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About the Sinai PMR Residency Faculty

Scott E. Brown, M.D.


Scott E. Brown, M.D.

Department Chairman

Scott E. Brown, M.D., is the chairman of the B. Stanley Cohen Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Sinai Hospital. After a brief tenure at Sinai from 1990-1992, he returned to Baltimore in 1996 from Loma Linda University. Dr. Brown has served as associate chief of the department. He was appointed chairman in July 2001.

Dr. Brown completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center in New York. He is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in physical medicine and rehabilitation and the subspecialty of pain management, a new certification available to physiatrists only since 2000. Dr. Brown also holds board certifications in electrodiagnostic medicine (the evaluation and management of neuromuscular disease) by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and as an independent medical evaluator by the American Board of Independent Medical Evaluators.

Dr. Brown is a past president of the Performing Arts Medicine Association and is co-editor in chief of the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science. In addition to performing arts medicine and pain management, he is extensively involved with the Maryland Workers' Compensation community, not only in treating patients but as a board member of the Maryland Workers' Compensation Educational Association.

Mariam Keramati, D.O.


Mariam Keramati, D.O.

Residency Program Director

Mariam Keramati, D.O. holds a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Western University, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. She completed her surgical internship at Easton Hospital in Easton, PA in 2012. She completed her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Sinai Hospital in 2015. She completed a spinal cord injury fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA in 2016.

She has held an attending position as an outpatient neuro-physiatrist at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD since 2016. She served as associate program director in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD in 2020. Dr. Keramati is an active member of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, Brain Injury Association of Maryland, and Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals. She participates in the Association of Academic Physiatrists Residency Training Directors Workshops on an annual basis.

Core Teaching Faculty

Sinai Outpatient Clinic

  • Scott Brown, M.D. - Musculoskeletal, Pain Medicine, Performing Arts Medicine

  • Eric Buchner, M.D. - Musculoskeletal, Pain Medicine, Electrodiagnostics

  • Paige Harrison, D.O. - Musculoskeletal, Pain Medicine

  • Mariam Keramati, D.O. - Neuro Rehabilitation, Mild Brain Injury, Spasticity

  • Thomas Lee, M.D. - Interventional Pain Management

  • Efrain Perez-Bravo, M.D. - Interventional Pain Medicine

  • Lynn Staggs, M.D. - Musculoskeletal, Pain Medicine, Electrodiagnostics

Sinai Inpatient Rehabilitation

  • Christine Wang, M.D. - Brain Injury Rehabilitation

  • Anthony Manfredo, M.D. - Neuro Rehabilitation

  • Ling-Ling, Cheng, M.D. - General Rehabilitation

  • Frank Tanon, M.D. - Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Affiliated Teaching Faculty

Baltimore Division of the VA Maryland Healthcare System

  • Idris Amin, M.D. - Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal

  • Richard Hoppe, M.D. - Wheelchair, Prosthetics, Musculoskeletal

  • Jim Lai, M.D. - Musculoskeletal, Pain Medicine

Kennedy Krieger Institute

  • William Ide, M.D. - Pediatric Rehabilitation

  • Stacy Suskauer, M.D. - Pediatric Rehabilitation

Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital

  • Stephen Nichols, M.D. - Pediatric Rehabilitation

University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopedic Institute

  • Idris Amin, M.D. - Orthopedic Rehabilitation

  • Peter Gorman, M.D. - Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

  • Melita Theyagaraj, M.D. - Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Union Memorial Hospital

  • Andrew Tucker, M.D. - Sports Medicine

Walter Reed Army Medical Center

  • Matthew Miller, M.D. - Pediatric Electrodiagnostics

Work Force Technology

  • Mark Young, M.D. - Vocational Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology