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Three UNC PM&R faculty members recently achieved certification in Brain Injury Medicine (BIM) by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. As certified BIM specialists, our faculty provide enhanced treatment and managed care plans to restore the health and function to patients with brain function disorder.

A brain injury’s impact on patients can lead to cognitive, behavioral, physical, sensory, and medical challenges. UNC PM&R’s Board-Certified Brain Injury Medicine specialists are uniquely qualified to identify and address these challenges.

  • Dr Mina Gayed, DO, focuses on moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries including disorders of consciousness, spasticity management, and neuro-rehabilitation of individuals with acquired brain injuries. Dr Gayed practices at the UNC Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at UNC’s Hillsborough Hospital campus and at the UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care.
  • Dr. Lee Shuping, MD, MPT, leads the Carolina Concussion and Mild TBI Clinic, which offers a team approach to managing concussions and post-concussive syndrome in an out-patient setting.
  • Dr. Paul Thananopavarn, MD, UNC Inpatient Rehabilitation Center Medical Director, specializes in the rehabilitation of medically complex patients. He provides Brain Injury consultations for patients at UNC hospitals in Chapel Hill, inpatient and subacute rehabilitation centers, and at the UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care.

The UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care is located at 1807 Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. To make an appointment, call 984-974-9747. Referrals can be made through EPIC or UNC CareLink.

The new state-of-the-art UNC Inpatient Rehabilitation Center is located at 430 Waterstone Dr, Hillsborough, NC 27278. Consults can be requested in EPIC or PM&R consult pager (347-1997) to discuss cases.