Resident Research Projects


Kirk Bonner, MD, The Pitch Study: Pitcher Injuries During the First 30 Days of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Halted Major League Baseball Season
Mentor: Humaira Ashraf, MD

Mark DeCotiis, MD, The Effects of Blood Flow Restriction with Low-Resistance Training on Cell Counts
Mentor: Robert Monaco, MD

Caitlin Hartsgrove, MD, How Do We Teach Young Doctors about Disability? A Survey Study Tracking the Impact of a Virtual Disability Education Curriculum with Fourth Year Medical Students
Mentor: Steven Kirshblum, MD

Jamila Kendall, MD, Surveillance for Pressure Injuries on Admission to Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Mentor: Steven Kirshblum, MD

Tulsi Pandat, MD, Effect of Neuroprotectant Medications During Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation inTraumatic Brain Injury Patients on Rehabilitation Outcomes
Mentors: Neil Jasey, MD, Irene Ward, DPT, Anthony Lequerica, PhD

Radhika Sharma, MD, Characterization of Resting State Brain Activity in People with SCI and Chronic Neuropathic Pain Versus Pain-Free Able-Bodied Individuals
Mentor: Jeanne Zanca, PhD, MPT

Paul So, MD, Phenol Neurolysis of Genicular Nerves for Osteoarthritic Knee Pain
Mentor: Roger Luo, MD

Monica Zirolli, DO, Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Physical and Mental Health of Adaptive Athletes
Mentor: Ziva Petrin, MD


Kathy Chou, DO, Characterizing Subtypes of Neuropathic Pain in People with SCI
Mentor: Jeanne Zanca, PhD                      

Jennifer Chui, MD, Use of Serial Bedside Ultrasound for Early Detection of Neurogenic
Heterotopic Ossification in Patients with Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries
Mentor: Steven Kirshblum, MD                                  

Arline Edmond, MD, Understanding Acute Care Rehospitalization in Disorders of
Consciousness Patients
Mentors: Neil Jasey MD; Irene Ward PT, DPT, NCS; Anthony Lequerica PhD   

Michael Gallagher, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residents' Attitudes to Chronic Low Back Pain: A Qualitative Survey Study
Mentor: Roger Luo, MD

Courtney Gilbert, MD, Effect of an Interventional Educational Wheelchair Program on
Medical Students’ Understanding of Manual Wheelchair Use
Mentor: Steven Kirshblum, MD                                                              

Timothy O’Sullivan, MD, Assessing Prospective Sports Medicine Fellows' Attitudes on Use of Videoconference Interview Format
Mentor: Ziva Petrin, MD  

Daniel Pierce, MD, Activity Dependent Rehabilitation Model in Spinal Cord Injury: Changes in Body Composition
Mentors: Gail Forrest, PhD, Chris Cirnigliaro, PhD                      

Krina Vyas, MD, Shear Wave Elastography Evaluation of the Supraspinatus Tendon: A Reliability Study
Mentors: Nathan Hogaboom, PhD, Peter Barrance, PhD; Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD                                                                  


Kathryne Bartolo, MD Exploring the Role of the Rock Climbing Treadwall as a Novel Therapy Tool in Physical Rehabilitation
Mentors: Hannah Aura Shoval, MD; Ghaith Androwis, PhD; JenFu Cheng, MD

Jason Bitterman, MD Improving Resident Palpation Accuracy with a Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Curriculum
Mentor: Rex Ma, MD

George Chen, MD Predicting Functional Recovery in Spinal Cord Injury Patients.
Mentors: Bing Yao, PhD; Steven Kirshblum, MD

Nicole Diaz-Segarra, MD Prism Adaptation Treatment for Spatial Neglect Improves Inpatient Rehabilitation Outcomes: A Retrospective Matched Control Study
Mentors: Peii Chen, PhD; AM Barrett, MD

Nabela Enam, MD Augmented Reality Treadmill Training as a Modality to Improve Gait Rehabilitation Post-Stroke: A Pilot Study
Mentor: Rakesh Pilkar, PhD

Shelly Hsieh, MD Wheelchair Immersion Program for Medical Students: Prospective Pilot Study
Mentors: Steven Kirshblum, MD; Denise Fyffe, PhD; Jayne Donovan, MD; Ondrea McKay, MD

Jamie Ott, MD Association of Delirium and Spatial Neglect in Right-Brain Stroke Patients
Mentor: Olga Boukrina, PhD
Peter Tumminelli, MD Evaluating the Clinical Utility of Ultra-High Frequency Ultrasound in Analyzing the Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament
Mentor: Robert Monaco MD, MPH


Jack Annunziato, DO Rib Raising for Post-Operative Ileus: A Randomized Control Trial
Mentors: Nina Glass, MD; Peter Yonclas, MD

Sharon Bushi, MD Impact of Delirium Screening on Transfers to Acute Hospital and Functional Outcomes in Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF)
Mentor: Mooyeon Oh-Park MD

Chris Cherian, MD Autologous, Micro-Fragmented Adipose Tissue as a Treatment for Chronic Shoulder Pain in Wheelchair Using Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury: A Pilot Study
Mentors: Gerard Malanga, MD; Nathan Hogaboom PhD; Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD

Cristina Kline-Quiroz, DO Factors Associated with Return to Education After  Spinal Cord Injury
Mentors: Jayne Donovan MD; Amanda Botticello, PhD

Sheanhuey Ng, MD Describing School Integration After Pediatric Rehabilitation: A PilotStudy
Mentors: Amanda Botticello, PhD, MPH; John O’Neill, PhD, CRC; Katherine Bentley, MD

Jay Panchal, MD Duration of Medial Branch Block with Steroid for Facet Mediated Pain
Mentor: Chetan Anand, MD

Varun Patibanda, MD A Review on Interventional Ultrasound in Residency
Mentor: Lawrence Lai, MD

Theodore Yip, MD Sleep Quality and its Effect on Therapy Engagement in A Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting
Mentors: Hannah Shoval, MD; Krishan Yalamanchi, MD; Anthony Lequerica, PhD


Ariana Brooks-James, MD Normative Values for the Lateral Antebrachial Cutaneous Nerve: An Axillary Approach
Mentor: Jeffrey Cole, MD

Paul Chirichella, MD Clinical Evaluation of Autologous Micro-Fragmented Adipose Tissue as a Treatment Option for Meniscus Tears
Mentor: Gerard Malanga, MD

Laurie Dabaghian, MD Presence of Delirium Triggering Medications Among Patients with Delirium at Time of Admission to Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility
Mentors: Mooyeon Oh-Park, MD, Peter Yonclas, MD

Roger Luo, MD An Exploration of the Code Experience for PM&R Trainees
Mentors: Denise Fyffe, PhD, Mooyeon Oh-Park, MD

Natasha Mehta, MD The Impact of Bone Fractures on Functional and Psychosocial Outcomes After Traumatic Brain Injury
Mentors: Anthony Lequerica, PhD, Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, Peter Yonclas, MD

Zev Nevo, DO Does Weight Impact Functional Gains in Patients with Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury ?
Mentors: Jayne Donovan, MD, Amanda Botticello, PhD, Steven Kirshblum, MD

Gary Panagiotakis, DO Ultrasound Pocket Manual: Mobile Application
Mentor: Todd Stitik, MD


Dena Abdelshahed, MD Confidence and Competence in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound among PM&R Residents: A Longitudinal Analysis.
Mentor: Mooyeon Oh-Park, MD

Kevin Berry, MD Gait Training in a Robotic Exoskeleton for Individuals with Brain Injury
Mentors: Karen Nolan, PhD, Ghaith Androwis, PhD

Pavli Demian, DO Post-Lumbar Epidural Precautions
Mentors: Brett Gerstman, MD, Amanda Botticello, PhD

Beverly Hon, MD Assessing Medication Self Administration Performance and Unawareness in Rehabilitation Patients
Mentors: Cristin McKenna MD, PhD, A.M. Barrett MD

Ondrea McKay, MD Relationship Between Spatial Neglect and Inpatient Rehab Safety Concerns in Patients with Ischemic Stroke
Mentor: Peii Chen, PhD

Reina Nakamura, DO Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy For Shoulder Pain in Spinal Cord Injury
Mentors: Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD, Gerard Malanga, MD

Peter Shupper, MD Educational Preferences of People with Chronic Pain Post SCI
Mentor: Jeanne M. Zanca, PhD, MPT

Nicole Wagaman, DO Defining Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: The Stability of ASIA Impairment Scale vs The Frankel Scale
Mentors: Steven Kirshblum, MD, Amanda Botticello, PhD, MPH


Raisa Bakshiyev, MD The Effect of Telehealth Yoga Therapy for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury
Mentor: Carol Gibson-Gill, MD

Priya Bolikal, MD Changes in Spasticity after using Functional Electrical Stimulation in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Mentors: Karen J. Nolan, PhD; Ghaith Androwis, PhD

Michelle Didesch, MD An Analysis of County-level Healthcare Resources & Medical Complications
Mentors: Amanda Botticello, PhD, MPH; Stephen Kirshblum, MD

Stephen Hampton, MD Community Ambulation After Botulinum Toxin Injection
Mentors: Irene Ward, PT, DPT, NCS; Jayne Donovan, MD;  Neil Jasey, MD; Steven Kirshblum, MD; Mooyeon Oh-Park, MD

Milagros Llull-Vera, MD Knowledge, Proficiency, and Confidence of Residents in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Mentor: Mooyeon Oh-Park, MD

Gabriel Mattei, MD Evaluation of a Robotic Exoskeleton for Gait Training in Acute Stroke: A Case Study
Mentors: Karen J. Nolan, PhD; Ghaith Androwis, PhD

Tory Speert, DO Changes in COP During Static Standing Compared to a Standard Clinical Measure of Balance Dysfunction Post Stroke
Mentors: Karen J. Nolan, PhD; Ghaith Androwis, PhD

Rui Zhang, MD Spatial-Motor Flexibility (SMF) and Post-Stroke Cognitive Recovery
Mentors: AM Barrett, MD; Mooyeon Oh-Park, MD


Patrick Buchanan, MD Muscle Architecture and Resistance Exercise
Mentor: Thomas Findley, MD

Ummais Khan, MD Spatial Neglect in Traumatic Brain Injury and It’s Impact on Rehabilitation Outcomes
Mentors: Peii Chen, PhD, Irene Ward, PhD, Yan Liu, MD, Nancy Chiravalloti, PhD, Kimberly Hreha, PhD

Lawrence Lai, MD Premorbid Concussion and its Effects on Recovery Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Mentors: Anthony Lequerica, PhD, Neil Jasey, MD, Irene Ward, DPT, Nancy Chiravalloti, PhD

Vixtoria Lin, MD Reasons for Choosing Fellowship training in PM&R
Mentor: Susan Garstang, MD

Leroy Lindsay, MD The Association Between Motor Findings at Discharge and the Need for Supervision At 1 yearAfter Traumatic Brain Injury
Mentors: Irene Ward, DPT, Anthony Lequerica, PhD, Neil Jasey, MD, Nancy Chiravalloti, PhD

Yan Liu,MD Correlation of Spatial Neglect and Traumatic Brain Injury: A Retro-spective Study in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility
Mentors: Peii Chen, PhD, Irene Ward, PhD, Ummais Khan, MD, Kimberly Hreha, MD

Michael Monfett, MD Improving Mobility Utilizing Robotic Exoskeletons For Individuals With Stroke
Mentors: Karen Nolan, PhD, Mooyeon Oh-Park, MD

Ravi Patel, MD Intraoperative NCS During Open Carpal Tunnel Release
Mentors: Socrates A. Brito, MD, Peter Yonclas, MD, Irfan Ahmed, MD

Wesley San, MD Analysis of Kinesiotaping in Healthy Adults Via Integrative EMG and Dynamometer
Mentors: Jeffrey Cole, MD, Karen Nolan, PhD


Adam Bartlett, MD A Dangerous Bridge: Risk/Benefit Analysis of Anti-Coagulation Practices in the Rehab Population
Mentors: Yekyung Kong, MD, A.M. Barrett,, MD

Alice Hon, MD The Effect of the Combination of Whole Body Vibration and Tilt Table Standing Compared with Tilt Table Standing Alone on Spasticity in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury
Mentors: Steven Kirshblum, MD, Trevor Dyson-Hudson, PhD

Gwen Lacerda, MD Who Participates in Patient Satisfaction Surveys?
Mentors: Mooyeon Oh-Park, PhD, Susan Garstang, MD, A.M. Barrett, MD

Pooja Mundrati, DO Shoulder Magnetic Resonance Imaging Abnormalities, Physical Examination Findings and Pain in Manual Wheelchair Users with Spinal Cord Injury
Mentor: Trevor Dyson-Hudson, PhD

Steven Neuman, MD Dynamic Change in the Thickness and Vascularity of the Iliotibial Band (ITB) and Associated Fat pad After Running: A Pilot Study
Mentor: Mooyeon Oh-Park, PhD

Rana Rand, DO The Self in Rehabilitation of Stroke-Related Dementia
Mentor: A.M. Barrett, MD

Miranda Smith, MD Medial Brachial Cuteneous Nerve Conduction Studies
Mentors: Jeffrey Cole, MD, Eric Altschuler, MD, PhD

Justin Waltrous, MD Self Myofascial Release with Foam Rolling - A Pilot Study
Mentor: Peter Yonclas, MD


Melissa Fleming, MD Does Treating Dyslipidemia After SCI With Niacin Affect Cartoid Artery Intima Media Thickness?
Mentor: Trevor Dyson-Hudson, PhD

Christine Greiss, DO The Role of a Physiatrist in the Acute Care Setting (in an Inner-City Level 1 Trauma Center)
Mentors: Peter Yonclas, MD, Eric Altschuler, MD, PhD

Sarah Salim, MD Efficacy of a Checklist to Teach Musculoskeletal Physical Exam Skills to Medical Students: A Prospective Study
Mentors: Patrick Foye, M, Eric Altschuler, MD, PhD

Jay Jani, MD Mandatory Clerkship in PM&R at UMDNJ-NJMS: End of Clerkship Survey to Assess Efficacy of a Checklist
Mentors: Patrick Foye, MD, Eric Altschuler, MD, PhD

Joslyn John, MD Correlation betweenTime of Admission andAcute Care Transfer Ratein an Acute Rehabilitation Hospital
Mentor: Monifa Brooks, MD

Jong Kim, MD Comparing Accuracy of Ultrasound Guided Procedure to a Simulation Model With or Without Use of Protractor in an Education Setting
Mentor: Mooyeon Oh-Park, MD

Shounuck Patel, DO Osteopathic Medicine Education in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Programs: Are We Doing Enough?
Mentor: Susan Garstang, MD

Jiaxin Tran, MD Sural Nerve Conduction Study Technique to Capture Anatomical Variants
Mentor: Jeffrey Cole, MD

Ian Wendel, DO Utilization of Exercise Based Sport Specific Injury Prevention Programs at NCAA Division 1 Schools
Mentors: Elizabeth LaSalle BS, Joseph Nguyen MPH, Jessica Hettler PT, ATC,Gerard Malanga MD, James Wyss PT, MD


Katherine Bentley, MD Effect of an Adaptive Rock Climbing Program on Quality of Life for Children with Physical Disabilities
Mentors: JenFu Cheng, MD, Amanda Botticello, PhD, MPH

J. Santiago Campos, MD Medial Brachial Cutaneous Nerve Conduction Studies
Mentor: Jeffrey Cole, MD

Anupama Ganga, MD Facilitation of Electromyographic Spontaneous Activity Following Volitional contraction of Partially Denervated Muscle
Mentor: Jeffrey Cole, MD

Kelly Scollon-Grieve, MD The Efficacy of Ultrasound Guidance Compared to Blind Corticosteroid Injection for the Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Mentors: Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD, Rex T. Ma, MD

Benjamin Levy, MD Medication Self-Administration Following Stroke
Mentor: Anna Barrett, MD

Bethany Lipa, MD Brain Lesion Mapping Reveals Subtypes of Spatial Neglect
Mentors: Peii chen, PhD, Shah Priyank, MS, Anne Foundas, MD, Anna Barrett, MD

Amrish D. Patel, MD, PT Physical Medicine and Rehailitation Resident Education of Outpatient Physical Therapy Prescription Writing
Mentor: Jeremiah Nieves, MD

The Twenty-Second Annual Resident Reseach Book


Neeti A. Bathia, MD Is There an Association Between Hip Abductor and Extensor Strength and Medial Leg Pain in Collegiate Cross-Country Runners: A Prospective Study
Mentor: Gerard Malanga, MD, Susan Garstang, MD

Miguel Coba, MD The Prevalence and Effect on Rehabilitation After Spinal Cord Injury: A Retrospective Chart Review
Mentors: Maya Evans, MD, Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD, Amanda Botticello, PhD, MPH

Margie Donlon, MPH, MD Effect of Using Low-Magnitude, High Frequency Mechanical Stimulation on Bone in Persons with Subacute Spinal Cord Injury
Mentors: Steven Kirshblum, MD, William Bauman, MD, Christopher Cirnigliaro, MS

Brett Gerstman, MD Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Pain in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Mentor: Donna Lifson, MD

Richard Hoppe, MD Reaction Time After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Prospective Study
Mentor: Peter Yonclas, MD

Stephanie Kemper Liu, MD Does Auricular Acupuncture Improve Tolerance to EMG Testing?: A Pilot Study
Mentors: Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD, Jeffrey Cole, MD, Yekyung Kong, MD, MyLan Lam, MD, Jeffrey Zhang, PhD

Janel Solano, DO Athletic Experience, Demographics and Injury Experience in Skiers and Snowboarders with Spinal Cord Injury
Mentor: Jeremiah Nieves, MD

James F. Wyss, MD, PT Utilization of Sports Injury Prevention Programs by Athletic Trainers in the State of New Jersey
Mentors: Gerard A. Malanga, MD, Susan Garstang, MD, Michael Prybicien, ATC

The Twenty-First Annual Resident, Fellow & Postdoctoral Fellow Research Symposium Abstract Book


Steve Aydin, DO The Use of Radiofrequency Ablation for Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: A Review and Meta-Analysis
Mentors: Todd Stitik, MD, Michael Brimacombe, PhD

Gina Benaquista, DO Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment for Headache After Traumatic Brain Injury
Mentors: Peter Yonclas, MD, Susan Garstang, MD

Jennifer Epperlein, DO Assessment of Alterations in the Pulmonary Function of Spinal Cord Injured Patients After Osteopathic Maniupulative Treatment vs. Sham Treatment
Mentor: Steven Kirshblum, MD

Maya Evans, MD The Prevalence and Effect of Obesity on Rehabilitation After Spinal Cord Injury: A Retrospective Chart Review
Mentor: Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD, Amanda Botticello, PhD, MPH

Jonathan Kirschner, MD The Efficacy of Ultrasound Guidance Compared to Blind Corticosteroid Injection for the Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Mentor: Rex Ma, MD

Chaiwen Lucy Liang, MD Survival Outcomes of a Noninvasive Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation and Mechanical Assisted Coughing Protocol for Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Mentor: John Bach, MD

Arik Mizrachi, MD Viscosupplementation: Onset of Time Relief
Mentors: Todd Stitik, MD, Thomas Findley, MD, PhD

Joshua Reimer, MD Injury Rates and Profiles Amongst Pediatric Rock Climbers
Mentor: JenFu Cheng, MD

Michael Rhee, MD The Effect of Upper Extremity Spasticity Management on Gait Function in the Spastic Hemiplegic Patient
Mentors: Elie Elovic, MD, Gary Galang, MD, Karen Nolan, PhD

Elizabeth Varghese-Kroll, MD The Prevalence of Spasticity Among Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury Admitted to an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility
Mentors: Elie Elovic,MD, Gary Galang, MD

The Twentieth Annual Resident Reseach Book


Andrew K. Ankamah, MD The Effect of Upper Extremity Spasticity Management on Gait Function in the Spastic Hemiplegic Patient
Mentors: Elie P. Elovic, MD, Gary Galang, MD, Karen Nolan, PhD

Jessica Bloomgarden, MD Hypothermia in Patients with Acute Tetraplegia
Mentor : Steven Kirshblum, MD

Richard Dentico, MD Using Oral Corticosteroids in Treating Neck and Back Pain: Clinical Survey
Mentors: Susan Garstang, MD, Gerard Malanga, MD

Kristina Hicks, M.D. Assessment of Current Pain Management Education in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Programs
Mentor : Susan Garstang, M.D.

Roseanna Jackson-Parekh , MD Cough Augmentation in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Mentors: John Bach, MD; Eugene Komaroff, MD

Stacey Miller-Smith, MD Common Presenting Clinical Issues of Adult Spina Bifida Patients at First Visit to a Spina Bifida Clinic
Mentors: Bruce M Gans, MD, Susan Garstang, MD

Christopher J. Visco, MD Walking Poles: An Alternative Assistive Device
Mentors: Joseph Rempson, MD, Brian F. White, DO, Bonnie Nezlick, PT, Ginean Wolfe, PT/DPT, Jennifer Turcl, MPT

Brian F. White, DO Pedobarographic Evaluation of Patients with Anterior Knee Pain
Mentor: Karen Nolan, PhD, Chris Visco, MD, Elie P. Elovic, MD

The Nineteenth Annual Resident Reseach Book


Michal Eisenberg, MD. A Ventilator Requirement Index
Mentors: John R. Bach, MD Eric Altschuler, MD, Eugene Komaroff, PhD, Miguel Gonclaves, RT, Yuka Ishikawa, MD

Kelly Heath, MD. Measuring Fatigue in Brain Injury
Mentors: Elie P. Elovic, MD, C. Michelle Miller, DO.

Neil Jasey, MD. A Survey of the Utilization of Guidelines and Practice Trends in the Treatment of Concussion
Mentor: Peter P. Yonclas, MD

Cristin McKenna , MD, PhD. Praxis Imagery and Tool Creativity After Spinal Cord Injury
Mentor: Anna Barrett, MD

Ariz Mehta , MD. Functional Quantification of the Benefit of Chemoneurolytic Intervention in the Management of Acquired Brain Injury Related Spasticity: Results of an Open-Label, Pre-Post Design Study
Mentors: Elie Elovic , MD, John Rigg, MD, Uri Adler, MD

Jeremiah Nieves, MD. Use of Specialty Cushions in Motor Vehicles in Full-time Wheelchair Users with Spinal Cord Injury
Mentor: Steven Kirshblum, MD

Nigel Shenoy, MD. Clinical Assessment of Gait Patterns in Subjects with Knee OA After a Short Course of Celecoxib
Mentor: Todd P. Stitik, MD

David Tung, MD. Assessment of Postural Control Strategies on a Moving Platform
Mentor: Thomas Edwards, PhD


Charles Buttaci, DO. A Randomized Double-Blinded Crossover Trial of Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Intra-Articular Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyalgan) for the Treatment of Chronic Shoulder Pain due to AC Joint Osteoarthritis
Mentors: Todd Stitik, MD, Patrick M. Foye, MD, Peter Yonclas, MD, Lisa Schoenherr, BA

Gary Chimes, MD, PhD. The Value Conflict Inventory (VCI): A Tool for Teaching Professionalism
Mentor: Susan V. Garstang, MD

Stephen Cohen, MD. Deep Knee Bend and Duck Walk as a Screening Tool for High School and College Athletes
Mentor: Gregory Mulford, MD

James McLean, MD. Side to Side Differences in Hip Strength in Females with Patellofemoral Syndrome
Mentors: Peter Yonclas, MD, Sue Ann Sisto, PhD, Gerard Malanga, MD

Michael Mehnert, MD. A Pilot Study Investigating the Feasibility of Using a Functional Tone Management Arm Training Program with the Saeboflex Dynamic Hand Orthosis on an Inpatient Population
Mentor: Elie Elovic, MD

Casey O'Donnell, DO. Side to Side Differences in Step Length in Females with Patellofemoral Syndrome
Mentors: Peter Yonclas, MD, Sue Ann Sisto, PhD

Michael Romello, MD. A Double Blind, Randomized Trial of Intra-Articular Injections of 20mg of Hyalgan for the Treatment of Knee Pain Due to Osteoarthritis
Mentor: Todd Stitik, MD

Adam Schindelheim, MD. The Relationship Between Fatigue and Endocrine Abnormalities Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Mentor: Elie Elovic, MD

Akshat Shah, MD. Does Sparing of Sensory Function Predict Motor Recovery in Complete Tetraplegia?
Mentor: Steven Kirshblum, MD

Kyle Stier, MD. Reliability of a Dynamometer Docking Station in the Testing of Flip External Rotators
Mentor: Sue Ann Sisto, PhD


Michal Eisenberg, M.D.: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy and Plantar Faciitis.
Mentor: Eric Kolodin, DPM

Kelly Heath, M.D.: Vitamin D Deficiency in the Rehabilitation Sestting: A Review of Vitamin D and its Contribution to Common Musculoskeletal Complaints.
Mentors: Ann Cotter, M.D., Joseph Valenza, M.D.

Neil Jasey, M.D.: The Rehabilitation of Acute Grade 1 and Grade 2 Lateral Ankle Sprains.
Mentors: Gerard Malanga, M.D., Gregory Mulford, M.D.

Cristin McKenna, M.D., Ph.D.: Recovery Following Head Injury: Case Report and Discussion of Kernohan-Woltman Syndrome and Other False Localizing Signs.
Mentors: Jonathan Fellus, M.D., Jorge Corzo, M.D.

Ariz Mehta, M.D.: Physiatry and Cardiac Rehabilitation: Current Models and Future Prospects.
Mentors: Vipul Shah, M.D., Rex Ma, M.D.

Aparna Methuku, M.D.: Aspirin in Secondary Prevention of Stroke.
Mentors: Uri Adler, M.D., Yekyung Kong, M.D.

Jeremiah Neives, M.D.: Dual Diagnosis: Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury.
Mentors: Peter Yonclas, M.D., Karen Kepler, D.O., Ph.D.

Nigel Shenoy, M.D.: Analysis of Gait Patterns in Ostseoarthritis of the Knee.
Mentors: Todd Stitik, M.D., Sue Ann Sisto, P.T., Ph.D.

David Tung, M.D.: Impaired Proprioception and Injury of the Knee Joint.
Mentors: Randall Braddom, M.D., Thomas Cava, M.D.


Charles Buttaci, D.O., P.T.:Osteoarthritis of the Acromioclavicular Joint: A Review of Anatomy, Biomechanics, Diagnosis, and Treatment.
Mentors: Todd Stitik, M.D., Peter Yonclas, M.D.

Gary Chimes, M.D., Ph.D.: Correlation Between Grip Strength and Other Measures of Upper Body Motor Strength.
Mentors: Randall Braddom, M.D., M.S., Patrick Foye, M.D.

Stephen Cohen, M.D.: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Alpine Skiers: A Review of the Literature.
Mentors: Rex Ma, M.D., Scott Nadler, D.O.

James McLean, M.D.: Minimum Weight Determination in High School and Collegiate Wrestling - The Role of Body Composition.
Mentors: Gregory Mulford, M.D., Sue Ann Sisto, Ph.D., P.T.

Michael Mehnert, M.D.: Heading and Neck Injuries in Soccer: A Review of Biomechanics and Potential Long-Term Effects.
Mentors: Robert Krotenberg, M.D., Gerard Malanga, M.D.

Casey O'Donnell, D.O.: Current Concepts in Shoulder Laxity in Collegiate and Elite Competitive Swimmers.
Mentors: Jay Bowen, D.O., Jeffrey Fossati, M.D.

Michael Romello, M.D.: Side Effects of Creatine Monohydrate Supplementation to Improve Athletic Performance.
Mentors: Thomas Cava, M.D., John Bach, M.D.

Adam Schindelheim, M.D.: Heterotopic Ossification in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature.
Mentors: Barbara Benevento, M.D., Steven Kirshblum, M.D.

Akshat Shah, M.D.: The Usefulness of Sensory Sparing in Predicting Motor Recovery in Complete Spinal Cord Injury.
Mentors: Denise Campagnolo, M.D., M.S., Steven Kirshblum, M.D.

Kyle Stier, M.D., Rib Stress Fractures in the Rowing Athlete
Mentors: Thomas Agesen, M.D., Shailesh Parikh, M.D.