Mason Goodman, M.D.- joined RHI as a consulting physician July 1992, being one of the initial consulting physicians specializing in Internal and Pulmonary medicine. He currently provides Inpatient and Outpatient services for Pulmonary Medicine. Dr. Goodman received his undergraduate degree and from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN and Doctor of Medicine degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN. He completed residency training at Parkland Hospital, Dallas, TX, Fellowships at National Jewish Hospital and Research Center, Denver, CO, University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver, CO, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, England, and Methodist Hospital Graduate Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Goodman is board certified with the American Board in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Allergy & Immunology. He is active throughout the Indianapolis community, and maintains private practices in Indianapolis and Lafayette, Indiana.
Flora Hammond, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Indiana University School of Medicine and Chief of Medical Affairs at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. From 1995-2009, she worked at Carolinas Rehabilitation in Charlotte, North Carolina where she served as the Brain Injury Medical Director and Research Director.
Dr. Hammond graduated from medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Baylor College of Medicine. She completed a brain injury medicine fellowship at Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Her research in the area of brain injury includes studying the prediction of outcome, aging with brain injury, causes of and treatments for irritability, and quality of relationships. Since 1998 she has been serving as the Principal Investigator and Director of the Carolinas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System grant funded by the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research. She also serves as principal investigator of several other Federally-funded research grants including a multicenter study from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research to study the use of Amantadine to treat irritability and aggression in individuals with chronic brain injury.
Dr. Hammond has 16 years of experience in rehabilitation care, research, and administration earning her a reputation for her success in these areas. She has received awards for her work including the Association of Academic Physiatrists 2001 Young Academician Award, Carolinas HealthCare 2006 Record Breaker Award for excellence in grant funding, Carolinas HealthCare 2009 Pinnacle Award nomination, Brain Injury Association of America 2011 William Field Caveness Award for national and international research impacting brain injury care, and voted among Best Doctors in America (2009 – 2010, 2010 – 2011, 2011 – 2012).
Bradley Hufford, Ph.D. joined RHI March 2004 as an independent allied health staff member specializing in neuropsychology for inpatient rehabilitation. Areas of interest include neuropsychological testing, individual and group psychotherapy, behavioral interventions, and providing family/patient education about neurological injuries. Dr. Hufford received his undergraduate degree from Butler University, Indianapolis, IN, Master of Science and Doctorate degrees from Purdue School of Science, Indianapolis, IN. He has participated in several research studies, and authored and co-authored numerous publications and presentations.
Summer Ibarra, PhD is a Rehabilitation Psychologist at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana’s comprehensive outpatient brain injury NeuroRehabilitation Center. She received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University and completed her internship in Clinical Psychology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her clinical time is divided between the departments of Rehabilitation Neuropsychology and Resource Facilitation. Her role in the department of Rehabilitation Neuropsychology includes neuropsychological assessment and intervention for individuals affected by brain injury, including individual, family and group psychoeducational and psychotherapy services. As part of the Resource Facilitation department, Dr. Ibarra serves as the Associate Director and clinical supervisor for staff working with individuals with brain injuries that are working toward achieving their vocational goals. In addition to these clinical and administrative duties, Dr. Ibarra is also heavily involved in research activities including serving as co-investigator on several grant-funded studies and projects. She is co-developer and co-author, with Dr. Samantha Backhaus, of the evidence-based manaulized group intervention, titled Brain Injury Coping Skills (BICS) Group. She is an active member of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, has authored several referred publications, and has presented numerous times to national and international audiences on topics related to brain injury rehabilitation.