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 Rehabilitation (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)

STEP Ultrasound Program - American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) (11/16/18)

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 (8/01-ongoing)

  • Perform evaluations of and manage neurological, orthopedic, and rehabilitation issues for patients in the North Country and Capital District

  • 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 (8/01-ongoing)

  • Assist in running 15 bed inpatient rehabilitation floor at Glens Falls Hospital (12/02-1/17)

  • Provide inpatient consultations on medical/surgical floors at Glens Falls Hospital (8/01-1/17)

Medical Consultant, Glens Falls Hospital Rehabilitation Department (8/02-ongoing)

Active staff, Saratoga Hospital (8/01-ongoing)

  • Provide inpatient consultations (8/02-6/13)

  • Perform outpatient/inpatient electrodiagnostic testing (8/02-6/13)

Expert Consultant, New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct (6/15-ongoing)

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Albany Medical College

  • Clinical Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (5/17/18-ongoing)

  • Preceptor, Center for Physician Assistant Studies

Larner Medical College at the University of Vermont

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Family Medicine (5/17/18, Adjunct Associate 7/1/17-6/30/19)

PUBLICATIONS

(Pending) Jorgensen SP, Arnold WD. Motor Neuron Disease. In: Cifu DX. In Braddom’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Upcoming 6th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders/Elsevier; 2020.

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.

EDITING / PEER REVIEW

Reviewer, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (7/18) – “Ultrasonographic Assessment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Severity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.”

Pain and Neuromuscular Medicine Editorial Board of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Knowledge NOW initiative (2/11-8/15)

Painful Diabetic Neuropathy treatment guidelines (9/10) Joint guidelines of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM ), and AAPM&R.

COMMITTEE / WORKGROUP APPOINTMENTS

AANEM Program Director for Plenary (10/18-10/19)

AANEM Question writer for AANEM Connect (10/18-ongoing)

AAPM&R Advanced Practice Provider Education Workgroup Co-Chair (7/18-ongoing)

AANEM Neuromuscular Update Course Committee (10/18-10/19)

AAPM&R Program Planning Committee Workshop Chair (10/15 ongoing, 10/13-10/15 Co-chair)

AANEM Ultrasound Committee (10/15-9/18)

AANEM Lab Accreditation Committee (9/13-3/16)

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

American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

(ABPN), ABPMR Neuromuscular Medicine Milestone Project – Working Group (6/14-7/14)

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

    • ABPN Neuromuscular Exam Committee (1/12-ongoing)

    • ABPMR MOC Longitudinal Assessment Senior Reviewer – Neuromuscular / Electrodiagnostic Medicine domain (1/18-ongoing)

    • ABPMR MOC Longitudinal Assessment Pilot Item writer (10/17-1/18)

    • ARDMS Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Item Writing Project (1/12-ongoing)

    • ABPMR Part 1 Examination Standard Setting Study (5/10)

  • Training examinations (inservices)

    • AANEM Neuromuscular self assessment examination committee (2010-2011)

    • AANEM training program EMG self assessment examination committee (2008-2011)

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)


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

    • “awarded to the senior student…most nearly approached the ideal in doctor-patient relationships”

Union College

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude, with honors

  • Elected to Phi Beta Kappa honor society