Mejia, Melvin, MD

Research Statement

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Professional Affiliations

  • Investigator, Cleveland FES Center
  • Director of Trauma and Orthopedic Rehabilitation, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Publications

  • Del Fabro AS, Mejia M, Nemunaitis G. An investigation of the relationship between autonomic dysreflexia and intrathecal baclofen in patients with spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 2017 Apr 13:1-4. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2017.1314878. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28406070.
  • Mehech D, Mejia M, Nemunaitis GA, Chae J, Wilson RD. Percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation for treatment of shoulder pain after spinal cord injury: A case report. J Spinal Cord Med. 2017 Mar 17:1-5. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2017.1293329. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28303761.
  • Nemunaitis G, Roach MJ, Hefzy MS, Mejia M. Redesign of a spine board: Proof of concept evaluation. Assist Technol. 2016 Fall;28(3):144-51. doi: 10.1080/10400435.2015.1131759. PubMed PMID: 26852872.
  • Bryden AM, Hoyen HA, Keith MW, Mejia M, Kilgore KL, Nemunaitis GA. Upper Extremity Assessment in Tetraplegia: The Importance of Differentiating Between Upper and Lower Motor Neuron Paralysis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Jun;97(6 Suppl):S97-S104. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.11.021. PubMed PMID: 27233597.
  • Nemunaitis G, Roach MJ, Claridge J, Mejia M. Early Predictors of Functional Outcome After Trauma. PM R. 2016 Apr;8(4):314-20. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2015.08.007. Epub 2015 Aug 24. PubMed PMID: 26314232.
  • Nemunaitis G, Roach MJ, Boulet M, Nagy JA, Kaufman B, Mejia M, Hefzy MS. The Effect of a Liner on the Dispersion of Sacral Interface Pressures During Spinal Immobilization. Assist Technol. 2015;27(1):9–17. doi: 10.1080/10400435.2014.940473 Pubmed PMID: 26132220
  • Roach MJ, Nagy JA, Mejia M, Nemunaitis G. Preventive health care among community-dwelling persons with spinal cord injury. PM R. 2013 Jun;5(6):496-502. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2012.11.004. Epub 2013 Jan 10. PubMed PMID: 23313038.
  • Nemunaitis GA, Mejia M, Nagy JA, Johnson T, Chae J, Roach MJ. A descriptive study on vitamin D levels in individuals with spinal cord injury in an acute inpatient rehabilitation setting. PM R. 2010 Mar;2(3):202-8; quiz 228. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2010.01.010. PubMed PMID: 20359685.

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Melvin Mejia
Contact Number: (216) 778-4414
Contact Email: mmejia@metrohealth.org