Morgan L. Brubaker, D.O.

Senior research project

Spinal cord myelopathy due to infectious etiology

Scholarly activity

  • Quality improvement project: Intrathecal baclofen pump resident education. Ongoing data analysis.
  • Sacral tumors confounding diagnosis of muscular dystrophy: A case report. Poster presented at: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; 2014.
  • Acute lower limb weakness due to herpes zoster: A case report. Poster presented at: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; 2014.
  • Spinal cord injury inpatient rehabilitation outcomes before and after prospective payment system. Poster presented at: Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals; 2014. Manuscript in progress.
  • Calcifying pseudoneoplasm: A rare cause of thoracic myelopathy. Poster presented at: American Spinal Cord Injury Association; May 2014.
  • Risks and benefits of anticoagulation on the inpatient rehabilitation unit. Presentation at: Mayo Clinic Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Morbidity and Mortality Conference; 2014.
  • Successful management of iliocostal impingement syndrome. Presentation at: International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics; 2014. Manuscript in progress.
  • The sound of POEMS syndrome. Presentation at: Mayo Clinic Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds; 2013.
  • Does targeted exercise provide long-term protection against vertebral fractures in post-menopausal women? A retrospective chart review. Presentation at: Mayo Clinic Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds; 2013.
  • Site specificity of physical activity and its effect on long-term risk of fracture: Spine vs. hip. Poster presented at: American Society for Bone and Mineral Research; 2012.

Why physical medicine and rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic?

I chose Mayo Clinic's PM&R residency because I was looking for a well-rounded program with a variety of opportunities, from musculoskeletal medicine to inpatient rehabilitation. I enjoyed my interview day and felt very welcomed by everyone. I left that day knowing Mayo was a great fit for me.

As a senior resident, our program continues to exceed my expectations. I am grateful that I've been able to work with all of our great staff and fellow residents. I am looking forward to the next step in my career and am thankful for the foundation I've built through Mayo Clinic.

Personal interests and hobbies

  • Being active outdoors (running, biking, hiking)
  • Spending time with friends and family
  • Traveling
  • Oct 10, 2014
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