Sara S. Salles, D.O., Associte Professor
Special Interest: Neurorehabilitation, Spasticity Management, Movement Disorders
Dr. Salles received a B.A. in Biology with a certificate in French from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri and received her D.O. from the University of Health Sciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri. She completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Kentucky and is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with subspecialty training in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. Dr. Salles re-joined the faculty in July 2004.
Dr. Salles is the Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital. She is the Medical Director of the outpatient clinics at the University of Kentucky Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her clinical interests include spinal cord injury medicine, burn rehabilitation, movement disorders to include management of Deep Brain Stimulators and spasticity management.
Dr. Salles received the department's award for ""Best Research Plan" as a faculty member in 2005. She has been an investigator with publication in numerous studies including Body Composition in Multiple Sclerosis, FMRI in Stroke Recovery, Data mining in Parkinson's Disease and functional outcomes in Posterior Cerebral Artery Stroke. She is an co-investigator in multiple SCI related studies taking place both at the University of Kentucky as well as Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital. She has also published a case report on Deep Brain Stimulation. She continues to remain active in clinical research and serves as a mentor to medical students and residents that are interested in or participating in a research project. She remains active in the department's research committee.
Dr. Salles is actively involved in the education of PM&R residents, Interventional Pain Fellows and training of PA and medical students. She is involved with the PM&R lecture series and serves on the department's education and residency recruitment committee.Dr. Salles was awarded the "Teacher of the Year" award in 2004 while at Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital as well as in 2005 and 2011 since here at the at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Salles is the Osteopathic Director of Medical Eduation for the University of Kentucky, Chandler Medical Center.