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Pioneering Rehabilitation

Argyrios Stampas, M.D.

Director, Spinal Cord Injury Program, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Outpatient Services

Populations helped: Patients with Spinal Cord Paralysis, Multiple Sclerosis, Other Forms of Paralysis, Parkinsonism
Problems helped: spasticity management, neurogenic bowel, neurogenic bladder, recovery from paralysis, and others
Treatments: BOTOX injections, corticosteroid joint injections, carpal tunnel syndrome, De Quervain's and Trigger Finger injections

Specialty Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Subspecialty in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, ABPMR

As director of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program, Argyrios Stampas, M.D., has a wealth of knowledge and experience in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He also has specialized certification from the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the treatment of patients with spinal cord injuries.

Dr. Stampas is part of the evolving movement in rehabilitation that is focusing on the repair and restoration of the damaged nervous system. His interest and research in paralysis is highlighted in the chapter of Handbook of Clinical Neurology, “The changing field of rehabilitation: optimizing spontaneous regeneration and functional recovery.”

Prior to joining Burke, Dr. Stampas was affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and the prestigious International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. While there, he completed a fellowship in spinal cord injury medicine.

Education:

  • B.S., State University of New York, Binghamton, New York, 1999
  • M.D., State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, 2005

Postgraduate Training:

  • Internship, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2005-2006
  • Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2006-2009
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baltimore, Maryland 2009-2010

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Weill Cornell Medical College

Articles

Sadowsky, C., & Stampas, A. (in press). Activity-Based Restorative Therapy. The Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Spinal Cord Injury.

Forman, S.B., Madden, K.B., & Stampas, A. (2010, June). Success of Oxandrolone in the Treatment of Decubitus Ulcers. J Drugs Dermatol.

Baker, N.E., Shi, W., Stampas, A., & Zapata, C. (2003, December). The Pineapple Eye Gene is Required for Survival of Drosophila Imaginal Disc Cells. Genetics, Vol. 165, 1869-1879.

Eramo, A., Fox, K., Smith, R.G., & Stampas, A. Hematologic Complications of Cancer. Cancer Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice. 1st Edition. Demos Medical Publishing.

Fox, K., Han, J., Smith, R.G., & Stampas, A. Gastrointestinal Complications of Cancer. Cancer Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice. 1st Edition. Demos Medical Publishing.

Posters

Galmer, L.Z., DO (New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell/Columbia), & Stampas, A., MD (Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Center). (2011). Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) in Patient with Astroblastoma of the Brain and Spinal Cord, Successfully Treated With Cough Syrup Derivative: A Case Report. AAPM&R. Annual Assembly.

Keu, P., MD, Singh, S., MD (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine), & Stampas, A., MD. (2010). Motor Inhibition with Use of Topiramate in the Setting of Severe Neuropathy: A Case Study. AAPM&R. Annual Assembly.

Research

PI: Edwards, D. Co-investigators: Alvedissian, M., Cortes, M., & Stampas, A. (ongoing study). Defining paradigms for optimal training in Spinal Cord Injury patients; comparison of two motor rehabilitation strategies: generalized and muscle-specific upper-limb robotic training.

Grants

The Dana and Christopher Reeve Foundation: NeuroRecovery Network Community Fitness and Wellness Program, grant awarded, funds pending. PI: A. Stampas