Spasticity Fellowship

Leadership

Name: Kimberly Heckert, MD
Position: Director, Spasticity Fellowship

Program Information

Name: Patricia Williams
Position: Education Coordinator, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

130 S. Ninth Street
Edison Building, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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The Spasticity Fellowship is a one year program designed to develop expert clinical skills in the diagnosis and treatment of spasticity and its complications. The fellow will be trained to manage spasticity through various interventions including oral pharmacotherapy, chemodenervation with neurotoxins, phenol or alcohol nerve blocks, intrathecal Baclofen pumps, bracing, splinting, and therapeutic modalities. The fellow will be expected to participate in at least one scholarly activity during the year and will also participate in the education of PM&R residents on topics related to spasticity.

Fellow Selection Process

Open to candidates who have completed an ACGME accredited residency program and are board certified or eligible and qualified for medical licensure in the state of Pennsylvania. Candidates must have a strong interest in neurorehabilitation and learning the comprehensive assessment and management of spasticity while furthering their skills.

Faculty

Kimberly Heckert, MD
Fellowship Director

Program Faculty:

Spasticity Management Fellow

Ryan Hafner, MD