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Associate Professor Inpatient Medical Director


Medical School: University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, 1999-2003

Residency: East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, 2003-2008

Medical Acupuncture: UCLA/Helms Medical Acupuncture for Physicians, 2006-2007


American Board of Internal Medicine 2008

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2010

ABPMR Brain Injury Medicine 2022


Areas of Interest

  • Rehabilitation of medically complex patients
  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Geriatric rehabilitation
  • Primary care of patients with disabilities
  • Medical acupuncture
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Neurologic rehabilitation
  • Burn rehabilitation
  • Acupuncture
  • Neuromodulation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Disorders of Consciousness


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UNC Inpatient Rehabilitation Center

The Center for Rehabilitation Care

Rex Rehab and Nursing Care Center of Raleigh

Rex Rehab and Nursing Care Center of Apex