Shanti Pinto, MD
Brain Injury Medicine Fellow

Research Projects
Predictors of Pharmacologic Intervention for Management of Concussion.
Mentor: Maria Twichell, MD

Impact of Venous Thromboembolism on Rehabilitation Outcomes.
Mentor: Gary Galang, MD

Routine Venous Doppler Screening for Rehabilitation Patients: A Quality Improvement Project.
Mentor: Gary Galang, MD

Characteristics of patients prescribed medication for treatment of concussion.
Mentor: Maria Twichell, MD

Scholarly Activity
Publications: SM Pinto and G Galang. Concurrent SCI and TBI: Epidemiology, Shared Pathophysiology, Assessment, and Prognostication. Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports. 2016 March; 4(1): 71-79.

SM Pinto and G Galang. Inpatient Rehabilitation Outcomes of Patients Diagnosed with Venous Thromboembolism. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2016; 95(3): Supplement 1. a7-a8.

JR Frampton, SM Pinto and MA Miknevich. Patellar Subluxation Following Below Knee Amputation. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2016; 95(3): Supplement 1. a49.

S Pinto and G Galang. Characteristics of patients diagnosed with venous thromboembolism in inpatient rehabilitation. PM&R: The journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation. 2015; 7(9): S157.

S Pinto and M Twichell. Females and Those with Higher PCSS Scores are More Likely to be Prescribed Medications for Treatment of Concussion. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2015; 94(3): Supplement 1.

Presentations: Inpatient Rehabilitation Outcomes of Patients Diagnosed with Venous Thromboembolism. SM Pinto and G Galang. AAP Annual Meeting. Sacramento, CA. February 19, 2016.

Females and Those with Higher PCSS Scores are More Likely to be Prescribed Medications for Treatment of Concussion. Pinto S, Twichell M. Scientific Paper Presentation, AAP Annual Meeting, 2015

Posters: Patellar subluxation following below knee amputation. JR Frampton, SM Pinto, MA Miknevich. AAP Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA. February 18, 2016

Characteristics of patients diagnosed with venous thromboembolism in inpatient rehabilitation. S Pinto and G Galang. AAPMR Annual Assembly. Boston, MA. October 3, 2016

Characteristics of Patients Requiring Medications for Treatment of Concussion: A retrospective case review. S Pinto and M Twichell. Rehabilitation Institute Research Day. University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA. June 2014

Awards
2016 Best Paper Award, Association of Academic Physiatrists
Excellence in Brain Injury Medicine, UPMC PM&R Resident Award, 2016

Why did you choose UPMC residency program?
I attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for my medical education and was impressed with the high quality of clinical teaching and extensive research experiences present in the department.

Career Interests
Clinical: Traumatic brain injury

Research:Brain injury rehabilitation

Residency: UPMC Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2016

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Undergraduate: Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

Hometown: Greendale, WI

Personal Interests
Running, particularly park trails, volleyball
Watching sports, particularly football and hockey
Cooking and home-canning fruits and vegetables