Geis Elected Vice-Chair of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board of Directors

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (February 20, 2018) – Carolyn Geis, M.D., medical director for the Halifax Health|Brooks Rehabilitation Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation, has been elected the vice-chair of the board of directors for the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

“This is a tremendous honor for Dr. Geis and Halifax Health|Brooks Rehabilitation.  Her election further elevates the standing of Halifax Health and Brooks Rehabilitation on the national stage and we could not be more proud,” says Astrid Gonzalez-Parrilla, executive director of rehabilitative services for Halifax Health|Brooks Rehabilitation. She continues, “The position of vice-chair is critical in ensuring physicians who practice in the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation have the necessary clinical skill set to effectively treat the patients who are under their care.  The election of Dr. Geis to the vice-chairmanship of this prestigious board reflects the confidence that the national certifying board has in her organizational abilities, leadership and ability to continue the mission of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.”  

Dr. Geis is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation.  A graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine in Galveston, she completed her residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.  Her clinical expertise is in neurologic rehabilitation, spasticity management, stroke rehabilitation and brain injury rehabilitation.  Dr. Geis holds subspecialty certification in brain injury medicine.  In 1998, she was named the medical director of Halifax Health’s Center for Neurosciences and the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.  In addition, she serves as an assistant clinical professor for the Florida State University College of Medicine in Daytona Beach.

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR)

The mission of the ABPMR is to serve the public by improving the quality of patient care in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). This is accomplished through a process of certification and maintenance of certification that fosters excellence and encourages continuous learning.

Halifax Health

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

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