• David J. "D.J." Kennedy, MD

    Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

    Office Address
    Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
    2201 Children's Way
    Suite 1318
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37212
    Phone
    (615) 936-7708
    Fax
    (615) 322-7454

    D.J. Kennedy, M.D. is a Professor and Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where his practice focuses on non-operative and interventional spine. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Washington in Seattle where he served as Chief Resident, and then a Spine and Sports Fellowship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. His research has focused on the safety and efficacy of interventional spine procedures. He has pioneered safe injection techniques and is an internationally recognized expert in interventional spine procedures. He has been the recipient of numerous research grants and he has published over 100 journal articles, over 50 published abstracts, and over 20 book chapters. As a spine researcher, he has had publications in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), and he is a frequent publisher in Pain Medicine, PM&R, and The Spine Journal (TSJ). He has won multiple research awards from The Spine Journal, the Spine Intervention Society (SIS), and the North American Spine Society (NASS). Additionally, he is a prolific lecturer and teacher. He has given over 100 lectures at national meetings, over 50 lectures at international meetings, and numerous local presentations and invited grand rounds. He has won multiple teaching awards, including teacher of the year from Stanford University. He is currently a Deputy Editor for The Spine Journal, and on the editorial board for Pain Medicine. He is on the Board of Directors for the Spine Intervention Society where he is the Vice-President. He is also on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) where he runs the Inclusion and Engagement Committee.

  • William J. Sullivan, MD

    Vice Chair
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Residency Program Director
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
    2201 Children's Way
    Room / Suite
    1318
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37212
    615-936-7708

    William Sullivan, MD received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and completed residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) from Northwestern University / Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University and Service Chief of PM&R at Nashville VA/Tennessee Valley Health Care System. Prior to that, he served as PM&R Fellowship director and Musculoskeletal Block Director for the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  His time in Colorado included appointments at University of Colorado Hospital Spine Center and Denver/Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center.  He was Assistant Professor from 2004-2007, and Associate Professor from 2007-2019 at University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  He has been elected as President of the North American Spine Society (NASS) for 2019-2020.  He has served as Coding Committee Co-Chair and NASS Advisor to the AMA/RUC committee as well as member of the Nominating Committee and Membership Committee. He was also Co-Chair of the Medical program for the Emerging Technology Spine Education Summit for 10 years.  He enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including snowboarding, cycling, wake surfing, waterskiing, hiking, camping and rock climbing

  • Nitin B. Jain, MD, MSPH

    Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Orthopaedics
    Director of PM&R Research and Co-Director of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Research

    Office Address
    Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
    Phone
    615-322-0738
  • 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.

  • Ruth Q. Wolever, PhD

    Director of Vanderbilt Health Coaching: Practice, Research & Education
    Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
    615-322-0738
  • David R. Vago, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Research Director
    Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
    Phone
    (615) 875-9555
  • Gerasimos Bastas, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Director of Limb Loss Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    615-322-0738
  • Paula Donahue, DPT, MBA, CLT

    Assistant Professor
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Physical Therapist III
    Vanderbilt Dayani Center for Health & Wellness

    Office Address
    Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
    2201 Children’s Way
    Suite 1318
    Nashville
    37212
    Phone
    (615) 322-0738
  • Clausyl J Plummer, II, MD

    Assistant Professor
    PM&R

    Office Address
    Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
    2201 Children's Way
    Room / Suite
    1318
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37212
    615-936-7708

    Clausyl “CJ” Plummer is an assistant professor in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department at Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. He practices brain injury medicine, with a clinical interest in spasticity management, lifestyle medicine, and community reintegration for the full spectrum of patients who have sustained traumatic/acquired brain injuries.  He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at University of Texas Health in San Antonio, Texas where he served as administrative chief resident. He then completed his fellowship in Brain injury medicine at University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. His area of interest in research is in Return to Learn protocol in concussion management and he was the recipient of the inaugural Richard Adler Attorney at Law and Adler Giersch Law Firm endowed research fund for Traumatic Brain Injury Research in Seattle, Washington. He is passionate about education, mentorship, and outreach and has served in various leadership roles. He has also been involved in both the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) and the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP), where he served as the first ever resident/fellow committee social media ambassador for AAP.   

  • Stephen Schaaf, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Office Address
    Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
    2201 Children's Way
    Room / Suite
    1318
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37212

    Stephen Schaaf, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he practices musculoskeletal medicine that includes sports and spine patients, with a clinical focus on musculoskeletal ultrasound. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His area of research interests includes tendinopathies, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and genetic biomarkers in the management of musculoskeletal conditions. He is passionate about academic education and mentorship. He is involved in both the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM).

  • Byron J. Schneider, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Office Address
    Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
    2201 Children's Way
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37212
    Phone
    615-322-0738
    Fax
    615-322-7454

    Dr. Schneider is currently an assistant professor with the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Prior to this, he completed his PM&R residency and Interventional Spine Fellowship at Stanford University. Born in Canada before moving to Lexington, Kentucky in 2002, he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science and then completed medical school at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Schneider has over 40 peer-reviewed publications and text-book chapters. He has also given over 60 lectures at national and international conferences. His research primarily focuses on safety and effectiveness of interventional spine procedures. Dr. Schneider serves on many national committees, including as the vice-chair of the section on Rehabilitation, Interventional, and Medical Spine (RIMS) of the North American Spine Society and vice-chair of the Spine Intervention Society Research Division.  He is also the director of the PM&R Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Fellowship.  

  • Ross Whitacre, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Office Address
    Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
    2201 Children's Way
    Room / Suite
    1318
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37212
    Phone
    615-322-0738
    Fax
    615-322-7454

     

     

  • Aaron Yang, MD

    Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Medical Director, Outpatient Services
    Associate Program Director, Residency Training Program, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Office Address
    Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
    615-322-0738

    Aaron Yang M.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where his practice focuses on musculoskeletal and spine conditions. He is interested in diagnosis and treatment of these conditions using electrodiagnostics, fluoroscopic, and ultrasound guided procedures. He completed his residency in PM&R at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University followed by a pain medicine fellowship at the University of Colorado. Currently, his research focuses on low back pain prevention with use of wearable technology in which he is collaborating with the department of engineering at Vanderbilt University. He has published and presented over 30 peer reviewed publications and national lectures. He has also lectured at numerous local establishments and grand rounds. One of his main passions is medical education as he currently serves as the Associate Program Director for the PM&R residency program and Course Director for medical student rotations. Nationally, he is currently on the Education Committee for the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) and Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) and is the chair of the Spine Medicine Member Community for the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R). He also volunteers his services as a physician at Siloam Health which is an outreach clinic serving the refugee and indigent population of Nashville.

  • Kevin M Berry, MD

    Assistant Professor of Clinical PM&R
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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

    Kevin M. Berry, MD is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Born outside of Scranton, PA, he attended The University of Scranton for college and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science. He completed medical school at the Pennsylvania State University in Hershey, PA, internship at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, NY, and residency at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in New Jersey. He is board-certified in PM&R and works at Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital treating patients with traumatic injuries including brain injuries and orthopedic injuries. His main academic focus is medical education of residents and medical students and he has been awarded the Resident as Teacher award during residency and Teacher of the Year award from the Vanderbilt PM&R Residency.

  • Barton W. Huddleston, MD

    Assistant Professor of Clinical PM&R
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
    2201 Children's Way
    Suite 1318
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37212
    Phone
    615-322-0738

    Dr. Barton Huddleston is an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is a graduate of Baylor University and University of Tennessee Medical School. He has served as a teaching physician at the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, and now is the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Physical Medicine and Rehab Acute Care Consultant. His clinical interests include establishing the specialty of PM&R in the tertiary care, level I trauma hospital setting, and creating clinical pathways integrating PM&R into the acute care continuum. Additionally, his interests include enhancing clinical treatment options through provision of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound evaluations and injections in the acute care and rehab hospital setting. Over the past 8 years, he has provided Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in-office injection education to clinical practices all across the United States. His research interests include efforts to establish benefit of integrative, functional medicine concepts within the clinical setting of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Huddleston has been recognized by several organizations for patient satisfaction that include Pres Ganey, Health Texas Provider Network, Baylor Healthcare System, and Dallas’ D Magazine. He has served on the Medical Director Advisory Council with HCA, and as Medical Representative for the Dallas Sports Marketing Committee. He has served as Event Medical Director for the United States Triathlon Association, for NCAA Women’s Basketball, and for the United States Gymnastics Association. He was also selected as the treating physician for Cirque du Soleil in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Huddleston is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and in Pain Medicine.

  • Charles Louis Huddleston, II, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Staff Physiatrist
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System

    Office Address
    VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System
    1310 24th Avenue South
    Nashville
    37212
    Phone
    (615) 873-6990
  • Vartgez K. Mansourian , MD

    Assistant Professor
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Medical Director, Stroke Rehabilitation Program, Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital

    Office Address
    Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
    2201 Children's Way
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37212
    Phone
    615-322-0738
  • Bhaskar Aditya Mukherji, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Medical Director
    Traumatic Brain Injury and Polytrauma
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System

    Office Address
    Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System
    PM&RS, 3rd Floor, Suite G-305
    1310 24th Avenue South
    Nashville
    37212
    Phone
    (615) 873-8062
  • Gina Walton, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System
  • Michelle Foote-Pearce, DMin, MA, MSN, LPC-MHSP, RN

    Associate
    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Director, Mindfulness Programs and Outreach
    Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

    Office Address
    Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
    3401 West End Avenue
    Room / Suite
    Suite 380
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37203
    Phone
    (615) 343-1554
    Fax
    (615) 936-6144
  • Landrew S Sevel, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Clinical PM&R, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
    2201 Children's Way
    Suite 1318
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37212
    Phone
    (615) 322-0738
  • Elizabeth G. Walsh, Ph.D.

    Clinical Health Psychologist
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

    Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt
    3401 West End Ave, Suite 380
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37203
    Phone
    (615) 875-8941
  • Sean Anderson, MSN, AG-ACNP-BC

    Clinical Assistant
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Office Address
    Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
    Suite 1318
    2201 Children's Way
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37212
    (615) 322-0738
  • Mary Kristen Hartley, RN, MSN

    Clinical Assistant
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
    2201 Children's Way
    Suite 1318
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37212
    615-322-0738
  • Holly Kniery, MSN, CRRN, FNP-BC

    Assistant
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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