Spinal Cord Injury Program Director
Shari McDowell currently serves as the Direction of the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms McDowell has over 30 years of experience as a physical therapist and 28 years in SCI Rehabilitation. In her current role, she oversees the quality of care and outcomes provided to over 300 newly injured SCI patients per year in both inpatient and outpatient services. Ms. McDowell has conducted numerous lectures in her area of expertise and co-authored "Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation" in Umphred's Neurological Rehabilitation, eds 4-6. Ms McDowell also served as the chair for the Injury Prevention Committee for the American Spinal Injury Association, with focus on primary, secondary and tertiary injury prevention following SCI. Ms McDowell was the physical therapy clinical lead in the SCIRehab Study, a 5 year, multi-center study of outcomes following SCI.
Friday, October 23, 2020
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EST