MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital Names New Physical Medicine and Rehab Chair

Continues Legacy of Quality and Excellence with MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital

June 2, 2017

Baltimore—(June 2, 2017)— With an enduring tradition for high quality acute inpatient rehabilitation, two of MedStar Health’s most renowned programs will band together and form a newly integrated physical medicine and rehabilitative care team (PM&R). Under the direction of Dr. Parmod Mukhi, PM&R chair, and Dr. Scott Lepre, Associate Medical Director of Regional Physiatry, the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MNRN) will join MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital on their campus.

The legacy of MedStar Good Samaritan’s high performing rehab program began when the hospital was still new in 1971 and contracted with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to allow therapy residents to train there. Through the years, the program has provided compassionate, evidence-based, multidisciplinary rehabilitation for an estimated 40,000 patients whose lives have been altered by stroke, amputations, spinal cord injuries, and more.

The MedStar Good Samaritan inpatient rehab training program has produced hundreds of clinicians in PM&R, psychology, nursing and therapy.

Now, 46 years after the inception of the nationally recognized program, comprised of teams from the two largest healthcare systems in the region, they are shaking hands, and parting ways. Hopkins will move its team to its Bayview campus, as MedStar National Rehabilitation Network integrates with MedStar Good Samaritan.

“We are grateful to our entire rehabilitation team through the years, for their compassion and dedication, that truly built a legacy here,” said Bradley S. Chambers, President of MedStar Good Samaritan and MedStar Union Memorial Hospitals, and Senior Vice President, MedStar Health. “Although our combined program is ending, the high level of care, the profound excellence and commitment to rehabilitation patients that we are known for, continues. I am very proud of the journey we’ve taken, the relationship we’ve built with Hopkins and most importantly, the superior care we’ve provided for so many years.”

Dr. Parmod Mukhi

Dr. Parmod Mukhi joins MedStar Health from Wayne State University, where he was Associate Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and also program director at Vibra and for Prosthetics & Orthotics.

He has served as section chief, Department of Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Section, Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn Oakwood and Chief of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Beaumont Hospital-Taylor. He received a B.S. in cellular, molecular biology with a minor in chemistry and a B.S.E. in electrical computer engineering from the University of Michigan and his M.D. from Michigan State University. He completed two research fellowships, one at the University of Michigan and another with a Michigan State-NIH program before completing his PM&R residency at Sinai Hospital in Detroit. In his new role, Dr. Mukhi will work closely to enhance research opportunities and grow PM&R services throughout the Baltimore metro area.

Dr. Scott Lepre

Dr. Scott Lepre, an attending physician at MedStar Good Samaritan, steps up as Associate Medical Director of Regional Physiatry to oversee the expansion of inpatient physiatry consult services for the Baltimore region of MedStar Health: MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Harbor, MedStar Union Memorial and MedStar Good Samaritan Hospitals. Dr. Lepre has been instrumental in the integration of MNRN’s rehabilitation program as it grows in Baltimore.

Dr. Lepre earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of William and Mary and his medical degree from Georgetown University. He completed his PM&R residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lepre was nominated by his peers as one of Baltimore’s Top Doctors, by Baltimore magazine, in 2016.

“Dr. Mukhi and Dr. Lepre are perfectly suited to lead the growth of our PM&R programs in the Baltimore region,” said John Rockwood, President, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and Senior Vice President, MedStar Health. “They are both accomplished leaders, and we are fully confident that they will seamlessly manage our future expansions and PM&R teams.”

About MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital is a 287-bed community teaching facility located at the corner of Loch Raven Boulevard and Belvedere Avenue in northeast Baltimore, with more than 130,000 patient visits annually. With Centers of Excellence in orthopaedics, rheumatology, rehabilitation, burn reconstruction, and renal care, as well as a certified Stroke Center and winner of the Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement for four years in a row, MedStar Good Samaritan serves people throughout Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic and internationally in these advanced specialties. MedStar Good Samaritan is part of MedStar Health, a not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., region.

About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

The MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is a regional system of rehabilitation care that offers inpatient, day treatment and outpatient services in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Northern Virginia and Delaware.

The Network’s interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation experts provides comprehensive services to help people recover as fully as possible following illness and injury.  Rehabilitation medicine specialists, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists work hand-in-hand with other rehab professionals to design treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Rehabilitation plans feature a team approach and include the use of state-of-the-art technology and advanced medical treatment based on the latest rehabilitation research.  

The Network provides comprehensive programs specifically designed to aid in the rehabilitation of adults and children recovering from neurologic and orthopaedic conditions such as amputation, arthritis, back and neck pain, brain injury, cancer, cardiac conditions, concussion, fibromyalgia, foot and ankle disorders, hand and upper extremity problems, MS, Parkinson’s, post-polio syndrome, stroke, spinal cord injury and disease, and sports and work-related injuries.

Inpatient and day treatment programs are provided at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital located in Northwest Washington, D.C., and at more than 50 outpatient sites conveniently located throughout D.C., Baltimore, and all of Maryland, Northern Virginia, & Delaware.  MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is fully accredited by The Joint Commission,  the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), with CARF accredited specialty programs for Amputations, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.

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