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Maya Evans, MD
Maya Evans, M.D., is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician at Shriners Hospitals for Children/ Northern California in Sacramento, California, and an assistant clinical professor in the University of California/Davis Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her clinical interests include the care and treatment of children with brain Injury, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida. She is also a specialist in adaptive sports and recreation. She previously served as medical director of pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Evans is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in brain injury medicine, pediatric rehabilitation medicine, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Evans received her medical degree from Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School (NJMS). She completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Rutgers-NJMS/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, N.J., and a fellowship in pediatric rehabilitation medicine at Rutgers-NJMS/Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, N.J.
Mel Glenn, MD
Mel Glenn, MD, has been a leader in physical medicine and rehabilitation and brain injury medicine for many decades. He has trained many physicians at all three Boston medical schools during his medical career. Dr. Glenn joined the medical staff of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in 1998, and is an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard. He is the former Project Director of the Spaulding/Partners Traumatic Brain Injury Model System. He has been the Medical Director of Brain Injury Services in Massachusetts for NeuroRestorative, which operates post-acute residential programs for people with brain injuries, since 1991, and the Medical Director of Community Rehab Care, a community-based outpatient rehabilitation and support services program for adults and children with disabilities since 1996. Prior to 1998, Dr. Glenn served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Early in his career, while on the faculty of Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Glenn was the Director of the Brain Injury Program at Greenery Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Glenn has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and delivered hundreds of presentations on topics related to brain injury medicine. Dr. Glenn was editor of the “Update on Pharmacology” column of Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation from its inception in 1985 until 2013, and is now Editor Emeritus.
Steve Moskowitz, MD
Dr. Steven Moskowitz is a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation with clinical expertise in complex musculoskeletal and neurologic rehabilitation including spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and chronic pain. He provides overall medical supervision for Paradigm’s pain program.
After beginning his clinical practice in 1989, he worked at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA for 16 years and currently practices at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA and the Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley, MA. He led efforts in a variety of case management models including catastrophic case management, highrisk acute care case management and workers’ compensation.
His experience in healthcare administration and management began with his role as associate chief medical officer of the former Advantage Health Corporation where he led the development of unique programs for the management of pain disorders including a primary-care based, multi-site disease management program for low back pain and the development of a network of outpatient rehabilitation facilities and comprehensive rehabilitation programs. In addition, he developed a utilization management model for a Massachusetts managed care company and developed outpatient utilization review guidelines for a capitated physical therapy network in Connecticut.
A consultant for medical staff peer review redesign for The Greeley Company from 2003 to 2006, Dr. Moskowitz has served on a number of committees, including the Greater Boston Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, the Spinal Cord Injury Standards Committee of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and the Medical Advisory Committee of the New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He is a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the American Pain Society. He also has experience as a workers’ compensation utilization review physician.
Dr. Moskowitz has worked with Paradigm Management Services since 1997 as a Paradigm Medical Director for catastrophic and chronic pain case management, and now serves as Senior Medical Director for Paradigm’s chronic pain program.
Seth Fischer, BS
Seth Fischer is a fourth-year medical student at the University of California/Davis School of Medicine. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado, with a major in economics, and post-baccalaureate pre-medical studies at Mills College. Seth suffered a concussion while riding his bicycle near the UC Davis campus in Sacramento, California in 2015. He recounts the difficulties he had because of the post-concussion syndrome, and what he learned that might be helpful to others after a concussion. Seth worked as an anesthesiology technician prior to medical school, and he plans a career in pediatric anesthesiology.
Melita Moore, MD
Dr. Melita Moore is Head Team Physician for the University of California Davis Intercollegiate Athletics Department. In this role, Dr. Moore is responsible for more than 650 student athletes who participate in 23 sports on the University of California Davis campus. Her department also includes a large group of athletic trainers. Dr. Moore is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UC Davis. She is also a consultant to the National Basketball Association’s Sacramento Kings, and assistant team physician for Sacramento State University. Dr. Moore also serves on the board of directors and curriculum committee of Mind Game, a concussion care consortium for the Sacramento Valley.
Dr. Moore has the distinction of being board-certified in three medical specialties – – physical medicine and rehabilitation, sports medicine, and brain injury medicine. She received her doctor of medicine degree from The Ohio State University and completed post-graduate PM&R training at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore followed by a fellowship in sports medicine at UC Davis.
Richard Delmonico, PhD
Richard L. Delmonico has been working in rehabilitation and neuropsychology for more than three decades. He is Chief of Neuropsychology at the Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center, a position he has held since 1998. He is also Regional Lead for Neuropsychology Services for Kaiser Permanente Northern California, and Associate Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of California Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Delmonico previously worked as a neuropsychologist with the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Program at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Delmonico is a member of the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Network of the Bay Area and the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Neurological Society. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of California, and is a past president of the Northern California Neuropsychology Forum. His research, publications, and professional presentations have focused on substance abuse, sexuality, and the emotional and behavioral consequences for persons with traumatic brain injury, stroke, and dementia, as well as the service needs of these populations.
Michelle Camicia, MSN
Michelle Camicia is the mother of two children, ages 13 and 15. She enjoys her children’s sporting activities that have included football, snowboarding, soccer and others throughout their childhoods. Michelle is also a nationally recognized rehabilitation nurse leader who has been the Director of Operations for Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo, California since 2003. The Center serves Kaiser Permanente members throughout Northern California who have experienced a major disabling injury or other events or medical conditions requiring intensive inpatient rehabilitation. Michelle’s life has been devoted to improving the care and access to care for people with major disabling neurologic conditions. She is a candidate for a PhD in Nursing and Healthcare Leadership from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California, Davis, and she enjoys influencing healthcare policy through participation in national committees and task forces.