Shepherd Center Welcomes Dr. Andrew Dennison
Shepherd Center announced Wednesday that Andrew Cullen Dennison, M.D., has joined the Center and will see patients who are recovering from traumatic or non-traumatic brain injuries, as well as people who have had complications from a stroke or tumor.
Dr. Dennison, who manages multiple treatment teams of rehabilitation specialists, began seeing patients in Shepherd Center’s Acquired Brain Injury unit on July 5.
“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Dennison to our Shepherd Center family,” said Donald Peck Leslie, M.D., medical director of Shepherd Center. “His knowledge and experience treating brain injury, stroke and other disabilities will be an asset to our team.”
Dr. Dennison also currently serves as the vice chair of the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission.
Prior to joining Shepherd’s medical staff, Dr. Dennison served as the medical program director for brain injury and stroke at Walton Rehabilitation Health System in Augusta since 2009.
The son of David R.M. Dennison and grandson of David B. Dennison, both physicians in the Atlanta area, Dr. Dennison grew up in metro-Atlanta and has always known of Shepherd Center’s world-renowned reputation and outcomes.
“I am excited to be a part of the Shepherd Center team,” Dr. Dennison said. “Having grown up in the Atlanta area, I am happy to be back and to join such an innovative and prestigious organization.”
Dr. Dennison received his bachelor’s degree from Emory University in 2000 and graduated with a doctorate in medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine/University of Texas-Houston PM&R Alliance in 2008. Following his residency, Dr. Dennison, did a fellowship in traumatic brain injury at Carolinas Rehabilitation in Charlotte, N.C.
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.