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Fellows

  • Michael Catapano, MD

    Michael Catapano, MD

    Sports Medicine Fellow

    Hometown: Toronto, Canada

    Medical School: Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University

    Residency: University of Toronto

    Clinical interests: Sports and regenerative medicine, musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound-guided procedures

    Fun Fact/Hobby: I am an avid hockey and soccer player, however self-proclaimed the most injury-prone weekend warrior.

  • Nathan Darji, DO

    Nathan Darji, DO

    Brain Injury Fellow

    Hometown: Aurora, IL

    Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University

    Residency: Baylor College of Medicine PM&R

    Clinical interests: Moderate-Severe TBI, Spasticity Management, Neuropharmacology

    Fun Fact/Hobby: I enjoy cooking (especially Indian food), traveling, working out, and checking off things on my Boston bucket list.

  • Jaimie John, MD

    Jaimie John, MD

    Spinal Cord Injury Fellow

    Hometown: Sayreville, NJ

    Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

    Residency: NYU Rusk Rehabilitation

    Clinical interests: SCI, spasticity management, and general rehab

    Fun Fact/Hobby: I'm a certified physician acupuncturist.

  • Emily Kivlehan, MD

    Emily Kivlehan, MD

    Pediatric Rehab Fellow

    Hometown: Suffern, NY

    Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

    Residency: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

    Clinical interests: Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Infant Rehabilitation and early diagnosis of cerebral palsy, inpatient care

    Fun fact/Hobby: I grew up going to Maine every summer so love that its only a quick ride away! I like to run so have been enjoying all of the waterfront runs available in Boston, although lately I have been giving in to the peloton craze.

  • Tawnee Sparling, MD

    Tawnee Sparling, MD

    Limb Loss Fellow

    Hometown: Wellington, FL

    Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

    Residency: Harvard/Spaulding PM&R

    Clinical interests: Amputee rehabilitation, gait analysis and orthotics

    Fun Fact/Hobby: Hiking with my dog, keeping my houseplants alive, cross stitching, yoga, baking

     

  • Rafer Willenberg, MD, PhD

    Rafer Willenberg, MD, PhD

    Spinal Cord Injury Fellow

    Hometown: Anaheim, CA

    Medical School: University of California, San Diego

    Residency: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center: Neurology

    Clinical interests: Spinal Cord Injury, Neurorehabilitation, Stroke

    Fun Fact/Hobby: I've been mountain biking or skiing/snowboarding in a total of four continents and seven countries. They are my favorite sports.

     

  • Jennifer Wu, MD, PhD

    Jennifer Wu, MD, PhD

    Pediatric Rehab Fellow

    Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

    Medical School: UC Irvine

    Residency: UC Irvine

    Clinical interests: Brain injury, young adult transitional care

    Fun Fact/Hobby: Star Wars junkie, enthusiastic foodie, and amateur runner/yogie

  • Bei Zhang, MD

    Bei Zhang, MD

    Brain Injury Fellow

    Hometown: Fuzhou, China

    Medical School: Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine

    Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program

    Clinical interests: Anything about the brain and brain injury

    Fun Fact/Hobby: I'm a conservative adventurer.