FACULTY
Chair


Gwendolyn a. Sowa, MD, PhD
Professor
Department Chair
sowaga@upmc.edu
412-648-6848
Low back pain, mechanobiology of the intervertebral disc, molecular biomarkers of low back pain
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Professors



Michael L. Boninger, MD
Professor
boningerml@upmc.edu
412-864-2396
Assistive technology, biomechanics, neuroprosthetics, spinal cord injury, wheelchairs, regenerative medicine, teaching research
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Anthony Kline, PhD
Professor
klinae@upmc.edu
412-383-2806
Motor and cognitive recovery after traumatic brain injury, pharmacotherapy, environmental enrichment, neurotransmitters, neural plasticity
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Michael C. Munin, MD
Professor
muninmc@upmc.edu
412-648-6848
Ultrasound localization for neurolytic procedures, muscle spasticity, prosthetic rehabilitation, post stroke spasticity, vocal cord paralysis, botulinum toxins, electromyography
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Associate Professors



Fabrisia Ambrosio
Associate Professor
ambrosiof@upmc.edu
412-624-5276
Regenerative medicine, musculoskeletal disorders, aging, skeletal muscle injury and repair, stem cells, tissue engineering
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Brad Dicianno, MD, MS
Associate Professor
dicibe@upmc.edu
412-232-8918
Spina bifida, wheelchair prescription and technology, adaptive sports, telemedicine, virtual reality, and preventative care programs
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Wendy Helkowski, MD
Associate Professor
helkowskiwm@upmc.edu
412-648-6848
Resident education, electromyography, musculoskeletal disorders and disability
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Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
houtrow@upmc.edu
412-692-6410
spina bifida and other disabling conditions of childhood, advancing the health, function and well-being of children with disabilities
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Betty Y. Liu, MD
Associate Professor
liuby@upmc.edu
412-648-6848
acupuncture, people with disabilities, neck and low back pain, Life Style Medicine, musculoskeletal medicine, teaching, and, women’s health.
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Amy K. Wagner, MD
Associate Professor
wagnerak@upmc.edu
412-648-6666
Brain injuries, biomarkers, cognition disorders, dopamine receptors and agents, electrochemistry genetics cognitive training, gender and hormones, post-traumatic conditions, neuroendocrine dysfunction
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Assistant Professors



Unoma Akamagwuna, DO
Assistant Professor
unoma.akamagwuna@upmc.edu
412-692-6410
pediatric rehabilitation medicine, children with spina bifida, and providing as seamless a transition as possible from pediatric to adult PMR medical services
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Patricia M. Arenth, PhD
Assistant Professor
arenthpm@upmc.edu
412-692-6410
neuropsychological rehabilitation, memory and executive functioning, neuropsychological testing and neuroimaging , neuropharmacology, adjustment to disability issues after sci and tbi
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Daryaneh Badaly, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
daryaneh.badaly@chp.edu
142-692-6410
Pediatric neuropsychology; cognitive, behavioral, and social development; congenital heart defects
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Richard Barbara, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
barbarar@upmc.edu
412-232-8918
Acute and post-traumatic stress disorders, substance abuse, acute and chronic pain, medical ethics, sci
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Corina O. Bondi, PhD
Assistant Professor
corina@pitt.edu
412-648-6848
neuropsychopathology,executive functioning, psychiatric disorders, neurotransmitters, pharmacological approaches environmental enrichment
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Leonard Cabacungan, MD
Assistant Professor
cabacunganl@upmc.edu
412-232-8919
comprehensive, inpatient rehabilitation care for a variety of patients who have had a functional decline
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Alan W. Chu, MD
Assistant Professor
412-232-8919
chuaw@upmc.edu
electrodiagnostic medicine, pain medicine, and sports medicine
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Christine Cleveland, MD
Assistant Professor
clevelandc2@upmc.edu
412-232-8918
Spasticity management, oncologic spinal cord injury, inpatient spinal cord injury rehabilitation care, and rehabilitation education
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Jennifer Collinger, PhD
Assistant Professor
collinger@pitt.edu
412-232-8919
Brain-computer interface (BCI), spinal cord injury, neurorehabilitation, assistive technology, neuroprosthetics
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Megan H. Cortazzo, MD
Assistant Professor
cortmh@upmc.edu 412-488-4399
Clinical interests include Ultrasound guided injections, Platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP), Prolotherapy, Interventional spine procedures, and the pharmacologic and rehabilitative treatment of joint pain
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Shaun Darrah, MD
Assistant Professor
darrahs@upmc.edu
412-648-6848
General inpatient rehab, TBI, sports medicine
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Kerry DeLuca, MD
Assistant Professor
delucakg3@upmc.edu
412-648-6848
general rehab, inpatient consults and electromyography
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Jason M. Edinger, DO
Assistant Professor
edingerj@upmc.edu
412-232-8919
pediatric rehabilitation medicine, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spasticity management, pediatric neuromuscular disorders, and pediatric EMG.
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Lee Fisher, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
lef44@pitt.edu
412-383-1076
neuroprosthetics, somatosensory function, spinal cord injury, amputation, balance control
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Gary Galang, MD
Assistant Professor
galangg@upmc.edu
412-232-8919
spinal cord injury, spasticity, tbi, post-concussive syndrome, neurotoxins and motor neuron disease
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Angela M. Garcia, MD

Assistant Professor
garciaam@upmc.edu
412-692-6410
pediatric rehabilitation medicine, pediatric musculoskeletal medicine and concussion
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Robert Gaunt, PhD
Assistant Professor
rag53@pitt.edu
412-383-1426
neuroprosthetics, sensorimotor neurophysiology, microstimulation, functional electrical stimulation, spinal cord injury, bladder dysfunction
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Tad Gorske, PhD
Assistant Professor
gorskett@upmc.edu
412-232-8918
Traumatic and acquired brain injuries, geriatric assessment, psychiatric disorders, and other neurological diseases
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John R. Hamilton, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
john.hamilton@chp.edu
412-692-6410
Pediatric neuropsychology, lifespan developmental neuropsychology, neuro-oncology/hematology-oncology
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Amanda Harrington, MD
Assistant Professor
harringtonal@upmc.edu
412-232-8918
management of spinal cord injury, spasticity, botulinum toxin injections, baclofen pump management, and medical education
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Eric Helm, MD
Assistant professor
helmer@upmc.edu
412-488-4399
spinal cord stimulation, Dorsal root ganglion stimulation in amputees, interventional spine procedures, diagnostic ultrasound, ultrasound-guided procedures, comprehensive pain medicine programs
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Marianne Henderson, DO
Assistant Professor
hendersonmj@upmc.edu
412-232-8918
critical illness rehabilitation, rehabilitation of complex medical conditions such as: cancer, brain injury and stroke
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Suehun Ho, MD
Assistant Professor
hosg@upmc.edu
412-488-4399
interventional spine procedures, MSK/Sports medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine
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John A Horton III, MD
Assistant Professor
hortonja@upmc.edu
412-232-8918
spinal cord injury, neurogenic bladder, spasticity management
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Hejab Imteyaz, MD, MPH
imteyzh@upmc.edu
412-232-8918
general rehabilitation
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Julie A. Lanphere, DO
Assistant Professor
lanphereja@upmc.edu
412-648-6848
critical illness rehabilitation with research interest in early mobility in the critically ill and acute care populations; rehabilitation of the medically complex, stroke, neuromuscular, amputee rehabilitation
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Sarah Laughlin, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
sarah.laughlin@chp.edu
412-692-6410
Epilepsy/seizure; autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities, intellectual disability, and related genetic syndromes; the neuropsychological effects of childhood trauma and/or maltreatment
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Natasa Miljkovic, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
miljkovicn@upmc.edu
412-232-8918
Fall prevention and stroke, acute inpatient rehab care, geriatric rehab
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Kentaro Onishi, DO
Assistant Professor
onishik2@upmc.edu
412-488-4399
diagnostic ultrasound, advanced ultrasound-guided procedures, orthobiologics
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Dina Patterson, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
dina.patterson2@upmc.edu
412-692-6410
pediatric rehabilitation medicine
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Christine Paul, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
paulca2@upmc.edu 412-232-8918
substance abuse, post traumatic stress disorder, post-stroke depression, multiple sclerosis, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based therapies, burn injury, amputee, sexuality and disability
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Jose Ramirez-Del Toro, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
ramirezdeltoroja2@upmc.edu
412-488-4399
sports medicine and team coverage, biomechanics of movement, as well as the role of regenerative medicine in non-operative orthopedics
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Hilly J. Rubinsky, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
rubinskyh@upmc.edu
412-232-8918
clinical and experimental psychology, rehabilitation psychology, neuropsychology, acquired and traumatic brain injury, sex therapy
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Jennifer Shen, MD
Assistant Professor
shenj3@upmc.edu
412-232-8918
stroke, concussion brain injury, electrodiagnostic medicine
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Amit Sinha, MD
Assistant Professor
sinhaa@upmc.edu
412-692-6410
neuromuscular rehabilitation, spasticity management, cerebral palsy, brain injury, spinal cord injury, limb deficiency
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David A. Stone, MD
Assistant Professor
stoneda@upmc.edu
412-648-6848
compartment syndrome, sports medicine, orthopaedic injuries and illness
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Melissa Sutcliffe, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
sternmk@upmc.edu
412-692-6410
executive functions and secondary ADHD in children who have experienced traumatic brain injury
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Amery Treble-Barna, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
amery.treble@chp.edu
412-692-6410
traumatic brain injury, spina bifida myelomeningocele, genetics, neuroimaging, neurobehavioral recovery, family environmental influences
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Maria F. Twichell, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
twichellmf@upmc.edu
412-232-8918
traumatic brain injury, rehabilitation after amputation, general rehabilitation
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Lynn Worobey, PhD, DPT Research Assistant Professor
lynn.worobey@pitt.edu
412-822-3674
Assistive technology, spinal cord injury, biomechanics, mobile health technology
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