Downey Spinal Cord Injury Doctors
Downey is home to the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center which specializes in treating spinal cord and brain injuries. The following five doctors are among the many specialists at Rancho Los Amigos:
Hamlet Baghoumian, MD
Dr. Baghoumian is board-certified in Internal Medicine. He is Supervising Physician of Rancho’s Spinal Cord Injury Clinic. He earned his medical degree from Chicago Medical School and completed his surgical residency training at the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California (LAC/USC) Medical Center and a residency in internal medicine at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He also completed a fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery/pressure ulcer management at Rancho. He joined the medical staff at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in 2004. He is fluent in Armenian and Persian and can converse in some medical Spanish. Dr. Baghoumian is experienced treating spinal cord injury patients for a wide-range of problems; he has wide experience treating pressure sores.
Sophia Chun, MD
Dr. Chun is a Consulting Specialist for the outpatient clinics and rehabilitation services at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. She specializes in musculoskeletal procedures (e.g., shoulder injections for shoulder pain, botulism toxin injection and nerve blocks for spasticity, trigger point injections for myofascial pain syndrome, joint injections/aspirations, myofascial/soft tissue manipulation), thoracentesis, paracentesis and central line placement. Dr. Chun earned her medical degree from Loma Linda University, School of Medicine and completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She joined the medical staff at Rancho in 1998. Dr. Chun co-founded the Women’s Wellness Education Group for women with spinal cord injury at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (2000-2004). Dr. Chun is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Internal Medicine. She is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Paraplegia Society, American Spinal International Association and Phi Beta Kappa.
Min-Ning Huang, MD, PhD
Dr. Huang specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and subspecializes in Spinal Cord Injury medicine. She is currently Co-Chief of the Spinal Cord Injury Service in the Department of Neurorehabilitation. Dr. Huang earned her medical degree from Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Science in Guangzhou, China. She completed her residency training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and postdoctoral research fellowship at the Division of Hematology/Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, School of Medicine at University of Southern California, and Lineberger Cancer Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at the Los Angeles County – University of Southern California Medical Center (LAC/USC). Dr. Huang also holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Huang speaks, reads and writes Mandarin and Cantonese, in addition to English.
Michael D. Scott, MD
Dr. Scott is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and in spinal cord injury medicine. He is Chair of Rancho’s Department of Neurorehabilitation and Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Systemtem of Care. He earned his medical degree from the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science/University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at MetroHealth Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he also served as chief resident. He joined the medical staff at Rancho Los Amigos Center in 1993. Dr. Scott is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of PM&R at UCLA and also Loma Linda University.
Jiangnan Wang, MD M.Sc.
Dr. Wang is interested in a variety of health issues related to spinal cord injury. He is especially interested in the prevention and treatment of heart disease in spinal cord injury patients. He is also interested in alternative medicine for spinal cord injury patients. Dr. Wang has been an Attending Physician in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine and Consultant in Spinal Cord Injury and Cardiology in Rancho’s Department of Neurorehabilitation since 2004. He also serves as Assistant Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Dr. Wang earned his medical degree from Xinjiang Medical University in Urumqi, China where he completed his residency training in Internal Medicine. He completed fellowships in Cardiology in the Department of Medicine at Rancho and at The First Teaching Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University. He completed an American Heart Association research fellowship in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Wang earned his Master of Science degree in Molecular Biology at California State University – Los Angeles.
For an appointment with one of the above specialists or any of Rancho Los Amigos other specialists please call:
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
7601 E. Imperial Highway
Downey, California 90242
Phone: (562) 401-7111
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