Erica Bellamkonda, M.D.

  1. Physiatrist

Erica Bellamkonda, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is the Practice Chair for the department of PM&R and the interim Co-Director for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility at the Generose Building. She has a specific interest in Brain Injury Rehabilitation and is Board Certified in Brain Injury Medicine.

Dr. Bellamkonda is an integral part of the PM&R Resident and Fellowship teaching program where she is a daily instructor. She allows shadowing at-the-bedside, real-time discussion, and hands-on education to the newest physiatrists in the field. Her teaching is focused on many subjects, including:

  • Neuroendocrine disorders and other medical complications after brain injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Post-Concussive Syndrome
  • Spasticity management

Dr. Bellamkonda is constantly working to advance the department and the clinical practice of PM&R with “Women in Leadership, Medicine, and Academics,” the “Leadership Development Program,” and magnifying stewardship in the medical field with reducing waste and optimizing patient safety. She has presented across the United States and the world on patient safety, ethics in practice, and quality improvement in healthcare as a top physiatrist at the Mayo Clinic.

  1. Acquired brain disorder
  2. Balance problem
  3. Brain aneurysm
  4. Brain cancer
  5. Brain tumor
  6. Cerebral palsy
  7. Concussion
  8. Dystonia
  9. Functional limitations
  10. Gait disturbance
  11. Gait unsteadiness
  12. Head and brain injury
  13. Head injury
  14. Head trauma
  15. Hemiparesis
  16. Multiple sclerosis
  17. Neurocognitive disorder
  18. Neurologic muscle weakness
  19. Parkinsonism
  20. Parkinson's disease
  21. Quadriparesis
  22. Quadriplegia
  23. Stroke
  24. Torticollis
  25. Traumatic brain injury
  1. Botox injection
  2. Brain rehabilitation
  3. Inpatient rehabilitation
  4. Neurological rehabilitation
  5. Outpatient clinical consultation
  6. Spasticity therapy
  7. Stroke rehabilitation
  1. 2010
    Fellow - Brain Injury and Rehabilitation FellowshipRehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  2. 2009
    Resident - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ResidencyOhio State University Medical Center
  3. 2006
    Resident - Transitional YearAultman Health Foundation
  4. 2005
    BS/MDNortheastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
  5. 2001
    BS - Natural Sciences; Chemistry Minor, Magna Cum LaudeUniversity of Akron

Certifications

  1. 2014
    Brain Injury MedicineAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  2. 2010
    Physical Medicine & RehabilitationAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    2017 Excellence in Clinical Innovation AwardDepartment of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  2. 2014
    Top Rated Project2014 Quality Conference: Working Differently Across Healthcare
  3. 2010
    Baskin Award for Excellence in ResearchRehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  4. 2007
    BRAV-O Recognition for Outstanding Patient Care & ServicesOhio State University Medical Center
  5. 2007
    100% Caring Recognition for Compassionate Patient CareOhio State University Medical Center
  6. 2006
    Star Award for Outstanding Patient Care & Services X 3Ohio State University Medical Center
  7. 2005
    Ohio Department of Aging and Geriatric Medicine AwardNortheastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
  8. 2005
    St. Elizabeth's Award for Knowledge and Compassionate CareSt. Elizabeth's Medical Center
  9. 2005
    Lange Meritorious Service AwardNortheastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
  10. 2005
    Nomination by Peers for Service to College AwardsNortheastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
  11. 2001
    Phi Sigma Alpha invitation and inductionUniversity of Akron Chapter, Phi Sigma Alpha
  12. 2000
    Dean's ListUniversity of Akron
  13. 2000
    Samuel C. Andress ScholarshipUniversity of Akron
  14. 1999
    BS/MD Partners in Excellence Academic ScholarshipUniversity of Akron

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    Co-DirectorDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility
  2. 2020 - present
    MemberPM&R Specialty Council, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  3. 2020 - 2021
    ChairDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Acute Care Practice
  4. 2019 - present
    Committee MemberQuality Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  5. 2019 - present
    Committee ChairPM&R Clinical Practice Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  6. 2019 - present
    MemberPM&R Faculty Development Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  7. 2019 - present
    MemberPM&R Finance Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  8. 2018 - present
    MemberPMR Executive Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  9. 2018 - present
    MemberPOA Workgroup, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  10. 2018 - present
    MemberPractice Chairs Forum
  11. 2018 - present
    MemberEpic Optimization Team, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  12. 2018 - present
    Clinical Competency ChairDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship
  13. 2016 - present
    MemberAdult Trauma Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Trauma Center
  14. 2015 - 2019
    MemberRehabilitation Oversight Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  15. 2015 - 2017
    Oral Board ExaminerAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  16. 2015 - 2019
    Co-DirectorBrain Injury Division, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  17. 2015 - 2018
    Ad Hoc MemberPM&R Clinical Practice Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  18. 2012 - present
    MemberPM&R Hospital Practice Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  19. 2012 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Association, Minnesota Medical Association
  20. 2011 - 2021
    ChairDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Trauma/Complex Medical
  21. 2011 - 2019
    Chair/Co-ChairQuality Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  22. 2011 - present
    MemberTrauma Performance Improvement Subcommittee, Trauma Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  23. 2011 - present
    MemberDiversity Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  24. 2009 - 2010
    MemberRehabilitation Institute of Chicago Disability Ethics Committee
  25. 2009 - 2010
    MemberIllinois Medical Society of PM&R
  26. 2009 - present
    MemberAmerican Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  27. 2008 - present
    FellowAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  28. 2008 - present
    MemberAssociation of Academic Physiatrists
  29. 2005 - 2009
    MemberOhio State Medical Association
  30. 2005 - 2006
    MemberStark County Medical Society
  31. 2005 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  32. 2003 - 2005
    RepresentativeCurriculum Council, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
  33. 2003 - 2005
    Co-PresidentStudent Council, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
  34. 2001 - 2005
    MemberAmerican Medical Student Association
  35. 2001 - 2003
    MemberAmerican Geriatrics Society
  36. 2001 - 2003
    Task Force ChairNEOUCOM's Health and Aging Task Force, American Medical Student Association
  37. 2001 - present
    MemberUniversity of Akron Chapter, Phi Sigma Alpha

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