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Ronald D. Karnaugh, MD


Area of Specialty: Interventional Physiatry - Spine Specialist, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine.

Professional Appointments: Associate Attending at the New Jersey Neuroscience Institute, JFK Medical Center, Edison, New Jersey.

Academic Appointments: Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education, South Orange, New Jersey.

Graduate Education: Internship - Transitional Year, New York Medical College, Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester, Department of Medicine, New Rochelle, New York, 2004-2005; Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Newark, New Jersey/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, New Jersey 2005-2008; Fellowship in Spine Intervention and Sports Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery, Physiatry Department, New York, New York, 2009-2010, Chief Fellow, 2010.

Medical School: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey 1999.

Specialty Board Certifications: Board Certified, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR).

Research Interest: Spine Intervention, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine, and clinical outcomes.

Professional Memberships: International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS); American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR); North American Spine Society (NASS); Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports, and Occupational Rehabilitation (PASSOR); Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP); American Medical Association (AMA); American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM); American Pain Society (APS); New Jersey Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (NJSPMR); American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM).

Honors and Awards: American Medical Association (AMA) Virtual Mentor Award, 2000; Sammy Davis Jr. National Liver Foundation Scholarship Award, 1997; Dr. Edward Luka Medical Memorial Scholarship Award, Dr. Lawrence Gilbert Scholarship Award, and William F. Grupe Foundation Scholarship Award, 1994; New Jersey Medical School Alumni Association Research Scholarship Award, 1993; Oscar Geballe Student-Athlete Award for high scholastic and athletic achievements, 1991; Outstanding Student-Athlete for Senior Class at the University of California at Berkeley, Mortar Board Senior Honor Society Scholar-Athlete Award; Member of the Theta Gamma National Honor Society, 1989.


Representative Publications:

Karnaugh RD, Muzin S, Hoffman D, Nguyen J, Lutz C and Lutz G. Large Lumbar Disc Herniations: A Clinical Outcome Study of Non-Surgical Treatment. Abstract accepted for the 2010 Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly & Technical Exhibition, Seattle, Washington and at the 2010 Hospital for Special Surgery Fellow Research Presentation Day, New York, New York.