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Spinal Cord Injuries

Rehabilitation Centers

The following Rehabilitation Centers are sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and provide innovative medical services for individuals with spinal cord injuries.


University of Alabama at Birmingham SCI Care System
Amie B. Jackson, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Spain Rehabilitation Center
1717 6th Avenue South, Room 190
Birmingham, AL 35233-7330
Contact: Pam Mott
voice: (205) 934-3334
TTY: (205) 934-4642
fax: (205) 975-4691
e-mail: mott@uab.edu
URL: http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=10712


Northern California Regional Spinal Cord Injury System

Peter C. Werner, MD and Tamara Bushnik, PhD
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
950 South Bascom Avenue, Suite 2011
San Jose, CA 95128
Contact: Tamara Bushnik
toll free: 1 (800) 352-1956 ext. 24
voice: (408) 295-9896
fax: (408) 295-9913
e-mail: tamara@tbi-sci.org
URL: http://www.tbi-sci.org/

Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System of Southern California

Robert L. Waters, MD and Rob Adkins, PhD
Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center
Los Amigos Research and Education Institute, Inc. (LAREI)
7601 East Imperial Highway, HB 206
Downey, CA 90242-4155
Contact: Robert L. Waters, MD
voice: (562) 401-7161
TTY: (562) 803-4533
fax: (562) 803-5623
e-mail: rwaters@dhs.co.la.ca.us


Rocky Mountain Model Spinal Cord Injury System

Daniel P. Lammertse, MD and Gale G. Whiteneck, PhD
Craig Hospital, Research Department
3425 South Clarkson Street
Englewood, CO 80110
Contact: Susan B. Charlifue, MA
voice: (303) 789-8306
TTY: (303) 789-8375
fax: (303) 789-8567
e-mail: susie@craighospital.org
URL: http://www.craighospital.org/SCI/default.asp


Georgia Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System

David F. Apple, Jr., MD and Lesley M. Hudson, MA
Shepherd Center, Inc.
2020 Peachtree Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Contact: Lesley M. Hudson, MA, Project Co-Director
(404) 350-7580
fax: (404) 355-1826
e-mail: lesley_hudson@shepherd.org
URL: http://www.shepherd.org


Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System

Paul R. Meyer, Jr., MD, MM and David Chen, MD
Northwestern University
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
250 East Superior Street, Suite 619
Chicago, IL 60611
Contact: Marta Slechta
(312) 908-3425
fax: (312) 908-1819
e-mail: m-slechta@nwu.edu
URL: http://www.northwestern.edu/spine/


Special Projects and Demonstrations for Spinal Cord Injuries

Shanker Nesathuria, MD and Stanley Ducharme, PhD
Boston Medical Center
New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center
88 East Newton Street, F-511
Boston, MA 02118
Contact: Stanley Ducharme, PhD
voice: (617) 638-7358
fax: (617) 638-8170
e-mail: ducharme@bu.edu
URL: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/dept/home.aspx?departmentid=91


Southeastern Michigan Spinal Cord Injury System

Marcel Dijkers, PhD
Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
261 Mack Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48201
Contact: Dr. Marcel Dijkers, Co-Project Director
(313) 745-9770
fax: (313) 966-7502
e-mail: mdijkers@med.wayne.edu

University of Michigan Model Spinal Cord Injury Care System

Austin Nobunaga, MD and Denise G. Tate, PhD
University of Michigan Health System
Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
300 North Ingalls, Room NI2A09
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0491
Contact: Rosalie Karunas, MPH, Database Manager
(734) 763-0971
fax: (734) 936-5492
e-mail: rosakaru@umich.edu
URL: http://www.med.umich.edu/pmr/model_sci/


New Jersey

Northern New Jersey Model Spinal Cord Injury System

Joel A. DeLisa, MD and Marca Sipski, MD
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
1199 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
Contact: Craig Alexander, PhD, Director of Psychology
voice: (973) 243-6871
fax: (973) 243-6866
email: calexander@kmrrec.org
URL: http://www.kmrrec.org/

New York

Mount Sinai Model Spinal Cord Injury System

Kristjan T. Ragnarsson, MD and Wayne Gordon. PhD
One Gustave Levy Place, Box 1240
New York, NY 10029-6574
Contact: Audrey Schmerzler, Project Coordinator
(212) 659-9369
fax: (212) 348-5901
e-mail: audrey_schmerzler@smtplink.mssm.edu
URL: http://www.mssm.edu/rehab/


Northeast Ohio Regional Spinal Cord Injury System

Patrick Murray, MD, MS
MetroHealth Medical Center/
Case Western Reserve University
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109-1998
Contact: Mary Joan Roach, PhD, Research Director
voice: (216) 778-8781
fax: (216)778-8782
e-mail: mroach@metrohealth.org
URL: http://www.metrohealth.org/clinical/NORSCIS/


Regional Spinal Cord Injury System of Delaware Valley

John F. Ditunno, MD
Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson Medical College
132 S. 10th Street, 375 Main Bldg.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Contact: Mary Call, RN, Project Coordinator
voice: (215) 955-6579
fax: (215) 955-5152
e-mail: call1@jeflin.tju.edu
URL: www.jeffersonhospital.org/rehab/


Model Spinal Cord Injury System - Texas

R. Edward Carter, MD and William H. Donnovan, MD
The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research
1333 Moursund Avenue
Houston, TX 77030
Contact: Karen A. Hart, PhD
voice: (713) 797-5946
TTY: (713) 797-5790
fax: (713) 797-5982
e-mail: khart@bcm.tmc.edu
URL: http://www.tirr.org/rehab/?page=37


Virginia Commonwealth Regional Spinal Cord Injury System

William O. McKinley, MD and David S. Cifu, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University/
Medical College of Virginia
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Box 980677
Richmond, VA 23298-0677
Contact: William O. McKinley, MD
voice: (804) 828-0861
fax: (804) 828-5074
e-mail: wmckinle@hfc.vcu.edu
URL: http://www.pmr.vcu.edu/


Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System

Diana D. Cardenas, MD and Walter C. Stolov, MD
University of Washington, School of Medicine
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Box 356490
Seattle, WA 98195-6490
Contact: Cynthia Salzman, Public Information Specialist
voice: (206) 685-3999
fax: (206) 685-3244
e-mail: csalzman@u.washington.edu
URL: http://www.uwmedicine.org


Model Construct for Community Integration in Spinal Cord Injury

Dennis J. Maiman, MD, and Irma Fiedler, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Spinal Cord Injury Center
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Contact: Traci Tymus, MS, CRC, CDMS, Project Coordinator
toll free: 1 (800) 272-3666
(414) 259-2126
fax: (414) 259-7927
e-mail: ttymus@mcw.edu
URL: http://www.mcw.edu/display/router.asp?docid=169

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