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Department: MEPMR-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Course: 509-Brain Injury & Stroke Rehabilitation

Course Director: Sunil Kothari, M.D., M.A.
Course Faculty: Cindy B. Ivanhoe, M.D.,Sunil Kothari, M.D., M.A.,Craig Charles Ditommaso, M.D.
Elective Location: OTHR
Elective Offered Terms:
Months: 1A,1B,1C,2A,2B,2C,3A,3B,3C,4A,4B,4C
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
Elective Type: Clinical
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Medicine
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: No
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: No

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): 5 days/wk; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: No Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: No Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
Students will be given an opportunity to understand the dynamics of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke rehabilitation. A familiarity with medical and functional complications after brain injuries such as spasticity, cognitive deficits and agitation, aphasia, dysphagia, neuropathic pain, and joint contractures will be gained. Furthermore, the student will become familiar with the intervention of spascity, from pharmacological treatments of botulinum toxin injections to implantable devices. Emphasis will also be placed on the roles of various other health care providers in TBI rehabilitation, including the physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech pathologist, neuropsychologist, and social worker. The outpatient clinic experience will provide a strong experience in understanding the barriers and challenges of re-integrating TBI survivors back to their occupation, school, or home.
Learning Activities
Evaluation Methods
Student is evaluated by attendings with input from other team members (therapists, prothetist, nursing) as appropriate.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Baylor College of Medicine Medical Clinic McNair Campus 7200 Cambridge Street, Suite 10C Houston, TX 77030
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Monica Johnson
Contact Phone: 713-798-3518
Contact Fax: 713-798-4688
Contact Location: 7200 Cambridge Street, 10FL (Office 5), Houston, TX 77030

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