Neptune, NJ – June 11, 2014 – Matthew Kaufman, M.D., FACS, Center for Treatment of Paralysis and Reconstructive Nerve Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, recently attended and presented at the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) National Annual Meeting at The Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas.
Additionally, Dr. Kaufman hosted a dinner lecture on Thursday, May 15 on Surgical Management of the Paralyzed Diagphram: A Peripheral Nerve Approach. In attendance were 36 prominent spinal cord injury and physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians from around the world including medical directors from Kessler Rehabilitation Institute, Shriners Hospital for Children, Burke Rehabilitation, University of Alabama School of Medicine, TIRR Memorial Herman and The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Dr. Kaufman concluded his visit to San Antonio by participating at the ASIA Annual Meeting. On Saturday, May 17 he delivered a presentation entitled, Successful Reversal of Ventilator Dependency in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke with Combined Upper Motor Neuron and Phrenic Nerve Lesions using Simultaneous Nerve Transfers and Diaphragmatic Pacemakers to an audience of physicians, psychologists, researchers, nurses, therapists, counselors, case managers, administrators.
The annual meeting of the American Spinal Injury Association provides approx 500-700 participants with scientific papers, posters, invited lectures, symposia, and Instructional Courses that present the results of current research on the evaluation and treatment of individuals with spinal cord injuries. It is the objective of the educational program that all presentations be on important emerging topics in the field, presented clearly and objectively. The program is designed for physicians, psychologists, researchers, nurses, therapists, counselors, case managers, administrators and others who work in or have interest in rehabilitation medicine with special emphasis on spinal cord injury research and care delivery, in order that they may:
About the Center for Treatment of Paralysis and Reconstructive Nerve Surgery:
Located at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey, the Center for Treatment of Paralysis and Reconstructive Nerve Surgery is one of the first comprehensive centers of its kind, uniquely combining advanced surgical treatments for paralysis and nerve damage, with rehabilitation, continuum of care and research. The center’s world renowned specialists, including Andrew Elkwood, M.D., Michael Rose, M.D., Matthew Kaufman, M.D., Tushar Patel, M.D., Russell Ashinoff M.D., are dedicated to providing innovative surgical treatment and restoring hope to those affected by paralysis and nerve injury.
About Jersey Shore University Medical Center:
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and home to K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital – the first children’s hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Jersey Shore is the regional provider of cardiac surgery, a program which has been ranked among the best in the Northeast, and is home to the only trauma center and stroke rescue center in the region. Through the hospital’s clinical research program, and its affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Jersey Shore serves as an academic center dedicated to advancing medical knowledge, training future physicians and providing the community with access to promising medical breakthroughs. For more information about Jersey Shore University Medical Center call 1-800-DOCTORS, or visit www.JerseyShoreUniversityMedicalCenter.com.