AAP 2018

Point / Counterpoint Discussion: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections for Tendinopathy

Thursday, February 15
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Hanover FG

Learning Objectives:

Byron Schneider

Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Schneider is currently an assistant professor with the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Prior to this, he completed his PM&R residency and Interventional Spine Fellowship at Stanford University. Born in Canada before moving to Lexington, Kentucky in 2002, he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science and then completed medical school at the University of Kentucky. His research publications has focused on safety and outcomes related to spine interventions. He has presented at a variety of national meetings the past five years for the American Acedemy of PM&R, North American Spine Society, and Spine Intverention Society, as well as serves on multiple committees committee’s for these same societies.


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Michael Fredericson

Professor and Director, PM&R Sports Medicine
Stanford University

Dr. Michael Fredericson is Professor of PM&R at Stanford University and is currently Director of PM&R Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Principal Investigator in the Stanford Human Performance Lab. He is a Head Team Physician with the Stanford Sports Medicine Program and the Medical Director for Stanford Club Sports. He is also Founder and Director of the Stanford RunSafe Injury Prevention Clinic and has worked at both a national and international level with USA Track & Field and the United States Olympic Committee.

Dr. Fredericson has been a featured speaker at numerous national and international sports medicine and rehabilitation symposiums and Visiting Professor at many institutions around the country. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles, 25 book chapters and two books focused on an improved understanding and treatment strategies for overuse injuries in athletes.


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Nitin Jain

Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Director of PM&R Research
Vanderbilt Medical Center

Dr. Jain is interested in the rehabilitation of patients with musculoskeletal conditions with particular emphasis on shoulder disorders. His research is on the topic of optimizing care of patients with rotator cuff tears.


Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Shoulder and Elbow, Department of Orthopedics, Boston, MA

Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Epidemiology, Boston, MA

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH, Health Policy and Administration
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Baroda Medical College, Maharaja Sayajirao University, India

Past Academic and Professional Appointments

Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Orthopaedics
Director of PM&R Research
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Orthopedic Surgery
Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine
Harvard School of Public Health
Boston, MA

Clinical Associate
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Boston, MA


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