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Follow up of the Keith Stillwell MD memorial outstanding resident research award winners (funded by Jayanthi Charitable foundation “JCF”) regarding publication of their research work,  revealed that 83% of them have published  their studies in reputable peer reviewed journals. Eighteen residents received the award between years 2001 to 2016. Two residents received the award on two occasions.  Total fifteen residents published resulting in 17 publications because two of them published in multiple journals.


In addition to the publications these authors have presented the information in multiple national Professional conferences.

Jayanthi Charitable foundation congratulates these dedicated researchers for this additional effort in disseminating their work. We are confident that this information will enhance the care provided to future patient. We encourage the future recipients of the award and those who are in the process of publishing their work to continue this great tradition established at Mayo PM&R department.


JCF thanks  the PM&R residency Coordinator, MS. Cynthia  Grogg and staff at Rochester Minnesota, Mayo Clinic PM&R department, for collecting information regarding the number of publications by the award recipients.



James C. Presley, M.D.

Maida E, Presley JC, Murthy N, Pawlina W, Smith J. Sonographically Guided Deep Plantar Fascia Injections: Where Does the Injectate Go? J Ultrasound Med. 2013 Aug; 32(8):1451-.

Presley JC, Maida E, Pawlina W, Murthy N, Ryssman DB, Smith J. Sonographic Visualization of the First Branch of the Lateral Plantar Nerve (Baxter Nerve): Technique and Validation Using Perineural Injections in a Cadaveric Model. J Ultrasound Med. 2013 Sep; 32(9):1643-52.
Scott W. Schubert, M.D.


Status: Not submitted yet.

Augustus Peter Evangelista, M.D.
Status: Study still in progress. Not submitted for publication yet.
Thomas P. Pittelkow, D.O.

“Assessing Outcomes of Intrathecal Baclofen Administration: A Descriptive, Retrospective Analysis of the Mayo Clinic Experience”


Joshua S. Sole, M.D.

“Sonographic Evaluation of the Extensor Carpi Ulnaris in Asymptomatic Tennis Players”

Sole JS, Wisniewski SJ, Newcomer KL, Maida E, Smith J. Sonographic evaluation of the extensor carpi ulnaris in symptomatic tennis players.  PM R. 2015 Mar;7(3):255-63. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2014.08.951. Epub 2015 Sep 10. PMID: 25217825

Noel F. So, M.D.

So NF, Andrews KL, Anderson K, Gozola MA, Shives TC, Rose PS, Shaughnessy WJ, Sim FH.

Prosthetic fitting after rotationplasty of the knee. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Apr;93(4):328-

34. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000044. PMID: 24398578

Stacy M. Kessler, M.D.
Alsara O, Reeves RK, Pyfferoen MD, Trenary TL, Engen DJ, Vitse ML, Kessler SM, Kushwaha SS, Clavell AL, Thomas RJ, Lopez-Jimenez F, Park SJ, Perez-Terzic CM. Inpatient rehabilitation outcomes for patients receiving left ventricular assist device. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Oct;93(10):860-8. doi: 0.1097/PHM.0000000000000101.
PMID: 24901760
Jeffery J. Muir, M.D.

Muir JJ, Curtiss HM, Hollman J, Smith J, Finnoff JT. The accuracy of ultrasound-guided and palpation-guided peroneal tendon sheath injections. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Jul;90(7):564-71. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0b013e31821f6e63. PMID: 21765275

Jon T. Gertken, M.D.

Gertken JT, Hunt CH, Chinea NI, Morris JM, Sorenson EJ, Boon AJ. Risk of hematoma following needle electromyography of the paraspinal muscles. Muscle Nerve. 2011 Sep;44(3):439-40. doi: 10.1002/mus.22138. PMID: 21996804

Kevin R. Schmidt, M.D.

Schmidt K, Chinea NM, Sorenson EJ, Strommen JA, Boon AJ. Accuracy of diagnoses delivered by an automated hand-held nerve conduction device in comparison to standard electrophysiological testing in patients with unilateral leg symptoms. Muscle Nerve. 2011 Jan;43(1):9-13. doi: 10.1002/mus.21911. PMID: 21108323

Michael Turner, M.D.

Turner MK, Hooten WM, Schmidt JE, Kerkvliet JL, Townsend CO, Bruce BK Prevalence and clinical correlates of vitamin D inadequacy among patients with chronic pain.. Pain Med. 2008 Nov;9(8):979-84. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2008.00415.x. PMID: 18346069

Joline Skinner, M.D.

Skinner JE, Driscoll SW, Porter CB, Brands CK, Pianosi PT, Kuntz NL, Nelson DE, Burkhardt BE, Bryant SC, Fischer PR. Orthostatic heart rate and blood pressure in adolescents: reference ranges. J Child Neurol. 2010 Oct;25(10):1210-5. doi: 10.1177/0883073809359539. PMID: 20197269

Jeffrey Payne, M.D.

This research project was finished by Dr. Bryndon Hatch who graduated from residency in June 2016.

Hatch BB, Wood-Wentz CM, Therneau TM, Walker MG, Payne JM, Reeves RK.  Factors predictive of survival and estimated years of life lost in the decade following nontraumatic and traumatic spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2017 Feb 7. doi: 1038/sc.2016.182. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 28169294 

Terri Peterson, M.D.
Cheville AL, Beck LA, Petersen TL, Marks RS, Gamble GL. The detection and treatment of cancer-related functional problems in an outpatient setting. Support Care Cancer. 2009 Jan;17(1):61-7. doi: 10.1007/s00520-008- 0461-x. PMID: 18478275


Christopher Dietrich, M.D.
Smith J, Dietrich CT, Kotajarvi BR, Kaufman KR. The effect of scapular protraction on isometric shoulder rotation strength in normal subjects. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2006 May-Jun;15(3):339-43. PMID: 16679235
Neil Segal, M.D.
Segal NA, Hein J, Basford JR. The effects of Pilates training on flexibility and body composition: an observational study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2004 Dec;85(12):1977-81. PMID: 15605336
Mark-Friedrich Hurdle, M.D.

Status: This project didn’t go beyond a poster presentation.

Carmen Terzic, M.D., Ph.D.
Perez-Terzic C, Behfar A, van Deursen JM, Terzic A, Pucéat M. Structural adaptation of the nuclear pore complex in stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes. Circ Res. 2003 Mar 7;92(4):444-52. PMID: 12600892
Hodgson DM, Behfar A, Zingman LV, Kane GC, Perez-Terzic C, Alekseev AE, Pucéat M, Terzic A. Stable benefit of embryonic stem cell therapy in myocardial infarction. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2004 Aug;287(2):H471-9. PMID: 15277190
Perez-Terzic C, Faustino RS, Boorsma BJ, Arrell DK, Niederlănder NJ, Terzic A. Stem cells transform into a cardiac phenotype with remodeling of the nuclear transport machinery. Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med. 2007 Feb;4 Suppl 1:S68-76. PMID: 17230218
Gregorio Abad, M.D.
Vander Kooi D, Abad G, Basford JR, Maus TP, Yaszemski MJ, Kaufman KR. Lumbar spine stabilization with a thoracolumbosacral orthosis: evaluation with video fluoroscopy. Spine (PhilaPa 1976). 2004 Jan 1;29(1):100-4. PMID: 14699284
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