Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The MetroHealth System Appoints Dr. John Chae to Chairperson of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
(Cleveland) - The MetroHealth System appoints John Chae, MD, as the new Chairperson of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). He was also appointed the Chair of PM&R at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Chae joined the medical staff at MetroHealth in 1994, and was serving as the Interim Chair since August 2013.
Dr. Chae pioneered the development of percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation for the treatment of post-stroke shoulder pain (PSSP), currently considered the only intervention for PSSP with long-term treatment effect. He has received numerous awards for his ground breaking research, including the 2007 Braddom Research Award, which “recognizes an individual who, over the previous decade, has conducted research that has had the most significant impact on the science and practice of PM&R.”
His team is currently evaluating the effectiveness of this intervention for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain for non-neurologically impaired conditions such as shoulder pain and low back pain. He has authored 84 peer reviewed publications, 13 book chapters and is Associate Editor of the premier PM&R textbook in the field.
Dr. Chae is a nationally recognized leader who has chaired numerous advisory boards and scientific review panels at the National Institutes for Health (NIH). He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Association of Academic Physiatrists and the Board of Scientific Counselors for the NIH Clinical Center. In 2011, Dr. Chae was elected into the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences as one of its youngest members. Dr. Chae was only the ninth physiatrist elected into the IOM.
Dr. Chae received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Duke University and a master’s degree in engineering from Dartmouth College. He earned his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School.