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Dr. Jason Curry Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Jason Curry

Dr. Curry is an interventional physiatrist (also known as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) who specializes primarily in non-surgical approaches for the treatment of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine pain, as well as musculoskeletal disorders and joint pain. As a physiatrist, his primary treatment goal is to help restore physical function and activities of daily living, thereby improving the quality of life of his patients. Having the opportunity to increase a patient’s quality of life was the deciding factor for choosing his specialty. He has extensive fellowship training in interventions including epidural injections, facet injections, nerve blocks, peripheral joint injections, radiofrequency ablation, sacroiliac joint injections, and spinal cord stimulator neuromodulation. He also performs electromyography and nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS).

Dr. Curry is originally from Charleston, South Carolina. Upon enlisting in the United States Navy, he was initially stationed in San Diego and immediately felt drawn to the charm of the city; he considers San Diego one of the greatest cities in the country. Following military service, he returned to South Carolina where he attended the College of Charleston for undergraduate studies. He attained his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina.

He completed both his internship and residency training in PM&R at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC where he was appointed Chief Resident of his department and also presented with his department’s EMG Academic Award. He then further specialized by completing a PM&R Interventional Spine Medicine Fellowship at the highly-regarded University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

He is Board Certified through the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

In his spare time, Dr. Curry enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, staying active in the community, and traveling.

Education & Training

  • PM&R Interventional Spine Medicine Fellowship
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    University of California, Los Angeles - David Geffen School of Medicine
    Santa Monica, California
    August 2015 -July 2016
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency
    East Carolina University- Brody School of Medicine
    Vidant Medical Center
    Greenville, North Carolina
    July 2012 - June 2015
  • Transitional Year, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    East Carolina University - Brody School of Medicine
    Vidant Medical Center
    Greenville, North Carolina
    July 2011 - June 2012
  • Doctor of Medicine
    Medical University of South Carolina - School of Medicine
    Charleston, South Carolina
    June 2007 - May 2011
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology
    College of Charleston
    Charleston, South Carolina
    January 2003 - December 2005

Military Service

United States Navy, Intelligence Specialist, 2nd Class Petty Officer
January 1999 - October 2002
Honorable Discharge

Awards and distinguishes include:

  • Completion of the notorious Hell Week in Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training
  • Held top secret/sensitive compartmented information security clearance
  • Completion of satellite imagery intelligence school
  • Completion of a 6-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf with tue USS George Washington aircraft carrier June-Dec 2000
  • Divisional physical fitness petty officer
  • Awarded Good Conduct and National Defense Service Medal

Honors & Awards

  • Chief Resident, Academic
    July 2014- June 2015
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    East Carolina University - Brody School of Medicine
  • East Carolina University EMG Academic Award 2015
    Awarded by the ECU Dept. of PM&R annually in June; award is given to the resident in the department that attains the highest score on the annual AANEM SAE exam.
  • Best Class Paper, Microbiology and Immunology
    Awarded by Dr. Gabriel Virella, Director of Microbiology and Immunology course at the Medical University of South Carolina, May 2008.
  • College of Charleston Student Government Association, Senator
    December 2004 - May 2005

Publications and Posters

  • Jung J, Curry J, Zall M. "Peripheral Nerve Stimulation" chapter. Decision Making in Pain Management. Book currently accepted for 2016 publication.
  • Patel AA, Curry JD, Norbury JW, Harrell KW, Moore DP Atypical Accessory Deep Peroneal Nerve Anomalous Innervation: A Case Report. Poster presented at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly. 2015 Oct 1-4. Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Curry JD, Norbury JW, Moore DP, Harrell KW. Electrodiagnostic Evidence of a Proximal Branch Point of the Superficial Radial Nerve. Poster presented at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting. 2014 Feb 25-Mar 1. Nashville, TN.
  • Curry JD, Norbury JW, Cartwright MS, Ivanescu AE, Moore DP. Comparison of Two Different Ultrasonographic Parameters for the Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. PM&R 5S: s206, 2013. Poster presented at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly.2013 Oct 3 - 6. National Harbor, Maryland.
  • Galang E, Curry J, Navarro J. The Rehabilitation of a Patient with Lance-Adams Syndrome. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 92 (3S): a73, 2013. Poster presented at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting. March 6-10, 2013. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Presentations

  • Curry, JD. Pain and Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Candidate. Grand Rounds presentation. ECU Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. August 2014.
  • Curry, JD. Concussions in Sports. Grand Rounds presentation. ECU Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. February 2013.
  • Curry, JD. Anabolic Steroids and Possible Use in Rehabilitation. Grand Rounds presentation. ECU Department of Endocrinology. October 2011.
  • Curry, JD. The Anti-Vaccination Movement: A Discussion of Beliefs, Foreseeable Problems, and Suggested Solutions. Formal presentation to the College of Medicine class of 2011 for being awarded Best Class Paper for Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina. May 2008.

Research

  • Ultrasonography for diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome. Co-investigator in this prospective research study. Mentor: John Norbury, MD. (3/2013 - 6/2015)
  • Testosterone levels and functional outcomes in males with traumatic brain injury. Co-investigator in this prospective cohort research study pending IRB approval. Mentor: Erwin Manalo, MD; Co-investigators: Jason Curry, MD; Claire Rufin, MD; Naureen Sheikh, MD; Keith Tucci, MD; Seth Weaver, MD. (3/2012- 6/2015)
  • Microsphere synthesis for use as a delivery vehicle for the treatment of heterotopic ossification. Co-investigator in the Medical University of South Carolina Orthopedics Research Laboratory. Mentor: Qian Kang, MD. (5/2008- 9/2008)

Committees

  • Super User Resident Group (SURGe) for East Carolina University-Brody School of Medicine/Vidant Medical Center. Resident nominated group for HealthSpan (Electronic Health Record).
  • Graduate Medical Education Pcriodic Review Committee. Responsible for reviewing residency programs to ensure ACGME guidelines are being fulfilled for continued accreditation.

Teaching Experience

  • Academic Chief Resident, East Carolina University. Led numerous teaching and didactic sessions for residents and medical students in the PM&R Residency Department. 2014-2015.
  • Teaching Assistant, Gross Anatomy. Assistant to Jackson Thomas, Ph.D. for Anesthesia for Nurses program in the gross anatomy laboratory. Fall semester 2007

Professional Societies

  • North American Neuromodulation Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • The Pain Society of the Carolinas

Conferences & Other Educational Activities

  • North American Neuromodulation Society Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV (12/2015)
  • Pain Fellows Fundamentals of lmplantable Therapies. Sponsored by Medtronic. Long Beach, CA (9/2015) Spinal Cord Stimulation Workshop for Fellows. Sponsored by Boston Scientific. San Diego, CA (9/2015)
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation and Radiofrequency Ablation Techniques. Sponsored by St. Jude Medical. Ontario, CA (8/2015)
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL (4/2015)
  • Botox® Preceptorship with Dr. Patrick O'Brien, Wake Med Health. Sponsored by Allergan. (8/2014)
  • Techniques in Neuromodulation Lab: Spinal Cord Stimulation Percutaneous Procedures. Sponsored by St. Jude Medical. Duke Hospital, NC (3/2014)
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting. Nashville, TN (2/2014)
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly. National Harbor, MD (10/2013)
  • The Pain Society of the Carolinas Annual Scientific Meeting. Charleston, South Carolina. (10/2012)

Hobbies & Interests

Lifting weights, triathlons, watching football, traveling abroad (cruising!), scuba diving, spending time with my wife and two children.

References

  • Jae Jung, MD. Program Director of PM&R Spine Medicine Fellowship; Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery. University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine.
    1250 16th St, Suite 3120. Santa Mon. ·- , CA 90404 JJung@mednet.ucla.edu -
  • David Fish, MD. Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery. University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine.
    1250 16th St, Suite 3120. Santa Monica, CA 90404 DFish@mednet.ucla.edu
  • Daniel Moore, MD. Department Chairman of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vidant Medical Center. East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine.
    2100 Stantonsburg Rd. Greenville, NC 28734 moored@ecu.edu
  • Clinton Faulk, MD. Vice Chairman and Program Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vidant Medical Center. East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine.
    2100 Stantonsburg Rd. Greenville, NC 28734 faulkc@ecu.edu

Dr. Curry's Reviews

This review is for Dr. Jason Curry only, I have found my 'go-to' injection specialist. Only took about a minute, hardly any discomfort, and I was done. The whole group at North County Surgery Center were AMAZING from start to finish. Checked in, sat for 10 minutes, got my BP done, then went to a room; then Dr. Curry came in to discuss options. I chose not to have sedation and glad I did. Went to the procedure room, probably was in there 10 minutes. Then to the recovery area where they served me juice and a muffin and a warm blanket. I felt like Queen for the day. Thanks so much Dr. Curry for your expertise

~ Yvonne B ~

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