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Thomas Jefferson University - Ralph J Marino
Ralph J Marino

Rehabilitation Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson Medical College
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Director, Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley
Mailing Address
132 South 10th St.; Suite 375 Main
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
United States
Contact Information
Phone: 215-955-5756
Fax: 215-955-5152
M.D., Jefferson Medical College, 1982

M.S., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology, 1998
Expertise and Research Interests
My research interests are neurological and functional recovery after traumatic spinal cord injury, including predicting outcome based on early clinical findings. My focus is on tetraplegia and upper extremity functional assessment.
spinal cord injury; outcomes assessment; upper extremity function;
  • Linassi G, LiPiShan R, Marino RJ. A web-based computer program to determine the ASIA impairment classification. Spinal Cord 2010;48:100-104.
  • Marino RJ, Scivoletto G, Patrick M, Tamburella F, Schmidt-Read M, Burns AS, Hauck W, Ditunno JFJr. Walking Index for Spinal Cord Injury Version 2 (WISCI-II) with repeatability of the 10-m walk time: Inter and Intra-Rater Reliabilities. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2010;89:7-15.
  • Ploumis A, Kolli S, Patrick M, Owens M, Beris A, Marino RJ. Length of stay and medical stability for spinal cord-injured patients on admission to an inpatient rehabilitation hospital: A comparison between a model SCI trauma center and non-SCI trauma center. Spinal Cord 2011;49(3):411-5.
  • Kirshblum S, Botticello A, Lammertse DP, Marino RJ, Chiodo AE, Jha A. The impact of sacral sensory sparing in motor complete spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2011;92(3):376-83.
  • Burns AS, Delparte JJ, Patrick M, Marino RJ, Ditunno JF. The reproducibility and convergent validity of the walking index for spinal cord injury (WISCI) in chronic spinal cord injury. Neurorehabil Neural Repair 2011;25(2):149-57.
  • Steeves JD, Kramer JK, Fawcett JW, Cragg J, Lammertse DP, Blight AR, Marino RJ, Ditunno Jr. JF, Coleman WP, Geisler FH, Guest J, Jones L, Burns S, Schubert M, Van Hedel HJA, Curt A. Extent of spontaneous motor recovery after traumatic cervical sensorimotor complete spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord 2011;49(2):257-65.
  • Waring III WP, Biering-Sorensen F, Burns S, Donovan W, Graves D, Jha A, Jones L, Kirshblum S, Marino R, Mulcahey MJ, Reeves R, Scelza WM, Schmidt-Read M, Stein A. 2009 review and revisions of the international standards for the neurological classification of spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med 2010;33(4):346-52.
  • Marino RJ, Burns S, Graves DE, Leiby BE, Kirshblum S, Lammertse DP. Upper- and lower-extremity motor recovery after traumatic cervical spinal cord injury: An update from the national spinal cord injury database. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2011;92(3):369-75.

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