AAP 2018

Valuing Our Nation's Veterans: Teaching Systems Based Practice within the VA Healthcare System

Friday, February 16
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Room: Hanover AB

Learning Objectives:

John Norbury

Assistant Professor Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
East Carolina University/Vidant Medical Center

Dr. Norbury received his MD from Case Western Reserve University with a minor in Geriatrics in 2006. He completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia where he served as chief resident in 2010. He is a Diplomate in the specialty of Electrodiagnostic Medicine has the Registered in Musculoskeletal Sonography certification. He has authored 5 peer reviewed publications, 21 peer reviewed abstracts, and 1 book chapter. His practice includes Electrodiagnosis, Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Ultrasound, and Spasticity Management.

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Thiru M. Annaswamy

Staff Physician & Professor
VA North Texas Health Care System/UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Dr. Thiru Annaswamy is a Professor with the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the UT Southwestern Medical Center and a full-time staff physician and section chief (Spine and Electrodiagnosis sections) at the Dallas VA Medical Center (PM&R Service). He received his medical degree in India (1992) and Master’s degree from UT Austin (1994). He completed post-graduate medical training in PM&R at Harvard Medical School (1999).

His clinical expertise and research interests are in the management of spine & musculoskeletal disorders, diseases of the muscles & nerves, applications of technology in solving problems in clinical rehabilitation and clinical outcomes research. He is board certified in PM&R, electrodiagnostic medicine, neuromuscular medicine & pain medicine.

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Susan Garstang

Attending Physician, Clinical Associate Professor
Veterans Affairs Healthcare System Salt Lake City

Susan Garstang, MD, is a Staff Physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System and a Clinical Associate Professor in PM&R at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She completed residency in PM&R at Baylor College of Medicine in 1998, and a Spinal Cord Injury Medicine fellowship at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in 1999. Following this, she worked at UT Southwestern Medical Center, both as a clinician and as residency program director. She moved to Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in 2005, where she was Clinical Associate Professor, and served as residency program director there until 2014. She transferred to the VA New Jersey Healthcare System in 2009, where she worked as a staff physician, as well as serving as Associate Chief of Staff for Education.

Dr. Garstang moved to the VA in Salt Lake City in 2016, and is currently a staff physician in PM&R and Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Academic Affiliations at the VA, as well as a Clinical Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Utah Medical School. She currently serves the ACGME as a member of the Review Committee for PM&R. She has been involved in both undergraduate and graduate medical education for most of her academic career, including teaching and mentoring medical students and residents. She is Board Certified in PM&R, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, and Brain Injury Medicine. She sees patients with musculoskeletal complaints, with a focus on women’s musculoskeletal health; she also works with patients who have had strokes and spinal cord injuries, providing rehabilitative care and spasticity management for these patients.

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