A Community Collaboration Between IU Health and St. Vincent

Medical Staff

Samantha L. Backhaus, Ph.D.

Samantha L. Backhaus, Ph.D. is a Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana’s comprehensive outpatient brain injury Neuro Rehab Center. Her primary focus is working with adults who have acquired brain injuries, both providing neuropsychological assessments and formulating appropriate interdisciplinary treatment plans in assisting individuals reintegrate back to the community. Her passion is working with families as well, with the overall goal of the survivor achieving positive long-term outcome following brain injury. Dr. Backhaus developed a 16-week treatment intervention, the Brain Injury Coping Skills Group (BICS) that won the 2009 McDowell Award for Best Presentation presented by the American Society for Neurorehabilitation. She has completed several RTCs with publication on studies investigating this treatment and won one of the Healthcare Heroes of the Year in her community in 2001 for her work in neurorehabilitation. She is asked to teach this intervention to clinicians throughout the rehabilitation field, both nationally and internationally. She also developed a Peer Mentoring Program for brain injury survivors and family members, as well as chairs a support group called Bridging the Gap, specifically designed to meet the needs of families and caregivers in addition to survivors of BI. Currently, Dr. Backhaus is the primary investigator in developing a new program, in collaboration with other professionals, on improving marital quality and satisfaction after brain injury. This intervention will ultimately be manualized. Her primary interests include assisting individuals with brain injury to achieve better adaptation, social integration, perception of quality and satisfaction with life, and community and / or vocational reintegration on a long-term basis.

Angela Carbone, MD RHI Medical Director and Medical Director of Neuromuscular Program

Angela Carbone, MD joined IU School of Medicine in 2000 as a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  She is affiliated with several hospitals in the Indianapolis area including Eskenazi Health and St. Vincent’s Hospital.  She joined the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana as a staff physiatrist September 2004. She is currently serving as the Medical Director and Director of Stroke Rehabilitation at RHI. 

Dr. Carbone received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, Doctor of Medicine degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, and completed residency training at Northwestern University Medical School, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She is a board certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her special interests include neurologic and neuromuscular rehabilitation, as well as cancer and palliative rehabilitation. She has expertise in the rehabilitation of stroke, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury, and the non-surgical treatment of low back and neck injuries and other musculoskeletal injuries involving the upper and lower extremities.

Dr. Carbone is an active member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Association of Academic Physiatrists. She has received numerous awards, authored several manuscripts and publication articles, and serves on various hospital committees.

Recently, she has become involved with a global health group to help bring up to date stroke rehabilitation to Lima, Peru.  She feels extremely blessed to be part of such a dynamic group of highly intelligent and motivated professionals that are committed to helping developing countries care for their loved ones and improve functional outcomes and lessen burden of care.

When she is not at work, she is busy helping to raise her four children with her husband, Joe.  Her family enjoys boating, hiking, Notre Dame football and IU basketball.  She is an avid reader with special interest in historical fiction.  She loves all types of music.   

Julie Chow, MD
Gregory Correll, Ph.D.

Gregory Correll, Ph.D. joined RHI November 2001 as an independent allied health staff member specializing in rehabilitation psychology. Dr. Correll areas of special interest include pain management/industrial rehabilitation, anxiety and depressive disorders, general rehabilitation psychology, and post traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Correll also has a private practice in McCordsville. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, and Clinical and Counseling Psychology degrees from Ball State University, Muncie, IN, and completed an internship at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Correll has participated in research studies, and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Shashank Davé, DO

Shashank Davé, DO joined Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana as a physiatrist November 2005. He is currently the Outpatient Physician Liaison for Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at RHI, and a Clinical Professor for the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Davé received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, Illinois, and completed residency training at Loyola University Medical Center in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is board certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. Dr. Davé’s clinical interests include musculoskeletal medicine, fluoroscopic interventional pain procedures, and electromylogram (EMG) testing. Dr. Davé’s research interests include botulinum toxin, spasticity, and sports medicine. He has authored numerous manuscripts & book chapters and edited a book on Sports Medicine.

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