Dr. Emily DeSantis is a physiatrist with the Bassett Spine Care Institute. She is dual board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. DeSantis has clinical interests in spine and extremity pain, musculoskeletal medicine, osteopathic manipulation and electrodiagnostics.
Dr. Jennifer Jennings a native of Houston, Texas, received her bachelor's degree in Human Biology, from Stanford University and completed medical School at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She served as Senior Resident in Pediatric Neurosurgery at Children's Hospital in Boston and as a Neurosurgical Resident at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.
While attending Stanford University, Dr. Jennings developed an interest in health care. She became passionate about serving under-served communities and In fact, after graduation, worked at the Native American Woman's Health Education Resources Center at the Yankton Sioux Reservation In South Dakota where she forged mutually strong relationships with Native AmerIcan Women. The organization addressed Issues specific to this community, like environmental concerns and domestic violence.
And following, Dr. Jennings joined AMERICORPS, the "domestic Peace Corp" in San Francisco, where she worked full-time at South Market Center, a free clinic serving primarily the homeless population. She assisted a segment of the population who suffered from concomitant mental health and substance abuse problems.
Returning to Texas to enroll in Medical School in San Antonio, Dr. JennIngs worked with the local VA and helped to develop a free clinic for the residents of San AntonIo. As a medical school student, she witnessed her first Open Heart surgery. That experienced inspired her to enter the field. Said Jennings, "The intricacies of brain and spine, and the surgery required for conditions such as tumors, trauma, vascular malformations and degenerative changes are fascinating, as are the continuing advances in the field, such as neuronal repair and deep brain stimulation."
Dr. Jennings notes that women comprise only a small percentage in the field of surgery. She estimates that of the 4,000 neurosurgeons now practicing in the United States, only 100-200 are women. She also notes that Neurosurgery Residency Is a seven-year program and extremely competitive to obtain. Only 150 neurosurgery residencies were available across the country when she first applied.
|Dr. Reginald Knight is an orthopedic surgeon with the Bassett Spine Care Institute. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Upstate Medical Center. He continued his training at New York Medical College, where he completed a residency program in Orthopaedic Surgery. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Spinal Surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.
Dr. Knight is a member of numerous prestigious medical organizations including the North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, National Medical Association, Orthopaedic Research Society, Scoliosis Research Society and Founding member of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.
His interest and expertise in clinical research has allowed him to publish over 50 articles and abstracts in medical journals such as the Spine Journal, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, and the Journal of Spinal Disorders. He has also made numerous presentations both in the United States and at international medical meetings and conferences.
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|Dr. Muthu Ramasamy is a physiatrist with the Bassett Spine Care Institute. He received his medical degree from Stanley Medical College in Chennai, India, where he also obtained a post graduate degree in orthopedics. He then went on to receive a fellowship degree from the Royal College of Edinburgh and completed a residency program in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Albany Medical Center Hospital in Albany, N.Y. In addition to physical medicine and rehabilitation, he is also board certified in pain medicine, spinal cord medicine and sports medicine.
Dr. Ramasamy is a member of numerous prestigious medical organizations including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.
|Dr. Yusuf Tatli is a board certified physiatrist at the Bassett Spine Care Institute specializing in non-operative spine and sports medicine care, including fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures. He received his medical degree from Istanbul University in Turkey. He continued his training at New York-Presbyterian, the University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, where he completed a residency program in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He then went on to complete a fellowship in spine and sports medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, N.Y. Prior to joining the Bassett Spine Care Institute, he served as an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Tufts University School of Medicine and co-director of the Spine Clinic at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Mass.
Dr. Tatli is a member of numerous prestigious medical organizations including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, North American Spine Society, International Spine Intervention Society, New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and The American College of Sports Medicine.
His interest and expertise in musculoskeletal clinical research has led to publication of articles in the Spine Journal, the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery and the Journal of Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine. He has written book chapters about spine and shoulder disorders. He has also made presentations at national scientific meetings such as the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the North American Spine Society and New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
|Dr. Brian White is a physiatrist with the Bassett Spine Care Institute specializing in non-surgical spine and musculoskeletal care as well as electrodiagnostic medicine. He received his medical degree from Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a transitional internship at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. Subsequently he underwent residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation/UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School residency program. His training continued with a year of fellowship training in interventional pain and electrodiagnostic medicine at University of Massachusetts medical center in Worcester, Mass.
Dr. White is a board certified physiatrist and a diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also a member of numerous prestigious medical organizations including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR), the North American Spine Society (NASS), the International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS), the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
His interests include non-surgical spine and musculoskeletal care as well as electrodiagnostic medicine. These interests, and expertise in clinical research, have led to publications in the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, and the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has also presented at national scientific meetings such as the American College of Sports Medicine, and the Association of Academic Physiatrists annual conferences. Other recent publications include textbook chapters in ‘McLean Course in Electrodiagnostic Medicine,' ‘Injection Procedures: Osteoarthritis and Related Conditions,' and ‘Nerve and Vascular Injuries in Sports Medicine.’
Prior to training as a physiatrist and a career in medicine, Dr. White was an elite level road cyclist who competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1992 and 1996, numerous National Championship events, and represented the U.S. cycling team in multiple international stage races. His sports background also includes coaching both road cyclists and alpine skiers, and he has had the privilege of working with a broad range of athletes from entry level competitors to Junior Olympic level competitors, to U.S. National Champions.