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Caroline O. McCagg, M.D.

Associate Medical Director
JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, Edison, NJ
Clinical Associate Professor Department of Rehabilitation Medicine – UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ.

In addition, Dr. McCagg is Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience/School of Graduate

Medical Education at Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ; Attending Physiatrist–Department of Rehabilitation Medicine/Shore Rehabilitation Institute Brick, NJ; Consulting Physiatrist, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine/Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ; Consulting Physiatrist.

For the past twenty five years, Dr. McCagg has worked primarily with head injured patients.  She started the in patient medical programs for the Center for Head Injuries as well as the rehabilitation services at Shore Rehab.  The Center for Head Injuries has been featured in the HBO Documentary “COMA”, which poignantly portrays patients with traumatic brain injury. The program was also portrayed in a 2005 Discovery Health Documentary, “The Man Who Slept for Nineteen Years”.   Dr. McCagg was a key member of the research team exploring the use of DBS in patients with Traumatic Brain Injury.

Dr. McCagg received her M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT in 1966.  She completed her PM&R residency at New York University Medical Center (NYU) in 1972.

Dr. McCagg has authored and co-authored several publications including; Behavioral Improvements with Thalamic Stimulation After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury – Nature, Aug. 2007, pg. 600-603; Residual Cerebral Activity And Behavioral Fragment Can Remain In The Persistently Vegetative Brain, 2002; Ethical Issues In  The Rehabilitation Of The Elderly Stroke Patient, State of the Art Reviews. Vol. III, #3, 1989; The Changing Clinical Program at Montebelo: A Review of SCI Patients 1979-1984 – Maryland Medical Journal, June 1986, pg. 487-492; and the Postoperative Management and Acute Rehabilitation of Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries, Orthopedic Clinics of North America- Vol. 17, No. 1, January 1986.

Dr. McCagg was the first honoree of the Sean Reilly TBI Fund, Inc. on November 21, 2009.  She was also honored at the Brain Injury Alliance Annual Gala in 2013. She has been nominated “Best Doctor” by the Best Doctors in America for the last two years.