Attending Physicians

The attending physician is a physiatrist (fi-zee-AH-trist), a specialist who is trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation. As the leader of the care team, a physiatrist will:
  • Oversee the entire care plan
  • Prescribe therapy treatments and medications
  • Communicate with personal and/or referring physicians as needed
  • Coordinate the services of other medical specialists
  • Explain the patient’s condition and its implications for them and the entire family
The Golisano Restorative Neurology & Rehabilitation Center is affiliated with the University of Rochester School of Medicine, so resident physicians play an active role in supporting and supplementing our attending physicians.

When leaving our inpatient rehabilitation program, patients go back to seeing their personal doctor. They may also continue to meet with our physiatrist in our clinic on an outpatient basis, depending on their needs.


 
OdomNathanNathan Odom, MD
Medical Director of the Golisano Restorative Neurology & Rehabilitation Center


Dr. Odom specializes in acute rehabilitation, with an interest in neuro-rehabilitation and concussion management.

He holds a B.A. in History from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and earned his medical degree from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Science. He interned in Internal Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Dr. Odom’s honors from the Unity Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation include the Excellence in Resident Seminars Award (2011 and 2012), Strong Star Award (2011 and 2012) and Spirit of Carol Award for Humanistic Qualities (2011).

He co-authored Knowledge Now: Multiple Sclerosis with K. Rao Poduri, M.D., published November 17, 2011 by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a mentor for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medical Student Interest Group, and his lectures include multiple grand rounds, medical student lectures and teaching.
 

 
DombovyMaryMary L. Dombovy, MD, MHSA
Vice President, Neurosciences
Unity Rehabilitation & Neurology


Dr. Dombovy is the Vice President of Neurosciences and is responsible for all services and providers in the service line.

Dr. Dombovy holds a B.S. in Biology from the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. She earned her medical degree from the Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota and her Masters of Health Systems Administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

She interned in Internal Medicine and did a residency in Neurology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. She also did a residency in Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Dombovy is board-certified in Neurorehabilitation by the United Council Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS); in Vascular Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Society of Neurorehabilitation, Monroe County Medical Society and American College of Physician Executives.

Dr. Dombovy is also a board member of the Rochester Division of the American Heart Association. She has served as the Chair for the Neural Repair and Rehabilitation Examination Committee of the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. She has served as a member of the subcommittee for Vascular Neurology Subspecialty Examination of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She also served chair of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Board of Trustees.

Dr. Dombovy has held a number of teaching positions, served on many editorial and review boards and published a wealth of original research, book chapters and reviews. On recovery aspects of traumatic brain injury and stroke. She was one of only 14 graduates in the last 100 years to receive the President’s Award from the College of St. Benedict at its Centennial Reunion. She has been an ATHENA Award finalist twice, named to the Best Doctors in America National and Northeast Division Lists, and received a scholarship for national Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program at Allegheny University in Pennsylvania.
 

 
RansomCeciliaCecilia Lim Ransom, MD
Physiatrist
Golisano Restorative Neurology & Rehabilitation Center


Dr. Ransom specializes in in-patient and neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitation, stroke spasticity and traumatic brain injury management.

She holds a B.S., with Distinction from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and earned her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. She interned in Internal Medicine and completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Eastern Virginia Medical School, where she served as chief resident of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Ransom’s board certifications include Diplomate, American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Certified Independent Medical Examiner, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. She is a member of the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Dr. Ransom has a Clinical Instructor appointment at Strong Memorial Hospital. She is active in designing and running resident courses and other resident educational activities and has published articles on rehabilitation orthotics.
 

 
NamassivayaNithyanandiniNithyanandini Namassivaya, MD
Physiatrist
Golisano Restorative Neurology & Rehabilitation Center


Dr. Namassivaya specializes in inpatient and spinal cord injury rehabilitation, management of traumatic brain injuries and outpatient musculoskeletal pain.

She earned her medical degree from Bangalore University in Karnataka, India and did an internship at Victoria Hospital in Bangalore. She had externship training in Anesthesiology at the New York Hospital Medical Center in Queens, as well as the Maine Medical Center Department of Medicine in Portland. She did a transitional year program at the New York Hospital Medical Center before completing her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Rochester.

Dr. Namassivaya is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, with a sub-specialty in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a former member of the American Paraplegic Society.

She won a residency teaching award in 2006 and a residency appreciation award in both 2007 and 2008. She was a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency educational committee member, a prosthetic clinical director and a Quality Assurance liaison.

Dr. Namassivaya has broad experience in research, teaching and presenting on topics ranging from paraplegia to fibromyalgia to spinal cord injuries.
 

 

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Dr. Priya Sreedharan