September 11, 2019

Department of Neurology, Grand Rounds, will be Presented by James K. Richardson, MD, Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wednesday September 11th, 2019

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Danto Auditorium, 2nd floor of the CVC (Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center)

Topic and Presenter:

Fall Prevention - We're Doing It Wrong: Silently Watching Jedi's Turn Into Storm-Troopers

Dr. James K. Richardson

James K. Richardson, MD

Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Director, EMG Lab
Adult Clinical Faculty

James K. Richardson MD

 is a Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Internal Medicine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Dr. Richardson’s career has been balanced, with patient care, teaching, and research all having similar priority, and each providing insights for the other two.  He has provided lectures to medical students and resident physicians on lumbar disorders, effects of bedrest, clinical reflexes, gait/balance/fall risk, and a variety of other topics for many years.  He recently initiated the Leaders and Worst seminar and the Parallel Universe series which serve to foster the perspective that medical students and faculty are colleagues separated, solely, by birth order.  Dr. Richardson’s clinical research is primarily related to the refinement, interpretation, and application of electrodiagnostic measures.  His laboratory-based research involves gait, balance, and fall risk.  The current focus of this line of work is to identify the fundamental peripheral neuromuscular and short latency cognitive attributes which allow successful response to a perturbation while walking and, further, to provide clinically feasible estimates of these to the practicing physician and patient.