Washington DC VA Medical Center
Joel Scholten, MD
ACOS for Rehabilitation Services
In January 2009, Dr. Scholten became the Associate Chief of Staff for Rehabilitation Services for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC.
He provides clinical care in the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Polytrauma Clinics and also serves as the Director of the Polytrauma Research Fellowship for doctoral level physical therapists. Dr. Scholten also works in VA Central Office within the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program Office as the National Director of Special Projects. He serves on a number of national VA committees including the Post Deployment Interdisciplinary Clinical Initiative - Technical Advisory Team, the National Pain Committee, and the TBI Screening and Evaluation Committee. His research interests include traumatic brain injury, polytrauma, and pain.
Dr. Scholten joined the staff at the James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa, Florida in 1998 and served as the Medical Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation programs for over ten years.
He serves as an Associate Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and is the clinical coordinator of VA?s Polytrauma/Blast Related Injury QUERI.
Dr. Scholten received his medical degree at the University of South Dakota and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine.
Rev. Carol A. Ramsey-Lucas, BCC,Chaplain Service
Philip N. Seton, M.D.,Emergency Department
Timothy Lesane,Environmental Management Service
Elizabeth Cobbs, MD,Geriatrics
Dennis Wells,Information and Technology
Pamela Karasik, MD,Medical Service
Sue-Ann Forde,Nutrition and Food Service
Jack Lichy, MD, PhD,Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service
Todd Johnson,Patient Experience
Gaye Broadway,Patient Safety Officer
Ivan P. Cephas, Pharm D.,Pharmacy Services
Joel Scholten, MD,Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service
Leela Chacko, MD,Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service
Melissa Turner MD, MPH,Primary Care
Howard Schulman, PhD,Psychology Service
Gloria Hairston,Public Affairs
Laura Harrington,Quality Management
Marc R. Blackman, M.D.,Research Service
Florine Cook-Witherspoon,Safety Office
Sevena Boughton, LCSW,Social Work Service
Fred Brody, MD, MBA,Surgery Service
Aldean Swan,Voluntary Service
Matthew Reinhard, PsyD,War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC)
L. Gale Bell, RN,Women Veterans Program Manager and Clinic Coordinator