Alice Fann, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

Acting Chief, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Atlanta VA Medical Center

Education

  • BA, Mount Holyoke College, 1985
  • MD, University of Texas, 1990
  • Transitional Internship, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1991
  • Residency, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1994
  • MS, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2003
  • PhD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2006
  • Medical Acupuncture for Physicians, Certification Course, Helms Medical Institute, UCLA, 2010

Biography

Honors/Awards

  • VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Advanced Research Career Development Award, 2003-05
  • University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Researcher of the Year, 2002
  • VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Entry Level Research Associate Award, 2000-03
  • Betty Ford Center Scaife Family and J.M. Foundations Scholarship, 1989
  • Mount Holyoke College Mary Lyon Scholar, 1985

Memberships

  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Publications

  • Fann AV, Spencer HJ, Hammaker A, Kligman S, Gray RP. The impact of structural therapy on functioning and pain in chronic pain patients: a pilot study. J Back Musculosk Rehab 2007. 
  • Fann AV, Preston MA, Bray P, Mamiya N, Skinner RD, Garcia-Rill E. The sleep state-dependent P50 midlatency auditory evoked potential in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). Clin Neurophys 2005; 116:681-9 
  • Karim MR, Fann AV, Gray RP, Neale DF. Enthesitis of biceps brachii short head and coracobrachialis at the coracoid process: a generator of shoulder and neck pain. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2005; 84:376-80. 
  • Bray P, Mamiya N, Fann AV, Gellman H, Skinner RD, Garcia-Rill E.Modulation of the sleep state-dependent P50 auditory midlatency evoked potential by stimulation of acupuncture points. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2005; 86:2018-26. 
  • Garcia-Rill E, Skinner, RD, Clothier J, Dornhoffer J, Uc E, Fann A, Mamiya N. The Sleep State-Dependent Midlatency Auditory Evoked P50 Potential in Various Disorders. Thalamus Relat Dis 2002 2:9-19. 
  • Fann AV. Validation of Postural Radiographs in Measuring Change in Pelvic Obliquity. Arch Phys Med Rehab 2003; 84:75-8. 
  • Fann AV. The prevalence of postural asymmetry in people with and without chronic low back pain. Arch Phys Med Rehab 2002; 83:1736-8. 
  • Fann AV. In-shoe interventions ease back pain through postural correction. J Biomechanics 2001; 8:39-46. 
  • Fann AV, Lee R, Verbois GM. The reliability of postural x-rays: a new study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1999; 80:458-61 
  • Fann AV. Anatomy and evaluation of the lumbosacral plexus. North American Clinics of PM&R. Nov 1998; 9:815-829. 

Chapters

  • Huang W, Fann A, Zhou L, Yang W, Cai C, Yue J. Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Other Complementary Alternative Therapies to the Treatment of Aging spine and Chronic Pain. In Yue JJ, Guyer R, Johnson JP, Khoo LT, Hochshuler SH (eds). The Comprehensive Treatment for the Aging Spine: Minimal Invasive and Advanced Techniques ( Saunder, Inc, 2011). 
  • Lal S, Fann AV. Metatarsalgia. in Study guide for Essentials of Outpatient Rehabilitation (Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc., 2002) 
  • Lal S, Fann AV. Lumbosacral plexopathy. In Study guide for Essentials of Outpatient Rehabilitation (Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc., 2002) 
  • Lal S, Fann AV. Peroneal neuropathy. In Study guide for Essentials of Outpatient Rehabilitation (Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc., 2002) 
  • Fann AV. Metatarsalgia. In Silver JK, Frontera W (eds) Essentials of Outpatient Rehabilitation (Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc., 2002) 
  • Fann AV. Lumbosacral plexopathy. In Silver JK, Frontera W (eds) Essentials of Outpatient Rehabilitation (Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc., 2002) 
  • Fann AV. Peroneal neuropathy. In Silver JK, Frontera W (eds) Essentials of Outpatient Rehabilitation (Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc., 2002) 
  • Lennard TA. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Pearls. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc, 2001. Contributor of ten EMG Pearl Cases 

Abstracts

  • Fann AV, Preston MA, Skinner RD, Garcia-Rill E. Chronic Low Back Pain and Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation. J Pain (2007) 
  • Fann AV, Preston MA, Skinner RD, Garcia-Rill E. Chronic Low Back Pain: Neurophysiological Outcomes of Treatment. J Pain (2007). 
  • Fann AV, Preston MA, Skinner RD, Garcia-Rill E. Chronic Low Back Pain and Electroacupuncture. Society fo Neuroscience. (2004) 
  • Fann AV, Preston MA, Skinner RD, Garcia-Rill E. Chronic Low Back Pain and Electroacupuncture. in Lay Press Handbook for Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, 2004 
  • Fann AV, Preston MA, Skinner RD, Garcia-Rill E. Sensory-gating Deficits in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: a P50 Midlatency Auditory Evoked Potential Study. Arch Phys Med Rehab (2003) 
  • Rao AD, Fann AV, Stefans VA. Hypertension as a sole indication of posttraumatic hydrocephalus: A case report. Arch Phys Med Rehab (accepted) 
  • Qureshi AM, Gray RP, Mauldin D, Fann AV. Hypotension in post-stroke patients: effects on outcome. Arch Phys Med Rehab (accepted) 
  • Bice T, Fann AV, Gray RP. Use of amantidine in combination with risperidone improved cognitive function in a patient with traumatic brain injury: a case report. Arch Phys Med Rehab 2002; 83:1648 (ab) 
  • Fann AV. Health services utilization and depression in veterans with chronic low back pain. Arch Phys Med Rehab 2002; 83:1671 (ab) 
  • Fann AV. Health services utilization and pain in veterans with chronic low back pain. Arch Phys Med Rehab 2002; 83:1672 (ab)