2019 Report to Membership


On behalf of its members, AAPM&R has focused 2019 efforts on challenges currently impacting the specialty and ways to positively influence the future direction of the specialty. 

Read the 2019 Report to Membership on the right, and explore the links below for more detailed information on our efforts for YOU!

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Advancing Team Physiatry: Now and In the Future

In 2019, AAPM&R made strides across the organization to advance the specialty. To learn more, click below to explore the Academy website and resources.

  • Launching a pilot program for the AAPM&R Registry and enhancing its infrastructure
  • Promoting the latest in scientific research in PM&R


The BOLD new vision for the specialty requires innovation and fresh thinking. To strategically pursue the vision, AAPM&R has created game plans focused on tackling key barriers and securing opportunities for 4 practice areas. 

Click on the image to the right to learn more about these practice areas on the Team Physiatry website, launched in 2019. Pain and Spine Rehabilitation is another practice area in development—additional details will be released later in 2020!



Direct from AAPM&R Leadership

  • Check out the Blog on PhyzForum for the latest strategic updates direct from your AAPM&R Board of Governors (member login required).

  • Do you have questions for AAPM&R leadership? Email us at boardofgovernors@aapmr.org

2019 AAPM&R President Peter Esselman, MD, FAAPMR gave his presidential address at the 2019 Annual Assembly in San Antonio, TX. Click to watch his presentation where he provides an overview of AAPM&R’s priority areas in 2019 and beyond! 

"In the future, we need to make sure that every rehab patient has a physiatrist, every community recognizes the need for physiatrists, and every health care system realizes that they can’t provide high quality care without physiatrists. It is time for us to be bold and chart our future in the ever-changing health care system."



You Make a Difference

There is power, momentum, and impact in numbers. The support of more than 9,000 practicing and in-training physiatrists means the Academy can invest in strategic efforts to support the specialty, like the AAPM&R Registry. Thank you for your continued support!

Review the Academy's Fiscal Health

Member dues support a variety of strategic priorities and initiatives—all designed to advance the specialty and the patients you serve!

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Click here to view additional information regarding the fiscal state of the Academy.

Membership Demographics

Click on the image below to learn about the demographic make-up of membership.

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Note: The above informational resources require member login.




Collaboration: How We Will Achieve the Vision

Check out how to connect with your Academy and add your name to our Team Physiatry volunteer roster:

  • Visit the AAPM&R Volunteer Center on phyzforum.aapmr.org to view all open opportunities.  Check back frequently as new opportunities are always being added.
  • Join the AAPM&R Volunteer Resource Forum on phyzforum.aapmr.org to connect with volunteers, ask questions, access volunteer resources and materials, and get real-time notifications when opportunities become available.
  • Check out the Academy’s volunteer web page for additional information about volunteerism, including the types of volunteer opportunities, additional opportunities for residents, volunteers in the news, and volunteer appreciation.


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2019 Award Winners

AAPM&R encourages collaboration both within and outside the organization in order to advance the interests of physiatrists and the specialty as a whole.

In 2019, hundreds of AAPM&R members advanced critical work through volunteerism, engagement, and dialogue.The Academy wants to thank the 600+ member volunteers who supported efforts in 2019! Note: the volunteer list below is best viewed on a desktop computer.

William A. Adair, III, MD, FAAMPR
Matthew D. Adamkin, MD, FAAMPR
Mohammad T. Agha, MD, FAAMPR
Roozbeh A. Ahmadi, MD
Adem F. Aktas, DO
Michael T. Andary, MD, FAAMPR
William A. Anderson, III, MD, FAAPMR
Thiru M. Annaswamy, MD, MA, FAAPMR
Nicholas D. Annichiarico, DO
Michele L. Arnold, MD, FAAPMR
Harsha Ayyala
Frederick Bagares, DO, FAAPMR
David L. Bagnall, MD, FAAPMR
Stephen X. Bai, MD
Elizabeth Baillargeon, MD
Zachary P. Bailowitz, MD, FAAPMR
Jennifer A. Baima, MD, FAAPMR
Rishi R. Bakshi, DO, FAAPMR
Monica C. Baldridge, MD, FAAPMR
Charlotte E. Ball, MD
Kim D.D. Barker, MD, FAAPMR
Karen P. Barr, MD, FAAPMR
Matthew N. Bartels, MD, MPH, FAAPMR
Barbara E. Bates, MD MBA, FAAPMR
Maaz Begawala, DO
Kathleen R. Bell, MD, FAAPMR
David Berbrayer, MD, FAAPMR
Deborah A. Bergfeld, MD, FAAPMR
Kevin Bernard, MD, FAAPMR
Anna-Christina Bevelaqua, MD, FAAPMR
Natasha S. Bhatia, MD
Samuel M. Bierner, MD, MRM, FAAPMR
Justin M. Bishop, MD MBA MS
Rina Bloch, MD, FAAPMR
Marcia A. Bockbrader, MD, PhD, FAAPMR
Marko V. Bodor, MD, FAAPMR
Isabel C. Borras-Fernandez, MD, FAAPMR
Rachel A. Brakke Holman, MD, FAAPMR
Monica S. Branch, MD
Diane W. Braza, MD, FAAPMR
Christopher H. Brophy, MD
Aaron E. Bunnell, MD, FAAPMR
Edward C. Burnetta, MD, FAAPMR
Joseph E. Burris, MD, FAAPMR
Justin M. Burton, MD, FAAPMR
Rebecca A. Caine, MD
Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH, FAAPMR
Hans L. Carlson, MD, FAAPMR
Alexander J. Carrese, DO
Adam C. Carter, MD, FAAPMR
Leslie S. Cavazos, MD, FAAPMR
Richard G. Chang, MD, MPH, FAAPMR
Elissa J. Charbonneau, DO, MS, FAAPMR
David Chen, MD, FAAPMR
David S. Cheng, MD, FAAPMR
Andrea L. Cheville, MD, FAAPMR
Anthony E. Chiodo, MD, MBA, FAAPMR
Larry H. Chou, MD, FAAPMR
John C. Cianca, MD, FAAPMR
Megan E. Clark, MD, FAAPMR
Andrew B. Collins, MD, FAAPMR
Ryan C. Coy, MD, FAAPMR
Earl J Craig, MD, FAAPMR
Deborah A. Crane, MD, MPH, FAAPMR
Adrian Cristian, MD, FAAPMR
Carol Y. Crooks, MD, FFAPMR
Kelley C. Crozier, MD, MBA, FAAPMR
Deepthi S. Cull, MD, FAAPMR
Christian M. Custodio, MD, FAAPMR
Maria A. Dajoyag-Mejia, MD, PT, FAAPMR
Shane M. Davis, MD
Segun T. Dawodu, MD,JD, MBA, LLM, MS, FAAPMR
Peter A. Dawson, MD, FAAPMR
Amanda R. Day, DO
Arthur J. De Luigi, DO, FAAPMR
Kemesha L. Delisser, MD, FAAPMR
Brian M. Dena, DO
Michael J. DePalma, MD, FAAPMR
Mehul J. Desai, MD, MPH, FAAPMR
Ryan Dill, MD
Craig C. DiTommaso, MD, FAAPMR
Marc E. Duerden, MD,CIME, FAAPMR
Arline Edmond, MD
Sarah M. Eickmeyer, MD, FAAPMR
Ramzi El Hassan, MD
Mark I. Ellen, MD, FAAPMR
Matthew R. Elverman, MD
Erik R. Ensrud, MD, FAAPMR
Alberto Esquenazi, MD, FAAPMR
Peter C. Esselman, MD, MPT, FAAPMR
Reza Farid, MD, FAAPMR
Jordan A. Feierman, DO
Manuela Ferreira, PT PhD
Jonathan Finnoff, DO, FAAPMR
Max A. Fitzgerald, MD, FAAPMR
Kevin F. Fitzpatrick, MD, FAAPMR
Steven R. Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR
Keith J. Foster, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAPMR
Lawrence W. Frank, MD, FAAPMR
Janna L. Friedly, MD, FAAPMR
Andrew S. Friedman, MD, FAAPMR
Chelsea D. Frost, MD MS
Molly M. Fuentes, MD, MS, FAAPMR
Christopher J. Garrison, MD, MBA, FAAPMR
David R. Gater, Jr., MD, PhD, MS, FAAPMR
Steve R. Geiringer, MD, FAAPMR
Carl D. Gelfius, MD, FAAPMR
Alfred C. Gellhorn, MD
Benton T. Giap, MD, FAAPMR
Michelle S. Gittler, MD, FAAPMR
Stuart J. Glassman, MD, FAAPMR
Julio Gomez, MD
Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez, MD, PhD, FAAPMR
Andrew H. Gordon, MD, PhD, FAAPMR
Maria Grabnar, MD, FAAPMR
Michael M. Green, DO, FAAPMR
Stephanie M. Green, DO
Ari C. Greis, DO, FAAPMR
Matthew J. Grierson, MD, FAAPMR
Cliff A. Gronseth, MD, FAAPMR
Marc P. Gruner, DO, MBA, RMSK
Kevin N. Hakimi, MD, FAAPMR
Rita G. Hamilton, DO, FAAPMR
Flora M. Hammond, MD, FAAPMR
Colby R. Hansen, MD, FAAPMR, FAAPMR
Mark A. Harrast, MD, FAAPMR
Kimberly C. Hartman, MD, FAAPMR
Elana K. Hartman, MD
Michael Hatzakis, Jr., MD, FAAPMR
David J. Haustein, MD, FAAPMR
Sandra L. Hearn, MD, FAAPMR
Allen Heinemann, PhD
Daniel C. Herman, MD, PhD, FAAPMR
Joseph E. Herrera, DO, FAAPMR
Stanley A. Herring, MD, FAAPMR
Marika J. Hess, MD, FAAPMR
Christine M. Hluchan, MD
Kurtis M. Hoppe, MD, FAAPMR
Scott I. Horn, DO, FAAPMR
Joseph E. Hornyak, IV, MD PhD, FAAPMR
Amy J. Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAPMR
Mark E. Huang, MD, FAAPMR
Susan Lee Hubbell, MD, FAAPMR
Thomas Hudgins, MD, FAAPMR
Sarah K. Hwang, MD, FAAPMR
Nneka L. Ifejika, MD, MPH, FAAPMR
Farha S. Ikramuddin, MD, MBBS
Tracey C. Isidro, MD
Sony M. Issac, MD
Samuel S. Jacob, DO
Genevieve C. Jacobs, DO
Anamika Jain, MD, FAAPMR
Nitin B. Jain, MD, MSPH, FAAPMR
Prakash S. Jayabalan, MD, PhD, FAAPMR
Jeffery S. Johns, MD, FAAPMR
William M. Jones, MD, FAAPMR
Valerie A. Jones, MD, FAAPMR
Shawn P. Jorgensen, MD, FAAPMR
Prathap J. Joseph, MD, FAAPMR
Anand B. Joshi, MD, MHA, FAAPMR
Darryl L. Kaelin, MD, FAAPMR
Ninad S. Karandikar, MBBS, FAAPMR
Aaron M. Karlin, MD, FAAPMR
Donald Kasitinon, MD
Jason A. Kaushik, MD
Erin M. Kelly, DO
D.J. Kennedy, MD, FAAPMR
Charles D. Kenyon, DO
Jamal Khan, DO
Heakyung Kim, MD, FAAPMR
Chong-Tae Kim, MD, PhD, FAAPMR
Samuel Y. Kim, MD
Madeline A. Kinney, DO
Keneshia M. Kirksey, MD, FAAPMR
Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD, FAAPMR
Scott E. Klass, MD
Linda E. Krach, MD, FAAPMR
Anne Kuwabara, MD
Scott R. Laker, MD, FAAPMR
Matthew E. Lamagna, DO
Robert A. Lavin, MD, FAAPMR
Corinne M. Layne Stuart, DO, FAAPMR
Christina Y. Lee, MD, FAAPMR
David W. Lee, MD, FAAPMR
Anthony A. Lee, MD, FAAPMR
John J. Lee, MD,
Augustine C. Lee, MD
Todd R. Lefkowitz, DO, FAAPMR
John M. Lesher, MD, MPH, FAAPMR
Sheryl R. Levin, MD, FAAPMR
Charles E. Levy, MD, FAAPMR
Xiaomeng Li, MD
Chiawen Lucy Liang, MD, FAAPMR
Emerald Lin, MD, FAAPMR
Suzan O. Lisenby, MD
Lisa A. Lombard, MD
Daniel R. Lueders, MD, FAAPMR
Michael F. Lupinacci, MD, FAAPMR
Prathusha Maduri, DO
Michael K. Mallow, MD, FAAPMR
Martin J. Manansala, MD
Meilani H. Mapa, MD, FAAPMR
Julio A. Martinez-Silvestrini, MD, FAAPMR
Laura M. Mattson, DO
R. Samuel Mayer, MD, FAAPMR
Matthew P. Mayer, MD, FAAPMR
James T. McDeavitt, MD, FAAPMR
Brian G. McInerney, MD
Matthew J. McLaughlin, MD, FAAPMR
Thomas E. McNalley, MD, FAAPMR
Lydia L. McNeary, MD, FAAPMR
Jill R. Meilahn, DO, FAAPMR
Jose Mena, MD
Armando S. Miciano, Jr., MD, FAAPMR
Carlo J.E. Milani, MD, MBA, FAAPMR
Natasa Miljkovic, MD, PhD, FAAPMR
James J. Miller, MD, FAAPMR
Dana W. Miller, MD
Gerardo E. Miranda-Comas, MD, FAAPMR
Raj Mitra, MD
Michael W. Molter, DO, FAAPMR
Elizabeth S. Mortazavi, DO, FAAPMR
Diane Mortimer, MD, FAAPMR
Michael D. Mosier, MD
Michael C. Munin, MD, FAAPMR
Thomas S. Nabity, Jr., MD, FAAPMR
Ameet S. Nagpal, MD, MS, Med, FAAPMR
Rohit Nalamasu, DO
Sindhoori R. Nalla, DO
Subhadra L. Nori, MD, FAAPMR
Alan K. Novick, MD, FAAPMR
Obada Obaisi, MD
Daniel C. Oh, MD
Mooyeon Oh-Park, MD, FAAPMR
Jeffrey E. Oken, MD, FAAPMR
Nathan P. Olafsen, MD, FAAPMR
Kentaro Onishi, DO, FAAPMR
Ana M. Ortiz Santiago, MD
Marilyn S. Pacheco, MD, FAAPMR
Andre Panagos, MD, FAAPMR
Sindhu Pandit, MD, MBA, FAAPMR
Gregory B. Park, MD, FAAPMR
Atul T. Patel, MD, MHSA, FAAPMR
Amish M. Patel, DO
Evan R. Peck, MD, FAAPMR
Frank S. Pidcock, MD, FAAPMR
Kanakadurg R. Poduri, MD, FAAPMR
Patrick J. Polsunas, MD
Bruce A. Pomeranz, MD, FAAPMR
Danielle K. Powell, MD, FAAPMR
Heidi Prather, DO, FAAPMR
Scott J. Primack, DO, FAAPMR
Annie D. Purcell, DO, FAAPMR
Tam Quach, DO
Arfan M. Qureshi, DO
Jeffrey Radecki, MD, FAAPMR
Vishwa S. Raj, MD, FAAPMR
David E. Reece, DO, FAAPMR
Kerrie M. Reed, MD, FAAPMR
Monica E. Rho, MD, FAAPMR
Robert J. Rinaldi, MD, FAAPMR
Keith M. Robinson, MD, FAAPMR
David M. Robinson, MD
Renuka Rudra, MD
Emily Ryan-Michailidis, DO
Sunil Sabharwal, MD, FAAPMR
Daniel A. Sainburg, DO
Rachel M. Santiago, MD
Michael F. Saulino, MD, PhD, FAAPMR
Jaire N. Saunders, MD
Steven G. Scott, DO, FAAPMR
Saloni Sharma, MD, FAAPMR
G. Sunny Sharma, MD, FAAPMR
Mina Shenouda, MD
Andrew L. Sherman, MD, FAAPMR
Maurice G. Sholas, MD, PhD, FAAPMR
Laurel Short, BSN student, MSN, FAAPMR
Reva Singh, JD, MA, FAAPMR
Virtaj Singh, MD, FAAPMR
Amit Sinha, MD, FAAPMR
Clarice N. Sinn, DO, FAAPMR
Kishan A. Sitapara, MD
James A. Sliwa, DO, FAAPMR
Charlotte H. Smith, MD, FAAPMR
Barry S. Smith, MD, FAAPMR
Adam Soll, MD, FAAPMR
Eric T. Spier, MD, FAAPMR
Mary Catherine Spires, MD, PT FAAPMR
Vera M. Staley, MD
Christopher J. Standaert, MD, FAAPMR
Vikki A. Stefans, MD, FAAPMR
Gary L. Stover, Jr., MD
Michael D. Stubblefield, MD FAAPMR
Sharlene S. Su, MD
Pradeep Suri, MD, FAAPMR
Brian Sutterer, MD
Patricia T. Tan, MD, FAAPMR
Azlan Tariq, DO, FAAPMR
Faiz N. Tausif, MD
Gene Tekmyster, DO, FAAPMR
Kate Temme, MD, FAAPMR
Amy L. Tenaglia, MD
Santhosh A. Thomas, DO, MBA, FAAPMR
Glenna Tolbert, MD, FAAPMR
Andrea P. Toomer, MD, FAAPMR
Mark E. Tornero, MD, FAAPMR
Stephanie Tow, MD, FAAPMR
Jiaxin Tran, MD, FAAPMR
Victoria M. Tran, MD
Melissa K. Trovato, MD, FAAPMR
Justin X. Tu, MD
Alexander A. Turfe, II, DO
Elizabeth C. Twist, MD
Carol B. Vandenakker Albanese, MD, FAAPMR
Elizabeth Varghese-Kroll, MD, FAAPMR
Deborah A. Venesy, MD, FAAPMR
Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR
Heather K. Vincent, PhD MS
Kevin R. Vincent, MD, PhD, FAAPMR
Christopher J. Visco, MD, FAAPMR
Sayed E. Wahezi, MD, FAAPMR
Simon A. Wallace, MD BA
Brenda S. Waller, MD, FAAPMR
Thomas K. Watanabe, MD, FAAPMR
Carla P. Watson, MD, FAAPMR
Paul R. Weaver, DO
Stuart M. Weinstein, MD, FAAPMR
Lyn D. Weiss, MD, FAAPMR
David G. Welch, MD, FAAPMR
Justin L. Weppner, DO, FAAPMR
Adison Y. Weseloh, MD
Kayla M. Williams, MD
Amy J. Wilson, MD, FAAPMR
Aye Mon Win, DO
Steve J. Wisniewski, MD, FAAPMR
Eric M. Wisotzky, MD, FAAPMR
Julie E. Witkowski, MD
Kristin A. Wong, MD, FAAPMR
Aurora C. Wong, MD, FAAPMR
Gregory M. Worsowicz, MD, MBA, FAAPMR
Henry S. York, MD, FAAPMR
Ross D. Zafonte, DO, FAAPMR
Faisel M. Zaman, MD, FAAPMR
Jason L. Zaremski, MD, FAAPMR
Richard D. Zorowitz, MD, FAAPMR
David S. Zucker, MD, PhD, FAAPMR
Nathaniel V. Zuziak, DO, FAAPMR
D'Wan Carpenter, DO, MS, FAAPMR
Danielle Zelnik, MD, FAAPMR
Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez, MD, PhD, FAAPMR
Kirk Lercher, MD, FAAPMR
Ekta Gupta, MD, FAAPMR
Karl Klamar, MD, FAAPMR
Samman Shahpar, MD, FAAPMR
Leslie Bagay, MD, FAAPMR
Alecia Daunter, MD, FAAPMR
Katherine Power, MD, FAAPMR
David Ripley, MD, MS, FAAPMR
Kristin Caldera, DO, FAAPMR
Cherry Junn, MD, FAAPMR
Max Fitzgerald, MD, FAAPMR
Colleen Sullivan, MD, FAAPMR S
Jonathan Whiteson, MD, FAAPMR
Kanakadurg Poduri, MD, FAAPMR
Lauren Shapiro, MD, FAAPMR
Priya Chandan, MD, MPH, FAAPMR
S. Ali Mostoufi, MD, FAAPMR
David Lee, MD, FAAPMR
Edward Hurvitz, MD, FAAPMR
Glendaliz Bosques-Mendez, MD, FAAPMR
R. Samuel Mayer, MD, FAAPMR
Mehul Desai, MD, MPH, FAAPMR
Shawn Jorgensen, MD, FAAPMR
Jason Zaremski, MD, FAAPMR
Erik Shaw, DO, FAAPMR
Melissa Tinney, MD, FAAPMR
Jonathan Napolitano, MD, FAAPMR
Joline Brandenburg, MD, FAAPMR
David Berbrayer, MD, FAAPMR
Michael Green, DO, FAAPMR
Sruthi Thomas, MD, FAAPMR
Mary Dubon, MD, FAAPMR
Theodore Yip, MD
Deanna Jewell, DO
Dara Jones, MD
David Pruitt, MD
Amy Kanallakan, MD
Mary Dubon, MD, FAAPMR
Lauren Elson, MD, FAAPMR
Sasha Iversen, DO, FAAPMR
Walter Friberg, MD, FAAPMR
Isaac P. Syrop, MD, FAAPMR
Heather Vincent, PhD, MS, FAAPMR
Kevin Vincent, MD, PhD, FAAPMR
Aaron Yang, MD, FAAPMR
Mark Ellen, MD, FAAPMR
Kenneth Mautner, MD
Shane Davis, MD
Stephanie Tow, MD, FAAPMR
Jason Marchetti, MD, FAAPMR
Mary Russell, DO, MS, FAAPMR
Mark Griffith, MD, FAAPMR

We work diligently to track the activities of our volunteers. If we happened to miss your name, you have our sincerest apologies! Please contact info@aapmr.org and we will update the list immediately.



To All Members of Team Physiatry: Thank You!

The complexities of today's changing health care landscape require collaboration and dialogue. AAPM&R wants to thank all of its members for their support and ongoing engagement in the Academy to help advance the specialty.

We hope you will be a part of our journey in 2020 as we BOLDLY work to advance the specialty!


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