Palo Alto, California – United States
Dr. Ninad Karandikar is a practicing physiatrist and Medical Director at the VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Palo Alto, CA, with a joint affiliation as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Stanford University. Dr. Karandikar is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), with subspecialty certifications in Brain Injury Medicine (ABPMR), and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). Dr. Karandikar’s clinical interests include Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound and Regenerative Medicine, Electrodiagnosis, and Neurorehabilitation. He has played a critical role in introducing and developing new programs at VAMC, Palo Alto. Amongst others, the MSK Ultrasound and Regenerative Medicine Program has specifically had a tremendous impact in caring for veterans with service related degenerative tendon and joint conditions. Further program expansion is underway to include neuromuscular conditions and teaching opportunities for nursing and therapy staff, PM&R Residents and Sports Medicine Fellows. In 2017, Dr. Karandikar was one of 10 fellows selected from a nationwide pool of physiatrists for the AAPM&R National Leadership Program. This program seeks to identify a select number of diverse, emerging member leaders and help prepare them to lead the Academy and the specialty through the coming changes in the health care environment. Dr. Karandikar’s leadership was recently recognized when he was appointed as the Acting Assistant Service Chief of Department of PM&R at the VAMC, Palo Alto. In addition to clinical care and leadership, Dr. Karandikar is a very active educator and mentor. Dr. Karandikar designed an innovative didactic curriculum in Prosthetics & Orthotics (P&O) for the Stanford PM&R Residency program. The innovation involved leveraging the use of modern digital technologies to access the expertise of renowned faculty from other programs throughout the nation. The success of this program was evident from the significant improvement in the performance of Stanford PM&R residents in the annual self-assessment and Board exams administered by AAPM&R and ABPM&R. Moreover, he has presented educational sessions at numerous regional and national level meetings, including the AAPM&R annual meeting. Dr. Karandikar’s passion and dedication to medical education is evidenced by teaching and educational awards throughout his career. These include the David L Cowen Award in 2008, “Teacher of the Year” in 2009, educational grant funding from Stanford University to develop a course in MSK Medicine for practicing Primary Care Physicians in 2015, and “Jose C Montero Award for Excellence in Teaching” in 2015. Dr. Karandikar participated as a subject matter expert for the Q-bank project, and is an appointed member of the Editorial Board for MSK Medicine section of PM&R Knowledge Now, both national educational initiatives by the American Academy of PM&R (AAPM&R). Dr. Karandikar is also involved with clinical research. He has published several peer-reviewed journal articles, and serves as a peer-reviewer for “PM&R”, the flagship journal of AAPM&R. He is currently a co-investigator on multiple research projects at VAMC funded through NIH & CDMRP.
Friday, November 8
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM