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Meet the 2019-2020 Member Community Chairs

Sep 27, 2019

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! AAPM&R is pleased to recognize our 2019-2020 Member Community chairs who raised their hands and joined Team Physiatry as Academy volunteers. Add your name to our team roster at

  • D'Wan Carpenter, DO, MS: African American Physiatrists
  • Danielle Zelnick, MD: Alternative Pain Medicine
  • Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez, MD, PhD; Amputee/Limb Loss Restoration Rehabilitation
  • Kirk Lercher, MD: Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship Directors
  • Ekta Gupta, MD: Cancer Rehabilitation Medicine
  • David Ripley, MD, MS: Central Nervous System
  • Max Fitzgerald, MD: Chicago Physiatrists
  • Colleen Sullivan, MD: Early-Career Physiatrists
  • Jonathan Whiteson, MD: Exercise as Medicine
  • Kanakadurg Poduri, MD: Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Lauren Shapiro, MD: Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Priya Chandan, MD, MPH: Intellectual Disability
  • David Lee, MD: Interventional Pain
  • Edward Hurvitz, MD: Kosher Physiatry
  • Glendaliz Bosques-Mendez, MD: LatinX in Physiatry
  • R. Samuel Mayer, MD: Medical Educators
  • Mehul Desai, MD, MPH: Neuromodulation
  • Shawn Jorgensen, MD: Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Jason Zaremski, MD: Overhead Athlete
  • Erik Shaw, DO: Pain Medicine
  • Melissa Tinney, MD: Para/Adaptive Athletes and Sports
  • Joline Brandenburg, MD: Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Theodore Yip, MD: Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Current Fellows/Combination Residents and Future Candidates
  • David Pruitt, MD: Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship Program Directors
  • Mary Dubon, MD: Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Lauren Elson, MD: Performing Arts Medicine
  • Sasha Iversen, DO: Physiatry Life Care Planners
  • No Chair: Private Practice Physiatrists
  • Isaac P. Syrop, MD: Regenerative Medicine
  • Heather Vincent, PhD, MS: Research in Physiatry
  • Kevin Vincent, MD, PhD: Running Medicine
  • Aaron Yang, MD: Spine Medicine
  • Mark Ellen, MD: Sports Medicine
  • Kenneth Mautner, MD: Sports Medicine Fellowship Directors
  • Stephanie Tow, MD: Sports Medicine Current Fellows and Future Candidates
  • Jason Marchetti, MD: Texas Physiatrists
  • Mary Russell, DO, MS: Women Physiatrists
  • Mark Griffith, MD: Wound Medicine