Santa Clara Valley Affiliated Faculty

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

James Crew, MD

Department Chair

Chief Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Dr. Crew joined the PM&R department as faculty in 2009. His clinical interests are in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Electrodiagnostics, and General Rehabilitation. He provides acute hospital consultations, and also manages patients on the Acute Rehabilitation and Respiratory Rehabilitation Units. Additionally, Dr. Crew performs Electrodiagnostic studies in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. He has helped lead numerous clinical research projects, with a focus on the sequelae of SCI. Dr. Crew has served as a reviewer for several journals and is currently an Associate Editor for the PM&R Journal. Since 2015, he has served as Chair of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department.

Specialty:
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Education:
Creighton University School of Medicine

Residency Training:
Univ of Washington School of Medicine - PM&R

Fellowship Training:
Univ of Washington School of Medicine/Puget Sound VA Healthcare System – Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certification:
ABMS - ABPMR Physical Med and Rehab
ABMS - ABPMR Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
ABMS - ABPMR Neuromuscular Medicine


Edward Chaw, DO

Associate Chief, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Dr. Chaw joined the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) department as faculty in 2011, to provide clinical care to the spinal cord injury (SCI) population during inpatient rehabilitation. In addition to attending on the Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU), he also works in the Respiratory Rehabilitation Unit (RRU) which is a specialized multidisciplinary unit focused on ventilator management and weaning. Dr. Chaw also works in the outpatient setting to follow patients through the continuum of SCI care after discharge from initial inpatient rehabilitation.

Specialty:
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Education:
Des Moines University College - Osteopathic Medicine

Residency Training:
Stanford University School of Medicine - PM&R

Fellowship Training:
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto VA Healthcare System
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certification:
ABMS - ABPMR Physical Med and Rehab
ABMS - ABPMR Spinal Cord Injury Medicine


Thao Duong, MD

Department Vice Chair

Dr. Duong joined the PM&R department as faculty in 2000. Her clinical interests are in Brain Injury Medicine, Stroke Rehabilitation, General Rehabilitation and Pediatric Rehabilitation. While she is predominantly focused on caring for individuals in the hospital setting during acute inpatient rehabilitation, she also follows patients in the outpatient clinic. Further, Dr. Duong performs electrodiagnostic studies, and is also experienced in the management of spasticity, including the application of procedures such as botulinum toxin injections.

Specialty:
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Brain Injury Medicine

Education:
University of California Davis School of Medicine

Residency Training:
Stanford University School of Medicine - PM&R

Board Certification:
ABMS - ABPMR Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
ABMS - ABPMR Brain Injury Medicine
ABMS - ABEM Electrodiagnostic Medicine


Emily Huang, DO

Associate Chief, Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Dr. Huang joined the PM&R department in 2012, after working as a locum tenens physician across the US and overseas. Her interests are in Brain Injury Medicine, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Amputee care, Electrodiagnostics, and General Rehabilitation. She is predominantly involved clinically as an attending on the Acute Rehabilitation Unit, outpatient PM&R clinic and performing electrodiagnostic studies.

Specialty:
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Brain Injury Medicine

Education:
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency Training:
Virginia Commonwealth University - PM&R

Board Certification:
ABMS - ABPMR Physical Med and Rehab
ABMS - ABPMR Brain Injury Medicine


Henry Huie, MD

Chief, Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Dr. Huie joined the PM&R department as faculty in 2012. His interests are in Brain Injury Medicine, Concussion Management, Spasticity Treatment, and General Rehabilitation. He is predominantly involved clinically in providing acute hospital consultations, attending on the Acute Rehabilitation Unit, outpatient PM&R Clinic and performing Ultrasound-guided procedures for Spasticity Treatment. Since 2017, he has served as Chief of Brain Injury Rehabilitation.

Specialty:
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Brain Injury Medicine

Education:
New York Medical College

Residency Training:
Stanford University School of Medicine - PM&R

Fellowship Training:
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine – Traumatic Brain Injury

Board Certification:
ABMS - ABPMR Physical Med and Rehab
ABMS - ABPMR Brain Injury Medicine


Stephen McKenna, MD

Chief, Respiratory Rehabilitation Unit

Dr. McKenna joined the PM&R department as faculty in 2005. As a Neurocritical Care physician, he specializes in ventilator dependent Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injury; as well as neuromuscular diseases. Dr. McKenna is the co-chairman of the Research Education Subcommittee for the American Spinal Injury Association. He has led first-in-human clinical trials ranging from vaccines for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) to stem cell derived oligodendrocyte progenitor cell-based therapies for Spinal Cord Injury.

Specialty:
Neurocritical Care

Education:
Stanford University School of Medicine

 

Residency Training:
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center - Internal Medicine

Board Certification:
ABIM - Internal Medicine
UCNS - Neurocritical Care


Mariam N. Mian, DO

Associate Chief, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Dr. Mian joined the PM&R department in 2018. Her interests include Spinal Cord Injury Medicine and General Rehabilitation. She is mainly focused clinically on the inpatient management of patients on the Acute Rehabilitation and Respiratory Rehabilitation Units. Dr. Mian also performs inpatient consultations for the acute hospital at SCVMC and sees patients in the PM&R outpatient clinic.

Specialty:
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Education:
Western University of Health Sciences

Residency Training:
Tufts Medical Center - PM&R

Fellowship Training:
Harvard Medical School/ Spaulding Rehab/ Boston VA Healthcare System - Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certification:
ABMS - ABPMR Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
ABMS - ABPMR Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Spinal Cord Injury Medicine


Kazuko Shem, MD

Chief, PM&R Clinic

Dr. Shem joined the PM&R department in 1998. Her interests are in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Electrodiagnostics, General Rehabilitation, and clinical research. She is predominantly involved clinically in seeing patients in the PM&R clinic and performing Electrodiagnostic studies. Her research focuses include community reintegration and quality of life after SCI and electrodiagnostic medicine as it applies to neurological conditions. Dr. Shem has received multiple grants including the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation’s Quality of Life grants, the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation grant to develop telemedicine, and the Department of Defense grant to study tele-psychology.

Specialty:
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Education:
UCSF School of Medicine
 

Residency Training:
Stanford University School of Medicine - PM&R

Board Certification:
ABMS - ABPMR Physical Med and Rehab
ABMS - ABPMR Physical Med and Rehab: Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
ABMS - ABPMR Physical Med and Rehab: Pain
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine


Priya Varma, MD, MPH

Associate Chief, Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Dr. Varma joined the PM&R department as faculty in 2017. Prior to moving to California, she was an attending physician at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of PM&R for three years. Her interests are in Brain Injury Medicine, Electrodiagnostics, Amputee care, and General Rehabilitation. She is predominantly involved clinically in providing acute hospital consultations, attending on the Acute Rehabilitation Unit, outpatient PM&R clinic and performing electrodiagnostic studies. Since 2019, she has served as the Stanford PM&R residency site director.

Specialty:
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Brain Injury Medicine

Education:
St. George’s University School of Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences
 

Residency Training:
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine - PM&R

Board Certification:
ABMS - ABPMR Physical Med and Rehabilitation
ABMS - ABPMR Physical Med and Rehabilitation - Brain Injury Medicine


Roberta Wang, MD

Associate Chief, Brain Injury and General Rehabilitation

Dr. Wang joined the PM&R department as faculty in 2010. Her interests include Brain Injury Medicine, Pediatric Rehabilitation, and General Rehabilitation. She is predominantly involved clinically as an attending on the Adult Acute Rehabilitation Unit, Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit, and outpatient PM&R clinic.

Specialty:
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Brain Injury Medicine

Education:
St. Louis University School of Medicine

Residency Training:
Stanford University School of Medicine - PM&R

Fellowship Training:
Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center at Kaiser Vallejo - Brain Injury Medicine

Board Certification:
ABMS - ABPMR Physical Med and Rehab
ABMS - ABPMR Physical Med and Rehab - Brain Injury Medicine