Our Team

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Daniel Becker, M.D., Director & Founder

A board-certified neurologist, spinal cord injury medicine specialist and disability analyst, Dr. Becker is the former director of the Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury Unit at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.

After earning his medical degree from Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany, Dr. Becker completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, followed by a fellowship in spinal cord injury medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is currently part of the Johns Hopkins Neurophysiology Intraoperative Monitoring Division and an assistant professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Becker is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology, as well as a world-renowned expert in the treatment of transverse myelitis.

 

biosolSolomon Robbins, M.D., General Neurologist

Solomon D. Robbins was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Florida, received his M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia and served as an intern in Medicine at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. After serving as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force, he completed a residency in Neurology and a fellowship in EEG at the University of Maryland Hospital. He was the Chief of Neurology at Northwest Hospital Center and is on the staff there and at several other hospitals. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association Stroke Council.

Dr. Solomon is a general neurologist with special expertise in movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, EMG, nerve conduction studies, and EEG..

Richard Weisman, M.D., General Neurologist

A board certified Neurologist specializing in general Neurology, EEG, EMG, and Nerve Conduction studies..

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Adwoa Bonsra PTAdwoa Bonsra, Physical Therapist, Manager of Rehabilitation Operations

Adwoa began her career attending UMBC for undergraduate education, where she obtained a B.A in BioPsychology in 2003. She went on to study physical therapy at University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she obtained a Doctorate of Physical therapy in 2006. She worked at the International Center for Spinal Cord injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute for 5 years, where she worked with Dr. Becker, providing therapy services for patients with spinal injuries, MS, TM, etc. In 2011, she transitioned to a local orthopedic clinic, working with patients who suffer from post-operative pain, joint replacements/ injuries, sport injuries, lower back and neck pain. In June 2015, she joined the team at INI to continue work with patients with neurological conditions.
When not at work, she enjoys bike riding, tennis, and other recreational sports, as well as spending time with family and friends.

 

Jennifer Sahm PTJennifer Sahm, Physical Therapist

She graduated Cum Laude from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise.  She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Medical University of South Carolina before working as an Acute Care Physical Therapist at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA, and then Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.  Dr. Sahm has over 10 years of experience specific to neurology including: rehabilitation for spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and functional movement disorder and is a member of the American Physical Therapist Association. While working at INI she has gained expertise in Functional Electrical Stimulation therapeutics and Activity-based restorative therapy (ABRT) and received her Indego Specialist Certification, for the Indego Exoskeleton. Jennifer is an avid snowboarder and one of the trip leaders of our annual Adapted Ski Trip in Crested Butte, CO.  She also enjoys yoga, climbing, reading and going on outdoor adventures with her dog, Harley..

 

Esther Goodman,  Occupational Therapist

Esther graduated with a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Touro College in Long Island, NY. Her primary clinical training was at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital treating patients with a multitude of orthopedic and neurological conditions, including joint replacements and acute strokes. Esther is especially passionate about applying current research on interventions to enhance the effectiveness of upper extremity neuromotor rehabilitation. Additionally, Esther has experience with cognitive retraining in acute and subacute rehabilitation settings, with emphasis on executive functioning skills such as dual-tasking, planning, and problem solving.  Esther uses evidence-based interventions combined with her enthusiasm and creativity to help patients reach their personal goals. In her free time, Esther loves to swim, play piano, and spend time with her family.

Megan Cohen RNMegan Cohen RN, BSN – Infusion Center Clinical Nurse Manager

Megan is a Maryland native and graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She began her career as an Emergency Medicine / Critical care nurse at John Hopkins Bayview Hospital. After leaving Bayview she gained a wide range of experience working in Post Anesthesia Care, Private Duty, Teaching, and Case Management / Compliance Nursing roles. She has participated on several Humanitarian Missions as PACU director for both Adult and Pediatric patients throughout Latin America and Africa. Megan has been with the International Neurorehabilitation Institute AIC (Ambulatory Infusion Center) since its inception. In addition to managing AIC operations she has the distinct privilege to personally ensure patient-centered care and comfort during infusion sessions. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, gardening, cooking and spending time with her husband and son.

Micaela Aigner,  RN

Micaela Aigner works  in our Infusion Center as a Nurse.

Zabrina ScofieldZabrina Scofield, Administrative Coordinator

Zabrina Scofield works as the Administrative Coordinator for Dr. Solomon Robbins and Dr. Richard Weisman.

 

 

 

 

 

Tarah MajesticTarah Majestic,  Administrative Assistant

Tarah Majestic is in charge of the front desk operations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shannon BourneShannon Bourne,  Collections Coordinator – INI Finance Department

Shannon Bourne works with INI as a Collections and Insurance Coordinator.

 

 

 

 

 

Kimberly HorneyKimberly Horney,  Administrative Assistant – INI Finance Department

Kimberly Horney works closely with patients and our clinic to navigate insurance requirements and other finance department needs.

 

 

 

 

 

Ukeme BarnesUkeme Ikeddeh-Barnes,  Clinical Trial Coordinator

Ukeme Ikeddeh-Barnes oversees our Clinical Trials Department. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgian Court University and then decided to pursue a second degree in Nursing from LaSalle University.  As an RN, Ukeme worked at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and later transition to Clinical Research with the Division of Hematology. She moved to Maryland and continued in Clinical Research as an Oncology Research Nurse at Sinai Hospital. She later transitioned to INI to continue her clinical research profession and obtained her certification as a Certified Clinical Research Nurse with ACRP.

Katharine RussmanKatharine Russman, Clinical Trial Coordinator

Katharine Russman works with INI as our primary Clinical Trial Coordinator.  She double majored in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Psychology at University of Colorado in Boulder.   She enjoyed studying abroad in Australia for a semester while taking marine biology courses and learned to scuba dive!  She worked in social and behavioral research throughout college and started working with biomedical clinical trials at University of Maryland after graduation before joining the Clinical Trials team at INI in 2019.  Kat’s future plans include becoming a certified Clinical Research Coordinator and eventually attending graduate school. Among her other interests, Kat likes watching and going to baseball games, taking her pug to the dog park, traveling, hanging with friends, and watching scary movies!

Scott ChouScott Chou – Research Assistant

Scott Chou works closely with Dr. Becker and the Clinical Trial Division.  Scott is currently a senior studying Pre-med/Biology at University of Maryland Baltimore County.  He is planning to attend Medical School in the Fall of 2021.  His professional experience includes: working in the National Cheng Kung University Hospital in Taiwan, medical scribing at Baltimore Washington Hospital, and working as a clinical assistant at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Due to Scott’s father’s job as a diplomat, he moved around with his family quite often while growing up. He attended 10 different schools before college and graduated elementary school and middle school twice each. (With four graduations in three different countries!) When Scott isn’t studying for the MCATs or working with Dr. Becker, he loves watching movies and playing with his newly adopted cat!

 

 

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