Daniel R. Lueders, M.D.

Senior research projects

Sonographic evaluation of the ulnar collateral ligament in asymptomatic adolescent baseball pitchers

Utilizing subsymptom threshold exercise training to return concussed athletes to pre-head trauma status

Assessing outcomes in intrathecal baclofen administration: Comprehensive analysis of patients seen at Mayo Clinic with intrathecal baclofen pumps for management of spasticity

Scholarly activity

  • Bilateral leg pain in an adolescent female soccer player: A case report. Presented at: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; 2014.
  • Crohn's, groans, and bones: Thoracic pain in a 70-year-old male — A case report. Poster presented at: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; 2014.
  • Left hip region pain — Recreational athlete. Presented at: American College of Sports Medicine; 2014.
  • Persistent flaccid paraparesis following lightning strike in a pediatric patient. Presented at: Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting; March 8, 2013; New Orleans, La.
  • Linear morphea presenting as foot pain and atrophy in a ballerina: A case report. Presented at: Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; October 2013; National Harbor, Md.

Why physical medicine and rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic?

I chose Mayo for PM&R residency because of the unique musculoskeletal education and practice opportunities, the accessibility and expertise of the clinicians, and the inspiring culture of collaboration and cooperation.

Nowhere among the many programs where I rotated or interviewed did I find the same dedication of faculty time and department resources toward resident education, most notably in musculoskeletal anatomy, physical exam, and pathology and the use of ultrasonography.

I have enjoyed working with and learning from the exceptional and devoted faculty and training alongside a fun and down-to-earth group of resident colleagues. Clinicians within the department are leaders of our national PM&R associations and academies and are among the most productive research producers in numerous subspecialties, but are incredibly welcoming, accessible and eager to teach.

Collaboration on research projects and poster presentations has generated opportunities for me to present to the department and at numerous national conferences.

Mayo was also the place where I felt most comfortable with the culture and interests of the residents. We truly live out "work hard and play hard," with great cooperation on the hospital services and great friendships outside of the clinic. Being active myself, I fit right in among other residents running marathons, completing triathlons and bike racing.

Personal interests and hobbies

  • Cycling
  • St. Louis Cardinals baseball
  • Current events
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