From Dr. Ben Alman
Our department is becoming increasing diversified in clinical and academic activities as we grow. With this diversification, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is playing an increasingly important role, and this specialty has obvious synergies with our Doctoral Physical Therapy Program. As such, I am delighted to announce that we are establishing a Section of Physiatry, to help organize activities across our department in the clinical, educational, and research realms. In the coming months a search committee will be established to select a leader for this section, but until then, Anand Joshi has agreed to serve as the interim section head. Anand received his MD from Northeastern Ohio University, undertook residency training at East Carolina as well as fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he has a MHA from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill School of Public Health. Many of you know Anand, as he provides physical medicine and rehabilitation care at our Duke spine clinic. Please join me in congratulating Anand in this role, where he will help us establish this new section in our department.