Sun, 14 December 2014
Our guest today is David Cifu, MD. Dr. Cifu is Chairman and the Herman J. Flax, MD Professor of the Department of PM&R at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia, the Chief of PM&R Services of the VCU Health System, the Executive Director of the VCU-Center for Rehabilitation Sciences and Engineering, and National Director of the PM&R Program Office and a member of the Senior Executive Staff for the Department of Veterans Affairs. He has been funded on 30 research grants and is PI or Co-PI on 8 current research grants totaling more than $25 million. In his 20 years as an academic physiatrist, he has delivered more than 425 regional, national and international lectures, published more than 165 articles and 65 abstracts, and co-authored 20 books and book chapters. He is also the Past President of the American Academy of PM&R. Dr. Cifu will discuss traumatic brain injury with us today.
Tue, 2 December 2014
Our guest today is Dr. David Berbrayer, a specialist in physiatry, Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation, certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Dr. Berbrayer completed his Master of Teaching program at the University of Toronto and the Harvard Macy Program. He has held numerous leadership positions both past and present: past vice president and chief of staff Lyndhurst-The Spinal Cord Centre; past president of the medical staff of Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation, the largest pediatric facility in Canada; division head, Section of Physiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (fully affiliated with University of Toronto); chairman section of Physiatry Ontario Medical Association; editor for Knowledge Now and member of the performance metrics committee for the AAPM&R; member of the education committee AAP and past chair of the membership committee of AAP; current chair of the education committee of the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has won many awards nationally and internationally.
Dr. Berbrayer discusses his recently published article entitled "Update on Evidence-based Treatment for Plantar Fasciopathy" published in the February 2014 issue of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Journal.