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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

Lisa A. Lombard, MD joins RHI as Medical Director January 1st, 2011

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.