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Resource Facilitation-Best Practices Manual for Return to Work/School

Resource Facilitation: Indiana Best Practices Manual for Return-to- Work or Return-to-School     Click on the read more button to get a link to download the full manual.  Once you… Read More

Multicenter Evaluation of Memory Remediation after TBI with Donepezil (MEMRI-TBI-D Study)

Multicenter Evaluation of Memory Remediation after TBI with Donepezil (MEMRI-TBI-D Study) March 10, 2015 Flora Hammond, MD (PI); Funded by National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).  This study… Read More

Lifestyle Management in Spinal Cord Injury

New RHI Research Study, seeking participants: Lifestyle Management in Spinal Cord Injury: This pilot study is modeled on a successful lifestyle change program conducted at the University of Pittsburgh.  Based… Read More

Brain Injury Association of America ~ The Challenge

Flora M. Hammond, M.D. is featured as one of the TBI Model Systems Researchers in the Fall Edition of the Brain Injury Association of America ‘The Challenge’ Publication. Click on… Read More

Flora M. Hammond, M.D. Joins Medical Issues Panel of BIAA /Mount Sinai TBI Rehabilitation Guidelines Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 24, 2014   CONTACT: Stephanie S. Hale, BAA, Marketing Public Relations and Marketing Off.: 317-329-2093 Cell: 317-626-2910 stephanie.hale@rhin.com         Flora M. Hammond, M.D.… Read More

Amruta Samarth, M.D., joins RHI as physician staff October 16th, 2012

Amruta Samarth, M.D.,  joins RHI after completing residency at Baylor College of Medicine/University of Texas program in Houston 

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI) is pleased to announce that Amruta Samarth M.D. has joined the hospital’s physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) team October 2012.

Samarth is a native of India, and joins us after finishing her PM&R Residency at the Baylor College of Medicine/University of Texas Alliance Program in Houston.   She received a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of surgery (M.B.B.S) and Medical School training at N.K.P. Salve Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center in Nagpur, India.  Dr. Samarth completed her Internship at Jersey Shore Medical Center, and is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).

Samarth will see general rehabilitation inpatients, and also has an interest in quality improvement.  She has experience in nerve conduction studies and Needle Electromyography (EMG), phenol denervation, pain management, trigger point injections, joint injections, and baclofen pump.  Her research experience and presentations include musculoskeletal ultrasound in hemiplegic shoulder pain, and guillain barre syndrome, phrenic nerve pacing, cervical spine anatomy and pathology, and patent foramen ovale and risk of embolic stroke.

Outside of work, Samarth is an accomplished painter and has won competitions with her work.  She enjoys calligraphy, ballroom dancing, hiking, and photography. In addition to her role as a physiatrist with RHI, Dr. Samarth will hold a faculty position with the Indiana University Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.