Faculty

Faculty

Darryl L. Kaelin, MD

Chief, Professor and Residency Director, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Curriculum Vitae

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. He is the Division Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Professor in the Department 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 is also President of the American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 

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.

 

        Matthew Adamkin, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Matthew Adamkin is originally from Louisville and completed medical school at the University of Louisville. He completed his internship at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia before finishing his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Carolinas Rehabilitation in Charlotte, North Carolina.

His clinical interests include medically complex inpatient rehabilitation, amputee care, musculoskeletal medicine, and stroke. He is also interested in adults with intellectual disability and spasticity management. He enjoys volunteering for Special Olympics and has served as a Clinical Director for Special Olympics MedFest since 2015.

Camillo Castillo, MD

Director of Spinal Cord Injury and Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Camilo M. Castillo is the program director for the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Program at Frazier Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Centers and an assistant professor for the department of Neurosurgical Surgery at the University of Louisville. He works with SCI patients admitted to the Frazier inpatient unit as well as with the University of Louisville Physician clinic. Dr. Castillo expertise includes acute and long term management of neurogenic bowel, bladder, cardiovascular and spasticity after an SCI. He is also heavily involved in SCI research and he is a faculty member for the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC) working with SCI researchers to help develop successful SCI strategies to improve functional outcomes. Prior to come to Louisville, Dr. Castillo worked at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (MNRH) as a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) attending and later appointed as the interim director for the same program. During his years at MNRH, he was very active in teaching with an appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of PM&R at Georgetown University helping mentoring residents during their PM&R training. He also worked very closely with administrators including quality & safety teams to develop a Highly Reliability Organization (HRO) to promote safety. Dr. Castillo graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and McGuire Veterans Hospital in Richmond, Va., where he completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) as well as a fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. During his PM&R training, he acted as Vice Chief Resident as well as Chief Resident for its VA site.

Prior to starting his residency, Dr. Castillo worked at the VA in Richmond as a clinical researcher. During his time as a researcher, as well as his graduate medical education, he was involved in clinical, pharmaceutical and investigator initiated research studies. He has co-authored and published manuscripts in peer review journals as well as a book chapter. He has presented on his research and clinical areas of interest including the long-term effects after SCI, as well as medical and social issues affecting minorities in rehabilitation. He is the recipient of awards related to his research, including the Research Excellence Award in the Department of PM&R at VCU.

Dr. Castillo completed his surgical internship at Carillion Health System in Roanoke, Va., and received his Medical Degree in Medicine and Surgery from Juan N. Corpas School of Medicine in Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia. He is Board Certified in PM&R and SCI. He is a member of the American Academy of PM&R, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, American Spinal Cord Injury Association (ASIA), the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP) and the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS).

Dr. Castillo is a physician with a worldwide view of medicine. He strives to make systems more efficient, improve quality and access of care to promote health for those SCI patients living in our community and beyond and to deliver a comprehensive, responsible and holistic interdisciplinary care with human compassion.  Dr. Castillo enjoys exercising, spend time with family and friends, traveling with his wife and daughter as well as reading. 

  


Priya Chandan, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Chandan is a physician-scientist who specializes in PM&R health services research.  She also engages in research that addresses health disparities experienced by people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.  Dr. Chandan is Clinical Director for MedFest, a program that provides free sports physicals to Special Olympics athletes.  Dr. Chandan is passionate about medical education, including teaching PM&R residents about the research process and about delivering quality healthcare for people with disabilities.

Dr. Chandan completed medical school at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.  She completed her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.  In addition to her appointment in the University of Louisville's School of Medicine, Dr. Chandan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health's Department of Health Management & System Sciences.

 

          John Gormley, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Curriculum Vitae

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.

 

 

 

 James Jason Miller, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Miller practices general in-patient rehabilitation at Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital (SIRH) in New Albany, Indiana where he also serves as the hospital Medical Director.  At SIRH, Dr. Miller cares for a vast array of medically complex rehab patients in a free-standing, community based rehab hospital.

Dr. Miller earned his BA in Biology/Pre-med from Bellarmine College in Louisville, KY. He earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 2003, where he remained to complete his Intern year in Internal Medicine and subsequently his specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Prior to assuming his current positions in November of 2016 with the University of Louisville and Southern Indiana Rehab, Dr. Miller initially spent time in private practice with a 60/40 in-patient/out-patient mix, before focusing entirely on in-patient rehabilitation. Dr. Miller spent the 8 years prior to November 2016 practicing subacute in-patient rehab, serving as Chief Clinical Officer and Department Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for two premier skilled nursing companies – Elmcroft Senior Living and Signature Healthcare. During his time in subacute rehabilitation, Dr. Miller worked to establish a consistent rehabilitation model across a network of skilled nursing facilities.

Dr. Miller is a native of Louisville, KY where he currently lives with his wife and daughter. Dr. Miller enjoys High-Performance Driving in his free time.

 

Megan Nelson, MD 

Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Curriculum Vitae

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.



Catherine Schuster, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Schuster is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pediatrics and gathers expertise from a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals to offer a comprehensive approach to children and adolescents with conditions affecting motor development, function and independence.  Through the use of state-of-the-art equipment, advanced rehabilitation techniques and access to the most progressive research available, she is committed to bringing each child to their highest level of function possible for their specific condition.

 

 

John Shaw, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Curriculum Vitae

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.



Sarah Wagers, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Curriculum Vitae

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.


 

 

William Williamson, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Curriculum Vitae

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.