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University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview

The University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview (UMMC) is a joint partnership between the University of Minnesota and Fairview Health Services.  The University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview main campus, located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota, is a tertiary care hospital that offers a wide range of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation services.  The Fairview Acute Rehabilitation Ward is located on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota. The University of Minnesota is ranked third in the nation among public research universities. Link directly to the UMMC site.

Rotations available at this site:

  • University Clinics I – Residents participate in spasticity clinic, which includes learning EMG and ultrasound guided botulinum neurotoxin injections to manage such diagnoses as cervical torticollis, dystonia, and limb spasticity.  Spasticity clinic also manages intrathecal baclofen implanted pumps.  Residents spend time in pain clinic, a holistic multidisciplinary approach to managing acute and chronic pain.  This includes exposure to clinical pain management, as well as interventional injections and acupuncture.  Additionally residents rotate in Neuromuscular clinic, which includes managing patients with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and cerebral vascular accidents. 
  • University Clinics II – This rotation includes Spasticity Clinic and Neuromuscular Clinic as described above, but instead of Pain Clinic includes Spine Clinic, which involves treating patients nonsurgically with spinal conditions such as spinal stenosis, discogenic pain, facet pain, neuropathic pain, muscular pain, and biomechanical pain.  Management will include exposure to interventional spinal injections under fluoroscopy as well as trigger point injections. 
  • Consultations – The consultation resident evaluates patients within the Fairview University Hospital system to assess their rehabilitation needs.  This also often includes determining whether a patient is appropriate to be admitted to inpatient rehabilitation, and if so, which level (acute versus subacute).
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Ward – This recently opened 30 bed acute rehabilitation unit is located on the Riverside Campus.  Typical diagnoses seen on the ward include stroke, spinal cord injury, cancer rehabilitation, amputation, traumatic brain injury, and orthopedic surgery/injuries.

CNC James Agre

James Agre, MD, PhD

Staff Physician

Residency:  University of Minnesota

Clinical Interests: Neurorehabilitation, Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine, Post-polio Syndrome and Amputee Management

Cathy Chun, MD

Staff Physician

Residency: University of Minnesota

Clinical Interests:  Neuro-rehabilitation and Pediatric Rehabilitation

Scott Crowe, MD

Medical Director, Acute Rehabilitation Center

Residency:  University of Minnesota

Clinical Interests: Spinal Cord Injuries/Disorders and Multiple Sclerosis

Dennis Dykstra, MD, PhD

U of MN Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department Chair

University of Minnesota PM&R Residency Director

University of Minnesota Medical Center Site Director

Residency: Cincinnati General Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio

Clinical Interests: Botulinum neurotoxin with an emphasis on treatment of movement disorders and spasticity

Farha Ikramuddin, MD

Medical Student Clerkship Director

Residency: University of Minnesota

Clinical Interests: Stroke, TBI, and Neurorehabilitation

Roderick Sembrano, MD 

Roderick Sembrano, MD

Staff Physician

Residency:  East Carolina University – Brody School of Medicine, Pitt County Memorial Hospital

Fellowship:  Spinal Cord Injury Medicine – University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital and Miami VA Hospital

Clinical Interests:  Spinal Cord Injury and Disease Medicine, Spasticity Management, Intrathecal Baclofen Management, Botulinum Neurotoxin Utilization, Electrodiagnostic Medicine and General and Neurologic Rehabilitation


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