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The Curtis National Hand Center welcomes Dr. Ryan Katz, hand surgery/plastic surgery
New office location in Perry Hall!!

Dr. Katz fellowship trained in hand surgery at the Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital.  He also completed training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Dr. Katz has special interests in Microsurgery, Complex soft tissue and bone reconstruction, Nerve and vascular disorders, Fractures of the upper extremity, Nerve compression, and Limb Salvage.

Office Locations:
The Curtis National Hand Center      Honeygo Professional Center
Union Memorial Hospital                            5009 Honeygo Center Dr, Ste 216           
3333 N. Calvert Street, 2nd Floor            Perry Hall, MD 21128
Baltimore, MD 21218                                  *NEW*

To schedule an appointment, please call 410-235-5405.

*Linda Luca, OTR/L, CHT providing Hand and Occupational Therapy services on location at
NRH Regional Rehab
5009 Honeygo Center Drive, Ste 209
Perry Hall, MD 21128
Meet Douglas Shepard, M.D.

Douglas M. Shepard, M.D., is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Harbor Hospital, offering leading-edge surgical and non-surgical treatment for conditions of the wrist, ankle, shoulder, knee and neck. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Shepard earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He went on to complete a surgical internship and residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn. He also completed surgical and orthopedic surgical residencies, as well as fellowship in reconstruction of the upper extremity and hand surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shepard is a member of the Med-Chi Faculty of Maryland, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Peruvian Orthopedic and Traumatology Society, the Maryland Orthopedic Society and the Baltimore County Medical Association. Dr. Shepard is dedicated to personalized medicine, making extra time for his patients as needed and personally managing every one of his patients' orthopedic experiences. Se habla español.
For office locations and contact information, click HERE
Click HERE for an article on Orthopedic Excellence at Harbor Hospital featuring Dr. Shepard.
Highlighting NRH Sites Across the Network:
NRH Regional Rehab at Wheaton

NRH Regional Rehab at Wheaton offers both physical and occupational therapy services.  Our experienced therapists, with over twenty years of experience, are highly skilled in manual therapy and take a hands-on approach in setting individual goals for every client.  We strive to provide the best quality of care, rapid access and excellent customer service so we can achieve the best outcomes for our clients for their rapid return to work.
The hand therapy services at Wheaton are specially designed
for clients with:
  •     carpal tunnel syndrome and other nerve compression disorders
  •     trauma to the hand, including lacerations, crush injuries and fractures
  •     cumulative trauma and overuse disorders including tendonitis
  •     post-operative reconstructive procedures
  •     repetitive motion disorders in the upper extremities
Our hand therapists can provide splint fabrication, intervention for pain management, retraining in daily living skills, sensory re-education following nerve trauma and work simulation activities to increase work conditioning and tolerance for improved ability to return to work.

The physical therapy services offered at Wheaton include general orthopedics, spine services, foot and ankle services and other specialty programs.  The therapists work as a team, sharing information and always striving for optimal outcomes.

To learn more about our location at Wheaton or to make a referral, Click HERE
From all of us at NRH Regional Rehab at Wheaton, we wish you all the best in 2011!!
NRH Regional Rehab at Pasadena
Shows Holiday Spirit!

 NRH Regional Rehab Pasadena: Team Coldpack

Team members from National Rehabilitation Hospital Regional Rehab at Pasadena joined together early Sunday, November 14th, at Marley Station mall to support the Arthritis Foundation by participating in the annual Jingle Bell Walk/Run . NRH had the second largest team, Cold Pack, participating in the event with 16 members including children, teens, and adults.  Team Cold Pack raised over $600 to help support the foundation’s efforts to fight arthritis and fund research.  Members participated in the 5K, created team shirts, and manned a table to educate the community about the available therapy services at NRH Regional Rehab at Pasadena. These services include physical therapy and occupational therapy including certified hand therapists (CHT).  Both disciplines work with patients who have a variety of arthritic conditions. Team Cold Pack members enjoyed the festive event with jingle bells laced to their shoes, jingling their way for a worthy cause. 

Our hand therapists provide specialized hand and upper extremity therapy services for patients following traumatic injury, overuse syndromes, and joint replacements. These services include but are not limited to splint fabrication, therapeutic exercises to increase range of motion and strength, intervention for pain management, retraining in daily living skills, sensory re-education following nerve trauma and work simulation activities to increase work conditioning and tolerance for improved ability to return to work.

The physical therapy services offered at Pasadena include therapy for joint replacements , general orthopedic conditions including the hip, spine, knee, foot and ankle services and other specialty programs.  Our therapists work as a team, sharing information and always striving for optimal outcomes.

Occupational and Physical Therapists including Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) provide services on location at
NRH Regional Rehab @ Pasadena
8109 Ritchie Highway
Pasadena, MD 21122

To learn more about our Pasadena location at Richie Hwy,
click HERE

NRH Appoints New Senior Vice President and Medical Director

NRH announces the appointment of Michael Yochelson, MD, to serve as our next Senior Vice President and Medical Director at NRH beginning July 1, 2011.  Dr. Yochelson has been with NRH since 2006 and most recently served as Associate Medical Director, Neurological Programs and Program Director of our Brain Injury Program.  Dr. Yochelson is both a board-certified physiatrist and neurologist, and will also add to his resume an MBA from the University of Maryland in July of this year.  He has broad clinical experience from both the military and civilian environments, has provided steady leadership for our neurological programs, and has been a welcome addition to the executive team at NRH. 
Click HERE for an interview with Dr. Yochelson on the NRH difference!



Calendar of Events:

3 CEU's to be provided at each event! Attend all 5 events and enter to win free registration to the 2011 MWCEA conference!

February 17th, 2011:
2nd in a Series of 5

"We put our heart into getting patients back to work"- Latest updates on Hand, Shoulder, Low Back,  Spine Techniques & Treatments with a special presentation on Returning to Work"
Co-Sponsored by CARPPS

*Lunch Provided*

Sheraton Columbia
Town Center Hotel

10207 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD

Dr. Kenneth Means-"Hand & Upper Extremity Trauma at the Curtis National Hand Center"
Dr. Jason Stein-"Shoulder & Elbow Services; Update on new techniques"

Dr. Paul Asdourian-"Updates in Spine Surgery 2011"
Dr. Dennis Nutini-"Sacroliliac Joint Pain"
Eileen Koenigsberg, P.T.
Francine Miles, O.T.
-"Getting it right the first time-Looking beyond the medical model to transition from patient to worker"

*3 CCMC, CRC, & CDMS credits pending
*1 Unit (3 credit hours) f
or MDWCC pending

$20 Registration Fee for those needing CEU's to be paid at the door. *MDWCC NO CHARGE*

To RSVP, Click Here

Wear red for Valentine's Day!!

Save the dates for upcoming programs!!

March 24th, 2011
Co-Sponsored by CARPPS & VARP
Martin's Crosswinds

Greenbelt, MD

May 3rd, 2011
Co-Sponsored by CARPPS
Union Memorial Hospital

Baltimore, MD

July 14th, 2011
Co-Sponsored by CARPPS
Richlin Ballroom

Bel Air,MD



Hospital Based Services:

National Rehabilitation Hospital

Curtis National Hand Center

Curtis Work Rehab Services

Physician Services:

UMH Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

National Hand Specialists

National Rehabilitation Hospital

Georgetown University Hospital

Specialty Services:

Medstar Affiliates:
Greater Chesapeake Hand Specialists

Sleep Services of America

Other Resources:

Double D Sports, Inc.
1010 Prince Frederick Blvd.
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Catherine Kuegler, PT- Store Owner
Michael Kuegler, PT

Worksite Health & Safety Consultants
Providing on-site consultation for ergonomics, wellness, & safety training


For questions about any of our sites or services, please visit

To view current job openings in the NRH network,
please visit


Meet the Editor:

Jeannine McNelly

I have been with MedStar Health since 1999 and have worked as a clinic assistant, Certified Athletic Trainer and Massage Therapist at our outpatient site in Lutherville.  Currently, I have been a part of the Business Development & Recruitment Team at NRH since 2004 and I am also the current Insurance Liaison.

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