Physicians

 

Dr. Armour
Doris Armour, MD, MBA

Dr. Armour joined the Rehabilitation Medicine faculty in 2001 as an Assistant Professor and Associate Medical Director for the Center for Rehabilitation Medicine. After completing her undergraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dr. Armour received her MD from St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine. After practicing Internal Medicine in the Chicago, Illinois area, Dr. Armour enrolled in an MBA program at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, where she focused on Health Systems Management and Organizational Behavior. Dr. Armour developed the Internal Medicine consult service (inpatients) and Primary Care Clinic (outpatients) as well as the Wound Care Clinic at Emory.  Dr. Armour splits her time as both a clinician and administrator within the Rehabilitation Medicine department. She is a member of the American College of Physicians - American Society of Internal Medicine, National Medical Association, American College of Physician Executives, and he American College of Healthcare Executives.

Dr. Burke
David T. Burke, MD

Dr. David T. Burke became Professor and Chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine in October 2007. After completing his undergraduate education at the University of Colorado, Dr. Burke received his master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Wichita State University. Dr. Burke worked as a clinical psychologist and directed the graduate program in Psychology at Georgia State University. He then attended the Medical University of South Carolina where he received his MD degree. Dr. Burke did his internship and residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Louisiana State University Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident in his final year. 
Previously, Dr. Burke served on the faculty at Harvard University Medical School as the medical director of the Clinical Unit of Traumatic Brain Injury at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. He is a founding member of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department at Harvard University Medical School. In addition, Dr. Burke is the editor-in-chief and founder of the monthly publication Rehab in Review. Dr. Burke has an extensive publication history with most of his research focused on brain injury.

Dr. Milton
Samuel Byron Milton, MD

Dr. Milton joined the faculty in Rehabilitation Medicine as an Assistant Professor in 2002. After completing his undergraduate education at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Dr. Milton received his MD degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington D.C. Dr. Milton completed his internship in surgery at Howard University Hospital and his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at National Rehabilitation Hospital.
Previously, Dr. Milton served on the faculty at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan.  Dr. Milton currently serves as the Medical Director at The Center for Rehabilitation Medicine at Emory.

Dr. Strasser
Dale C. Strasser, MD

Dale C. Strasser, M.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He is the Atlanta VA site Research Director for the Birmingham / Atlanta GRECC. He completed Medical School (1984), Internship (1985), and Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (1988) at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois, and did Fellowships in Arthritis and Orthopedic Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (1988) and in Geriatric Medicine at Northwestern School of Medicine (1990). His major areas of research are rehabilitation treatment effectiveness, with a special interest in rehabilitation teams, and geriatric rehabilitation. He is completing a VA Merit Review sponsored national clinical trial in process improvement which tests whether stroke patient outcomes are improved through enhanced team functioning. He has GRECC pilot funding to investigate methods to promote urinary continence of disabled individuals. Previous work has focused on nursing home residents and the association of cognitive abilities to outcomes following a hip fracture. Dr. Strasser is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Association for Academic Physiatrist. He has worked on several national VA panels and committees in rehabilitation, including an expert panel to develop guidelines in Stroke Rehabilitation. He is an Editorial Board member of the Archives in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, and reviews for several other journals in rehabilitation, aging, and geriatrics.