Dr. Brian O’Malley received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University. He then attended graduate school at The Ohio State University, completing a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology. Please Click Here to read more
Dr. Kern Carlton received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Wake Forest University. He completed his Internal Medicine internship at the University of Virginia affiliated hospitals in Roanoke, Virginia, and his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at The Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. During his final year he was chief resident. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine and in Independent Medical Examination. Please Click Here to read more
Dr. Schara earned her Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University and completed post-doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, specializing in the evaluation and treatment of people with traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Schara specializes in performing comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for both English- and Spanish-speaking individuals, attending to the injury and residual sequelae in the context of a person's abilities, personality and mood. She aims to understand the changes patients experience in order to assist them to maximize their functional abilities and quality of life.
Darcy Alexander, Ph.D.
Dr. Alexander earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology m the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and she completed a post-doctoral residency in Health Psychology at the University of Michigan-VA Postdoctoral Psychology Consortium. She has established herself as an effective and compassionate psychologist, and as an integral part of the interdisciplinary team at TRC-- treating patients with pain, head injuries, and PTSD, implementing cognitive behavioral therapy in both group and individual formats.
Shilpa Kasuganti, M.D.
Dr. Kasuganti, the most recent member of our team, is now accepting new patients for medical evaluation and treatment in the Functional Restoration Program. She is a native of Durham, North Carolina, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University, majoring on Psychology. She obtained her MD in May 2004 from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She stayed on at Northwestern for her Internship and Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, which she completed at the prestigious Northwestern University Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Kasuganti has a varied experience as a physiatrist, having previously run an inpatient brain injury service and served as a medical consultant for disability reviews, and she is a strong proponent of the interdisciplinary rehabilitative approach to helping patients with chronic pain reach their maximum potential.