Member Community Leaders

Members & Publications

AAPM&R Member Communities are self-identified, organically established communities offering opportunities for members to connect with each other, share experiences and advance the future of the specialty together! Find more information about Member Communities here.

AAPM&R hosted a self-nomination process for members seeking to be elected as chair and other leadership positions of our Member Communities. Many of the communities had uncontested nominees.   

  • African American Physiatrists  - Theresa Oney-Marlow, MD, FAAPMR
  • Alternative Pain Medicine - Danielle Zelnik, MD, FAAPMR
  • Amputee/Limb Loss Restoration Rehabilitation - Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez, MD, PhD, FAAPMR
  • Asian Physiatrists - Raymond Chou, MD
  • Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship Directors - Anita Tewari, MD FAAPMR
  • Business of Healthcare Physiatrists - Stuart Glassman, MD, MBA FAAPMR
  • Cancer Rehabilitation Medicine - Samman Shahpar, MD FAAPMR
  • Central Nervous System -  Kristin Caldera, DO FAAPMR
  • Chicago Physiatrists - Max Fitzgerald, MD, FAAPMR
  • Early-Career Physiatrists - Janessa Chang, MD FAAPMR & Elizabeth Martin, MD MPH MHS FAAPMR
  • Exercise as Medicine - Jonathan Whiteson, MD, FAAPMR
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation - K. Rao Poduri, MD FAAPMR
  • Hypermobility Syndromes - Jennifer Hankenson, MD, FAAPMR
  • Inpatient Consultants - Adriana Valbuena Valecillos, MD, FAAPMR
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation - Lauren Shapiro, MD, FAAPMR
  • Intellectual Disability - Priya Chandan, MD MPH, FAAPMR
  • International Rehabilitation and Global Health - Nina Carmela Tamayo, DO MS MPH, FAAPMR
  • Interventional Pain - Gurtej Singh, MD FAAPMR
  • Introverted Leaders - Rachel Brakke Holman, MD, FAAPMR
  • Kosher Physiatry - David Glazer, MD FAAPMR
  • LatinX in Physiatry - Glendaliz Bosques-Mendez, MD, FAAPMR
  • LGBTQIA+ in Physiatry - Jason Edwards, DO
  • Medical Educators - Didem Inanoglu, MD FAAPMR
  • Muslim Physiatrists - Zainab Al Lawati, MD FAAPMR
  • Neuromodulation - Chane Price, MD FAAPMR
  • Neuromuscular Medicine and EDX - Colin Franz, MD PhD FAAPMR
  • Overhead Athlete - Robert Bowers, DO, PhD, FAAPMR
  • Pain Medicine - Jennifer Cushman, MD
  • Para/Adaptive Athletes and Sports - Melissa Tinney, MD, FAAPMR
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation - Hana Azizi, MD FAAPMR
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Current Fellows/Combination Residents and Future Candidates -Jensine' Norman, MD FAAPMR 
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship Program Director - David Pruitt, MD, FAAPMR
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine - Jonathan Napolitano, MD FAAPMR
  • Performing Arts Medicine - Lauren Elson, MD, FAAPMR
  • Physiatry in Skilled Nursing Facilities - Azlan Tariq, DO, FAAPMR
  • Physiatric Life Care Planners - Sasha Iversen, DO, FAAPMR
  • Private Practice Physiatrists - Hassan Akinbiyi, MD FAAPMR
  • Regenerative Medicine - Nikhil Verma, MD FAAPMR & Shawn Uraine, MD FAAPMR 
  • Research in Physiatry - Heather Vincent, PhD, MS
  • Running Medicine - Kevin Vincent, MD, PhD, FAAPMR
  • South Asian Physiatrists - Nandita Keole, MD FAAPMR
  • Spine Medicine - Aaron Yang, MD, FAAPMR
  • Sports Medicine - Michael Fredericson, MD, FAAPMR
  • Sports Medicine Current Fellows and Future Candidates - Charles Kenyon, DO, MS FAAPMR
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship Directors - Kenneth Mautner, MD, FAAPMR
  • Texas Physiatrists - Jason Marchetti, MD, FAAPMR
  • Women Physiatrists - Mary Russell, DO, MS, FAAPMR
  • Wound Medicine - Rummana Aslam, MD FAAPMR