Patricia W. Nance, MD

Clinical Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
School of Medicine

Associate Professor, Rehabilitative Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba


B.A., Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 1976, Biology


M.D., University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA, 1980


Internship-R1, Victoria General Hospital, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1981


Residency, Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1984, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Post-Residency Research Fellow, Department of Pharmacology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1987

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University of California, Irvine
VA Long Beach Healthcare System
5901 E 7th St
Long Beach, CA 90822


Research
Interests
neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, chronic pain and gait enhancement, prevention of osteoporosis after spinal cord injury, motor retraining of ambulation after spinal cord injury and prosthetics-related research
   
Academic
Distinctions
Clinical Focus
spinal cord injury, spasticity, general rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation, outpatient/inpatient joint, trigger point, and botulinum toxin injections

1) Valedictorian, Naples Women's Club Scholarship, 1973
2) Barnett Scholarship, 1973-1976
3) Scholastic achievement award in neuroanatomy, 1977
4) Naples Medical Society Scholarship, 1977-1980
5) First prize in the Dalhousie Internal Medicine Research Day, 1984
6) Lalia B. Chase Fellowship, Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., 1985-1987
7) Will to Win Scholar, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1990 & 1991
8) American Association Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education and Research Foundation Young Investigator Award, 1991
9) Health Science Centre Foundation Scholar, 1992
10) Sponsor for D. Watson's Book prize, University of Manitoba Resident's Research Day, 1992
11) Sponsor for P.Krawetz's Neuroscience Book prize, Bristol Book prize, the 12) Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation Travel Award and Midwest Student Medical Research Forum, 1993 & 1994
13) Health Science Centre Research Foundation Scholar. 1993
14) Sponsor for E. Pearson's Book prize, University of Manitoba Resident's Research Day, 1994
15) Sponsor for E. Pearson's first prize, Association of Rehabilitation Medicine of Manitoba Resident's Research Contest, 1995
16) Visiting Faculty Member, Mayo Clinic, 1999
17) Administrative Excellence Award, graduating class of 2000, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Training Program, University of California Irvine, 2000
18) Recognition of Contribution, Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2000
19) Recognition of Service to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development on the Function, Integration, and Rehabilitation Sciences Subcommittee, 2003
   
Research
Abstract
Dr. Nance's research interests have included neurophysiology (spinal and cortical evoked potentials and physiological quantification of spasticity), neuropharmacology (particularly involving the management of spasticity), chronic pain and gait enhancement strategies. She introduced the use of alpha adrenergic agents in the management of spasticity in spinal cord injured patients (clonidine) including being a principal investigator in multicentre trials of tizanidine and arbaclofen. Recent research also include the prevention of osteoporosis after spinal cord injury, motor retraining of ambulation after SCI and prosthetics-related research.

Her research and expertise have been recognized through numerous awards and grants; she has been a medical research advisor and reviewer to government agencies (e.g. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Health, USA, the Medical Rehabilitation Committee, National Health Research Development Program), disability groups (e.g. CPA Rick Hansen Man-in-Motion Legacy/Neurotrauma Initiative, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada) scientific journals (e.g. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, New England Journal of Medicine, Drugs, Canadian Journal of Neurosciences), and professional organizations (e.g. Past-Chairs of Research and Scientific Program Committees of the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation). She was an invited lecturer to the Amputee Coalition of America.

She is a frequent invited lecturer on the topics of spinal cord injury, spasticity and general rehabilitation issues.
   
Publications Most recent 10 of more than 40

1. Ethan KD, Schryvers OI, Nance PW, Casey AR. Intrathecal drug therapy using the Codman Model 3000 Constant Flow Implantable Infusion Pumps: experience with 17 cases. Spinal Cord. 43: 214-18, 2005.

2. Patricia Nance, Jennifer James, Dwight M. Nance, Brian J. MacNeil, Cynthia Yarberry, Jay Calvert, Robert Montroy, Michael Jacobs and Ibrahim Eltorai. Wound healing in spinal cord injury. Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 2005.

3. Nance PW, Huff FJ, et al. Efficacy and safety study of arbaclofen placarbil in patients with spasticity due to spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord Sep;49(9):974-80, 2011.

4. Chen H, Nance PW. Lumbar Stenosis. PM&R Knowledge Now epub, 2012.

5. Tsoi J, Nance PW. Heterotopic Ossification. PM&R Knowledge Now epub, 2012.

6. Biering-Sørensen F, Burns AS, Curt A, Harvey LA, Jane Mulcahey M, Nance PW, Sherwood AM, Sisto SA International spinal cord injury musculoskeletal basic data set. Spinal Cord. 2012 Nov;50(11):797-802

7. Nance PW, Sassoon C. Pulmonary Rehabilitation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease PM&R Knowledge Now/American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation epub, 2013. PM&R Knowledge NOW. http://now.aapmr.org/medicalrehabilitation/cardiovascularandpulmonarydiseases.aspx.

8. Mirpuri RG, Nance PW. Pulsed radiofrequency energy for treatment of chronic pain syndromes. Pract Pain Manag. Oct; 42-48, 2015.

9. Nance PW, Mirpuri R. Heterotopic Ossification. PM&R Knowledge Now epub, 2016.

10. Nance PW. Lumbar Stenosis. PM&R Knowledge Now epub, 2016.
   
Professional
Societies
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Manitoba Medical Association
Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Canadian Physiatrists Research and Development Foundation
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Society for Neuroscience
Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Canadian Paraplegic Association
Spinal Cord Society
Association of Rehabilitation Medicine of Manitoba
American Academy of Clinical Neurophysiology
California Society for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
   
Other Experience Chief, Rehabilitation Service
Department of Veterans Affairs, Medical Center at Long Beach 1999—pres

   
Link to this profile http://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=4882
   
Last updated 07/27/2016