Jeffery S. Johns, MD

Associate Professor
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Medical Director
Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
Medical Director
Spinal Cord Injury Program, Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
Interim Medical Director
Traumatic Brain Injury Program, Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital

Office Address
Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
2201 Children’s Way
Suite 1318
Nashville
37212
Phone
(615) 322-0738

Jeff Johns, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he also serves as Medical Director of Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital and Medical Director of the PM&R Patient Care Center.  He is Board Certified in PM&R as well as Spinal Cord Injury Medicine.  He completed his residency in PM&R at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he also served as Chief Resident.  His clinical interests in addition to spinal cord injury medicine include the rehabilitation of individuals following brain injury, stroke, neurologic disorders, amputations, multiple trauma, and burns.  He is very involved as a national leader in PM&R as a Director on the Board of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and he is the Past-President of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals.  Dr. Johns is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, the Panel Chair for the Paralyzed Veterans of America and Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Neurogenic Bowel Dysfunction in Adults after Spinal Cord Injury.  He is also an Associate Editor for the upcoming sixth edition of Braddom’s Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Board Certification

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine (subspecialty)

Interests

Dr. Johns is interested in medical administration as it applies to rehabilitation.  His clinical interests include spinal cord injury, spasticity management, and amputation rehabilitation.

Education

Residency:                            
Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Richmond, VA
1999

MD:                            
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 
1995

Undergraduate:                  
BA, (with Distinction), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 
1991

Past Academic and Professional Appointments       

Courtesy Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL
2012 – 2013

Medical Director
Spinal Cord Injury Program
Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, Jacksonville, FL
2006 – 2013

Associate Medical Director
Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, Jacksonville, FL
2009 – 2013
2006 – 2008

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
2003 – 2006
 

National Leadership

Director, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
President, Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals
President, Board of Directors, American Paraplegia Society Section, ASCIP