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Heechin Chae, MD
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
Area of Expertise: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Heechin Chae, MD was appointed site director of DVBIC at Fort Belvoir and chief of the Traumatic Brain Injury Department at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in 2011. He will become the director of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence satellite at Fort Belvoir in 2013.
Dr. Chae is board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine and has additional training for medical acupuncture.
Prior to coming to Fort Belvoir, he spent almost 15 years at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital at the Harvard Medical School System in Boston. He was involved in extensive research and teaching activities while treating patients with mild, moderate, and severe TBI.
After serving as medical director of the Brain Injury Program at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, he started a new TBI Department at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. Dr. Chae has been recognized throughout his career with several awards, including the Teacher of the Year award, the Young Mentor Award from Harvard Medical School and “Medical All-Star” by the Boston Red Sox.
He received his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University and completed his PM&R residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital through the Harvard Medical School system.
Heechin Chae’s Content on BrainLine Military
- How Is Family Involved in TBI Treatment?
- How Can Spirituality and Alternative Medicine Help in Treating Patients with TBI?
- Can People Go Back to School After a Brain Injury?
- How Can You Help People with TBI Return to Their Jobs?
- How Does Acupuncture Help People with TBI?
- Why Is Rest So Important After a Brain Injury?
- What Is a Team-Focused Approach to Treating TBI?
- How Do You Set Treatment Goals for Patients with Brain Injury?
- Why Is Taking a Good Patient History So Important in Treating TBI?
- Why Does a Brain Injury Cause Behavioral Changes?
- How Can You Combine Traditional and Non-Traditional Treatments for TBI?
- What Should Civilian Providers Know About Treating Military Patients with TBI?
- What Does "Patient-Centered Care" Mean When Treating TBI?
- How Can Primary Care Providers Treat Patients with TBI?
- How Do You Explain the Anatomy and Physiology of a TBI?
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