Darryl L. Kaelin, MD
Chief, Associate Professor and Residency Director, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Specialty: Traumatic Brain Injury
Dr. Kaelin specializes in neurorehabilitation with a focus on traumatic brain injury and stroke. He is a nationally-renowned speaker on the subjects of concussion, spasticity management and neuropharmacology.
Darryl L. Kaelin, M.D. is a physician board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is the Division Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Neurological Surgery at the University of Louisville, where he directs the clinical inpatient rotation for the Division’s residents and serves as Residency Director.
Dr. Kaelin has published widely in peer-reviewed journals on brain injury medical education, pharmaceutical treatments, spasticity and service reimbursements. He has also led numerous, non-published medication trials sponsored through pharmaceutical funding. He has delivered presentations at regional and national conferences in the areas of spasticity management, pharmaceutical management of brain injury and medical business practice issues. He holds several positions within the Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Association of Academic Physiatrists. He speaks nationally and internationally on several rehabilitation topics including the management of spasticity, deep vein thrombosis, and neuropharmacology.
Dr. Kaelin obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame where he played varsity baseball. He earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed his specialty training at the Medical College of Virginia where he presided as their chief resident.
Prior to assuming his current positions with the University of Louisville and Frazier Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Kaelin spent six years as the Medical Director of the Acquired Brain Injury Program at Atlanta’s Shepherd Center, a catastrophic care hospital for people with spinal cord and brain injuries. While at the Shepherd Center, he also served as the Medical Director of Brain Injury Research and was a Clinical Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in Emory University’s School of Medicine.
Previously, Dr. Kaelin served for 10 years as the Medical Director of Brain Injury Rehabilitation at the Hook Institute in Indianapolis, where he managed patients with neurological trauma.
Dr. Kaelin is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, where he currently lives with his wife and their three children. Dr. Kaelin enjoys coaching sports and traveling in his leisure time.
Steven R. Williams, MD
Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Chief, Division of Spinal Cord Medicine
Director of Translational Research
Vice President of Medical Affairs, Frazier Rehabilitation and Neuroscience Institute/KentuckyOne Health
Specialty: Spinal Cord Injury
Dr. Williams specializes in Spinal Cord Medicine including activity-based therapies and functional recovery, prevention of secondary effects of paralysis, consumer education and advocacy and emerging technologies in rehabilitation. He is the Chief of the Division of Spinal Cord Medicine in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
Dr. Williams is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and subspecialty certified in Spinal Cord Medicine. He holds the faculty rank of Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and is the Co-Principal Investigator of the Kentucky Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center’s Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). In addition, Dr. Williams holds grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) focusing on the prevention of secondary effects from paralysis.
Dr. Williams was previously Chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA and completed his residency at the Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation at New York University School of Medicine.
Dr. Williams, who joined the UofL faculty in July, 2012, is excited about the work he is doing in Louisville. “Practicing in spinal cord medicine allows me the opportunity to assist patients who have experienced a catastrophic life change,” Dr. Williams said. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the world-class researchers and caregivers at Frazier Rehab and the University of Louisville.”
Susan Caldecott-Johnson, MD
Specialty: Pediatric Rehabilitation
Dr. Caldecott-Johnson attended undergraduate school at Ohio State University and medical school at the University of Cincinnati. She completed her Pediatric residency at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Cincinnati. She is one of only a few physicians quadruple-board certified in Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, PM&R and Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Caldecott-Johnson has special interests in Cerebral Palsy, Spasticity treatment, baclofen pumps, Spinal Cord medicine and Spina Bifida.
Mary Ellen Buning, PhD, OTR/L, ATP/SMS
Specialty: Assistive Technology
Mary Ellen Buning, PhD, OTR/L, ATP/SMS, is an occupational therapist with 30 years as a specialist in assistive technology. She is an active leader within RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. She is credentialed by RESNA both as an Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) and a Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS). She is a lifelong member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and a member of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation Board of Directors.
Dr. Buning completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Science in 2002 at the University of Pittsburgh under the mentorship of Douglas Hobson, PhD, PE. She has a strong interest in information technology and during her doctoral work developed WheelchairNet, a virtual community on wheelchair use for those seeking an active, empowered life. She investigated the use of WheelchairNet as a support for decision-making when consumers are acquiring new wheelchairs.
She currently treats patients in the U of Louisville Physicians Clinic utilizing professional skills in wheelchairs and specialized seating, home modification, and adaptations for computer and Wi-Fi technologies. Her work also supports the translational research and quality of life goals of the Frazier Spinal Cord Medicine Program..
John Gormley, MD
Specialty: General Rehabilitation
Dr. Gormley is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is committed to providing his hospital and office patients compassionate personalized attention as well as providing the most innovative, advanced health care in the region. In addition to general rehabilitation, he specializes in neuromuscular diseases.
Megan B. Nelson, MD
Specialty: Cancer Rehabilitation
Dr. Nelson is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist with fellowship training in Cancer Rehabilitation. Focusing on the unique functional needs of cancer patients, she works with oncologists and the comprehensive cancer team serving patients from initial diagnosis, throughout treatment and after treatment. She treats the whole patient, including musculoskeletal and neurological complaints, neuropathic pain, spasticity, lymphedema, fatigue and overall quality of life.
Specialty: Pain Management
Dr. Pratt has fellowship training in pain management. He specializes in treating patients with back and neck pain, complex regional pain syndrome and phantom limb pain. His goal as a physician is to help patients regain function and get them back into the lives they’ve been missing.
John Shaw, MD
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery/General Rehab
Dr. Shaw specializes in the treatment of spasticity with Botox, implant and management of Baclofen pumps, stroke rehab including tendon transfer, and restoring function in the tetraplegic hand. In addition to rehabilitation, Dr. Shaw is board certified in orthopedic surgery.
Michael Stillman, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine/Rehab Medicine
Dr. Stillman is an internal medicine physician focused on the unique needs of spinal cord injury patients. He works with physiatrists and other specialists to provide multidisciplinary care and heads up the Spinal Cord Injury Primary Care Clinic.
Specialty: Traumatic Brain Injury
Dr. Wagers is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She completed her undergraduate degree, medical school and residency at the University of Louisville. She has a special interest in patients with acquired brain injury in both the civilian and veteran populations.
Michael Weaver, DO
Specialty: Sports Medicine
Dr. Weaver is Fellowship trained with a CAQ in Sports Medicine and certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has special interest in low back pain, myofascial pain, concussion, adaptive sports, ultrasound and electrodiagnostics. Dr. Weaver specializes in the treatment and management of musculoskeletal disorders.
William Williamson, MD
Specialty: Stroke - Sub Acute Rehab
Dr. Williamson specializes in stroke rehab and geriatrics. He directs the subacute and acute units in the Louisville metro area and is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.