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Two Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Physicians Recognized by Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania

August 02, 2017

Martin Diorio, Ph.D., and Deborah Kimmel, M.D., Receive Leadership Awards

Allentown, PA – Two Good Shepherd physicians were recently recognized by the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania (BIAPA). Martin Diorio, Ph.D., and Deborah Kimmel, M.D., both received leadership awards at BIAPA’s annual conference in Lancaster, PA. The awards are intended to recognize contributions both have made in improving the quality of life for persons with brain injuries, their family and friends and advancing the field of brain injury rehabilitation by teaching fellow colleagues to work with brain injury survivors.

Dr. Diorio joined Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital in 1983 as a clinical psychologist and currently serves as a clinical neuropsychologist serving inpatients and outpatients in the brain injury program. Hereceived his Ph.D. in Clinical Counseling Psychology from The Catholic University of America. Dr. Diorio also has taught classes at Moravian College, Northampton County Community College, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Lehigh University and has lectured on various brain injury topics at BIAPA’s annual conference. Dr. Diorio has been widely respected for more than three decades for his expertise and commitment to brain injury rehabilitation.

Dr. Kimmel joined Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital in 1990. She served as a medical director of the Brain Injury Program and the medical director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program. She also served as a staff physiatrist at Good Shepherd from 2001 until her retirement in 2016. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed her residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY. She also trained physical medicine and rehabilitation residents, as a clinical associate at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research and many presentations at professional conferences have contributed to her leadership in the field of brain injury rehabilitation.


About Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, offering an unmatched continuum of care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities. Good Shepherd treats 65,000 patients annually at more than 60 locations in nine Pennsylvania counties. GSRN is the eighth largest rehabilitation provider in the country, according to Modern Healthcare magazine. Learn more at GoodShepherdRehab.org or on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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