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AAP 2018

Developing a Comprehensive Stroke Recovery Program Utilizing Modified Cardiac Rehabilitation

Thursday, February 15
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Room: Hanover FG

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Sara Cuccurullo

Physician
JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute

Sara Cuccurullo is Clinical Professor, Chairman, and Residency Program Director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Medical Director and VP, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute. Dr. Cuccurullo received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate in 1987 and completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Rutgers-RWJ/JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute (JRI). She was boarded in 1992.
She joined the staff at the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in 1991 and has served as the Residency Program Director (PD) since 1998. She has taught the PM&R Board Review Course since 1991. Dr. Cuccurullo is Editor in Chief and published the first edition of The PM&R Board Review Textbook in 2004, the second edition in 2009, and the third edition in 2014. The royalties are donated to the Johnson Rehabilitation Institute PM&R Residency Education Fund which supports educational endeavors of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residents. She has received the Teacher of the Year Award six times and the RWJ Volunteer Faculty Award several times. In addition she received multiple awards including the SUNY Downstate Distinguished Alumni Award, The Kathy Wong Memorial Award for the Teaching Attending exhibiting the highest degree of kindness and compassion to patients and their families, and the Middlesex County Academic Physician Award. In May 2016 she was awarded the Edward J. Ill Outstanding Medical Educator Award, for her work as an Outstanding Medical Educator. She is the President of the National Residency and Fellowship Program Directors Council. She is Secretary of the Chairman Council. She sits on both the Association of Academic Physiatrists Board of Directors and the American Physiatric Education Council Board of Directors. She authored over 30 book chapters, multiple articles and close to 60 abstracts. She heads the JRI PM&R Residency Competency Committee and developed a competency model which was presented nationally. She has published six peer reviewed papers on this model. Dr. Cuccurullo was appointed Chairman of the Department of PM&R for Rutgers RWJ Medical School and the Medical Director and VP for the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in February 2014. As Medical Director she has developed an Aftercare Program for the continued care of the rehabilitation patients discharged from JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute and a Comprehensive Stroke Recovery Program for the care of stroke patients. With this initiative she is the PI of two IRB Proposals researching the benefits of a rehabilitation program to treat stroke patients including cardiovascular conditioning sessions during their recovery. In April 2016 Dr. Cuccurullo was appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affiliate Medical School Relationships at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.







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Talya K. Fleming

Clinical Assistant Professor
Rutgers RWJ Medical School-JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute

Talya K. Fleming, MD, FAAPMR
Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, Director, Aftercare Program & Stroke Recovery Program
65 James Street, Edison, New Jersey 08820

Dr. Fleming is the Director of the Aftercare Program & Stroke Recovery Program at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute. She oversees the post-acute care treatment of patients while guiding them through the rehabilitation continuum. She has a special interest in neuro-stroke rehabilitation and has been integral in the development of the distinctive and well-sought after Stroke Recovery Program at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute.

Dr. Fleming attained admittance into the distinguished Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society while obtaining an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University. She earned her medical degree from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey. Following a year-long Internal Medicine Internship at Morristown Medical Center, Dr. Fleming completed her residency training at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute where she excelled as a Chief Resident during her final year. As an Attending Physiatrist and gaining further expertise in the management of neurologic, orthopedic and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, she found herself uniquely able to help her patients while they were being treated in hospital acute care settings, inpatient rehabilitation hospital setting, skilled nursing facilities and outpatient settings.

She currently maintains Board Certification in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson University Medical School.

Dr. Fleming has been invited to present at various regional and national organizations regarding program development and the integration of patients within the rehabilitation continuum to improve patient care. She is currently a Co-Principal Investigator for a clinical trial looking at medical and functional outcomes of patients with stroke.

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