Shawn Jorgensen, M.D.

Physiatrist or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

EDUCATION

Bachelors in Science - Union College, Summa Cum Laude, interdisciplinary major Biology-Philosophy (with honors), minor in Chemistry (1990-1994) 

Medical Doctorate - Albany Medical College, Cum Laude (1993-1997)

 TRAINING

Internship -  Internal Medicine, Albany Medical Center (1997-1998)

Residency - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Albany Medical Center (1998-2001) 

Chief Resident - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Albany Medical Center (2000-2001)

BOARD CERTIFICATION / REGISTRATIONS

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Diplomate, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitiation (ABPMR) (6/02-6/22)

Electrodiagnostic Medicine – Diplomate, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM) (2003-2023)

Neuromuscular Medicine – subspecialty board certified by ABPMR (10/09-12/19)

Sports Medicine – subspecialty board certified by ABPMR (9/1/11-9/1/21)

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound – registered by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) (4/10/13-4/10/23)

LICENSURE

Medicine and Surgery in the State of New York (through 7/31/16)

Certified, NYS Worker’s Compensation Board (9/9/02-ongoing)

WORK EXPERIENCE

Partner, Adirondack Rehabilitation Medicine

  • Perform evaluations of and manage neurological, orthopedic, and rehabilitation issues for patients in Warren, Washington, Saratoga counties and beyond
  • Perform electrodiagnostic consultations (EMG/NCS), diagnostic neuromusculoskeletal ultrasound, ultrasound and EMG guided injections, botulinum toxin injections, nerve blocks and other procedures for patients in the same geographic area

Active staff, Glens Falls Hospital

  • Assist in running 15 bed inpatient rehabilitation floor at Glens Falls Hospital.
  • Provide inpatient consultations on medical/surgical floors at Glens Falls Hospital

Medical Consultant, Glens Falls Hospital Rehabilitation DepartmentActive staff, Saratoga Hospital

  • Provide inpatient consultations
  • Perform outpatient/inpatient electrodiagnostic testing
  • Expert Consultant, New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct (6/15-ongoing)

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Albany Medical College

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Preceptor, Center for Physician Assistant Studies

Russell Sage College

  •  Guest Lecture

PUBLICATIONS

Jorgensen SP, Arnold WD.  Chapter 40: Motor Neuron Disease.  In:  Cifu DX.  Braddom’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 5th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders/Elsevier; 2015: pp. 883-906.

PRESENTATIONS

AAPMR Annual Assembly (10/1/15) – “EMGer Beware!  EMG and neuromuscular traps in your waiting

room” – session director and faculty

AAPMR Annual Assembly (10/2/15) – “Myalgia, Neuralgia, and Arthralgia: Neuromuscular Disorders and

Pain” – session and faculty

AAPMR Annual Assembly (10/3/15) – “US guidance for treating painful conditions – new standard of care or

billing gimmick?” – session director and faculty

AAPMR Annual Assembly (10/3/15) – “Neuroanatomy for NCS and NEE – challenging assumptions and

improving placement using US” -  workshop director and faculty

AAPMR Annual Assembly (10/3/15) – “Opening the black box of EMG – A Visual Learner’s Approach to

Understanding NCS and NEE Waveforms” – session director and faculty

AAPMR Annual Assembly (10/1/15) – “Every Carpal Tunnel”– workshop faculty

AAPMR Annual Assembly (10/2/15) – “Proximal Nerve Conduction Studies”– workshop faculty

AAPMR Annual Assembly (10/3/15) – “Approach to Mononeuropathies of the Foot”– workshop faculty

AANEM Annual Meeting (10/30/14) – “Introduction to Common Neuromuscular Disorders – Neuropathies” –

session faculty

AAPMR Annual Assembly (11/16/14) – “EMG Blind spots – Know What Your Study Can Miss” – session

director and faculty

AAPMR Annual Assembly (11/16/14) – “Ultrasound and EMG for Focal Peripheral Neuropathies – When to

use Which Test and Why” – session director and faculty

AAPMR Annual Assembly (11/15/14) – “Evaluation of Weakness:   EMG Lab Considerations” – session faculty

AAPMR Annual Assembly (11/13/14) – “Every Carpal Tunnel Syndrome” – workshop faculty

AAPMR Annual Assembly (11/14/14) – “Ulnar Neuropathy Studies” – workshop faculty

AAPMR Annual Assembly (11/13/14) – “Basic Nerve Conduction Studies Workshop” – workshop faculty

AANEM Annual Meeting (10/19/13) – “Chemodenervation” – spasticity portion – session faculty

AAPMR Annual Assembly (10/5/13) – “Electromyographer Beware!  New EMG and Neuromuscular Traps in

Your Waiting Room” – session director and faculty

AAPMR Annual Assembly (11/15/12) – “Electromyographer Beware!  EMG and Neuromuscular Traps in Your

Waiting Room” – session director and faculty

Upstate Medical Center Annual Electrodiagnostics Course (4/12) – “Electrodiagnosis of autoimmune

demyelinating neuropathies”

Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Annual Event (3/1/12) – “Role of Electrodiagnosis as it relates to

optimizing patient management and predicting outcomes – AIDP/CIDP”

University of Utah Update in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Conference – “Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain”

(2/02)

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

AANEM Ultrasound Committee (10/15-ongoing)

AAPM&R Program Planning Committee Workshop Co-chair (10/13-ongoing)

AANEM Lab Accreditation Committee (9/13-ongoing)

AANEM Program Committee (3/12-10/15)

ACGME (American Council for Graduate Medical Education), ABNP, ABPMR Neuromuscular Medicine

Milestone Project – Working Group (6-7/14)

AAPM&R Neuromuscular Medicine Advisory Council (11/12-ongoing)

AAPM&R Pain / Neuromuscular Medicine Council (2012) - Member-at-Large, Nominating Committee

AAPM&R Neuromuscular Curriculum Workgroup (4/10)

EXAMINATION COMMITTEES

Oral board certification examinations

Oral Examiner for American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine Certification Examination

(3/10-4/14)

Oral Examiner for Step II of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Certification Examination

(5/10-5/12)

Written board certification examinations

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) Neuromuscular Exam Committee (1/12-ongoing)

American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Item Writing

Project (1/12-ongoing)

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Part 1 Examination Standard Setting Study (5/10)

Training examinations (inservices)

American Academy of Electrodiagnostic and Neuromuscular Medicine (AANEM) Neuromuscular self

assessment examination committee (2010-2011)

American Academy of Electrodiagnostic and Neuromuscular Medicine (AANEM) training program EMG self

assessment examination committee (2008-2011)

EDITING / PEER REVIEW

Pain and Neuromuscular Medicine Editorial Board of AAPMR Knowledge NOW initiative (2/11-ongoing)

Painful Diabetic Neuropathy treatment guidelines- (9/10) Joint guidelines of the AAN, AANEM, AAPM&R
HONORS AND AWARDS

2014 AAPM&R Outstanding Council Service Award – Pain/Neuromuscular Council
Albany Medical College

  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha honor society
  • Awarded the Joseph Collins Foundation Scholarship
  • Based on scholastic achievement, interest in cultural pursuits and good moral character
  • Awarded the James P. Marsh Memorial Scholarship
  • Awarded the Harold C. Wiggers Scholaship
  • Awarded the Lamb Foundation, Inc. Prize

Union College

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Elected to Phi Beta Kappa honor society