Over 1,300 educators, physicians, researchers, and trainees attended the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) conference this year. In one central location, people from different backgrounds come together to share research findings, learn new innovative skills, and collaborate to advance the field of physiatry. This year's AAP conference was held in tropical Puerto Rico!

The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation had nine posters and three sessions that were accepted for presentation. Our physicians and trainees are dedicated to improving the lives of physiatric patients. They continually put great effort to make a difference beyond the borders of our community. See below for each of our trainees' poster and faculty-led sessions.


  • Dr. Sakshi Kaul (Alumni) - Spontaneous Subdural Hematoma Following CHiropractic Manipulation in a Patient with CREST Syndrome and Scleroderma
  • Dr. Anthony Cavalli (PGY4) - Minimally Invasive Ultrasound-Guided Deep Peroneal Nerve Release 
  • Dr. Alicia Phillips (PGY3) - Surgical Intervention in Post Traumatic Multi Cystic Syringomyelia  
  • Dr. Florence John (PGY3) - Focal Distal Upper Extremity Weakness: A Rare Case of Hirayama Disease
  • Dr. Amanda Day (PGY2) - Temporal Changes in Function in Women Treated for Breast Cancer and Micronutrient Deficiencies Causing Functional Deficits Following Bariatric Surgery
  • Dr. Christopher Meserve (PGY2) - Lumbar Plexopathy and Length-Dependent Sensory Polyneuropathy in the Setting of Nutritional Deficiency: A Case Report
  • Eric Twohey (4th Year Medical Student) - Ultra-Minimally Invasive Ultrasound-Guided Transection of the Flexor Retinaculum


  • Dr. Alexander Senk: Adaptive Sports Programs: Considerations, Complications, Collaboration
  • Drs. Logan McCool and Brionn Tonkin: Diabetic Neuropathy Nerve Decompression: Using Ultrasound to Provide an Ultra-Minimally Invasive Treatment
  • Dr. Supreet Deshpande: Neuromuscular Disorders in Children-Current Approach