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James L. Cosgrove, M.D.

Education
  • Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

    - B.A. Psychology

    1974-1976
  • George Washington University

    Washington, D.C.

    - MD

    1979-1983
  • University Health Centers of Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh, pA

    - Internship: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

    1983-1986
  • University Health Centers of Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh, PA

    - Residency: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

    1983-1986

    Board Certification
  • Subspecialization in Pain Medicine 2003
  • Recertification 2012
  • American Board of Independent Medical Examiners 1999
  • American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine 1989
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1987
  • National Board of Medical Examiners 1984

    Professional Positions
  • Tri Rivers Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    May 2007-present
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Experts
    September 2003-
    April 2007
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Experts-UPMC
    September 1997-September 2003
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    1997-2003
  • Private Practice
    1986-1997
  • Harmarville Rehabilitation Center
    1986-1988

    Hospital Affiliations
  • UPMC Passavant/Passavant Cranberry Hospital
  • UPMC St. Margaret
  • Butler Memorial Hospital

    Current Licensure
  • Pennsylvania Medical License
  • New Mexico Medical License

    Professional Appointments
  • UPMC Passavant Hospital
      Quality Care
      Medical Advisor 2004-present
  • American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
      Reviewer
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
      Committee on the Practice of Medicine 1999
  • Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society
      Physician Health Programs
      Advisor 1998-present
  • Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield
      Consultant 1998-1999
  • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
      Manuscript Reviewer 1997-present
  • American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine 1997-2000
      State of Pennsylvania
      Liaison
  • UPMC Passavant Hospital 1997-2001
      Subacute Rehabilitation Unit
      Medical Director
  • PA Medical Society 1996-2004
      PA Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
      Intespecialty Section
      Delegate
  • American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine 1996-2001
      Board Examiner
  • UPMC Passavant Hospital 1996-1997, 2007
      Credentials Committee 1999-2000, 2002
      Chairman
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1996-1997
      IMPACCT PA
      Task Force Member
  • American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine 1995-1996
      Professional Practice Committee
  • UPMC Passavant Hospital 1994-Present
      Executive Committee
  • PA Medical Society 1994-1995
      Alternate Delegate
      PA Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Interspecialty Section
  • UPMC Passavant Hospital 1992-Present
      Credentials Committee
  • PA Blue Shield/Medicate Carrier Advisory Committee 1992-1995
      Delegate
  • PA Medical Society 1992-1994
      Subcommittee on Continuing Medical Education
      Member
  • PA Medical Society 1992-1993
      Physicians Health Programs
      Advisor
  • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1991-1995
      Manuscript Reviewer
  • PA Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1991-1994
      President
      Vice President 1990-1991
      Secretary/Treasurer 1989-1990
      Program Director 1987-1989
  • PA Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1991-1992
      Chairman
      Ad Hoc Committee on Practice Parameters
  • UPMC Passavant Hospital 1990-1993
      Chairman
      Institutional Review Board
  • Presbyterian University Hospital 1990
      Acting Director
      Division of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • UPMC Passavant Hospital 1989-2002
      Chairman
      Department of Physical Medicine
  • UPMC Passavant Hospital 1989-1993
      Executive Committee
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists 1989-1992
      Education Committee
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1989-1991
      Scientific Abstracts Program Committee
      Reviewer
  • Workwell, Inc 1989-1990
      Medical Director
  • Pittsburgh Physiatry Society 1988-1995
      Board Member
  • University of Pittsburgh 1988-1990
      Department of Physical Education
      Division of Exercise Physiology
      Referee for Doctoral Dissertations
  • University of Pittsburgh 1988-1990
      Graduate School of Public Health
      Referee for Doctoral Dissertations
  • Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company 1987-1989
      Professional Advisory Committee
      President
  • American Rehabilitation Network 1987-1989
      Medical Advisor
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1987-1989
      Keystone Peer Review Organization
      Specialty Reviewer
  • Harmarville Rehabilitation Center 1986-1988
      Head Injury Program
      Medical Director
  • Social Security Disability 1985-1992
      Medical Examiner
  • Twenty-Ninth Annual National Wheelchair Olympics 1985
      Volunteer Medical Staff
  • Pittsburgh Marathon Wheelchair Participants 1985
      Volunteer Medical Staff/Coordinator
  • Mt. Lebanon High School Football Team 1984
      Resident Physician
  • University of Pittsburgh 1978-1979
      Department of Orthopedic Surgery
      Research Assistant
  • UPMC Passavant Hospital 1990-1995
      "Bicycle Safety" Speaker's Bureau
  • Boy Scouts of America 1993
      Learning for Life Program
  • Variety Club (Pittsburgh Chapter) 1996-1998
      Board of Directors
  • Student Arts Project 1998-2001
      Kids-On-The-Go
      Reviewer

    Memberships
  • Allegheny County Medial Society
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Association of Academy Physiatrists
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • International Spine Injection Society

    Teaching Appointments
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    1989-Present
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Physical Diagnosis of the Musculoskeletal System
    Instructor
    1986-1993
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    Division of Rehabilitation Medicine
    Clinical Instructor
    1986-1989
  • Cornell University
    Department of Psychology
    Teaching Assistant
    1976-1977

    Presentations
  • Current Theories and Treatment of Osteoporosis. Grand Rounds, Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, October 1983.
  • Rehabilitation Aspects of Huntington’s Disease. Grand Rounds, Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, March 1985.
  • Late Effects of Poliomyelitis. PA Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Meeting, April 1985.
  • Unusual Presentations of Tenosynovitis. Grand Rounds, Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, October 1985.
  • The Management of Muscle Spasm. Grand rounds, harmarville Rehabilitation Center, October 1985.
  • The Rose of Physical Therapy in Dance Injuries. Pittsburgh Dance Medicine Symposium, November 1985.
  • Pituitary Disease Folliwing Closed Head Injury. Grand Rounds, Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, March 1986.
  • Regional Anatomy of the Hip. Rheumatiology Residents and Fellows Lecture Series, March 1986.
  • Rehabilitation of the Patient with a Close Head Injury. Costa Rican Medical Society International Symposium on Rehabilitation, April 1986.
  • EMG of the Cranial Nerves. Costa Rican Medical Society International Symposium on Rehabilitation, April 1986.
  • The Management of the Agitated Patient. Resident Lecture Series, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, June 1986 and 1987.
  • The Effectiveness of Team Treatment on a Specialized Unit. PA Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Meeting, May 1986.
  • Novel Use of CPM/FES in the Prevention of DVT. Post-Graduate course on Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured Adult and Child, XI Conference, Williamsburg, VA, June 1987.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. resident Lecturre Series, Division of Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, October 1987.
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries in Traumatic Brain Injured Patients. Post-Graduate Course on Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured Adult and Child XII Conference, Williamsburg, VA, June 1998.
  • Shoulder Harness Palsy: Neuromuscular Injury Secondary to Passenger Restraint Mechanism. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Meeting, October 1988.
  • Treatment of Decubitus Ulcers and Burns. Resident Lecture Series, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, Univerity of Pittsburgh, October 1987 and November 1989.
  • Therapeutic Uses of Pneumatic Compression and Massage. Resident Lecture Series, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, October 1988 and November 1989.
  • Paralysis Periodica Paramyotonia: Case Report and Review of the Literature Grand Rounds, Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, January 1989.
  • Nutritional Management During Ultra-Endurance Events. International Sports Medicine Conference, Chinese University of Hong Kong, March 1989.
  • Management of Post-Polio Patients. resident Lecture Series, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, April 1989.
  • Management of the Disabled Worker. Resident Lecture Series, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, October 1989.
  • Functional Assessment of the Disabled Worker. southwestern PA Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, October 1989.
  • Unusual Presentations of Low Back Pain. Grand Rounds, Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, January 1990.
  • Biologic, Social, and Psychologic Aspects of Low Back Pain. Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health-Related Sciences, university of Pittsburgh, January 1990.
  • Nutritionals Aspects of Ultra-Endurance Events. Grand Rounds, harmarville Rehabilitation Center, February 1990.
  • Interpretation of Radiographs. Department of Physical Therapy, Slippery Rock University, August 1990.
  • Prescription of Lower Extremity Orthotics. Resident Lecture Series. Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, October 1990.
  • Pre-Prostetic Evaluation and Training. Resident Lecture Series, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, November 1990.
  • Rehabilitation of the Head Injured Patient: Where Have We Failed? Visiting Professor, New Medico Corporation, Canonsburg, PA, December 1990.
  • Post-Polio Syndrome. Residnet Lecture Series, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, January 1991.
  • Management of Patients with Upper Extremity Amputations. Department of Occupational Therapy. School of Health-Related Sciences, university of Pittsburgh, January 1991.
  • Biologic, Social, and Psychologic Aspects of Low Back Pain. Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Heatlh-Related Sciences, university of Pittsburgh, January 1991.
  • Management of Low Back Pain. Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health-Related Sciences, university of Pittsburgh, March 1991.
  • Critical Social, Medical, and Economic Issues in the Rehabilitation of the Injured Worker. How Much Is Enough? Interpose Insurance Group, May 1991.
  • Plexopathy and Neuropathy. Post-Graduate course on Electrodiagnosis and Electromyography, Department of Neurology, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, May 1991.
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning. Residnet Lecture Series, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, May 1991.
  • Disability Examinations in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Resident Lecture Series, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, September 1991.
  • Case Histories in Worker’s Compensation. Resident Lecture Series, Department of Physical Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, October 1991.
  • Quality in the Delivery of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services in the Competitive Marketplace. 1991 Distinguished Medical Lectureship, Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, May 1992.
  • Treatment of Low Back Pain and Related Disorders. Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation and Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, March 1993.
  • Osteoporosis. Grand Rounds, The Rehabilitation Institute of Pittsburgh, June 1993.
  • Rehabilitation of Endocrine Disorders--Parts I and II. Department of Physical Therapy, Slippery Rock University, December 1993.
  • Prevention and Treatment of Back Pain. Society of Automotive Engineers, August 1994.
  • Low Back Pain: Meta-Analysis and Literature Review. Interpose Symposium, November 1994.
  • Medical-Legal Aspects of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Resident Lecture Series, University of Pittsburgh, June 1995.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Grand Rounds, UPMC Passavant Hospital, July 1995.
  • Disability: Medical, Sociologic, and Economic Effects. Grand Rounds, The Rehabilitation Institute of Pittsburgh, September 1995.
  • Low Back Pain. Grand Rounds, UPMC Passavant Hospital, February 1996.
  • Subacute Rehabilitation: What Is It? How Does It Work? Grand Rounds, UPMC Passavant Hospital, November 1996.
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy: Diagnosis and Treatment. Pennsylvania Defense Institute, December 1996.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Railroad Workers. Association of Academic Physiatrists, Orlando, FL, February 1999.
  • Current Concepts in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Grand Rounds, UPMC Rehabilitation Hospital, March 1999.
  • Controversy in Cervical and Lumbar Spine Disorders. Allegheny County Bar Association, March 1999.
  • Repetitive Motion Disorders. Tri-State Occupational Medicine Association 2000 Scientific Session, September 2000.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Railroad Workers. Association of American Railroads Annual Claims Meeting, Norfolk, VA, September 2000.
  • Thenar Motor Syndrome. American Association of Electordiagnostic Medicine Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, September 2000.
  • Electrodiagnosis in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Annual Course of Electrodiagnosis and Electromyography, March 2002.
  • Core Measures and their Implications. UPMC Medical Staff, September 2005.
  • Public Reporting and the 21st Century Physician. Allegheny General Hospital/Triangle Medical Meetings. Nemacolin Woodlands, March 19, 2006.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. EMG Course. University of Pittsburgh, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, March 24, 2006.

    Published Abstracts
  • Cosgrove JL and Alexander MA. Late Effects of Poliomyelitis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 66:531, 1985.
  • Cosgrove JL and Nicholas JJ. The Effectiveness of Team Treatment on a Specialized Unit. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 67:632, 1986.
  • Cosgrove JL, Vargo M, and Reidy ME. Peripheral Nerve Injuries in Traumatic Brain Injured Patients. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 69:745, 1988.
  • Cosgrove JL. Shoulder Harness Palsy: Neuromuscular Injury Secondary to Passenger Restraint Mechanism. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 69:800, 1988.
  • Cosgrove JL and Mast NJ. Thenar Motor Syndrome: Median Mononeuropathy of the Hand (abs.). Muscle Nerve 23:1634, 2000.
  • Cosgrove JL. The Prevalence of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in a General Population; JAMA 283(8):1000, 2000.

    Publications
    Evans CH, Mears DC, and Cosgrove JL. Release of Neutral Proteinase from Mononuclear Phagocytes and Synovial Cells in Vitro. Bioch et Biophys Acta 677:287-294, 1981.

    Cosgrove JL, Alexander MA, Kitts EL, Klein MJ, Swan BE, and Bauer RE. Late Effects of Poliomyelitis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 68:4-7, 1987.

    Cosgrove JL, Welch DA, Richardson GS, and Nicholas JJ> Diaper Doer’s Hand: Stenosing Tenosynovitis in the Post-Partum Period. Clin Rehab 1:219-223, 1987.

    Cosgrove JL. Be Alert for New Problems in Former Polio Patients. J Musculoskel Med April 1987, 35-50.

    Cosgrove JL, Nicholas JJ, Barmack J, Brewer C, Mientus JM< McConnell RL and Rinaldo D. Team Treatment--Does a Specialized Unit Improve Team Performance? AmJ Phys Med 67:253-260, 1988.

    Cosgrove JL, Vargo M, and Reidy ME. A Prospective Study of Peripheral Nerve Lesions Occurring in Traumatic Brain Injured Patients. Am J Phys Med 68:15-17, 1989.

    Bayles CM, Metz KF, Robertson R, Goss FL, Cosgrove JL, and McBurney D. Perceptual Regulation of Prescribed Exercise. J Cardiopulmonary Rehab 10:25-31, 1990.

    Cosgrove JL. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Evaluation of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Literature Review. J Clin Neuromusc Dis 1:175-180, 2000.

    Cosgrove JL, Chase PM, Mast NJ, and Reeves R. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Railroad Workers. Am J Phys Med 81:101-107, 2002.

    Cosgrove JL, Chase PM, and Mast NJ. Thenar Motor Syndrome: Median Mononeuropathy of the Hand. Am J Phys Med 81:421-423, 2002.


    Awards/Honors
  • Laubengayer Chemistry Award
    Cornell University
    1975
  • Distinguished Alumni Award
    Fox Chapel High School
    1991

    Research Grants
  • Principle Investigator; Quantitative Evaluation of Muscle Strength in Post-Polio Survivors; March of Dimes.
    1989-91


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