
Date/Time: Thursday, May 26, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Location: Prince of Wales – 2nd Floor


Build Resources for Physiatrists Around the World: Introduction of AAP Global Academic Physiatrists Subcommittee
Course Director: Mooyeon Oh-Park MD MS.
Speakers: Alexandra Arickx MD. Rochelle Dy MD. Andrew Haig MD (1986). Christopher Parnell DO. Raul A. Rosario-Concepcion MD. Wali Sabuhi.
Date/Time: Friday, May 27, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Location: Grand Salon A3

In‐Training/Resident, Fellow & Student Session

Mentorship: A Two‐Way Street
Course Director: Allison Schroeder MD.
Speakers: April Hyon MD. Prakash Jayabalan MD PhD (2016). Robert Samuel Mayer MD MEHP.
Date/Time: Saturday, May 28, 9:30 ‐ 10:30 AM
Location: Grand Salon A


Wellness Champion Town Hall/Meet Up
Co-Presenters: Aaron Yang MD (2013). Theodora Swenson MD.
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 25, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Location: Eglinton Winton – 2nd Floor

Scientific Paper Presentation ‐ Musculoskeletal/Multiple Sclerosis and other Neurological Conditions

Date/Time: Thursday, May 26, 11:15 AM ‐ 12:15 PM
Location: Eglinton Winton ‐ 2nd Floor
The Demographic Characteristics and Global Health Impact of Golf for Individuals with Disability: A Mixed‐Methods Study (Sports Medicine)
Presenting Author: Stanley Guillaume MD MPH (2022). Co-Authors: Tony Bennett. Brett Smith. Prakash Jayabalan MD PhD (2016).

Scientific Paper Presentation ‐ Musculoskeletal/Multiple Sclerosis and other Neurological Condition

Thursday, May 26, 3:30 ‐ 5:00 PM
Location: Eglinton Winton ‐ 2nd Floor
The Development of a Cartilage Stress Test for the Metabolic Evaluation of Knee Osteoarthritis (Musculoskeletal)
Presenting Author: Prakash Jayabalan MD PhD (2016). Co-Authors: Chad Hanaoka BA. Rose Darcy BA. Vikram Darbhe MS.

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Poster Gallery Reception


Thursday Session, May 26, 2022, 5:00 ‐ 6:30 PM
Friday Session, May 27, 2022, 5:00 ‐ 6:30 PM
Location: Chemin Royale Foyer
Listed alphabetically by author last name.

A Tale of Two Pandemics: Recrudescence in the Era of COVID‐19
Authors: Stanley Abrams MD (2023). Leslie Rydberg MD (2009).

Oromandibular Dystonia Resulting in Recurrent Bilateral Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation in a Patient with Atypical Parkinsonism: A Case Report
Authors: Adenike Adewuyi MD (2022). Lynn Vidakovic MD (2005).

Utilizing Neuromuscular Ultrasound to Determine Diaphragm Dysfunction in COVID Long Haulers
Authors: Keerthana Chakka BA BS. Ellie Farr MD (2021). Prabhav Deo MD (2022). Colin Franz MD PhD (2017).

Cross-sectional Analysis of the Global Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Worldwide Golfers with Disabilities
Authors: Rose Darcy BS. Cameron Faussett MD (2021). Alexander Neuville BA MS. Prakash Jayabalan MD PhD (2016).

Improving Phrenic Nerve Conduction Studies with a Surface Electrode Array Plus Verification by Neuromuscular Ultrasound
Authors: Prabhav Deo MD (2022). Kevin Ozment MD (2022). Alyssa Togliatti MSc. Colin Franz MD PhD (2017).

Socioeconomic Factors are Predictive of Functional Improvement in Inpatient Rehabilitation After COVID‐19
Authors: Sean Dreyer MD (2022). Christopher Lewis MD (2023). Kyle Fahey PT. Prakash Jayabalan MD PhD (2016).

Soothe the Savage Beast: Patient Perceptions of the Benefits of Music Therapy in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility
Authors: Evan Edwards BA MA. Prakash Jayabalan MD PhD (2016).

Rehabilitation Outcomes Following Chordoma Resection
Authors: Madeline Flores DO (2024). Alan Anschel MD (2009).

A Novel Approach to Teaching New Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residents “How to Think Like Physiatrists”
Authors: Anne Goldring MD (2022). Monica Rho MD (2009).

Post‐Partum Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Type II: Rare Presentations in Advanced Maternal Age
Authors: Camille Guzel MD (2022). Alice Ye MD (2023). Karina Bouffard MD MPH. Sarah Hwang MD (2012).

The Prognosis of Dysphagia in Post‐Acute Care COVID‐19 Patients During Inpatient Rehabilitation
Authors: Christopher Lewis MD (2023). Enrique Cruz BS. Kyle Fahey PT. Sean Dreyer MD (2022). Prakash Jayabalan MD PhD (2016).

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Axillary Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pseudoaneurysm: Complications of Clavicular Fracture During Inpatient Rehabilitation, A Case Report
Authors: Christopher Lewis MD (2023). Ellen Farr MD (2021). Deena Hassaballa MD.

The Impact of a Novel Musculoskeletal Consult Service in Inpatient Rehabilitation: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Authors: Michael Lu MD (2022). Megan Wieber BS. Prakash Jayabalan MD PhD (2016).

On Top of the World: Reaching Underserved Domestic and International Populations through Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Training
Authors: G. Ross Malik MD (2021). Prakash Jayabalan MD PhD (2016).

Simplifying Assessment of Cancer Patient Prognosis in Acute Care Using Bed Mobility as a Tool
Authors: Julia Marks PA. Gayle Spill MD (1994). Ishan Roy MD PhD (2021).

Gone with the Gout ‐ A Healthy Young Male Initially Diagnosed with Gout, Found to Have Cobalamin C Deficiency: A Case Report
Authors: Ankur Mathur DO (2024). Olumide Sokunbi MD (2024). Benjamin Friedman MD.

Guanfacine for Management of Mood Dysregulation in the Setting of Traumatic Brain Injury: A Case Report
Authors: Kian Nassiri DO (2023). Jamie Ott DO (2021). David Ripley MD.

Descriptive Analysis of Physical Health and Quality of Life of Adaptive Athletes During the COVID‐19 Pandemic
Authors: Kevin Ozment MD (2022). Meghan Hayes Urban MD (2022). Prakash Jayabalan MD PhD (2016).

Elsburg Syndrome as an Unusual Cause of Subacute Pelvic Pain: A Case Study
Authors: Laura Pilgram MD (2022). Alice Ye MD (2023). H. June Choo MD (2022). Sarah Hwang MD (2012).

Diversity Presence Among Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program Websites: One Year After Completion of Inaugural Virtual Interview Season
Authors: Ashley Sanchez MD (2024). Nancy Doria BS. Arionne Thomas BS. Claudia Martinez MD. Miguel Escalon MD MPH. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez MD.

Hematoma Presenting as Lower Extremity Pain in Patients with Encephalopathy: A Case Series
Authors: Olumide Sokunbi MD (2024). Leslie Rydberg MD (2009).

GJ Tube Migration in Setting of Intractable Hiccups: A Case Report
Authors: Olumide Sokunbi MD (2024). Benjamin Friedman MD.

Medication Induced Hyperprolactinemia: A Case Report on how a Common Antiemetic can Affect Seizure Evaluation
Authors: Shane Stone MD (2023). Lynn Vidakovic MD (2005).

Adaptive Athletes’ Perceptions on the Importance of Nutrition Related to Sports Performance
Authors: Meghan Hayes Urban MD (2022). Kevin Ozment MD (2022). Prakash Jayabalan MD PhD (2016).

An Air of Care: An Elusive Cause of Headache in a Pediatric Patient with a Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury
Authors: Cara Vernacchia DO (2023). Kian Nassiri DO (2023). Benjamin Katholi MD (2010). Charles Sisung MD. Gadi Revivo DO (2001).

Case Report: A Delayed Diagnosis of Juvenile Onset Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis After COVID‐19 Infection
Authors: Cara Vernacchia DO (2023). Annemarie Leonard MS4. Elizabeth Chan MD (2022). Benjamin Katholi MD (2010).

Implementation of a Standardized Handoff System at an Academic Rehabilitation Hospital
Authors: Alice Ye MD (2023). Elizabeth Brown MD (2023). Christopher Lewis MD (2023). Anne Goldring MD (2022). Meghan Hayes Urban MD (2022). Megan Mattingly NP. Allison Kessler MD MSc (2016, 2017). Priya Mhatre MD (2012). Monica Rho MD (2009). James Sliwa DO (1984).

An Evaluation of the Perceptions and Engagement in Tele-Exercise in Individuals with Chronic Musculoskeletal Conditions during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Authors: Dayna Yorks (2022). Kathlyn Craigie BA EdM. Elizabeth Gray MS. Avani Patel BS. Chad Hanaoka BA. Thomas Schnitzer MD PhD. Prakash Jayabalan MD PhD (2016).


Congratulations to the AAP Board of Trustees, including these members of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab alumni family:
Gwen Sowa MD PhD (2004)
Christopher Visco MD (2009)
Michael Lee MD MHA (1985)


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