Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostics, PA  |  2914 North Boulevard Tampa, FL  33602  |  813-228-7696

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Professional Summary:

Physician currently serving on the Board of Directors at Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostics, P.A as well as Medical Director of both Adult and Pediatric Rehabilitation at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation at Tampa General Hospital with an active clinical practice.  Non clinical practice focus is providing assistance, consultations and advising as an expert on medico-legal issues. Medical interests include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and multiple catastrophic injuries.  Practice Highlights for 2015 include:

  • Direct Patient Care: 73%
  • Medico Legal: 27%

Education:

Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Technology, Baylor College Of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1997-1999

B.A. University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 1985-1989

Medical School:

M.D., University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida      1991-1994

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, 1990-1991

Residency:

Combined Pediatrics/Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation

Baylor College Of Medicine, Houston, TX 1994-1999

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1999, recertified 2010 – 2020
  • American Board of Pediatrics 2002
    • Fellow, American Board of Pediatrics (2002-present)
  • American Board of Disability Analysts, 2010

 

Professional background:

2002 – Present:   Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostics, PA, Tampa, FL (a group practice). Currently serves on the board of directors of this single specialty, group physician practice with three locations in Tampa, Florida.  Practice focus is spasticity management, cerebral palsy, functional restoration, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and rehabilitative technology, with special interest in Pediatric Rehabilitation.

1999 – 2002:  Eastern Virginia Medical School, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk, VA, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pediatrics.

1997-1998:  MacGregor Medical Association, Houston, TX Ambulatory Pediatrics

1998:   Unisource Development Group, Houston, TX, Locum Tenums Physician (PMR)

1989-1990:   UCLA College of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, Research Assistant

Academic Appointments:

University of South Florida School of Medicine

  • Affiliate Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2005 – present.

Eastern Virginia Medical School

  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pediatrics, 1999-2002.

Current Hospital Affiliations:

2002 – present:   St Joseph’s Hospital, Tampa, Florida

  • 2002 – 2006 , Medical Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • 2006 – present, Medical Director, Adult & Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • 2002 – present, member, Ethics Committee

2002 – Present:  Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida

  • 2006 – present, Medical Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • 2006 – present, Vice-Chair, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • 2006, Medical Director, Brain Injury and Comprehensive Rehabilitation Programs
  • 2007- present, member, Infection Control Committee

2002 – Present:  Florida Hospital of Tampa (Previously known as University Community Hospital) Tampa, Florida

Other Appointments:

Florida Department of Health, Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Program (Advisory Council Member, Site Surveyor)

Children’s Medical Services (Consultant), 2002 – present

Foundation of Life Care Planning Research, Board of Directors Member, 2013 – present

Professional affiliations:

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Florida Medical Association
  • American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • Southern Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Florida Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Hillsborough County Medical Association
  • Florida Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • Treasurer, 2010 – 2012
    • Member at Large, 2008 – 2010
  • Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Advisory Council for the Florida Department of Health, 2009 – present
  • American Medical Association 2009

Presentations:

Rehabilitation Technology, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter, Speech Therapy Department, December 1999

Primary Care of People with Physical Disabilities, East Virginia Medical School, Physician Assistant Program, March 2000

Long Term Management of Neuromuscular Defects and Disorders, Pediatric Grand Rounds, Maryview Hospital, Portsmouth, Virginia, May 2000

Cerebral Palsy Update, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter, Grand Rounds, July 2000

Chronic Terminal Illness (Panelist), Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter, November 2000

Orthotics & Prosthetics, Rehabilitation Technology, Stroke, Brain Injury, Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury, Introduction to Pediatric Physiatry, East Virginia Medical School, PMR Resident Didactics, November, 2000 through July 2002

Pediatric Spinal Cord Injuries, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter, PICU Neurology Workshop, March 2001

Selected Topics in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Annual Conference, Eastern Virginia Medical School, June 2001

Pediatric Spinal Cord Injuries, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter, Pediatric Resident Didactics, November 2001

Cerebral Palsy, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter, Chronic Illness Conference, December 2001

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injuries, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter, Pediatric Resident Didactics, Mach 2002

Evaluation and Management of Spasticity, Multidisciplinary Conference (sponsored by Medtronics), September 2002

Neonatology Grand Rounds, St, Joseph’s Women’s Hospital, Tampa, FL, October 2002

Pediatric Grand Rounds, Tampa Children’s Hospital at St. Joseph’s Hospital, November 2002

Cerebral Palsy Update, Pediatric Grand Rounds, Tampa General Hospital, December 2002

Cerebral Palsy Update, Pediatric Grand Rounds, University Community Hospital, January 2003

The Role of the Physiatrist in the Management of Children with Disabilities, Children’s Medical Services, Florida Department of Children and Family Services, Tampa, FL, March 2003

The Role of the Physiatrist in the Management of Children with Disabilities, Hillsborough County School Therapy Meeting, Tampa, FL, March 2003

Cerebral Palsy Management for Parents, Early Childhood Council of Hillsborough County, Annual Meeting, May 2003

Cerebral Palsy and the Pediatrician, Pediatric Section Meeting, Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor, FL, May 2003

The Role of Botulinum Toxin in Spasticity Management (A Multidisciplinary Panel), 2003 National Conference, American Children’s Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinics, St. Petersburg, FL, May 2003

Cerebral Palsy:  A Holistic Approach, Family Café Conference, Orlando, FL

The Role of Botulinum Toxin and the Rehabilitation Team in Spasticity Management, Tampa General Hospital, July 2003.

Update on the Management of Cerebral Palsy, All Children’s Hospital

Pediatric Grand Rounds, January 2004

Botulinum Toxin In-service, Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc., Tampa, FL, March 2004

Botulinum Toxin In-service, Independent Living, Inc., Tampa, FL, June 2004

Pediatric PM&R: Musculoskeletal Case Studies, 28th Annual Florida

Suncoast Pediatric Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, June 2004.

Pediatric Orthopedic Update, Children’s Medical Services, 5th Annual Nursing Education Conference, October 2004.

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury, Tampa General Hospital, Pediatric Nursing Update, November 2004.

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy, St. Joseph’s Children’s

Hospital of Tampa, Quarterly Staff Meeting Deptartment of  Rehabilitation, April 2005.

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury, Tampa General Hospital Trauma Update, April 2005.

Botulinum Toxin Pharmacist Update: History, MOA and Clinical Applications, Invited Speaker, June 2005.

Cerebral Palsy, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of Tampa, Quarterly

Staff Meeting Dept. of Rehabilitation, July 2005.

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury, University of South Florida, PM&R

Resident Didactics, July 2005.

Cerebral Palsy, University of South Florida, PM&R Resident Didactics,

September 2005.

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of

Tampa,Quarterly Staff Meeting Dept. of Rehabilitation, October  2005.

Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of Tampa,

Quarterly Staff Meeting Dept. of Rehabilitation, January 2006.

Pediatric Musculoskeletal Case Studies, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital

of Tampa, Quarterly Staff Meeting Dept. of Rehabilitation, April  2006.

Current Concepts in Chemodenervation with Botulinum Toxin Type A, Southern Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2006 Annual Conference, Miami Beach, FL, April 2006.

Spasticity Management, Pre- and Post-Injection Considerations, Tampa General Hospital, July 2006.

Spasticity Management in the Pediatric Population, St. Joseph’s Hospital of Tampa, Pediatric Grand Rounds, February 2007.

Trauma Rehabilitation, St. Joseph’s Hospital Trauma Conference,

October 2007.

Near Drowning and Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, St. Joseph’s

Children’s Hospital of Tampa, Quarterly Staff Meeting Dept. of Rehabilitation, October 2007.

Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, Tampa General Hospital, Pediatric

Trauma Update, November 2007

Congenital Muscular Torticollis, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of

Tampa, Pediatric Grand Rounds, January 2008

Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury:  Issues in Management Rehabilitation and

Research, Tampa General Hospital, April 2008

Understanding Torticollis, All Children’s Hospital Physical Therapy

Department, March 2009

Pediatric TBI:  Projecting future needs for the challenging case,

International Symposium on Life Care Planning, Orlando, FL, September 2010

Pediatric Spasticity Management, It’s Complicated:  Care Coordination

for the Medically Complex Client, St. Petersburg, FL, October  2010

Torticollis in childhood, St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital of Tampa, December 2011

Spasticity Management in the Pediatric Population, Tampa General Hospital Annual Pediatric Rehabilitation Conference, April 2012

Multidisciplinary Management of Spasticity in the Pediatric Population, 14th Annual Family Café, Orlando, FL, June 2012

Surgical and Non-Surgical Management of Spasticity: How the Team Approach Affects Decisions Made and Post-Operative Plans, 15th Annual Family Café, Orlando, FL, June 2013

Effective Intervention for Children with Cerebral Palsy, 16th Annual Family Café, Orlando, FL, June 2014

Trauma Rehabilitation, St. Joseph’s Hospital of Tampa, Meeting,

Trauma Department, September 2014

Rehabilitation Technology Today and Tomorrow-Implications in Life

Care Planning, International Symposium on Life Care Planning, Orlando, FL, September 2014

Television  Appearances:

  • March 10, 2006: Fox 13 News:  “What’s right with Tampa Bay”, live interview on Tampa General Hospital becoming the state designated Pediatric Rehabilitation Center.
  • March 7, 2007: WFTS Channel 28:  Commented on head injuries (a high profile case.)
  • October 21, 2008: WTFS Channel 28:  Was interviewed for a profile piece on Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

Publications:

Kornberg, Paul, M.D., Spina Bifida: Introduction, definition, history, overview, causes & prevention, statistics, how to diagnose, management team approach, www.Disaboom.com

Kornberg, Paul, M.D., Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference, authored chapter on “Heterotopic Ossification”, textbook edited by Ralph M. Buschbacher, M.D., Indianapolis, IN, 2011