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At the ACRM Annual Conference in 2013, the Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group (CRNG) was recognized by the ACRM Board of Governors. The CRNG is comprised of interdisciplinary professionals who desire to improve the educational and networking opportunities for ACRM membership in cancer rehabilitation research, education, clinical care and policy in order to improve the lives of people who have been diagnosed with cancer.


  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Opportunity to plan educational courses for the ACRM Annual Conference
  • Task Force participation
  • Collaborative research opportunities


Julie Silver


Co-Chair: Julie Silver, MD
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Boston, MA

Vish Raj, MD


Co-Chair: Vish Raj, MD
Vice-Chair of Clinical Operation, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Associate Medical Director, Director of Oncology Rehabilitation, Carolinas Rehabilitation, Charlotte, NC

Brent Braveman


Secretary: Brent Braveman, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Director of Rehabilitation Services
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Sasha Knowlton


Communications Officer: Sasha Knowlton, MD
Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY





Work of the CRNG is carried out by various task forces, which promote cutting-edge research, establish standards of care in cancer rehabilitation, and offer an interdisciplinary forum for development of state-of-the-art rehabilitation practice. CRNG task forces include:

Education Task Force
Co-Chair: Sean Smith, MD
Co-Chair: Nicole Stout, DPT, CLT-LANA

Outcomes & Research Task Force
Co-Chair: Jack Fu, MD
Co-Chair: Mary Radomski, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Palliative Care and Quality of Life
Co-Chair: Rebecca Kirch, JD
Co-Chair: Brian McMichael, MD

Oncology Cognitive Rehabilitation
Co-Chair: Arash Asher, MD
Co-Chair: Lynne Padgett, PhD

Integrative Cancer Rehabilitation
Co-Chair: Diane Radford, MD
Co-Chair: Ariana Vora, MD