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The interFACE Lab

The interFACE Lab The Interactive and Functional Assessment of Communication and Emotion (InterFACE) Center is a natural observation laboratory designed to research emotional and behavioral deficits in people with neurological,… Read More


TrackTBI Investigator: Richard Rodgers, MD TRACK-TBI:  The multicenter Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury (TRACK-TBI) study aims to improve success of clinical trial design through the collection and analysis of… Read More

Training to Reconnect with emotional awareness therapy

Training to Reconnect with emotional awareness therapy (TREAT) Investigators: Dawn Neumann, Flora Hammond The purpose of this study is to teach participants with traumatic brain injury to develop better emotional… Read More

Avanir Study

Avanir Study Sheryl Katta-Charles MD, Principal Investigator A Phase 2, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability or AVP-786 (deudextromethorphan hydrobromide [d6-DM]/quinidine sulfate [Q]) for… Read More

Monitoring Safety and Training in Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

Long-Term, Prospective, Non-Interventional Study Monitoring Safety and Training in Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries and Their Trained Companions Recently Initiated with the ReWalk™ Personal Device. Flora Hammond, MD (PI), funded… 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.