Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physiatrists -- Physicians and Staff

University of Maryland Department of Neurology physiatrists -- doctors certified as specialists in rehabilitation medicine by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation -- provide diagnostic evaluations and rehabilitation treatments for patients with neurological and muscloskeletal injuries and conditions. They also manage pain and disability and prevent complications of immobility and disuse.

Photo of Doctor Robert A. Lavin, M.D.Robert A. Lavin, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology; Director, Pain Management, Baltimore VA Medical Center
Special Interests: Pain Management; Neurological and Musculoskeletal Issues of Occupational Medicine; Back and Neck Pain, Peripheral Nerve Injuries; Electrodiagnosis
Medical Degree: The George Washington University School of Medicine
Residency: The George Washington University of School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Sinai Hospital
Certifications: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Electromyography
Appointments: 410-448-6383

Dr. Melita Theyagaraj new picMelita M. Theyagaraj, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology; Director, Orthopaedic and Multi-Trauma Rehabilitation Unit, University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedics Institute
Special Interests: Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation; Pain Management, Electrodiagnostic Procedures
Medical Degree: Madras Medical College, University of Madras, India
Residency: State University of New York, Stony Brook, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Certifications: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Appointments: 410-448-6383