Persons with peripheral nerve disorders

Persons with peripheral nerve disorders

 

Chair of the committee: 

Tatjana  Paternostro-Sluga
E mail: tatjana.paternostro-sluga@wienkav.at

MD, Professor
Specialist Training Medical University Vienna , Austria. Specialist in PRM since 1998, Europ Board Certific 2009; PhD on „New developments in electrophysiology and rehabilitation of  peripheral nerve lesions“ 2003; Associate Professor and  Vice Chair  Dept of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical University Vienna 2003-2013; Professor for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical University of Vienna since 2014; Head of the Dep.of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Danube Hospital, Vienna Hospital Association, since 2014; Member Ethical Commitee, Medical University of Vienna ; Faculty and Member American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

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Committee Aims: The aim of the committee is to strengthen the clinical expertise and research for diagnosis and rehabilitation of peripheral nerve disorders from the acute phase to long term rehabilitation issues in the PRM speciality.
 

Committee Goals:  
Assess the research activities of the ESPRM in the field of peripheral nerve disorders.
Enlarge research for diagnosis and rehabilitation of peripheral nerve disorders from the acute phase to long term rehabilitation issues in the PRM speciality.
Strengthen the clinical expertise for diagnosis and rehabilitation of peripheral nerve disorders from the acute phase to long term rehabilitation issues in the PRM speciality.

Committee Actions planned: 
1.Provide educational courses on physiology, pathophysiology and clinical presentations of peripheral nerve disorders with emphasis on peripheral nerve lesions, entrapment syndromes,
neuritis, polyneuropathies, plexopathies and radiculopathies for PRM trainees and experts.
2. Provide educational courses on diagnostic procedures for peripheral nerve disorders for PRM trainees and experts.
3. Find and share information about research in this field between PRM experts.
4. Develop guidelines and consensus papers for rehabilitation of peripheral nerve disorders for PRM experts in Europe.
5. Develop a platform for discussion between PRM experts in Europe  on the field of peripheral nerve disorders
 

Committee Actions performed: Starting a network for specialists in the field 

Collaborating Key persons:
Prof. Kristian Borg - PNL, electrophysiology
Prof. Levent Özcakar – PNL, ultrasound diagnostics
Prof. Andy Haig – Radiculopathies, paraspinal EMG                
Dr. Atul Patel – brachial plexus lesions and anatomy

Collaborating Research Facilities: Karolinska Institute, Dept of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital

Collaborating Clinical Facilities: Dept of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Danube Hospital Vienna, Vienna Hospital Association

Names of the members of the directory working in close cooperation with the head of the committee:

Prof.Kristian Borg, MD, PhD
Email : Kristian.Borg@ki.se

 

Prof. Ozcakar Levent , MD
Email : lozcakar@yahoo.com
Hacettepe University Medical School 
Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 
Ankara, Turkey 
Founder & President 
TURK-MUSCULUS, EURO-MUSCULUS, WORLD-MUSCULUS
TURK-MUS, USPRM 
Book Editor 
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
More than 16 years of experience and 200 publications (indexed by WoS & SCI/SCI-Exp) on musculoskeletal US.

 

Prof. Andy Haig, MD
Email : andyhaig@med.umich.edu

Recipient of the nation’s top awards in rehabilitation medicine clinical care, research and education, Andrew Haig is Active Emeritus Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The University of Michigan, Volunteer Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and president of Haig et al., Consulting, a group that builds innovation and efficiency in medical rehabilitation programs.

Dr. Haig’s clinical focus is on spinal disorders, electrodiagnosis of nerve diseases, and cancer rehabilitation. His clinical expertise has been consistently recognized by three American national “Best Doctor’ lists, and in 2008 he was the recipient of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s Distinguished Clinician Award.

Dr. Haig’s research is recognized for numerous scientific firsts, including the first masked studies in the 60-year history of diagnostic needle electromyography and the first randomized trial of multidisciplinary team assessment of disability. More recent work has radically reduced the cost of treatment for back pain and influenced World Health Organization policies on disability. Funded by agencies including NIH, NIDRR, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, he has authored over 150 scientific articles, and his influence is rated by ResearchGate in the top percent of all scientists. His work has been recognized with dozens of awards including the prestigious Rosenthal Lectureship, best publication awards from two national specialty societies, the 2016 ISSLS (international top spine research) Award and the 2016 American Association for Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine Distinguished Researcher award. .

 

Atul Patel, MD
Email : apatel@KCBJ.com

Atul T. Patel, MD, MHSA, is a practicing physiatrist in the Kansas City area and the Vice President of Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic, PA.  He is the Director of the Electrophysiology Lab. Previously he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

Dr. Patel is board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and has subspecialty certifications in Neuromuscular Medicine, Brain Injury Medicine, and Spinal Cord Injury Medicine.  His clinical areas of interest are wide-ranging and encompass nerve and muscle diseases, electrodiagnostic medicine (adult and pediatric), musculoskeletal medicine, neuropathic pain, spasticity, movement disorders, and general neuro-rehabilitation medicine.