Alumni

 “The Case Western SCI fellowship was a fantastic one year experience that provided me with sound subspecialty training. The variety of hospital settings is where Case shines. At MetroHealth, the roar of the Life Flight helicopter outside the ICU is a frequent reminder that you are at an active Level 1 trauma center, and with that comes management of truly acute spinal cord injuries. The months at Cleveland Clinic provide rotations with renowned neurosurgeons and physiatrists specializing in multiple sclerosis. Here you can scrub into interesting surgical cases and hone your techniques in spasticity management with botulinum toxin injections and plenty of baclofen pump refills. The rotation at the Cleveland VA, one of the nation's SCI hubs, complements the acute training with chronic management of SCI. Many of the Case faculty you work with are part of the world-famous Cleveland FES Center, which actively leads the research, design, and clinical implementation of FES systems for those with spinal cord injuries.” – From a recent SCI fellow 

2019-2020

Ashley de Padua, MD
Attending Physician, St. Luke’s University Hospital Network, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Inpatient/Outpatient/Consults for majority SCI

2018-2019

George Marzloff, MD
Attending physician, SCI/D, Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center, Aurora, CO
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Inpatient/Outpatient/Telehealth for exclusively SCI/D including MS and ALS

Cassandra Buchanan Renfro, DO
Assistant Prof, Dept of PM&R, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
Inpatient/Outpatient/Consults for majority SCI/D

2017-2018

James Wilson, DO
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve – SOM, Dept of PM&R
Director of SCIM and SCI Fellowship, Director of PM&R Medical Student Education, MetroHealth System, Cleveland, OH
Inpatient/Outpatient/Consults for majority SCI/D

Niña Tamayo, DO, MS, MPH
Staff Physician, Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Hospital, Akron, OH
Inpatient Acute/Subacute Rehabilitation

2016-2017 

George Macrinici, MD
Attending Physician, Advanced Pain and Spine Management and Cancer Center CTCA Chicago, Il
Pain and Spine Physician specializing in SCI related pain

2015-2016

Anna Sophia Del Fabro, MD
Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine
Medical Director of Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, The University of Kansas Health System
Inpatient/Outpatient/Consults for SCI and Botulinum toxin injections for spasticity

2014-2015

Fadeel Mahmood, MD
Staff Physician, Dallas VA Medical Center
Assistant Professor UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX
Inpatient/Outpatient/Telehealth for exclusively SCI/D including MS and ALS

2011-2012 

M. Kristi Henzel, MD, PhD
Assistant Chief, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders Center
Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve – SOM, Dept of PM&R
Inpatient/Outpatient/Consults, Research, Administrative

Deborah Mowery, MD
Attending Physician, Dayton Children’s Hospital
Wright State University Boonshoft SOM, Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, Division of PM&R
Outpatient

2010-2011 

Geoffrey R. Smith, MD
Associate Professor, University of Virginia SOM, Dept of PM&R
Medical Director of spinal cord injury rehabilitation at UVA HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
Inpatient/Outpatient/Research

2009-2010 

Melissa Michaluk, DO
Attending Physician, Susquehanna Williamsport Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Outpatient

2008-2009 

Amanda Harrington, MD
Director, SCI Services & Program Director SCIM Fellowship
Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh SOM, Dept of PM&R
Inpatient/Outpatient/Consults

Heather Asthagiri, MD
Director, PM&R Consultation Service
Assistant Professor, University of Virginia SOM, Dept of PM&R
Consults/Outpatient/Research

2007-2008 

Tova Johnson, DO
Private Practice, Orlando, FL

2006-2007 

Melanie Boulet, MD
Director of SCI Rehabilitation, Hopital de l’Enfant-Jesus, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada