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Kanakadurga R. Poduri

InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 664
Rochester NY 14642
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InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation

 Awards And Honors
1984     Who's Who in American Women  | Marquis
1988     International Who's Who in Medicine  | Marquis
2003     Top Doctors of America  | America's Best Doctors
1985     World Who's Who in Women  | Marquis
1981     Physician's Recognition Award.  | American Medical Association
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.

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  1. Musick DW, Bockenek WL, Massagli TL, Miknevich MA, Poduri KR, Sliwa JA, Steiner M. Reliability of the physical medicine and rehabilitation resident observation and competency assessment tool: a multi-institution study. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2010 Mar; 89(3):235-44.
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  2. Poduri KR, Schnitzer EM. Carcinoid tumor mistaken for persistent neurogenic bowel symptoms in a patient with paraplegia: a case report. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2001 Jul; 82(7):996-9.
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  3. Gibson CJ, Poduri KR. Heterotopic ossification as a complication of toxic epidermal necrolysis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1997 Jul; 78(7):774-6.
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  4. Poduri KR, Cushman LA, Gibson CJ. Inpatient rehabilitation: the correlation between functional gains and appropriateness of admissions. Int J Rehabil Res. 1996 Dec; 19(4):327-32.
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  5. Poduri KR, Palenski C, Gibson CJ. Inpatient rehabilitation: physiatric and nurse practitioner admission assessment of stroke patients and their rehabilitation outcomes. Int J Rehabil Res. 1996 Jun; 19(2):111-21.
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  6. Giang DW, Poduri KR, Eskin TA, Ketonen LM, Friedman PA, Wang DD, Herndon RM. Multiple sclerosis masquerading as a mass lesion. Neuroradiology. 1992; 34(2):150-4.
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