Spinal Cord Medicine Clinic at Frazier Rehab Institute
The Spinal Cord Medicine Clinic at Frazier Rehab Institute provides comprehensive medical and rehabilitative management for spinal cord injured patients throughout their lifespan.
For most patients the first 4 to 6 weeks after discharge from acute rehab is the most difficult. Frazier’s Spinal Cord Medicine (SCM) Clinic is designed to provide the support necessary for the patient and family to transition home and have a successful outcome.
The SCM Case Manager, Nurse Coordinator and the SCM Clinic’s Medical Assistant work to make going home less intimidating. For those patients who have not had a recent inpatient stay at Frazier Rehab, the Spinal Cord Medicine Clinic helps manage their specialized care needs and helps maintain long-term health.
Spinal Cord Medicine Clinic Medical Director
Steve Williams, MD, is Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Chief of Spinal Cord Medicine/Director of Translational Research in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Frazier Rehab and Neuroscience Center, and Co-Principle Investigator of the Kentucky Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center. Prior to his arrival in Kentucky, Dr. Williams served as Chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Chief of Rehabilitation Services at Boston Medical Center for nine years.
Dr. Williams received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Virginia in 1986 and his MD degree in 1994 from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. He completed residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Rusk Institute at New York University. He is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and subspecialty certified in Spinal Cord Medicine.
Dr. Williams’s current research interests include the development of emerging rehabilitation technologies to improve the lives of people with severe disability, translational research to improve function and quality of life for people living with spinal cord injury, and consumer education and advocacy. He has published over 50 original peer reviewed articles and abstracts covering these topics and presented over 40 invited lectures nationally and internationally on aspects of care for people living with spinal cord injury.
Clinic location and hours
The Spinal Cord Medicine Clinic is located on the 11th floor of the Frazier Rehab & Neuroscience Institute. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. Patients are scheduled to see the physicians on Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Outpatient therapy is Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For further information or to schedule an appointment in the Spinal Cord Medicine Clinic, please contact us at 1-866-540-7719 or (502) 582-7495. MD referrals can be faxed to us at (502) 582-7403.