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Lisa A. Lombard, M.D. joins RHI as medical director
(Indianapolis,Ind.) – Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana announced today that Dr. Lisa A. Lombard, M.D., will be the organization’s new medical director.
Lombard comes to RHI fromCalifornia, where she was the chief of Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Santa ClaraMedicalCenter. Her experience also includes leadership roles as the medical director for the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship Director for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Lombard received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich., and her undergraduate degree from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. She is board certified in physical medicine and spinal cord injury medicine and fellowship-trained in brain injury medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Association of Academic Physiatrists, International Brain Injury Association and American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.
“Lisa could have taken a position anywhere in the country, and she chose RHI. That says a lot about our facility,” said Dr. Flora Hammond, M.D., the hospital’s chief of medical affairs. “Lisa is passionate about her work and her extensive experience with traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, in particular, makes her a tremendous asset to our team.”
As medical director, Lombard will be responsible for the day-to-day medical operations at RHI. In addition, she will be involved in the care of individuals with brain injury, ranging in severity from concussion to severe brain injury through consultations in the hospital and through long-term follow up.
In addition to her responsibilities with RHI, Dr. Lombard will be Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Indiana University School of Medicine.