Distinguished Lecturer in Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship Care
The ACRM Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group is pleased to announce that the 2017 Distinguished Lecturer in Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship Care is Michael D. Stubblefield, MD. This award recognizes the important contributions he has made to the advancement of oncology care. Dr. Stubblefield will present, The Past, Present, and Future of Cancer Rehabilitation, at the ACRM Annual Conference in Atlanta.
“Dr. Stubblefield has been a leader in the area of cancer rehabilitation for over a decade. His academic work and clinical growth has helped to place cancer rehabilitation at the forefront of care for both the rehabilitation and oncology communities.”
—Vishwa S. Raj, MD, Medical Director, Director of Oncology Rehabilitation, Carolinas Rehabilitation
The Past, Present, and Future of Cancer Rehabilitation
THURS 26 OCT // 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Michael D. Stubblefield, MD
Medical Director for Cancer Rehabilitation; National Medical Director for Cancer Rehabilitation
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation; Select Medical
Focus Area: Cancer Rehabilitation
Patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer face a number of often life-altering challenges. The treatments for breast cancer including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, and biologic therapy can cause a number of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, pain, and functional disorders. Among these are shoulder dysfunction, post-mastectomy syndrome, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, fatigue, aromatase-inhibitor induced arthralgias, cognitive dysfunction, and lymphedema. Understanding these disorders is at the core of successful cancer rehabilitation efforts. This symposium will discuss the identification, evaluation, and rehabilitation of these disorders using the prospective surveillance model of pre-operative evaluation and education, also known as “PREE-hab”.
ABOUT DR STUBBLEFIELD
Dr. Michael D. Stubblefield is the former Chief of Cancer Rehabilitation at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He now serves as Medical Director of Cancer Rehabilitation at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, and National Medical Director of Cancer Rehabilitation at Select Medical Corporation. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Internal Medicine, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. His primary clinical expertise is in the identification, evaluation, and rehabilitation of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, pain, and functional disorders resulting from cancer and its treatment, particularly those caused by radiation and neurotoxic chemotherapy.
Dr. Stubblefield is an accomplished researcher who has published extensively, not only in the rehabilitation literature, but in oncology, pain management, palliative care, neurophysiology, and other journals. He has authored numerous review articles and book chapters in the field of cancer rehabilitation and is the senior editor of Cancer Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice, the only comprehensive textbook in this emerging field. Dr. Stubblefield has served on the Board of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and as Chair of the Medical Council of the American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is on the editorial board of the journal Muscle and Nerve. Dr. Stubblefield is a fierce advocate for the development of cancer rehabilitation and survivorship programs and champions their role in restoring function and quality of life to cancer patients.