November 08, 2016 - Board Director News

Welcome, Dr Braza

On August 1, 2016, Diane Braza MD officially began her term on the ABPMR Board of Directors.

Dr Braza received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She completed an internship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Milwaukee, then a combined residency in PM&R and internal medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr Braza is board certified in PM&R, pain medicine, and previously in internal medicine. She is also certified in electrodiagnostic medicine.

Dr Braza currently serves as professor and chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin. As the co-developer and clinical director of a novel, multidisciplinary spine program called SpineCare, Dr Braza collaboratively developed evidence-based programs for spinal disorders inclusive of physiatry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, interventional spine, chiropractic, neurosurgery, and orthopedic surgery. SpineCare has grown to be regionally recognized as a center of excellence for spinal disorders and has expanded to four locations in greater Milwaukee, with more than 7,000 new patient visits per year. She also serves as co-dyad leader of Froedtert Health Rehabilitation Services in Milwaukee.

From 2013-2014, Dr Braza was selected as a fellow in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women. ELAM is a core program of the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Dr Braza's volunteer experience in the field of PM&R is extensive, including as a reviewer for the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a reviewer for the MedEd Portal for PM&R, vice chair of the Chair Council for the Association of Academic Physiatrists, Part II examiner for the ABPMR, exam committee member of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and many more.

The ABPMR warmly welcomes Dr Braza and looks forward to her contributions to the board.

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