The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Kansas University Medical Center is pleased to announce the new fellowship in Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation. This multidisciplinary one year fellowship is designed to foster growth and development of a physician leader clinical care, research and leadership in polytrauma, traumatic brain injury and related neuroscience fields. Teaching faculty include Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists, Neurosurgeons, Neurologists, Psychologists, and Basic Science Researchers with successful ongoing NIH funded research in the field of Brain Injury.
The Brain Injury Medicine fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center is a one year, non-ACGME accredited fellowship that provides trainees with individualized experiences in the care of patients after brain injury. The fellow will manage the outpatient, inpatient, and consult phases of rehabilitation and gain exposure to many diagnoses including traumatic brain injury, anoxic brain injury, stroke, and brain tumor. Continuity of care across the rehabilitation spectrum will be emphasized. Spasticity management, including procedures like botulinum toxin injections and baclofen pump re-fills, will be a significant component of the fellowship curriculum. There are many elective experiences that can be customized to the learner to maximize the breadth and depth of neuro-rehabilitation exposure.
Procedures Taught: Botulinum toxin injections and baclofen pump management
Program Director: Alexandra Nielsen, MD
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