Kanakadurga R. Poduri, M.D.

Kanakadurga R. Poduri, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 664
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-3274
Fax: (585) 442-2949

Research Bio

Dr. Poduri is an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She graduated from Karnatak Medical College in Hubli, India. She completed her residency training in PM&R and a fellowship in Geriatric Rehabilitation at the University of Rochester Medical Center/Strong Memorial Hospital. She is Board-certified in PM&R, Pain Medicine and in the subspecialty of Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. Dr. Poduri was included in Top Doctors USA. In addition to her clinical responsibilities and resident education, she teaches students (second, third and fourth year) in the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

She has presented several papers at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Association of Academic Physiatrists, National Stroke Association, and the American Geriatric Society. Dr. Poduri has also presented internationally on the topics of shoulder pain in stroke patients and spinal cord injury. Her research interests are in the areas of stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputations, hypertension and DVT. Dr. Poduri is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation and reviewer for the Journal of Neurology, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Awards & Honors (National)

Outstanding Service Award of the General &Medical Rehabilitation | American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016
Top Doctors of America 2003
International Who's Who in Medicine | Marquis 1988
World Who's Who in Women | Marquis 1985
Who's Who in American Women | Marquis 1984

Awards & Honors (Local)

Physician's Recognition Award. | American Medical Association 1981 - Present

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 25 available »

Poduri, K. R :David Essaff. ""Rehabilitation of Central Nervous System Disorders: Dizziness." Knowledge Now, of the AAPM&R. 2016; .
Norton, D:Kuhar,S:and Poduri, K.R. "Functional Outcomes in Patients with a left ventricular assist device." J Phys Med Rehabil Disabil. 2016; : 1:7.
Bauernfeind M: Poduri K.R: Groth-Juncker. "Tai Chi for Preventing Recurrence of Low Back Pain in Healthcare Workers." J Phys Med Rehabil Disabil,. 2016; : 2: 010.
Poduri K. Rao. "Rehabilitation of Central Nervous System Disorders - Immune Mediated and Neurodegenerative Disorders - Multiple Sclerosis. Knowledge Now, of the AAPM&R." 2015; .
Poduri K. Rao: Paul, J.: Norton, D.: Essaff, D. "Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. . 2014." Knowledge Now of the AAPM&R. 2014; .

Current Appointments

Chair - Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (SMD) - Primary Administrative
Professor - Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Neurology (SMD)


Spinal Cord Injury Medicine - American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab


MD | Medicine | 1984
MBBS | Medicine | Karnatak Medical College1970

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Monroe Community Hospital09/01/1979 - 06/30/1980
Residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry09/01/1976 - 06/30/1979
Internship in Internal Medicine at St Mary's Hospital of Rochester09/01/1972 - 06/30/1973