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Anil Bhave, PT, Clinical Director

Anil Bhave

Anil is the clinical director of Orthopedic Rehabilitation and the Wasserman Gait Laboratory, and Chief of Strategy for Rehab Engineering and Virtual Rehab at Sinai Rehabilitation Center (SRC).

A practicing physical therapist for 40 years, he evaluates and treats patients with limb dysfunctions (e.g., stiffness, weakness, joint contractures) that result from conditions such as total joint replacement, limb-lengthening surgery, and trauma, and he has developed and patented dynamic casting and bracing techniques for treatment of stiffness and contractures.

Anil is certified in various techniques such as Astym, dry needling, kineasiological EMG, and blood flow restriction therapy (BFR). An accomplished researcher and lecturer, Anil has published over 100 works in peer-reviewed journals and delivered more than 330 lectures nationally and internationally. He is a recipient of numerous prestigious awards such as the Jacqueline Perry, MD Award of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Lynn Staheli, MD Award of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America.

 

Kimberly Doll, PT, DPT, Manager

Kimberly Doll

Kym is the manager of Advanced Orthopedic Therapy at Sinai Rehabilitation Center acute care and outpatient departments. She has 19 years of experience working with post-surgical orthopedic conditions in an outpatient setting, as well as treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions and limb lengthening.


Kym has worked with SRC's orthopedic outpatient therapy department for 16 years. She obtained her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She has received training in Astym, blood flow restriction therapy, and SMFA.

In her time away from work, Kym enjoys running and spending time being active with her three boys and husband.


Lauren Deaver, MS, OTR/L, Inpatient Operations Coordinator

Lauren Deaver

Lauren is the inpatient operations coordinator for the Advanced Orthopedic Therapy at Sinai Rehabilitation Center. Lauren graduated in 2010 from Towson University with a masters in occupational therapy. She started her first job at Sinai Hospital in July 2010. Lauren worked on the acute care team for a year and a half primarily in the ICU and then transitioned to the Advanced Orthopedic Therapy at Sinai Rehabilitation Center Acute Care team and has been there ever since. Lauren specializes in pediatrics and often assists with splinting needs.


In her free time, she enjoys family time, walking her dogs, and painting.





Sara Goggin, PT, DPT, Outpatient Program Development Coordinator

Dr. Sara Goggin, PT, DPT

Sara is the coordinator of program development for outpatient rehabilitation Advanced Orthopedic Therapy at Sinai Rehabilitation Center. She also coordinates the outpatient physical therapy at Sinai for patients undergoing limb lengthening and deformity correction. Sara has several years of experience treating adult and pediatric orthopedic patients, specializing in the treatment of limb deficiencies and congenital deformities.


Sara has worked at SRC Advanced Orthopedic Therapy since obtaining her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2010. She has expertise in pediatric orthopedics including limb lengthening, as well as running evaluations, Astym, SFMA, trigger point dry needling, and other manual techniques.

In her free time, Sara enjoys spending time with her husband and two young girls, and running (with or without a jogging stroller).




Young "Dan" Kim, PT, DPT, OCS, Regulatory and Compliance Coordinator

Dan Kim

Dan is the regulatory and compliance coordinator for outpatient rehabilitation Advanced Orthopedic Therapy at Sinai Rehabilitation Center. He has several years of experience treating adolescent to adult orthopedic patients with conditions from sports and work injuries to post-surgery rehabilitation.

Dan is a 2012 graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and a board-certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy. He obtained further training in trigger point dry needling, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), blood flow restriction therapy, Astym, and manual therapy. He has a special interest and passion for treating spine related conditions, including cervicogenic headaches and neck pain from whiplash injuries.

Dan is married with two young, active children who take up most of his free time. However, whenever he has time for himself, he enjoys doing DIY projects around the house.




Roland Starr, MS, Senior Rehab Scientist

Roland Starr

Roland studied Math and Physics as an undergraduate at Washington State University and continued with graduate school at the University of Minnesota, studying Math and Robotics/Controls.

After school, he began working in gait labs. As part of a team, he built the first lab at Gillette Children's Specialty Health Care in St. Paul, Minnesota. He moved to Melbourne, Australia, where is ran the gait lab at the Royal Children's Hospital, which has since moved to the Murdoch Institute. Upon returning to the United States, he began working at Sinai Hospital in the Wasserman Gait Lab, expanding out to be manager of Inpatient and Outpatient Orthopedic Therapy for the Advanced Orthopedic Therapy at Sinai Rehabilitation Center. He has co-authored several papers over the years and is certified as a Principal Investigator for research projects.

More recently, he has been named the Senior Rehabilitation Scientist for Sinai Rehabilitation Center. In that role, he is looking at the intersection of software, electronics/sensors and 3D printing with rehabilitation. The goal is to improve each patient's outcome through innovative designs.



Elizabeth Cavanaugh Bellinger, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT

Elizabeth Cavanaugh Bellinger

Lizzie is a specialist in orthopedic spine conditions at Advanced Orthopedic Therapy at Sinai Rehabilitation Center. Her special interests include chronic pain, manual therapy, and teaching/mentoring.

Lizzie graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore with her doctorate in physical therapy and started her career at a manual therapy focused private practice. There, she completed a physical therapy residency in orthopedic manual therapy, earning her Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist designation, and became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist. Diagnosing and treating spine conditions is her passion, but she employs manual therapy techniques to treat orthopedic conditions of all types.

Other appointments include site coordinator of clinical education for outpatient physical therapy student placements at Sinai, as well as adjunct faculty for the University of Maryland, Baltimore Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science.



Angie deBorja, PT, DPT, CLT

Angie deBora

Angie is a staff physical therapist at Advanced Orthopedic Therapy  at Sinai Rehabilitation Center. She focuses on assessing and mobilizing patients the same day of their joint replacement surgery as well as evaluating patients after other joint-related surgeries to assist in maximizing early functional mobility and discharge planning.

Angie graduated from the University of Delaware with her master's degree in 2001 and obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Scranton in 2009. She has past experience in inpatient acute rehabilitation, lymphedema therapy, oncology rehabilitation, wound care, and brain injury rehabilitation. She is a certified lymphedema therapist, and incorporates manual techniques with her patients that are challenged with chronic and acute edema after surgery. Her current interest is in learning and incorporating a manual approach called myofascial release to aid in the mobility and pain relief in the acute surgery population.

Outside of work, Angie enjoys fitness and travel.




Alissa Furrs, PT, DPT

Alissa Furrs

Ali is the elective joint specialist at Advanced Orthopedic Therapy  at Sinai Rehabilitation Center. She specializes in the care coordination of patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty as well as the evaluation and treatment of patients in the inpatient acute care setting after joint replacement surgery.

Ali earned her doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She primarily works with the adult population after orthopedic surgery. Ali also assists in the pediatric department. She is a certified Astym provider and works closely with the outpatient physical therapy department to provide treatment as needed. She coordinates the transition of care for patients after total knee arthroplasty from the hospital to the outpatient clinic.






Marcie Gallagher, PT, DPT

Marcie Gallagher, DPT

Marcie is a member of the Advanced Orthopedic Therapy at Sinai Rehabilitation Center inpatient team.

Marcie earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 2012. Since graduation, she has worked in many different fields of physical therapy including inpatient (orthopedic, neurology, ICU, cardiac), and early intervention. Marcie's passion is pediatrics.

In her free time, Marcie enjoys reading, playing with her dogs and spending time with her family.






Gabrielle Gelfen, OTD, OTR/L

Gabrielle Gelfen

Gabbie is an occupational therapist on the inpatient unit at Advanced Orthopedic Therapy at Sinai Rehabilitation Center. She earned her doctorate in occupational therapy at Mary Baldwin University in Fisherville, VA in 2017. Gabie began at Sinai Hosptial as a student working on her doctoral dissertation. Since then, she has progressed from a PRN employee to a full time staff member in 2020.

Gabbie enjoys spending time outside and with her husband and daughter.







Dane Kopas, PT, DPT

Dane Kopas, DPT

Dane has been a physical therapist with Advanced Orthopedic Therapy  at Sinai Rehabilitation Center since January 2017. Since joining SRC Advanced Orthopedics Therapy, Dane has completed continuing education courses for certifications in Astym, blood flow restriction therapy, and lower extremity casting. A graduate of Duquesne University in 2016, Dane has always had a love for orthopedic and sports rehabilitation since undergoing knee surgery in high school.









Emily Landgraf, PT, DPT

Emily earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Arcadia University in 2018. She is a licensed Astym provider and has expertise in blood flow restriction therapy along with other manual therapy techniques.

A soccer and lacrosse player for many years, Emily mostly ran up and down the field, but found herself with a new passion for running as a sport when she started grad school. She has run in several races and considers running one of her hobbies.

In addition to running, Emily enjoys reading, fitness, and binge-watching shows on Netflix.





Lisa Levitt, PT, DPT

Lisa Levitt, DPT

Lisa has been working at Advanced Orthopedic Therapy at Sinai Rehabilitation Center since obtaining her doctorate of physical therapy from University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2011.

Her passion has always been working with the pediatric population in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has several years of experience working with adult and pediatric orthopedic patients with a special interest in pediatric limb deficiencies and congenital deformities. She is a licensed Astym provider and has expertise in other manual techniques.

Lisa spends her time away from work with her children and husband and rooting for Baltimore sports teams.





Robert Lieu, OTR/L

Robert Lieu, OTR/L

Robert graduated in 1998 from Towson University as an occupational therapist. He started working at Sinai Hospital in August 1998. Robert worked in acute care for four years and then transitioned to the Sinai Rehabilitation Center Advanced Orthopedic Therapy inpatient team and has been there ever since.

Currently, he is the splinting and upper extremity specialist for SRC Advanced Orthopedic Therapy.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family.






Simeon Mellinger PT, DPT, OCS

Simeon is the sports rehabilitation and research specialist at Advanced Orthopedic Therapy  at Sinai Rehabilitation Center's outpatient department. He specializes in treatment and movement analysis of athletes, including runners and running related injuries. 

Simeon obtained his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Maryland in 2015. Shortly after, he went on to obtain multiple certifications and training geared towards the running population including trigger point dry needling, Astym, blood flow restriction, selective functional movement assessment, and biomechanical analysis. He considers himself a movement specialist and is passionate about improving quality and efficiency in his runners. 

Simeon recently became a published author with his review of the evidence of conservative treatment of knee pain in runners. He plans on continuing to push the envelope of research and treatment in orthopedics, as he recently became an orthopedic certified specialist. In his free time he enjoys casual running, weight training, and traveling abroad with his wife, Claire.



Mark Megary, PT

Mark Megary, PT

Mark Megary is a longstanding member of the Advanced Orthopedic Therapy at Sinai Rehabilitation Center physical therapy team. He has extensive clinical experience in various therapy settings and has treated diverse patient populations ranging from pediatrics to ICU to outpatient orthopedics.

Mark is from Maryland, but studied abroad where he received his degree in Physiotherapy from The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland in the U.K.

He enjoys treating our department's joint replacement and general orthopedic populations. He has a special interest in manual therapy techniques and has taken numerous course in this area to enhance his expertise. He is also a certified provider of Astym treatment and Blood Flow Restriction training.

Mark still enjoys reading and watching most things "British", and returning for visits when he gets the chance.




Grace "Annie" Neurohr, PT, DPT, CMTPT

Grace "Annie" Neurohr is the running and biomotion specialist at Advanced Orthopedic Therapy at Sinai Rehabilitation Center. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of both competitive and recreational runners.

Annie earned her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She is a certified dry needling therapist and licensed Astym provider, specializing in musculoskeletal and orthopedic injury management. She is also trained in motion sensor analysis technology, custom orthotic design using 3D printing technology and blood flow restriction therapy. She is currently involved in gait analysis and running research with the department.

Having completed six marathons, Annie is an avid runner and involved member of the Baltimore community. She runs weekly with Back On My Feet, an organization helping individuals combat homelessness through a running community. She is the director of the Back On My Feet Injury Prevention Clinic, providing screening services to under-served members in the community.

In her free time, Annie enjoys playing co-ed soccer; hiking with her dog, Adler; and traveling back home to Georgia to see her family and friends. 



Kristen Russo, PT, DPT

Kristen Russo

Kristen is an inpatient therapist at Advanced Orthopedic Therapy  at Sinai Rehabilitation Center. During her time at Sinai, she has experience working with elective joints, limb lengthening for both adults and pediatrics, amputees, trauma injuries and other complex orthopedic surgeries. Kristen is also a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) as of Fall 2019.

In 2014, Kristen received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Salisbury University. She worked in a physical therapy clinic as an aide throughout college which encouraged her to pursue a degree in physical therapy. She attended University of Maryland Eastern Shore and earned her doctorate of physical therapy in 2017.

Kristen's interests include going for a long run, beach trips, and spending time with her family and friends.