Faculty Promotions and Appointments in October and November 2014

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November 11, 2014 – Georgetown Universtity promoted Curtis Whitehair, MD and Marilyn Kraus, MD as Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine. 

Dr. Whitehair is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and is a specialist in musculoskeletal, occupational medicine, and cancer rehabilitation. He is currently the Program Director of the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Training Program, the Director of the Cancer Rehabilitation program for MedStar NRH and the MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network.

Dr. Kraus is Director of the Medstar NRH Concussion Program. Her primary appointment will be at the Rehabilitation Medicine Department and secondary appointments at the Psychiatry and Neurology Departments. She is a widely recognized expert in traumatic brain injury (TBI), with more than 20 years of experience. Dr. Kraus is the Program Director of the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/MedStar NRH Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship. She is a subspecialty boarded neuropsychiatrist whose particular area of focus is the use of neuropharmacology to improve neurobehavioral and cognitive outcomes after TBI of any severity.

In addition, Georgetown University also appointed Abha Lokhande, MD and Sepideh Haghpanah, MD as Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine in October 2014. 

Dr. Lokhande is an attending physiatrist at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. She is primarily responsible for physiatry consults for acute care inpatients, inpatient rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury, CVA, musculoskeletal diseases, amputees and SCI patients. 

Dr. Haghpanah is an attending physician at NRH Rehabilitation Network, Bethesda. Dr. Haghpanah specializes in musculoskeletal/sports medicine, fluoroscopic spine injection techniques and occupational medicine. 

By Brenda Tsai
Dept. of Rehab Medicine Communications