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David S. Kushner, M.D.

General Information

David S. Kushner, M.D.

Contact:

  • Fax: 305-243-4650

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Neurology (Psychiatry & Neurology)

Languages

English, Spanish

Clinical Areas

Rehabilitation, Neurology, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, Multiple Trauma, and Rehabilitation for Geriatric, Orthopedic, Post-surgical, and General Medical Conditions and Burns

Certifications

  • Neurology (American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology)

Roles

  • American Society of Neurorehabilitation
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation with secondary appointment at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies
  • Director, University of Miami Rehabilitation Program at HealthSouth Miami

Research Interests

Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Geriatrics, Concussion, Dysphagia, Healthcare Process Assessment & Outcomes, Patient Care Quality & Safety, Interdisciplinary Team Conferences, Population Health, History of Medicine

Publications

  • “Multiple trauma and burns.” In: Cardenas DD and Hooton TM, eds. Medical complications in physical medicine and rehabilitation. New York: Demos Medical Publishing 2015; 59-86. ISBN#9781936287413.
  • “Stroke.” In: Cardenas DD and Hooton TM , eds. Medical complications in physical medicine and rehabilitation. New York: Demos Medical Publishing 2015; 87-112. ISBN#9781936287413.
  • “Principles of Neurorehabilitation.” Weiner WJ, Goerz CG, eds. Neurology for the Non-Neurologist. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Walters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2010: 551-571.
  • Other Publications >>
  • Public Service >>

Education

1994 Fellowship, Neurorehabilitation
University of Miami School of Medicine
1993 Residency, Neurology
University of Miami School of Medicine
1990 Internship, Internal Medicine
Mount Sinai Medical Center
1989 Bachelor of Science
Tulane University
1989 M.D.
Tulane University School of Medicine
1988 Neurology Externship
Institute of Neurology, London, England

Biography

David S. Kushner M.D., FAAN is board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, and serves as a Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; and he has a secondary faculty appointment at the UM School of Nursing & Health Studies. He has served on the faculty at the University of Miami since 1994. His academic career includes clinical patient care, teaching, writing, research, administrative work and public service.

In The News

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2018/06/holes-in-the-head.html

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/06/south-america-s-inca-civilization-was-better-skull-surgery-civil-war-doctors

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/inca-head-crackers-had-better-success-rates-civil-war-surgeons-180969324

https://www.history.com/news/ancient-inca-surgery-civil-war-medicine

http://www.newsweek.com/study-skull-surgery-ancient-incan-empire-survival-rates-973175

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322109.php

http://med.miami.edu/news/dr.-david-s.-kushner-contributes-to-book-on-history-of-trepanation

http://med.miami.edu/news/rehabilitation-services-provide-significant-benefits-to-patients-with-brain

http://med.miami.edu/news/geriatric-patient-functional-independence-and-recovery-increased-with-inter

http://med.miami.edu/news/new-interdisciplinary-model-improves-patient-outcomes

http://med.miami.edu/news/researchers-discover-link-between-continence-and-traumatic-brain-injury-rec

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