• Sharon Bassi, MD

    Bio

    Sharon Bassi, MD, joined Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in 2010 as a spine physiatrist. She completed her training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Harvard Medical School and then completed a fellowship in pain medicine at UCLA. She has opened her practice in both Burlington and Peabody.

    CV - Sharon Bassi, MD

    PERSONAL HISTORY

    Citizenship
    USA

    EXPERIENCE

    09/2010 Staff Physician
    Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington
    Provide non-operative care to patients within a multidisciplinary spine center

    POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

    07/2009-07/2010 Fellow, Pain Medicine
    UCLA /West LA VA Pain Medicine Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA

    07/2006-6/2009 Resident, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA
    07/2005-6/2006 Intern, Internal Medicine
    Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Dallas, TX

    EDUCATION

    08/2001-5/2004 Doctor of Medicine, M.D. (Cum laude)
    University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL
    06/2000-7/2001 Program in Medical Sciences (prelim year towards M.D. degree)
    Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

    08/1994-5/2000 Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry
    University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

    12/1995-5/1997 Associate of Science in Nursing, R.N. (honors)
    Hillsborough Community College, Plant City, FL

    LICENSURE

    • through 3/2011 State of California
    • through 3/2013 State of Massachusetts

    BOARD CERTIFICATION

    • Since 06/2010 American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), BC
    • Since 10/2010 American Board of Pain Medicine, BC
    • American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, BE

    CERTIFICATIONS

    since 06/2009 Certified Physician Acupuncturist
    [Structural Acupuncture for Physicians, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA]

    since 05/2005 Certified Yoga Instructor
    [Division of Yoga and Life Sciences University, Bangalore, India]

    AWARDS and HONORS

    • Chief Resident 2008-2009
    • Harvard Medical School/Spaulding rehabilitation hospital
    • Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • The Manuel J. Lipson Award 2009 Dedication and development of the physical medicine and rehabilitation
    • Program at Harvard Medical School/Spaulding rehabilitation hospital
    • American Academy of Pain Medicine, Essentials of Pain Scholarship Award 2009
    • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society 2003
    • Chapman Humanism in Medicine Society 2004
    • University of Florida Medical Guild Award 2004
    • Academic and Professional excellence
    • Bythewood and Baker Memorial Academic Award 2003 Academically outstanding junior female medical student
    • Terry Linn Cole Endowed Scholarship 2001 Female medical student entering medicine from another career
    • USF Annual Biochemistry Award 1999
    • USF Annual Organic Chemistry Award 1999
    • The National Deans List 1998
    • USF Dept. of Chemistry Honor Role 1995-1998
    • USF College of Arts & Sciences Deans List 1994-1999
    • The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship 1994-1997

    PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

    • International Spine Intervention Society
    • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
    • American Pain Society
    • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • Association of Academic Physiatrists
    • International Rehabilitation Forum
    • Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation (PASSOR)
    • Massachusetts Medical Society
    • American Medical Association

    EMPLOYMENT

    3/2009- 6/2010 Salutory Services, Inc. Henderson, NV.
    Perform chart review and summarize medical-legal cases for medical consultant firm

    8/1999-12/2001 Registered Nurse
    Pre and Post Operative Gynecologic Oncology, general Gynecology
    Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland, FL

    VOLUNTEER ACTIVITY

    • Mentor, Medical Student Mentoring Program, AAPM&R 2009-present
    • IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships 2008
    • Member of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital medical support staff
    • Healing Hands for Haiti 2008
    • Member of the Boston rehabilitation team providing health care to
    • the disabled population of rural Haiti (www.healinghandsforhaiti.org)
    • Boston Marathon Team Physician 2007
    • Sports Physical Team Physician 2007
    • Physical exams for athletes at Wellesley College
    • Malaika Project 07/04 – 02/05
    • Volunteer member of the “Adopt a Village” project providing healthcare within rural Tanzania (www.malaikaproject.org)
    • Project Haiti 2002
    • Assisted in fund raising and provided health care in rural Haiti
    • Project ‘Jamaica Relief’ 2001
    • Provided health care in rural Jamaica

    PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

    05/2010 Schneider JC, Bassi S, Ryan CM. “Employment Outcomes after Burn Injury: a comparison of those burned at work and those burned outside of work.” J Burn Care Res
    submission

    10/2009 Bassi S, Gosney J, Ming J. Participation of Physiatrists in International
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Experiences.
    UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. (To be submitted for peer reviewed publication)

    08/2009 Bassi S, Baima J. The importance of recognizing the common stress fracture
    in an uncommon disease: a case report.
    Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA.
    (To be submitted for peer reviewed publication)

    03/2008 Schneider JC, Bassi S, Ryan CM. “Barriers Impacting Employment after
    Burn Injury.” J Burn Care Res 2009; 30(2):294-300

    PEER REVIEWED ABSTRACTS and POSTERS

    10/2009 Bassi S, Jain N, Fish D.E. “Attitudes and experiences of healthcare
    Providers in international rehabilitation projects” Poster Presentation
    at the 70th Annual Assembly and Technical Exhibition of the American
    Academy of Physical Medicine and rehabilitation, Austin, TX


    10/2009 Bassi S, Schneider JC, Ryan CM. “Employment outcomes in Burn Injury: A
    Comparison between those burned at work with those burned outside of work”
    Poster Presentation at the 70th Annual Assembly and Technical
    Exhibition of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and
    rehabilitation, Austin, TX

    03/2009 Bassi S, Schneider JC, Ryan CM. “Employment outcomes in burn injury:
    factors influencing variable outcomes between those burned at work and those
    burned outside of work.” J Burn Care & Research. 2009; Poster Presentation
    at the 41st annual meeting of the American Burn Association, San Antonio, TX

    02/2009 Bassi S, Schneider JC, Ryan CM. “A Retrospective Review of Barriers
    Impacting Return To Work After Burn Injury.” J Burn Care & Research.
    2008; 29(2): S141. Poster Presentation at the 62nd annual meeting of the
    MGH Scientific Advisory Committee, Boston, MA

    02/2009 Bassi S, Baima J. “The importance of recognizing the common stress fracture
    in an uncommon disease: a case report” Poster Presentation at the 40th annual
    meeting of the Academy of Academic Physiatrists, Colorado.

    02/2009 Bassi S, Schneider JC, Ryan CM. “Employment outcomes in Burn Injury: A
    Comparison between those burned at work with those burned outside of work”
    Poster Presentation at the 40th annual meeting of the Academy of Academic
    Physiatrists, Colorado.

    04/2008 Bassi S, Schneider JC, Ryan CM. “A Retrospective Review of Barriers
    Impacting Return To Work After Burn Injury.” J Burn Care & Research.
    2008; 29(2): S141. Poster Presentation at the 40th annual meeting of the
    American Burn Association, Chicago, IL. Also presented at the Northeast
    Regional burn meeting, Washington D.C., 09/2008.

    RESEARCH EXPERIENCe

    2008 Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA
    Nonpharmacologic Prevention of Osteoporotic Fractures: A review

    2006 Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA
    Review: To determine the effects of testosterone supplementation on
    quality of life and physical functioning in elderly testosterone deficient men.
    Internal Review Presentation

    REVIEW COMMITTEES

    2009 Ad-hoc reviewer for “American Journal of Industrial Medicine”

    2006-2007 Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA
    Rehab in Review: The Surveillance Journal for Rehabilitation
    Professionals. [Member of editorial board : Literature review
    on current rehabilitation medicine topics].

    PRESENTATIONS

    • 01/2010 Evaluation of the Efficacy of Iyengar Yoga on Chronic Low Back Pain, Journal Club, Greater LA VA (Los Angeles, CA) 
    • 10/2009 Role of Epidural Steroid Injections in pain management, Pain Lecture Series, Greater LA VA (Los Angeles, CA) 
    • 04/2009 Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome, Neuromuscular medicine clinic, VA hospital (Boston, MA) 
    • 11/2008 Global Perspectives in Rehabilitative Medicine, Grand Rounds, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (Boston, MA) 
    • 06/2008 Extra-articular Sources of Hip Dysfunction, PMR residents, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (Boston, MA) 
    • 03/2008 Interventions in Chronic Pain Management, PMR residents, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (Boston, MA) 
    • 02/2008 Interventions in Acute Stroke, Therapists, Healing Hands for Haiti (Port-au-Prince, HAITI) 
    • 01/2007 Pain in Spinal Cord Injury, PMR residents, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (Boston, MA) 
    • 06/2006 Stroke Rehabilitation: an Overview, Internal Medicine residents, Presbyterian Hospital (Dallas, TX)

    POST GRADUATE COURSES

    • 11/2011 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Annual Scientific Assembly, Kissimmee, FL 
    • 8/2011 International Spine Intervention Society , 19th Annual Scientific Assembly, Chicago, IL 
    • 10/2009 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Annual Scientific Assembly, Austin, TX 
    • 09/12/09 Spinal cord stimulation fellows workshop, Huntington Beach, CA Boston Scientific Neuromodulation 
    • 07/18/09 Spinal cord stimulation workshop, Valencia, California, Boston Scientific Neuromodulation 
    • 05/2009 Fundamentals of Pain Management: A Primer for Residents and Fellows , American Pain Society, Annual Scientific Assembly, San Diego, CA 
    • 02/2009 Association of Academic Physiatrists , Annual Scientific Assembly, Colorado Springs, CO 
    • 10/2008 - 06/09 Structural Acupuncture for Physicians, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 
    • 05/2008 Sports Medicine 2008: Advances in MRI and Orthopaedic Management, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 
    • 05/2008 Chief Resident Course, Partners HealthCare Graduate Medical Education, Boston, MA 
    • 04/2008 American Burn Association, Annual Scientific Assembly, Chicago, IL 
    • 09/2007 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Annual Scientific Assembly, Boston, MA 
    • 02/2007 Role of Exercise and Nutrition in Preventative Medicine, Orlando, FL 
    • 11/2007 Electromyography and Neuromuscular Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

     

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