Assistant Professor, Dept of Neurology Director, Multitrauma Rehabilitation unit, Univ. of MD Rehabilitation and Orthopedic institute
University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute 2200 Kernan Drive Baltimore, MD 21207
Education and Training
1986 M.B.B.S, Madras Medical College
University of Madras, India
1991-1993 Graduate Student in the Department of Microbiology
Clemson University, South Carolina
POST GRADUATE EDUCATION AND TRAINING
1986-1987 Madras Medical College and Government Hospital
Residency (Transitional Surgery)
1998-1999 Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York
Residency (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
1999-2002 State University of New York at Stony Brook
School of Medicine
Long Island, New York
BIOSKETCH OF MELITA THEYAGARAJ, M.B.B.S
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology.
Melita M. Theyagaraj, M.B.B.S, is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Theyagaraj works and practices at the University of Maryland Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Theyagaraj completed her medical education at the Madras Medical College in India, followed by an internship in Transitional Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center, NY ,and a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at State University of New York, Stonybrook. She is a physiatrist who is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and has a fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine.
She is the Medical Director of the Multitrauma Unit and is the Chief of the Amputee Clinic at the University of Maryland Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Institute. Her clinical interests include amputee rehabilitation, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, spasticity management and rehabilitation after trauma and spinal cord injury.
Amputee rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation,
1. Gorman PH, Scott W, York H, Theyagaraj M, Price-Miller N, McQuaid J, Eyvazzadeh M, Ivey FM, Macko RF. Robotically Assisted Treadmill Exercise Training for Improving Peak Fitness in Chronic Motor Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Spinal Cord Medicine. 39(1):32-44 (2016). PMID: 25520035.
Spinal Cord Injury rehabilitation
HONORS AND AWARDS
2001 Recipient of the Aventis Educational Scholarship for resident in Physiatry
2007 Hero Award at the Maryland Shock Trauma Gala
2014 Hero Award at the Maryland Shock Trauma Gala
2016 Hero Award at the Maryland Shock Trauma Gala