I am an internist who is board certified in Internal Medicine and Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. 

Areas of Interest

  • Neurogenic bladder management
  • Pulmonary function
  • Neural prostheses after spinal cord injury

Publications (Select)

Entire publication list can be found here.

  • Wu-Fienberg Y, Henzel MK, Richmond MA, Becker DB. Impact of interdisciplinary rounds in the spinal cord injury unit on relational coordination for patients with pressure injury: A pilot study. J Spinal Cord Med. 2018 Mar 6;1–6. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2018.1443418 Pubmed PMID: 29509096
  • Potter-Baker KA, Janini DP, Lin Y-L, Sankarasubramanian V, Cunningham DA, Varnerin NM, Chabra P, Kilgore KL, Richmond MA, Frost FS, Plow EB. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) Paired with massed practice training to promote adaptive plasticity and motor recovery in chronic incomplete tetraplegia: a pilot study. J Spinal Cord Med. 2017 Aug 7;1–15. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2017.1361562 Pubmed PMID: 28784042
  • Kowalski KE, Romaniuk JR, Brose SW, Richmond MA, Kowalski T, DiMarco AF. High frequency spinal cord stimulation-New method to restore cough. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2016 Oct;232:54-6. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2016.07.001. Epub 2016 Jul 6. PubMed PMID: 27395446; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5012955.
  • Strandjord SE, Sieke EH, Richmond M, Khadilkar A, Rome ES. Medical stabilization of adolescents with nutritional insufficiency: a clinical care path. Eat Weight Disord. 2016 Sep;21(3):403-10. doi: 10.1007/s40519-015-0245-5. Epub 2015 Nov 23. PubMed PMID: 26597679.
  • Strandjord SE, Sieke EH, Richmond M, Rome ES.Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder: Illness and Hospital Course in Patients Hospitalized for Nutritional Insufficiency. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Dec;57(6):673-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.08.003. Epub 2015 Oct 1. PubMed PMID: 26422290.
  • Dumford DM, Nerandzic M, Chang S, Richmond MA, Donskey C. Epidemiology of clostridium difficile and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus colonization in patients on a spinal cord injury unit. J Spinal Cord Med. 2011;34(1):22–27. doi: 10.1179/107902610×12883422813822 Pubmed PMID: 21528623


Associate Director of Clinical Affairs @ Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Cleveland FES Center

Chief, Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders Service
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


Program Contact
Deborah Haywood

Contact Number
(216) 791-3800 x 64932

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