Faculty Awards  

 

The Kessler Foundation's Joel A. DeLisa, MD Award for Excellence in Research and Education in the Field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was announced in 2010. The award will be presented annually for 20 years to a physician and/or scientist who has demonstrated a significant impact on the field of PM&R, particularly as it relates to the translation of research and education in patient care. One annual award will be presented in the amount of $50,000. The first award was given May 12, 2011.

Dr. DeLisa was the recipient of the Derrick T. Vail Award by the American Board of Medical Specialists (ABMS). The award recognizes extraordinary national or international contributions to the broad field of medical specialty education, evaluation or certification. This is only the second time it has been given.

We had five faculty (Drs. Foye, Garstang, Nieves, Shenoy, and Yonclas) and eight residents (Drs. Campos, Chen, Farag, Lee, Lercher, Levy, Patel, and Seto) nominated for Golden Apple Awards.

UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School has established the UMDNJ-NJMS Teaching Award Program.  This will be the twenty-fifth year of the program, which enables a department chairman to bring a visiting professor who is acknowledged as an excellent teacher, to participate in the regular departmental teaching program. 

NATIONAL TEACHING AWARD IN PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION

1988     Justus Lehmann, M.D.
1989     Frederic Kottke, M.D., Ph.D.
1990     Gerald Herbison, M.D.
1991     Rene Calliet, M.D.
1992     Barbara deLateur, M.D.
1993     George Kraft, M.D.
1994     Ernie Johnson, M.D.
1995     Mehrsheed Sinaki, M.D.
1996     Diane Cardenas, M.D.
1997     Stanley Herring, M.D.
1998     Daniel Dumitru, M.D.
1999     James Sliwa, D.O. 
2000     Andrew Haig, M.D.
2001     Lawrence Robinson, M.D.
2002     Kristjan Ragnarsson, M.D.
2003     Elliot Roth, M.D.
2004    Ross Zafonte, D.O.
2005    Teresa L. Massagli, M.D.
2006    William F. Micheo, M.D.
2007    Jacqueline J. Werstch, M.D.
2008    John Whyte, M.D., Ph.D.
2009    Steven Flanagan, M.D.
2010    Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD
2011    Michael L. Boninger, MD
2012    Adam B. Stein, MD
2013    Michael D. Stubblefield, MD

 

Selected Faculty Awards and Accomplishments, 1997-2011

Note: Only those awards and accomplishments that are external to UMDNJ are listed below.


Allison Averill, M.D.

· Annual Research Award, 2nd Prize, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, New Orleans, LA, 2001
· Treasurer, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, New Jersey Chapter, 2000-Present


John Bach, M.D.
· "Best Doctors in New Jersey ," New Jersey Monthly, 1998-2002.
· "Best Doctors in America," Castle Connelly Guide, Top Doctors, 2001-2
· "Best Docs in the New York Metropolitan Area," New York Magazine, 2001
· Best Scientific Research Paper, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education and Research Fund, 1997
· Humanism in Medicine Award, Newark Beth Israel Health Care Foundation, 1998
· A. Estin Comarr Memorial Award for Clinical Service, American Paraplegia Society, 1999
· Vice Chairman, Intramural Academic Affairs Committee, Association of Academic Physiatrists, 1997-99
· Speaker's Bureau, American College of Chest Physicians, 1997-Present
· Expert Committee on Post-Polio Syndrome, March of Dimes, 1999-2000
· Planning Committee, International Conference on Post-Polio Syndrome, 1999
· Program Review Committee, Neuromuscular Diseases, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2000
· Advisory Panel of Technical Experts, Treatment of Pulmonary Disease Following Spinal Cord Injury, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2000-Present
· A. Gerald Shapiro, M.D. Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Field of Respiratory Care, New Jersey Society for Respiratory Care/American Association of Respiratory Care, 2000
· President, Undergraduate Projects in Technology and Medicine, 1998-Present
· Editorial Board, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1995-present; Associate Editor, 2001-present
· Section Editor - Cardiopulmonary, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2001-present
· Board of Advisors, National Center for Analysis of Home Mechanical Ventilation, Denver, CO, 1989-98
· Medical Advisory Panel, United Cerebral Palsy of NJ, 1992-97
· Scientific Advisory Council, Communication Independence for the Neurologically Impaired, Inc., New York, NY, 1995-Present
· Item Writer, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1996, 1998, 1999


Ross Bogey, D.O.
· Editorial Board, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2000-present


Denise Campagnolo, M.D., M.S
.
· Outstanding Women in Somerset County in Medicine/Health Services, 2000
· Co-Editor of the major text Spinal Cord Medicine (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2002)
· Chief Editor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, eMedicine (online textbook)
· Editorial Board, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2001 - present
· Humanism in Medicine Award, Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, 1999

George Carnevale, Ph.D.
· Board of Trustees, New Jersey Neuropsychological Society, 1999-2001
· Board of Advisors, Opportunity Project: A Community-Based Program for Persons with Disability, Millburn , NJ , 1994-Present
· Co-Chair, Annual Conference Planning Committee, NJ Brain Injury Association, 2000


Thomas Cava, M.D.

· President, New Jersey Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2001 - 2002
· Journal Article Review Committee, Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1995-Present
· Panel of Physician Experts, National Stroke Association, 1995-Present
· Spasticity Study Group, We Move (Muscle & Nerve), 1996-Present


Boqing Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

· New Investigator Award, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Education & Research Foundation, 2000


Ann Cotter, M.D .
· Education Chair, Manual Medicine Significant Interest Group, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1998-2000
· Secretary/ Treasurer, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, New Jersey Chapter, 1997-98

Joel A. DeLisa, M.D., M.S.
· Emeritus Director, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2000-2002
· Distinguished Member Award, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2001
· Boynton Lectureship, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2001
· Treasurer and Executive Committee, American Board of Medical Specialties, 2001 - 2002
· Board of Trustees, Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, 1999-2002
· Board of Trustees, American Paraplegia Society
· Board of Governors, Association of Academic Physiatrists, 1983-2001
· Vice Chair, Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, 2002
· Chairman, American Physiatric Education Council, 1995-present
· Chairman, LCME Steering Committee, Association of Academic Physiatrists, 1995-2001
· Representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges, Association of Academic Physiatrists, 1997-2002
· Editor, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 1999-present
· Editorial Board, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1988-2001
· Book Editor, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1995-1999
· Editorial Board, European Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1991-99
· Co-Editor, European Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1997-99
· Co-Editor of the major text Spinal Cord Medicine (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2002)
· Editor-in-Chief of the major text Rehabilitation Medicine: Principles and Practice, 3rd Ed. (Lippincott-Raven, 1998)
· Chairman, Internal Task Force on Clinical Competency, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1999-present
· Special Medical Advisory Group, Department of Veterans Affairs, 1992 - present
· Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee International, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1998-99
· Chairman, Task Force on Clinical Competency, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1998-2000
· Outstanding Service Award, Association of Academic Physiatrists, 1997
· 16th Annual Sidney Licht Lectureship, Ohio State University School of Medicine, Columbus, OH, 1997
· 14th Annual James W. Rae Scientific Day and Lectureship, University of Michigan Medical Center, 1997
· Keynote Speaker, 5th National Academy Conference on PM&R, Hangzhou, China, 1997-1999
· 31st Zeiter Lecturer, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1998
· Donald Munro Memorial Lecture, American Paraplegia Society, 1999
· Chairman, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1993-98
· Executive Committee, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1993-99
· Member of Assembly, American Board of Medical Specialties, 1993-Present
· Executive Committee, American Board of Medical Specialties, 1998-2002
· Treasurer, American Board of Medical Specialties, 2001-2002

John DeLuca, Ph.D.
· Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology), 2001
· Distinguished Alumni Award, William Patterson University, 2001
· President and Board of Trustees, New Jersey Neuropsychological Society
· NIH Study Section, Research on Ethical Issues in Human Studies, 1999-2000
· Grants Review Committee, National Academy of Neuropsychology, 2000- present
· Editorial Board, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 1999 - present
· Editorial Board, Rehabilitation Psychology, 1999-Present
· Editorial Board, Neuro-Psychoanalysis, 1999-Present
· Early Career Award, Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology), American Psychological Association, 1997
· Early Career Contributions Award, National Academy of Neuropsychology, 1998
· Fellow, National Academy of Neuropsychology, 1999
· Editorial Board, Neuro-Psychoanalysis, 1999 - present
· Editor, Newsletter for Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology), American Psychological Association, 1995 - present
· Special Issue Editor, Applied Neuropsychology, 2000


Elie Elovic, M.D .

· Volunteer Faculty of the Year, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School , 1998


Patrick M. Foye, M.D .

· Managing Editor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, eMedicine (online textbook), 2001 - present
· Oral Examiner, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2002
· Examination Item Writer, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1998
· National Course Director, Association of Academic Physiatrists, 2003


Kathleen Francis, M.D .

· "Best Doctors of New York ," New York Magazine, 2001
· " New Jersey 's Best Doctors," NJ Monthly Magazine, 1999
· Frances Black Humanitarian Award in Healthcare, 1999


Bruce K. Gans, M.D., M.S .

· Outstanding Service Award, Association of Academic Physiatrists, 2000
· Walter J. Zeiter Lecturer, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2001
· Board of Governors, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1997 - present
· Board of Directors, American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association, 1997 - present
· Board of Directors, Hospice Care Network, 1999 - present
· Director, Senior Housing Properties Trust, Inc., 1999 - present
· Director, American Physiatric Education Council, 1992 - present
· Editorial Board, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1987 - present
· Director, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1988 - 2000
· Treasurer, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1993-98
· Vice Chairman, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1998-99
· Liaison to World Health Organization, International Society for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1999 - present
· Chair, Ad Hoc RO-1 Grant Review Committee, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, National Institutes of Health, 2000
· Board of Directors, Del Harder Rehabilitation Fund, 1993-99
· Board of Directors, Medical Rehabilitation Education Foundation, 1994-97
· Board of Directors, American Rehabilitation Association, 1995-97
· Advisory Board, Detroit Institute for Children, 1998-99
· Board of Directors, Hospice Care Network, 1999-Present
· Director, Senior Housing Properties Trust, Inc., 1999-Present
· Chair, Health Policy and Legislation Committee, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
· Immediate Past President, Association of Academic Physiatrists, 1995-99
· Chair, Awards Committee, Association of Academic Physiatrists, 1999-2001
· Chairman, Injury Research Grant Review Committee, Centers for Disease Control, 1994-97
· Chair, Ad Hoc RO-1 Grant Review Committee, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, NIH, 2000

Brian Greenwald, M.D .
· Faculty Educator of the Year, Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2000
· Secretary, Brain Injury Special Interest Group, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2000-present
· Chair, 2003 Brain Injury Study Guide, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2001-2003
· Chair, Membership Committee, New Jersey Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2000-present
· Secretary, Residency Council, Association of Academic Physiatrists, 1997-99
· Resident Representative, Constitution & Bylaws Committee, Association of Academic Physiatrists, 1997-99

Sudesh S. Jain, M.D.
· Board of Directors, Association of Academic Physiatrists, 1999-2003
· Invited Guest Examiner, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1997, 1999
Mark Van Der Wege Johnston, Ph.D. · Editorial Board, Journal of Outcomes Measurement, 1996-present
· Editorial Board, Journal of Rehabilitation Outcomes Measurement, 1997-present
· Grant Reviewer, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 1998-99

Steven Kirshblum, M.D .
· Top Doctors in New Jersey, New Jersey Magazine, 1998, 1999, 2000
· Best Doctors in New York, New York Magazine, 1999, 2000, 2001
· Best Doctors in America, 1998, 1999
· Francis Black Humanitarian Award in Healthcare, 1998
· Editor of the major text Spinal Cord Medicine (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2002)
· A. Estin Comarr Memorial Award, American Paraplegia Society, 2001.
· Editorial Board, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 1995 - present
· Scientific Advisory Board, Alan Brown Foundation to Cure Paralysis, 1995-present
· Board of Directors, Christopher Reeve Foundation, 1995 - present
· Scientific Advisory Board, Shriners Hospital , 2000 - present
· Chair, Education Committee, American Paraplegia Society, 2000-present
· President, Program Directors Council, Association of Academic Physiatrists, 1996-97

Ramon Lansang, M.D.
· Program Representative, Resident Physician Council, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2000 - 2001


Todd Linsenmeyer, M.D.

· Scientific Advisory Board, Paralyzed Veterans of America, 1995 - Present
· Steering Committee on Guideline Development, Spinal Cord Injury Practice Parameter Consortium, 1994-Present
· Chair, Autonomic Dysreflexia Practice Parameter Guideline Committee, SCI Practice Parameter Consortium, 1995 - present
· Chairman, Clinical Practice Parameter Committee, American Paraplegia Society, 1994 - present
· President-Elect, American Paraplegia Society, 2002
· Editorial Board, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1987 - Present
· Editorial Board, Section Editor, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 1999-Present
· Board of Directors, American Paraplegia Society, 1995 - Present
· Secretary/Treasurer, American Paraplegia Society, 1999-Present
· Board of Directors, American Spinal Cord Injury Association, 1994-99
· Grant Review Board, Department of Veterans Affairs, Rehabilitation Division, 199-Present

Gerard Malanga, M.D.
· Editor of the major text Whiplash, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2001
· President, Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports, and Occupational Rehabilitation, 2000 - 2001
· Oral Examiner, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2002

Scott Millis, Ph.D.
· Editorial Board, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 2000 - present
· Editorial Board, Advances in Medical Psychotherapy, 1993 - present
· Editorial Board, Journal of Forensic Neuropsychology, 1997 - present
· Consulting Editor, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 1999-Present
· Consulting Editor, The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 1996-Present
· Editorial Board, Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 1992-98
· Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society, 1998
· Member Representative, Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology, 1993-99
· Work Sample Reviewer, American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology 1992-Present

Gregory J. Mulford, M.D.
· Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, 2000
· "Top Docs," New Jersey Monthly, 1998
· "Top Doctor," Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, New York Metro Area, 2001
· CPT Advisory Representative, American Medical Association, 1995-2001
· Medical Advisory Committee, NJ State Interscholastic Athletic Association, 1994-Present

Scott Nadler, D.O .
· Conference Chair, Occupational Physical Assessment, American College of Sports Medicine, Baltimore, MD, May 31, 2001
· Conference Director, "Challenging the Horizons of Workers' Compensation and PIP Services," Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ and UMDNJ, East Windsor, NJ, September 19, 2000
· Senior Research Consultant, OTC Products Division, Procter & Gamble, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, 1999-Present
· Chairman, Medical Practice Committee, Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports, and Occupational Rehabilitation, 1998-2001
· Selected to Castle Connolly Guide, How to Pick the Best Doctors in the
Metro-New York Region, 1998 - 2001
· Selected to New York Magazine: "Best Doctors" - June 2000
· "Top Docs," New Jersey Monthly Magazine, 1998
· Platinum Provider of the Year (top doctor of 33,000 providers in NY, NJ, PA), 2000
· Medical Faculty, United States Figure Skating Association, Team USA Camp - April 2000, Lake Placid, NY
· High Performance Faculty, US Figure Skating 2001 National Championships, Boston, MA, January 17 - 21, 2001
· High Performance Faculty, United States Figure Skating, 2001 Team USA Camp, April 2001, Lake Placid, NY
· High Performance Faculty, US Figure Skating 2002 National Championships, Los Angeles, CA, January 9 - 13, 2002
· Board Member, New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy, 2001 - present
· Co-Editor of the major text Whiplash, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2001
· Editorial Board, The Spine Journal, 2000 - present
· Editorial Board, Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 2000-Present
· Chairman, Peer Review Panel, Horizon Casualty Services, 1999-Present
· National Medical Director, Prudential Healthcare Workers Compensation, 1997-99
· Oral Examiner, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2002

Stephen Page, Ph.D.
· Fellow, Research Consortium, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education Recreation and Dance, 2001
· Section Director, Applications of Rehabilitation Research, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2000 - 2001
· Chairperson, Membership Committee, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
· Clinically Applied Research Award, American Heart Association Heritage Affiliate, New York , 1999

Yong Park , M.D .
· Alpha Omega Alpha (resident), 2001

Joseph Ricker, Ph.D.
· Fellow, National Academy of Neuropsychology, 2000
· Early Career Award in Clinical Neuropsychology, American Psychological Association, 2000
· Early Career Award in Rehabilitation Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2000
· Secretary and Board of Directors, American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology
· Secretary and Board of Directors, American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology
· Board of Trustees, New Jersey Neuropsychological Society, 2001 - 2002
· Chair, Scientific Program Committee, American Psychological Association, Division 40: Clinical Neuropsychology, 2000-03
· Chair, American Psychological Association / American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) Joint Task Force, 2000 - 2003
· Chair, American Psychological Association, Division 40: Committee on Inter-Organizational Relations, 2000 - 2003
· Board of Directors, American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology, 1999 - present
· Board of Directors, American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology, 2000 - present
· Board of Directors, New Jersey Neuropsychological Society, 2001 - 2002
· Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence in Scientific Presentation, American Psychological Association, 1998
· Editorial Board, Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 1998 - present
· Editorial Board, Rehabilitation Psychology, 1998 - present
· Editorial Board, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 1999 - present
· Clinical Work Sample Reviewer, American Board of Professional Psychology, 1995-Present
· Examiner, Rehabilitation Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology, 1998-Present

Mitchell Rosenthal, Ph.D.
· Robert L. Moody Award for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Rehabilitation, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 2001
· Athena Award for Outstanding Paper Presentation, Association of Academic Physiatrists, 2001
· President and Board Member, American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology, Inc., 1999 -2002
· 1st Legacy Society Award, Brain Injury Association of Michigan, 1999
· Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award, American Psychological Association, 1998
· Roger Barker Distinguished Career Award, American Psychological Association, 1997
· Treasurer, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
· Executive Committee, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, 1996 - Present
· Editorial Board, Rehabilitation Psychology, 1997 - Present
· Editorial Advisory Board Member, Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1993 - Present
· Editorial Board, Advances in Medical Psychotherapy, 1990 - Present
· Editorial board, NeuroRehabilitation, 1985 - Present
· Founding Co-Editor, Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
· Board of Trustees, Brain Injury Association of New Jersey
· Accreditation Committee, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, 1997-Present
· Executive Committee, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, 1996-Present
· Chair, Strategic Planning Committee, Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 1999
· Chair, Dissemination Committee, Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 1990-98

Maria Schultheis, Ph.D.
· Chair, Medical Devices and Biomaterials Division, TechTrends 2001
· Contributing Developer, DistanCE Learning Continuing Education Program, National Academy of Neuropsychology, 1998-Present

Sue Ann Sisto, Ph.D., PT
· Rehabilitation Advisory Board, National Stroke Association

Todd Stitik, M.D.
· Physician Businessman of the Year, Business Advisory Council, National Republican Congressional Committee, 2001
· Oral Examiner, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2000, 2002
· Examination Item Writer, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2001
· Editorial Board Advisor, Consultant: Consultations in Primary Care, 1999-Present
· Grant Reviewer, The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation, 2001-Present
· Oral Examiner, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 2000
· Treasurer, NJ Society of Physical Medicine and rehabilitation, 2000-Present
· "Best Doctors in America," Northeast Region, 1996-99
· "New Jersey Top Docs," 1998-99