The Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship will focus on the prevention of brain injury and the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of individuals with acquired brain injury. Patients often require intervention from a multidisciplinary treatment team, including, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, psychotherapists, neuropsychologists, recreation therapy, home care and case manager support, in addition to other physicians for related or chronic injuries. Given the various approaches and goals of each of these specialized team members, a properly trained brain injury physician is required to ensure that all needs are effectively being addressed. In this role, brain injury medicine physicians provide a high level of care for their patients and their families within the hospital, post-acute setting, and over the continuum of care to facilitate the process of recovery and improve medical and functional outcomes.
This fellowship program helps fill the growing need in society to train more physicians who can provide specialized care for patients with brain injury. The training plan over the twelve-month fellowship involves the fellow’s participation as a member of a multi-disciplinary medical and allied health services team caring for people after acquired brain injury. The training plan is customized to individual fellow interests and builds on past medical experience. This Brain Injury Fellowship was approved by the DIO and GMEC of Wayne State University. Trainees receive subspecialty clinical training and have protected time for academic work including a wide range of options for involvement in teaching and clinical research.
Primary mentorship is provided by:
Riley Smith, BIM Fellowship Program Director, Assistant Professor Steven K. Hinderer, MD, MS, PT Residency Program Director, Associate Professor Darren Fuerst, PhD; Neuropsychologist Tyler Roskos, PhD, ABPP, Assistant Professor and Research Director and QI Director Jean D. Peduzzi-Nelson, Ph.D., Chair of Research Committee, Research Lab Director, Associate Professor Kenneth Casey, M.D., Associate Professor Neurosurgery Johnathan Ho, Assistant Professor
1. The clinical focus of the fellowship (eg. stroke and TBI, sports and spine; spine interventional; etc., given only one designation is allowed above) Stroke and TBI 2. Sports teams or events covered during the fellowship (Dearborn, Michigan area high school athletics) 3. Private practice or university based (University based including basic neuroscience lab experience) 4. Affiliated with BOTH a PM&R residency program and a medical school.
NOTE: Applications for BIM Fellowship accepted via http://pmroakwood.med.wayne.edu/brain-injury-medicine-fellowship.php
Our fellowship participates in the official NRMP Rehabilitation Match Process for 2017-2018 academic year.
Procedures Taught: baclofen pump refills and screenings, Botulinum toxin injections for headaches, respiratory management including tracheostomy, peg tube management, and Halo management.
For questions, to submit application materials, including where to mail letters of recommendation, or for additional information please contact:
Michelle C. Brock, M.A. Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship Program Coordinator Beaumont Hospital - Taylor WSU SOM PM & R Department 10000 Telegraph Road Taylor, MI 48180 Phone: 313-375-7226 Fax: 313-375-7225
Additional Salary Information: Wayne State University School of Medicine Fellow Benefit Package. See program website for details. https://www.med.wayne.edu/gme/benefits-and-resources/
About Wayne State University School of Medicine Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship
For nearly 150 years, the Wayne State School of Medicine has prepared students to be health care leaders and advocates who go on to change the world. Our dedication to urban clinical excellence and contribution to Detroit’s revitalization is unwavering. Our community service roots run deep, and our focus on a healthier world grows ever stronger. Through social responsiveness and a continuous focus on innovation in education, research and clinical care, the Wayne State School of Medicine will continue to graduate a diverse group of physicians and biomedical scientists who will transform the promise of equal health for all into a reality.