Georgetown University Announces Faculty Appointments

Georgetown University announced today that 52 full-time faculty across 16 different departments have been appointed/promoted in academic rank; three of these faculty members in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.

“Your academic accomplishments are a testament to the excellence in medical education and research vital to MedStar Health’s commitment to advancing health, promoting professional enrichment and enhancing our Georgetown University academic partnership”, wrote Ken Sammet, President and CEO of MedStar Health. “On behalf of the MedStar Health Leadership Team and our Board of Directors, I want to take this opportunity to tell you how proud we are of this tremendous achievement. Congratulations!”

Appointments in Rehabilitation Medicine

Shashwati Geed, PT, PhD has been appointed to Instructor on the Biomedical Scholar track. Currently, she is a research fellow at the Neuroscience Research Center at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Geed also is affiliated with the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science as the NIH-TL1 postdoctoral fellow in the Translation Biomedical Sciences program. In her research, Dr. Geed uses transcranial magnetic stimulation and neuroimaging tools to identify what distinguishes the neurophysiology of successful arm recovery after stroke from disabling arm impairment.

Thomas Heckman, DO, has been appointed to Assistant Professor on the Clinician Educator track. He is board certified in pain medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation. His clinical interests include acute chronic neck and low back pain, neuropathic pain and sports-related pain, and he has served as co-investigator on musculoskeletal research projects.

Bryan Murtaugh, MD, has been appointed to Assistant Professor on the Clinician Educator Track. He is the Director of Sports Medicine at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and Associate Program Director of the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital/Georgetown University Hospital Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Murtaugh is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Sports Medicine. Dr. Murtaugh has substantial involvement with local professional sports teams and serves as the Head Primary Care Team Physician for the Washington Wizards. In addition, he has also been a Team Physician for the Washington Mystics. Dr. Murtaugh also serves as Team Physician for the Catholic University of America and Trinity University Athletic programs.