Our Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Doctors

Shepherd Center staff physicians who lead rehabilitation teams are specialized in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Other staff physicians specialize in medical disciplines sometimes needed for treatment of Shepherd Center patients. 

Shepherd Center Medical Staff

Dr. ChiChi Berhane
ChiChi Berhane, M.D., MBA
Medical Director
Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Gerald Bilsky
Gerald S. Bilsky, M.D.
Staff Physiatrist

Dr. Brock Bowman
Brock Bowman, M.D.
Associate Medical Director

Dr. Anna Choo Elmers
Anna Choo Elmers, M.D.
Staff Physiatrist
Dr. John Lin
John Lin, M.D.
Staff Physiatrist

Our Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Consulting Staff

Consulting physicians provide expertise in a variety of medical disciplines that may be needed in the treatment of Shepherd Center patients.

Dr. Nazia Bandukwala
Nazia Bandukwala, D.O.
Consulting Physician

Dr. Luther Burse
Luther Burse, M.D.

Dr. Jesse Couk
Jesse Couk, M.D.
Infectious Diseases
Consulting Physician


Dr. David DeRuyter
David N. DeRuyter, M.D.
Associate Medical Director
Critical Care Services
Dr. Keith Dockery
Keith Dockery, M.D.
Medical Director
Dr. Bryce T. Gillespie
Bryce T. Gillespie, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgery


Dr. Gary Gropper
Gary R. Gropper, M.D.
Consulting Neurologist
Dr. Kaveh Khajavi
Kaveh Khajavi, M.D.
Medical Director
Neurosurgical Services


Dr. Douglas Murray
Douglas Murray, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Herndon Murray
Herndon Murray, M.D.
Medical Director Orthopedics
Dr. Allan Peljovich
Allan Peljovich, M.D., M.P.H.
Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Gary Richter
Gary C. Richter, M.D.
Dr. Matthew Sand
Matthew Sand, M.D.
Consulting Urologist
Dr. Andrew Zadoff
Andrew Zadoff, M.D.
Medical Director
Respiratory and Critical Care Services